Ontario Health Teams
The province has introduced Ontario Health Teams (OHTs), a new model of care that brings together health care providers to work as one team. The goal is to build a connected and sustainable healthcare system centred around the needs of individuals accessing services.
The goals of OHTs are to streamline healthcare services, reduce hospital visits and eliminate barriers that exist between organizations such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, homecare providers, community support services and community addictions and mental health organizations.
People often struggle to find the services they need and find transitioning between services challenging.
Ontario Health Team Priorities
Under OHTs, health care providers (including hospitals, doctors and home and community care providers) will work as one coordinated team to improve healthcare services in Ontario - no matter where they provide care.
Priority groups for OHTs include isolated seniors, low-income individuals and families and individuals experiencing urgent addiction and mental health concerns.
Addiction Services Central Ontario (ASCO) is a core partner of the following OHTs:
Addiction Services Central Ontario (ASCO) is also a community partner with Southlake Community OHT, a collaborator with Western York Region OHT and an active core partner in the development of an OHT in South Simcoe.