Other Help with Health and Disability Problems

Patient Ombudsman
Do you want to make a complaint about health care in public hospitals, long-term care homes and community care access corporations?
Call: 1-888-321-0339

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Do you want to make a complaint about a doctor? Visit their website or call them to find out how.
Call: 1-800-268-7096, ext. 603

Ontario College of Pharmacists
Do you want to make a complaint against a pharmacist? Complete the online complaint form.
Call: 1-800-220-1921

Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
Do you want to make a complaint about a dentist? Visit their website or give them a call to discuss how you can file a complaint.
Call: 1-800-565-4591
If you have a case at the Consent and Capacity Board, you can contact Legal Aid Ontario at 1-800-668-8258 or the Hamilton Area Legal Aid office at 1-905-528-0134, ext. 0 for help.

Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office
Provides rights advice, education, and advocacy services to people in designated mental health care facilities in Ontario.
Call: 1-800-578-2343

Homewood Health Centre

To complain about treatment in the Homewood Health Centre, patients can contact the Patient Representative Office on 519-824-1010, ext. 2257.

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) provides a range of legal services to low-income seniors in Ontario.
Call: 1-855-598-2656

Trillium Drug Program
The Trillium Drug Program (TDP) helps Ontario residents who have high prescription drug costs in relation to their net household income. Trillium Drug Program Application Forms and Guides are available at local pharmacies, online, or by calling 1-800-575-5386

Assistive Devices Program
If you have a long-term physical disability, you can get help paying for equipment and supplies if you qualify for the Assistive Devices Program.

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Visit their website for information about Ministry programs and how to find a doctor in your area. Locations for many community health services are also listed here, such as hospitals, Public Health Units and Local Health Integrated Networks.