Digital Innovation in South Georgian Bay 
South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team (SGB OHT) 

With the arrival of spring, warmer weather, and longer days, many of us are feeling a sense of renewal and optimism. We are so fortunate in South Georgian Bay to be surrounded by nature and we encourage you to enjoy this time of year by exploring our beautiful community and safely connecting with your neighbours and loved ones! 

There are many ways to enjoy this time of year, and there is an entire community of support available to you to help you do that. In this edition of our e-newsletter, our focus is on wellness and some of the new ways that you can access healthcare in South Georgian Bay.

We strive to be the healthiest community in Canada.

Wellness Resources in South Georgian Bay

Virtual Care is Now Available in South Georgian Bay

Working Together to Support Care in our Community

As an Ontario Health Team, we are proud of how we are using the latest digital health tools, such as online visits and shared digital tools for care providers, to better connect and respond to patients’ needs.

Virtual care allows online appointment bookings by the patient and communication between the health and community care sectors. This helps make referrals and information sharing across the health and social system easier and smoother, regardless of the needed care. Working together across sectors, using new and connected digital health solutions, sees providers working together for the health of everyone in the South Georgian Bay community.

Our local health care teams, including the Collingwood After Hours Clinic and many doctors in South Georgian Bay, are now offering online visits for their patients when appropriate and when the patient is able to participate. If you are interested in learning more, ask your doctor about how to make this happen.

Preparing for Your Virtual Visit

Learn More About Preparing for Your Virtual Visit

After-Hours Virtual Care

See a Doctor Virtually After-Hours

You can now be seen virtually through a secure video platform for after-hours care! All you need is a device with a camera, such as a tablet or a smartphone, and an email address.

Learn More

Online Appointment Booking

All primary care doctors in South Georgian Bay are currently being supported by the SGB OHT to offer their patients online booking!

Click on the link below to see if your doctor is offering this service. If your doctor doesn’t yet offer online booking, stay tuned, they are in the process of onboarding, and it will be available soon.

See if Your Doctor is Offering Online Bookings

Find a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner

A family doctor or nurse practitioner is your primary health care provider – meaning they are the person you make an appointment with when you have a new, non-emergency health concern.

Health Care Connect is a program that helps you find a doctor or nurse practitioner in our local community that is accepting new patients. Register with Health Care Connect through the link below to search for a doctor or nurse practitioner. 

Register with Health Care Connect

Resources for Medical Appointments 

The resources below were developed by our Patient, Family/Caregiver Advisory Council (PFAC) members. They are based on extensive research and consultation. We hope they are useful to you as you navigate the healthcare system.

The South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team is committed to ensuring that everyone in our community has the best care possible. You can download and print this image to bring to your next healthcare appointment.

The Importance of Being an Advocate

As a patient/client, friend, family member, or caregiver, you are an advocate for your health care or the health care of someone else. Advocating makes sure that the person you are advocating for gets the best care possible.

Learn more about the PFAC

Have Questions? Want to Get Involved?

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About the South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team 

The SGB OHT is a new model of organizing and delivering health care that better connects patients and providers in their communities to improve patient outcomes. We are comprised of eleven anchor partners and a strong network of supporting community organizations. SGB OHT members collaborate with patients, families, caregivers, and the community to co-design the best possible care for our region. To learn more about SGB OHT or get involved, please visit or follow us on social media.
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