Reliable Information

How to Get Reliable Information on Your Healthcare Provider

Are you looking to switch healthcare providers or visit someone new for the first time? With so much ubiquitous information available online, you might be unsure where to start your search for reliable and trustworthy sources.

That’s where Ontario Health Regulators can help. Every Ontario health regulator offers an online tool called the “public register” to help you find quick facts about any regulated health professional working in Ontario.

Who are the Ontario health regulators?

Ontario Health Regulators (OHR) are the 26 colleges that oversee almost 400,000 regulated health professionals in Ontario. They include doctors, dentists, nurses, kinesiologists, massage therapists and many more.

The public registers provide you with factual and up-to-date information that you need to empower you to make informed decisions about your healthcare. For example, you won’t find any biased reviews or opinions on the registers.

Use the public registers to find out:

  • If your health professional is registered with an Ontario health regulator.
  • Where they work.
  • Their contact information.
  • The languages they speak.
  • Their professional credentials.
  • Any disciplinary history.

Public registers can be called by different names.

Ontario health regulators sometimes use different names for their public registers. For example, you might see: “Find a Professional”, “Doctor Search”, “Member Search” and “Registry”.

Visit the Ontario Health Regulators website to find the complete list of public registers available in Ontario.