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Programs and Services

Assistive Devices

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.

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Registry

Centralized registry for where these life-saving devices are located in the community.

Bariatric Services

Information about the Bariatric Registry and the Ontario Bariatric Network.

Cancer Screening Programs

Cancer screening has expanded in Ontario so that more people can start screening at the right time.

Emergency Health Services

This branch directs the provision of land and air ambulance services across Ontario.

Emergency Planning and Preparedness

The Emergency Management Unit (EMU) ensures a state of readiness for an emergency of any sort that has health implications (for example, a power outage, a biological accident, or contaminated water supply). Information is available on infectious diseases, emergency planning and preparedness.

French Language Health Services

This office ensures that services in the Ontario health system are available in French whenever needed.

Health Care Provider Access to Drug Claims History

The ministry provides health care providers with access to the drug claims history of ODB recipients for the purpose of providing health care. Participating health care providers may only access your drug claims history for the purpose of providing care to you. Health care providers are required by law to protect the privacy of your personal health information.

Healthy Kids Community Challenge

Designed to improve the health and activity of youth across the province.

Healthy Smiles Ontario

Healthy Smiles Ontario is a new program for kids 17 and under who do not have access to any form of dental coverage.

Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a viral infection that is carried in the blood and can cause severe damage to the liver.

HIV and AIDS in Ontario

Information about HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), the virus that attacks certain cells in the immune system and causes a number of symptoms and illnesses, including AIDS, the most advanced form of HIV disease.

Immunization

Immunization is the most effective way to protect yourself and your family against some very serious infections, and you can find everything you need to know about immunization in Ontario right here.

Influenza Immunization Program

Influenza is a serious and highly contagious infections disease from which we can protect ourselves. The influenza vaccine is once again available free of charge to all Ontario residents and is the single most effective way to avoid getting the flu.

MedsCheck

MedsCheck is a new unique program that allows you to schedule an annual discussion with a pharmacist for up to 30 minutes. Think of it as a comprehensive medication review. And it's free! Just bring your OHIP card.

Mental Health and Addictions

Information about the programs and services that are available to those with mental illness and their families.

Midwifery

A midwife is a primary caregiver, which means that she can provide all the care necessary for a healthy woman and her baby throughout pregnancy, birth and for six weeks afterward.

Mumps

Mumps is a contagious viral illness that can have serious complications in young adults, but it may be prevented by vaccination.

Newborn Screening

To help your baby get the best start in life and stay healthy, your newborn – and every newborn in Ontario – can be screened for a number of rare but treatable diseases.

Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics

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.

Ontario's HPV Immunization Program

HPV is a very common virus worldwide, and can lead to different kinds of cancer in females and males. Ontario now offers vaccination against HPV free of charge to all boys and girls in Grade 7.

Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care pays for a wide range of medically necessary services for Ontario residents.

Ontario Public Drug Programs

Information on programs that financially assist Ontario residents to obtain prescription medications.

Ontario’s Fertility Program

If you are trying to start or expand a family, you may be eligible to receive government-funded fertility treatments. The program is available to eligible Ontarians of any sex, gender, sexual orientation or family status.

OHISC

Ontario Health Informatics Standards Council

Oral and Maxillofacial Rehabilitation Program (OMRP)

In order to make sure that more Ontarians receive the care they need, the Ontario government has created the Oral and Maxillofacial Rehabilitation Program. This program provides funding for patients who require implants to retain a removable, highly specialized prosthetic device in order to restore the ability to chew, swallow and speak when no other treatment alternative exists.

Organ and Tissue Donation

Organ donation is the gift of life and hope. Find out more about becoming a donor.

Outdoor Health

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care works with local Public Health Units and Health Canada to monitor the presence of West Nile Virus in the province.

Palliative and End-Of-Life Care

Ontario is working to provide patients with more choices for palliative and end-of-life care.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in men today. Find out more about prostate cancer, treatment and the PSA test.

Public Health

Public health focuses on three areas: preventing conditions that may put health at risk, early detection of health problems, and changing peoples and societies attitudes and practices regarding lifestyle choices.

Seniors' Care : Home, Community and Residential Care Services for Seniors

Care programs provide a variety of health-related services that help to support people at home or in facility-based care.

Strengthening Home and Community Care

Ontario is taking action to provide better care at home and in the community, and to build a sector that is sustainable and accountable.

Telehealth Ontario

Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential telephone service you can call to get health advice or general health information from a Registered Nurse, 24 Hours a day, 7 days a Week.

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