Ontario eConsult Program

Ontario eConsult Program

Important Announcement: The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has expressed support for eConsult methodology as a standard practice across the country. In a June 28, 2018, letter, the CFPC stated growing evidence demonstrates eConsult has tremendous benefits for patient care, in a time where 56% of Canadians wait, on average, more than four weeks for a specialist appointment. 

The CFPC named eConsult among its featured Innovations in Primary Care in 2017 and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care earmarked funds for the expansion of the eConsult program across Ontario in the 2017 budget. Excessive wait times for specialist care continue to be a pressing issue in Canada and eConsult offers a promising solution. 

An eConsult is an electronic communication between a primary care provider (PCP) and a specialist. A PCP can send patient-specific medical questions to a specialist via a secure, online platform. They can also attach pertinent documents, such as imaging or lab results. The specialist will then respond with timely advice, without the need for a face-to-face consultation. For more information on how an eConsult works, click here

If you have questions about eConsult, or require more information, please contact Lacey Cranston

eConsult Program

Answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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