Finding a Doctor

You become a patient of the Scarborough Academic Family Health Team (SAFHT) by first becoming an enrolled patient of a doctor on the team. You can't enrol directly with the SAFHT.

If you do not already have a doctor please look at the Doctors office location section. This section provides the addresses, maps, office hours and phone numbers of the family physicians on our team. You can contact the office directly and ask if the doctor is still taking on new patients.

The preferred method to finding a physician is to contact Health Care Connect at 1-800-445-1822, OR you can go on-line at http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/ms/healthcareconnect/public/default.aspx to register for the unattached patient database. Health Care Connect is a new program that has been created by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to identify and place unattached patients across the province of Ontario with health care providers.

Health Care Connect will refer people without a family health care provider to physicians and nurse practitioners who are accepting new patients within their communities. After an individual has registered with Health Care Connect, a Registered Nurse called a Care Connector will be assigned to each unattached patient to assist them in finding a health care provider in their area. All individuals registering with Health Care Connect must have a valid OHIP card to participate in the program. Please note that you must bring a valid Ontario Health card when you enrol, and for every appointment.

When you enrol with SAFHT our Team is committed to providing you with high quality and comprehensive health care. If you wish to change your primary care provider, please speak with them as soon as possible.

More information is available on-line at www.ontario.ca/healthcareoptions.

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