Resources for Health Care Providers
Mental Health and Addictions
There are resources available that will help primary care providers to support their patients with accessing services. The resource document here outlines several of these from phone based services, to online/phone based coaching to econsults and telepsychiatry.
Did you know that currently there are Mental Health and Addictions Nurses (MHANs) in several communities across the North West LHIN? These MHAN nurses are funded through North West LHIN Home and Community Care, and they work in a school setting. Referrals are generally received from within the school system, but physicians can also refer to the Mental Health and Addictions Nurse as well. A brochure for this service, and a referral form for this available for download below:
Regional Orthopaedics Program
Delivering Musculoskeletal Care in a Different Way to Enhance Patient Care Experience. The North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN’s) Regional Orthopaedics Program meets the needs for people with conditions such as back pain, traumatic injuries, arthritis, and hip and knee osteoarthritis.
With the goal of supporting patients in the North West LHIN to access hip and knee assessments in a more timely way, the rapid access clinic process was created and was launched April 1, 2018. The document below has answers to commonly asked questions about the service.