Health care options

Call 9-1-1 if people are at risk and immediate action is needed.


Access health care 24/7 online, phone or chat:

Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)

Get health services you may need paid for through OHIP.

Get temporary health coverage across Canada or outside of Canada.

Public health units

Learn how to get information from professionals on healthy lifestyles, including sexual health, vaccinations, addictions, and healthy growth and development.

Mental health and addiction services

Find free, confidential support for depression, anxiety, addiction, gambling and other problems in your community.

Services for Indigenous people and families

Find healing, health and wellness services. This includes counselling, advocacy, residential and day programs, referrals and translation services.

Aboriginal Health Access Centres

Find a list of centres. These are primary health care facilities for First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.

Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario

Find your local specialized geriatric services provider. These providers offer direct health care, build capacity and advocate for services for older adults.

Rainbow Health Ontario

Find a service provider and information on 2SLGBTQIA+ health and wellness.

211 Ontario

Search for health care options and support programs near you.

Home and community support services

Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS)

Find a local HCCSS provider to assess your needs and deliver in-home and community-based services to support your health and well-being.

Find a health care provider with Health811

Use our search tool to find doctors, nurse practitioners, specialists, or health services for you and your family.

You can also find a doctor, nurse or counsellor with:



Set up a free meeting with your pharmacist to make sure you are using your medications in a safe and proper way.

Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program

Get help paying for prescription drugs.

It also helps you pay for some:

Seniors Co-Payment Program

Learn about this program under the Ontario Drug Benefit program that helps you pay for prescription drugs.

Trillium Drug Program

Get a reduction in what you pay if you have high prescription drug costs compared to your household income.

The Exceptional Access Program

Get access to drugs not funded by the ODB program, or when no listed alternative is available.

Non-insured health benefits for First Nations and Inuit

Get coverage for a range of health benefits that are not covered by other programs or insurance plans.

Veterans Independence Program

Get tax-free funding for professional health and support services, as well as home and personal care.

Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program

Access free, routine dental care if you are a low-income senior 65 years or older.

Assistive Devices Program

Get help paying for equipment and supplies for long-term physical disabilities, like wheelchairs and hearing aids.

Hearing Care Counselling Service

Get help coping with hearing loss if you’re a senior 55 years and over.

Ambulance services

Learn about what OHIP covers if you need an ambulance for a medical emergency, depending on the circumstances.

Northern Health Travel Grant

Apply for financial assistance if you live in Northern Ontario and must travel long distances to access medical specialist services.


Preventing and living with diabetes

Learn about living with diabetes if you have been diagnosed.

National Aboriginal Diabetes Program

Find programs and services that support and prevent diabetes in Indigenous communities.

Medical tests

Colon cancer testing and prevention

Information about colon cancer, including when you should get checked and tips to protect yourself.

Bone mineral density (BMD) test

Learn who should take a BMD test and how it can tell if you have osteoporosis.

Addiction and mental health

Find mental health support

Learn about supports available to you and how to get help when you need it.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Find programs and services for seniors suffering from addiction or mental illness.


Access free, 24/7, confidential health services and information if you are experiencing problems with mental health, addictions and gambling.

Substance use treatment centres for First Nations and Inuit

Find Canadian treatment centres available for First Nations and Inuit individuals and families affected by substance abuse.

Support to quit smoking

Find support, treatments and tips to help you stop smoking.

Smokers' Helpline

Find support to quit smoking and vaping online, by phone and in your community.

Sexual health

Sexual Health Ontario

Get information about sexual health, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and/or needle exchange services.


Ontario AIDS Network

Browse through a network of community-based organizations that provide HIV/AIDS education, outreach, prevention and programming.

The Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Get unbiased knowledge, resources and expertise to reduce transmission and improve quality of life for people living with HIV or hepatitis C, at-risk communities, health care providers and organizations

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Learn how this organization works to improve the health and lives of people living with and at risk of HIV.


Meals on wheels

Delivers nutritious and affordable meals to a variety of groups, including: seniors, and people with physical disabilities and cognitive impairments.

Friendly calls and visits

A Friendly Voice

Is a free, confidential phone line for Ontarians 55+ who just want to chat with a friendly person. Call toll-free 1-855-892-9992.

The Friendly Calls Program

Connect with Red Cross volunteers who provide supportive listening, social interaction and emotional support.

Seniors Active Living Centre program

Available across the province, these programs consist of social, cultural, learning and recreational activities that encourage community involvement and help seniors stay active, independent and engaged.


Patient Ombudsman

Get help with a complaint involving a health sector organization. The ombudsman will investigate and facilitate a resolution without taking sides and make recommendations to improve future experiences.


Vaccines and immunization

Learn how and when to get vaccinated, a flu shot or immunized to protect yourself and others against preventable diseases and serious illness.

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Safe and Found Program

Protect yourself or a loved one who has Alzheimer’s and other dementias by registering them with this identification program.

Finding Your Way

Learn how to recognize the risk of going missing and how to be prepared for incidents when someone has gone missing.

Prevent falls and injuries

Exercise and falls prevention programs

Join free classes to help maintain balance, strength and prevent falls.

Resources to help reduce your risk:


Find a registered dietitian with Health811

Find a registered dietitian who can provide free advice about food and healthy eating.

Canada’s Food Guide: Healthy eating for seniors

Learn why healthy eating is important in staying healthy and strong, so you can maintain your independence and quality of life when you are a senior.

Dietitians of Canada

Find resources and dietitians in your area that can help you make healthier food choices.