North West Local Health Integration Network

Created by the Ontario government in 2006, the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are 14 not-for-profit corporations who work with local health providers and community members to determine the health service priorities of our regions.  LHINs plan, integrate and fund local health services within specific geographic areas, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Community Care Access Centres
  • Community Support Services
  • Long-term Care
  • Mental Health and Addictions Services
  • Community Health Centres

Riverside Health Care belongs to the North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). The North West LHIN is comprised of numerous small towns and First Nation communities spread throughout rural and remote areas.  The North West LHIN encompasses 47% of Ontario's landmass, but as the most sparely populated LHIN (approximately 235,000 people) only accounts for 2% of  the population of Ontario.