Electronic Referral (eReferral) provides primary care providers like doctors and nurse practitioners with access to services for their patients using a secure, easy, online digital process. They can make referral requests with participating clinics and specialists close to home or, by using a geographical search (map-based), anywhere in the province. This is a growing program in Ontario that allows the clinician and the patient to track their referrals, confirm appointments, receive instructions to prepare for appointments and access two-way communication.
Locally, clinicians can refer for Diagnostic Imaging requests, Diabetes Education appointments and Cardio-respiratory consultations. More clinics are coming on board in the near future, including Seniors Assessment Support and Outreach Team and the Heart Function Clinic.