About the Barrie and Area OHT
Working together for a healthier community
The Barrie and Area Ontario Health Team (OHT) has a committed focus on the health and social care needs of residents in our communities.
Together with our partners, we are working towards a care system that puts our patients, clients, family members and caregivers at the forefront of everything we do.
We’re creating a system that is people-focused, accessible, coordinated and inclusive for all members of our communities.
The Barrie and Area OHT includes 19 community health care partners serving a diverse population
Transform Patient Care
Engage Patient Partners and Community
Enhance Leadership, Accountability and Governance
Enable Digital Health Integration and Information Sharing
Advance Performance Measurement, Quality Improvement and Continuous Learning
Frequently Asked Questions
Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) provide a new way of organizing and delivering care that is more connected to patients in their local communities. Under OHTs, health care providers (including hospitals, doctors, and home and community care providers) work as one coordinated team – no matter where they provide care.
Currently, there are 57 Ontario Health Teams across the province.
Patients are assigned to an Ontario Health Team based on how and where they use health care services rather than where they live. This means, we work with an attributed population and not a geographical area on a map.
The Barrie and Area OHT’s attributed population is approximately 200,000 people.
Providers and organizations eligible to become an Ontario Health Team include, but are not limited to, those that provide:
- primary care (including inter-professional primary care and physicians)
- secondary care (e.g., in-patient and ambulatory medical and surgical services (includes specialist services)
- home care
- community support services
- mental health and addictions services
- health promotion and disease prevention services
- rehabilitation and complex care
- palliative care (e.g., hospice)
- residential care and short-term transitional care (e.g., in supportive housing, long-term care homes, retirement homes)
- long-term care home placement
- emergency health services
- laboratory and diagnostic services
- midwifery services, and
- other social and community services and other services, as needed by the population.