The Barrie and Area Ontario Health Team (OHT) has launched its website to help residents across the region access health and social care resources from one central online location. The fully accessible site will help patients, clients, families and caregivers find the information they need in just a few clicks.
To access the site, visit baoht.ca. Key sections include Care Services where easy-to-navigate options like I Need a Care Provider or I Need Wellness and Community Support provide users with the right resources to find the information regarding their health quickly and easily. Through its responsive and mobile-friendly design, the website offers simple navigation, delivering easy access to information and resources from local health and social care providers across the region.
What is an Ontario Health Team?
Introduced by the provincial government in February 2019, Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) are a new model of health care delivery that puts patients, families and caregivers at the centre of the health care system. OHTs are intended to improve the coordination of care and services for patients and their families/caregivers across multiple care settings.
The vision is to better connect different parts of the health care system by bringing together, as one team, patients, families, communities, providers and system leaders to deliver more coordinated care for people in a defined geographic area. The members of this team, even if in different organizations or physical locations, will work together toward common goals for improving access to, and delivery of, local health care services.