Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) is divided by geographical area depending where you live in Ontario to plan, coordinate, integrate and fund health services at the local level. It is funded by Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The idea behind them is they provide services for you while you are waiting for autism services from the city.
Some of their in-home services include:
- Personal support (help with bathing, dressing, etc.)
- Occupational therapy
- Speech-language therapy
- Social work
- Nutritional counselling
- Medical supplies and equipment
To be eligible, you have to not be accessing this service from the City elsewhere. For example, if you are accessing speech through another service then it will not be available through LHIN.
For referral contact:
905-895-1240 or 416-222-2241
Toll-Free: 1 888 470 2222
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 7 days a week
Referrals can be made by a health-care professional, a family member or friend, or even by you. Simply get in touch with your local LHIN and they will help you get started. Once you sign up they will assign a care coordinator who manage your initial contact, assessment and follow up. They will set up a meeting with you at your home to discuss and see what you need. Keep this contact as they will be your point of contact going forward.
For more information please go to http://www.lhins.on.ca/