What is Central West Toronto Health Link?
Central West Toronto Health Link (CWTHL) is an initiative that will coordinate care at the local level for high needs clients/at-risk children and youth. Central West Toronto Health Link is in the last phase of a multi-phase implementation program in the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TC LHIN). There are a total of nine Health Links in sub-LHIN areas within the TC LHIN.
Newly established, Central West Toronto Health Link will improve care for individuals with complex conditions and at-risk children and youth, by bringing community health care providers together quickly to coordinate care and share information effectively.
Reconnect Mental Health Services is the lead coordinator for CWTHL.
Location of services
Central West Toronto Health Link includes 112,000 individuals and is defined as Eglinton Avenue to the North, Bloor Street to the South, Christie Street to the East, and Keele Street/Weston Road to the West.
A Stewardship Group was established in the autumn of 2014 to help provide strategic leadership for the Central West Toronto Health Link. The group is comprised of 14 organizations from across the health care community, namely:
- University Health Network
- Unison Health Centre
- Toronto Central CCAC
- Davenport Perth Neighborhood and Community Health Centre
- St Clair West Services for Seniors
- Delisle Youth Services
- Planned Parenthood Toronto
- Stella’s Place
- LOFT Community Services
- Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto
- Across Boundaries
- Reconnect Mental Health Services
- West Toronto Health Link
Working together, providers in the Central West Toronto Health Link will be designing a care plan for each client to connect them more quickly with home care services, family doctors, specialists, and other community supports including mental health services.
We place individuals and family care providers at the centre of the health care system.
Commitment to Care
Our focus is to help complex clients/at-risk children and youth to:
- Have a care plan in place for care coordination
- Have a primary care provider
- Avoid unnecessary emergency department visits if conditions can be best managed elsewhere
Five per cent of clients account for two-thirds of Ontario’s health care costs.
- Individuals in the 1-5% most complex category
- People experiencing hospital emergency visits, hospital admissions and re-admissions rather than receiving more appropriate services through community services
- Children and youth, 0-29 years of age with complex health needs, with a focus on mental health and sexual health issues
For more information, please contact the Central West Toronto Health Link.