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.