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Home and Community Care Support Services - North Simcoe Muskoka is one of 14 Home and Community Care Support Services organizations in Ontario with a focused mandate to deliver local health care services such as home and community care, access to community services and long-term care home placement. 

These organizations were previously known as Local Health Integration Networks at a time when they also led local health care planning and funding, and those functions are now part of Ontario Health. 

Home and Community Care Support Services - North Simcoe Muskoka is dedicated to ensuring the ongoing delivery of local services while Ontario makes changes to improve the health care system to give patients better connected care with health care providers working as one coordinated team in Ontario Health Teams.

Our name has changed but services and contact information remain the same, including home and community care, long-term care home placement and help finding services and local doctors.

HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE SUPPORT SERVICES BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A dedicated board of directors has been cross-appointed to the 14 Home and Community Care Support Services organizations to oversee service continuity across the province and is accountable to the Ministry of Health. Click here for more information

IMPROVING ACCESS TO FRENCH LANGUAGE HEALTH SERVICES

Access to quality French-language health services directly impacts the health of Francophones. Home and Community Care Support Services works to fulfill this need as part of its responsibilities under the French Language Services Act. Home and Community Care Support Services works with local French Language Health Planning Entities to ensure we are meeting the needs of our Francophone patients.

ENGAGEMENT WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Home and Community Care Support Services is committed to working with Indigenous communities to ensure culturally safe and appropriate care for Indigenous people, and as part of this journey will address issues of equity, inclusion, diversity and racism. 

PATIENT PRIVACY 

We are subject to the requirements of the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA), which mandates the protection of the privacy of your personal health information.
   
We are committed to the principles set out in this legislation, which requires that we safeguard and protect your information. As part of our commitment, we believe that our patients should know what personal health information we collect, how we use it, how we protect it and how to contact us. Click here for more information.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY 

Home and Community Care Support Services is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). FIPPA has two purposes:
  • It gives people the right to see records and personal information that are under the custody or control of Ontario government ministries and agencies.
  • It helps protect every individual’s right to privacy. The act tells government ministries and agencies what they can do and must do when they collect, use, disclose, retain and dispose of personal information.
Click here for the Request Form under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act/ Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

ACCESSIBILITY 

Home and Community Care Support Services is committed to providing a respectful, accessible and inclusive environment for all patients, employees, partners and public. We strive to provide goods and services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities and will use reasonable efforts to ensure our policies, practices and procedures are consistent with the requirements and standards in accordance with Ontario's Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).
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