Local Health Integration Network

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Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are the health authorities responsible for regional administration of public healthcare services in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Created April 1, 2007, the 14 LHINs are mandated with planning, integrating, and distributing provincial funding for all public healthcare services at a regional level. LHINs are locally based associations, of the various health service providers, intended to generate enhanced community engagement.[1]


LHINs are community-based, non-profit organizations funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to plan, fund and coordinate services delivered by:

  • Hospitals
  • Long-Term Care Homes
  • Home and Community Care (Formally Community Care Access Centres (CCAC))
  • Community Support Service Agencies
  • Mental Health and Addiction Agencies
  • Community Health Centres (CHCs)


The following 14 LHINs are currently in operation:


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