There are a number of information phone lines, websites, print and multimedia resources available for the South West area. The following organizations provide either regional or local resources.
www.southwesthealthline.ca is an online resource that puts accurate information about health services for South West Ontario at your fingertips.
South West Local Health Integration Network
The South West Local Health Integration Network is one of 14 LHINs across Ontario as part of an overall strategy to transform health care. LHINs are responsible for health care planning, funding, allocation and performance reporting in their geographic regions, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that all Ontarians have access to high quality preventive care, treatment and support.
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
1-800-268-6021 (INFOline), www.health.gov.on.ca
Information and referral for ministry programs and services. Information topics can include Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), Ontario Drug Benefit Program, Mental Health, Assistive Devices Program and Long-Term Care.
Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres
Serves as a collective voice for the contribution made by CCACs to an integrated health care system; and to provide leadership, inspiration and evidence-based outcomes in support of innovative and cost-effective community health care services.
South West End-of-Life Care Network
The South West End-of-Life Care Network is an alliance of community agencies, hospitals, long-term care homes, and other stakeholders who are all committed to continuously improving hospice palliative care services.