Partnering on Ontario Health Teams

The Ontario government is building a connected health care system centred around patients, families and caregivers.

Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) are a new way of organizing and delivering care that is more connected to patients in their local communities. Health care providers (including hospitals, doctors and home and community care providers) will work as one coordinated team – no matter where they provide care.

This is an exciting time in health care and Unity Health Toronto is very pleased to be a member in several Ontario Health Teams across the city. We will continue to use this space to share updates along with our OHT partners.

West Toronto Ontario Health Team

Our St. Joseph’s Health Centre site is involved in the West Toronto OHT with a number of members.

In Year 1, the West Toronto OHT will focus on the following patient populations:

  • People with Mental Health and Addiction needs
  • People with Chronic Disease, with a focus on COPD
  • Frail seniors

You can find more information on the West Toronto OHT website.

Downtown East Toronto Ontario Health Team

Our St. Michael’s Hospital site is involved in the Downtown East Toronto OHT with a number of members.

In Year 1, the Downtown East Toronto OHT will focus on the following patient populations:

  • People experiencing homelessness
  • Adults with mental health symptoms who would benefit from counselling or psychotherapy

You can find more information on the Downtown East Toronto OHT website.

East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP) Ontario Health Team

Our Providence Healthcare site is one of five anchor partners in the east end of the city.

In Year 1, the ETHP will focus on the following patient populations:

  • Seniors and caregivers
  • People living with mental health challenges and addictions
  • Priority Neighbourhoods to meet the local needs of diverse communities

You can find more information on the ETHP website.

Scarborough Ontario Health Team

Our Providence Healthcare site has joined the Scarborough OHT as one of 31 Formal Alliance Partners together with the Scarborough Family Physician Network.

In Year 1, the Scarborough OHT will focus on the following patient populations:

  • Frail seniors living with mental health and/or addiction issues and multiple chronic conditions.