Finding a Doctor
Ontario has one of the best health care systems in the world. Our doctors are professionally competent, trained to advocate for their patients, and work towards maintaining a quality system. You are in good hands in Chatham-Kent.
Health Care Connect
To get connected with a doctor, we recommend registering with Health Care Connect – a program designed to help you find a family health care provider. Click here for more information about the program.
To register by phone, dial 1-800-445-1822. You will need your OHIP card, paper and a pen.
Click this link to register online.
You can also find a doctor and contact their practice yourself, using the All Doctors Search by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
If you do not have a family doctor to visit, you may also choose to visit a nurse practitioner (NP). Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who have added to their university education to provide a fuller range of health care services to individuals, families and communities.
To learn more about Nurse Practitioners, watch this video or visit the Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario website.
Community Care Access Centre
A Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) focuses on serving individuals who are looking for ongoing care. Each CCAC is staffed with caring and knowledgeable professionals who will assess your needs, determine your care requirements and answer questions. They will develop a customized care plan that could include in-home care, community support services, or long-term care recommendations.
For more information, visit the CCAC website.
You may also want to connect with one of Chatham-Kent’s Community Health Centres. These centres offer a comprehensive approach to improving the health care of individuals, families and communities.