Health Links is a philosophy of care. It’s a new way of doing things that will improve a person’s wellbeing and make our health system more efficient.

Health Links Survey: Have you participated in a Care Conference and completed a patient Coordinated Care plan? Take this this survey and help us improve the planning process

Health Links 101: Read our Communique and learn the basics of the Health Links philosophy

Questions about Health Links? Our FAQ provides answers to your top questions

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The Health Link approach to coordinated care planning

Most people with many different care needs see a lot of different people for support. It can be hard for these people and their families to arrange appointments, travel to appointments, and keep all of the information straight. Coordinated Care Planning can help.

Coordinated Care Planning brings the full Care Team together to develop a Care Plan, based on the person's unique needs and goals. 

Watch the video to learn more: 

What is a Health Link?


Who are the partners?

The following people may work with the individual to plan his/her care:

  • The individual's family/caregiver
  • Primary Care Providers (e.g. Family Physician, Nurse Practitioner)
  • Specialists (e.g. Cardiologist)
  • Local Hospital
  • Mental Health & Addiction Services (e.g. Canadian Mental Health Association)
  • Community Health Centres (e.g. West Elgin Community Health Centre)
  • Local Public Health Unit (e.g. Middlesex London Health Unit
  • Community Support Services (e.g. Meals on Wheels)
  • Long Term Care (e.g. Extendicare) 
  • Social Services (e.g. Ontario Works) 
  • Other Community Partners

For more information:

Coordinated Care Planning

Coordinated Care Plan Template 
One of the goals for Health Links is that each high needs patient served by a Health Link has an individualized, Coordinated Care Plan that is kept current and can be shared with all Health Link Partners

User Guide 
Describes how the coordinated care plan template is intended to be used and the purpose of each individual information field that is part of the Plan.

Slide presentations:

Learning Collaborative

A learning program to equip teams to make improvements in coordinated care delivery and achieve results.
See the agendas for the staged program

London-Middlesex Health Services Information & Discussion Session

Elgin Health Services Info & Discussion Session


Culture of Quality Improvement
Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull  [View at 22:12]

Health care providers speak about Health Links 

Doug and Ruby's Story - Health Links