The Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Ontario Health Team has launched a new online platform to help residents of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County find local health and well-being services.
When residents visit the website at www.klhoht.ca/find-services, they can enter their home address and find nearby available services. For some services, residents can self-refer or book an appointment directly through the platform.
As well as focusing on programs and services for older adults, mental health and addictions services, and child and youth services, the online platform also provides a means supporting referrals between local service providers to residents have access to all available supports and services.
Along with the new online platform, residents can also call 705-934-1439 if they have any questions about accessing health services.
“The launch of this platform continues the Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Ontario Health Team’s work towards increasing navigation support and our goal for our communities is to ensure that everyone has access to supportive community resources,” says the team’s executive director Stephanie MacLaren in a media release. “The new service navigation platform provides better access to those points of care and furthers a ‘no wrong door’ approach in accessing supports and services.”
The online platform uses technology created by Caredove, an Orillia-based company launched in 2012, that is used by more than 800 organizations across Canada, including Ontario health teams, to give the public a way to search for services and send self-referrals.