The information in this section requires knowledgeable interpretation. Please note that some publications and online services may be available in English only due to their technical nature.
This guideline defines common expectations, roles and responsibilities for Assess and Restore (A&R) interventions in Ontario’s health care sector.
This program provides financial assistance to Ontario residents with long-term physical disabilities to help them get equipment and supplies they need for independent living.
Helping patients realize the most benefit from their medication regimen will make adifference to their lives.
The Pharmaceutical Opinion program refers to the identification by the pharmacist of a potential drug related problem during the course of dispensing a new or repeat prescription or when conducting a MedsCheck medication review.
Ontarians are among the highest users of prescription drugs containing narcotics in the world. Between 1991 and 2009, the number of prescriptions in Ontario for oxycodone drugs rose by 900 per cent.
The ministry provides participating health care providers with access to the drug claims history of ODB recipients for the purpose of providing health care.
Information on programs that finacially assist Ontario residents to obtain prescription medications.
Drugs Funded by the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program
These interpretive guidelines are to assist pharmaceutical manufacturers in making their drug submissions.
These guidelines suggest an approach that manufacturers of pharmaceuticals can use to satisfy the information needs of the Drug Quality and Therapeutics Committee.
A smoking cessation program will see the community pharmacist providing a one to one support service and advice to ODB recipients who want to give up smoking.
The HealthForceOntario Marketing and Recruitment Agency helps to ensure that Ontario has the right number and mix of healthcare professionals working in communities across the province.
A strong workforce is vitally important to our health care system. Ontario's healthcare workforce is made up of doctors, nurses and other qualified professionals.
The Northern Health Programs (NHP) of Underserviced Area Program (UAP) is one of a number of supports provided by the ministry to help rural, remote and northern communities recruit and retain health professionals.
The Resident Loan Interest Relief Program (RLIRP) provides eligible medical school residents with financial assistance during a critical time of their professional development.
This program promotes HIV testing during pregnancy to reduce the risk of an HIV-positive woman transmitting the virus to her baby.
These guidelines outline the common standards all approved agencies under the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 must follow as they coordinate home and community care or deliver in-home personal support services for older adults.
This program provides long-term and permanent residential care to individuals discharged from Provincial Psychiatric Hospitals (PPH) who require supervision or assistance with daily living activities.
The ministry offers capital funding programs to eligible operators to support the development/redevelopment of Long-Term Care beds to current design standards.
The Nursing Secretariat provides strategic advice on health, the health care system and public policy issues from a nursing perspective.
Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics (NPLCs) are primary health care organizations that provide comprehensive, accessible, person centred and co-ordinated primary care services to people of all ages and stages in over twenty communities across Ontario.
The former OHIP Bulletins section has grown beyond communicating OHIP updates to keep you informed of payment, policy or program changes.
For Physician Services, Independent Health Facilities, Services of Optometrists, Laboratory Services and Dental Services.
Prior approval from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is required for patients to receive funding for OHIP insured hospital and medical services out of country.
Ministry policies and procedures relating to insured services.
Circumstances for adjusting an amount prior to making payment or reimbursing payment.
Physicians interested in entering a family practice in an area of high need.
The Ontario government is improving access to treatment for Ontarians who are struggling with severe obesity by investing $75 million over the next three years to increase the province’s capacity for providing bariatric services including surgery.
Non-profit health providers that will offer select low-risk procedures that are currently provided in acute-care hospital settings.
The objective of the strategy is to improve access, quality and the overall health system by addressing the policy and operational issues that contribute to wait times for critical care across the system.
This section of the web site provides information on emergency planning and preparedness, as well as on the unique programs and services that are available to the health care system and professionals during times of emergency.
The purpose of Genetics Testing Advisory Committee is to review and provide reports on existing and new genetic tests.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has developed HEIA to support improved health equity, including the reduction of avoidable health disparities between population groups.
The Hospital on-Call Coverage (HOCC) Program was developed to enhance and stabilize the delivery of hospital on-call services to Ontario patients by providing stability and predictability in physician on-call coverage across Ontario.
The Independent Health Facilities Program licenses, funds and coordinates quality assurance assessments of community-based non-hospital facilities in Ontario that provide insured diagnostic services (ultrasound, x-ray, pulmonary function, nuclear medicine and sleep studies) and/or insured surgical/treatment services (e.g., cataract surgery, dialysis, plastic surgery).
For eligible health care providers a partial reimbursement of the medical liability protection fees paid.
Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) now screens for 29 diseases including metabolic and endocrine diseases, sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis and severe combined immune deficiency.
Health care coverage for refugee claimants and rejected refugee claimants created by the downscaling of the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP).
Ontario directly funds services such as physiotherapy and exercise and falls prevention classes so they are available across the province to seniors and eligible patients.
Primary care is the first point of contact between a patient and the health care system and includes illness prevention, health promotion, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation and counselling.
The Pregnancy and Parental Leave Benefit Program (PPLBP) provides eligible physicians with pregnancy and parental leave benefits.
Additional Postgraduate Medical Training Positions in Ontario.
The Resource for Indicator Standards (RIS) is an online catalogue of the technical documentation for health-related indicators.
Ontario is expanding access to referrals for medically necessary sex reassignment surgery (also known as gender confirming surgery).
Environmental Health information and documents.
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that is carried in the blood and can cause severe damage to the liver.
Provider information and resources on three new publicly funded vaccines added to the routine immunization schedule.
Information and Communications Products for Healthcare Professionals.
The Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) and Protocols establish the minimum requirements for fundamental public health programs and services to be delivered by Ontario's 36 boards of health, which include assessment and surveillance, health promotion and policy development, disease and injury prevention, and health protection.
The Ontario Public Health Organizational Standards (Organizational Standards) communicate the government’s expectations for the effective governance of boards of health and effective management of public health units through requirements related to board structure, board operations, leadership, trusteeship, community engagement and responsiveness, and management administration.
The Research Program monitors, coordinates and provides leadership to internal and external research activities that contribute to the development of health policy and for the dissemination of research findings to support evidence based decision making. Information is available on research programs, priorities, competitions and grant applications.
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