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Switching Family Doctors within the Toronto Western Family Health Team

Sometimes patients ask if they can change doctors. The TW FHT supports patients remaining with their primary care provider and does not permit switches between different doctors.

If you feel that the patient-doctor relationship is not working well, you must schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss your concerns. If your issues cannot be resolved after your conversation, you and your doctor may agree that a change in doctors is in the best interest of your care. If another doctor is willing to take you on, your current doctor will arrange the switch.

To find a doctor or nurse practitioner, go to Ontario.ca.  There are 2 options to find a family doctor or nurse practitioner who are accepting new patients: 

Option 1: Register online with the Health Care Connect service and have a nurse find a doctor or nurse practitioner for you (or call 1-800-445-1822).

Option 2: Contact an Ontario physician to ask if they are accepting new patients. Go to the The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s Find a Doctor search: