Speak Up For Your Practice Needs!

The Centre for Effective Practice and the OCFP are looking for family doctors to take part in focus groups related to new clinical tools. Register with Centre for Effective Practice to indicate your interest and receive more details about teleconferences and other opportunities. Tool development expertise is not required – just an interest in improving the tools available to support your practice.


Clinical Tools and Resources for Primary Care

Video: 211 - Helping Healthcare Providers Connect People to the Services they Need

Often times, physicians are unsure of where to refer patients to for critical services. 211 is an information and referral helpline that provides access to experts on social and community services. It assists users in finding critical services (such as food banks, breakfast programs, tax clinics, etc.) and provides information on each service. The helpline is available province-wide across Ontario and can be accessed in over 100 languages. The 211 service is accredited and helpline specialists are professionally trained.

You can learn more about 211 here.

The Clinical Tools and Resources listing links primary care providers with information that may aid in their clinical decision making. In most cases, these resources are created by third parties. The Ontario College of Family Physicians accepts no responsibility for the use or misuse of any of the information provided. Users are required to use their own clinical judgement when dealing with the individual patient.

The OCFP has attempted to provide up-to-date materials for clinician use while recognizing that the rapid evolution of materials may result in the information provided becoming outdated. Users are encouraged to consult the original sources for updated versions as they become available and for further information about the individual resource, its terms of use and limitations. Inclusion in the listing does not indicate endorsement by the OCFP.