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Physican Referrals and Medical Information Services

Niagara (Region of). Public Health - Niagara Physician Recruitment and Retention

1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way
Thorold, ON
L2V 4T7

Established to promote family practice opportunities and to attract and retain physicians in Niagara. The program works in collaboration with clinics and all 12 municipalities.

Click here to view a listing of family physicians accepting new patients.


Online service

Ontario. Ministry of Health - Health Care Connect

Toronto, ON

Referral service to link Ontario residents without a regular family health care provider with doctors and nurse practitioners who are accepting new patients

Residents register with the program and are asked questions about their health needs * once registered, a Care Connector from the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) will work with the patient to help find a health care provider * priority is given to individuals with greater health needs as decided based on an established clinical process * note that this service does not guarantee a doctor


Office: 1-800-445-1822

Fax: 416-327-8497

Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm

Ontario. Ministry of Health - Telehealth Ontario

Toronto, ON

Free, confidential access to registered nurses trained to help people decide about appropriate options for care * provides health advice or general health information on topics including:

  • breastfeeding
  • medications and drug interactions
  • depression, suicide and other mental health concerns
  • teen health and issues
  • food and healthy living
  • illnesses and injuries that need medical care or are consistent

Does not provide a diagnosis or provide medication nor does it replace the need for regular medical check-ups

Specialized support for dementia caregivers: Nurses will connect family caregivers of people with dementia to support, advice, and referral, particularly when other services are closed

Dietitian Services: Call to speak with a dietitian for advice and information on nutrition and healthy eating * available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Smoking Cessation Services: Trained Care Coaches providing free, evidence-based coaching and information to assist with cessation and harm reduction behaviour change goals * community resources and service referrals to local supports are offered * service is available daily 24 hours


Office: 1-866-797-0000

Crisis: Call 911 in emergencies

TTY: 1-866-797-0007

Mon-Sun 24 hours

St Catharines (City of) - Find a Family Doctor

City Hall, 50 Church St
St Catharines, ON
L2R 7C2

The City maintains listings of family physicians accepting new patients on their website: www.stcatharines.ca/en/livein/FindAFamilyDoctor.asp.


Office: 905-688-5600

TTY: 905-688-4889

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm