Rapid Access Clinics: Hip & Knee

Overview:

The Toronto Central LHIN Rapid Access Clinics (RACs) for Hip & Knee follow an inter-professional model of care and are designed to improve access and quality of care for patients with hip and knee arthritis.

RAC Hip & Knee offers comprehensive care for patients with hip and knee arthritis by providing timely access to assessment services, education, referral to self-management programs and other treatment programs, as well as consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon as needed.

Locations:

Toronto Central LHIN Rapid Access Clinics for Hip & Knee: Operational since 2006/07

  • St. Michael’s Hospital (Unity Health Toronto)

  • Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)

  • Mount Sinai Hospital (Sinai Health System)

Toronto Central LHIN Rapid Access Clinics for Hip & Knee: 2018/19 Expansion

  • St. Joseph’s Health Centre site (Unity Health Toronto)

  • Michael Garron Hospital

  • Toronto Western Hospital (University Health Network)

Referrals:

Primary care providers can refer patients, who meet the patient referral criteria, to the Rapid Access Clinics for Hip & Knee. Primary care providers must fill out the appropriate Hip & Knee referral form (see below), and fax it to the Toronto Central LHIN Musculoskeletal (MSK) Central Intake Office:

  • Fax: 416-599-4577

  • Toll-free Fax: 1-877-411-4577

Once the MSK Central Intake Office receives the referral, it will be routed to the appropriate RAC Hip & Knee site based on the patient’s choice and availability.

For more information call the Toronto Central LHIN MSK Central Intake Office at 416-967-8617.

Patient Referral Criteria: Patients with moderate to severe osteoarthritis

Additional Resources:

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Rapid Access Clinics for Hip & Knee, please contact the Toronto Central LHIN MSK Central Intake Office:

  • Phone: 416-967-8617

Toronto Central LHIN Lead for RAC Hip & Knee Pathway

Victoria Williams,
Performance Analyst, Performance Management

victoria.williams@tc.lhins.on.ca