Patient Ombudsman will not be offering in-person ‘walk-in’ appointments until further notice.

Our service is still available by calling our central complaints phone line at 1.888.321.0339 or access our online complaint form.

Your experience matters to us.

COVID-19 questions and information

We appreciate your patience and effort in helping our office do our part to minimize risk and prevent exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for all Ontarians.

Thank you,
Patient Ombudsman Team

Before You Make a Complaint


What you need to know

First we need to make sure we’re the right organization to help you. This first step is important because there may be things that need to be done before we can help resolve your complaint.


Have you already tried to resolve your complaint with the health sector organization?

We can help if you have already sought to have your complaint addressed by the public hospital, long-term care home and/or Home and community care services coordinated by the LHIN (formerly CCAC) and you aren’t satisfied with the outcome. Our services are free and confidential.


Is your complaint ONLY about a Regulated Health Professional?

All regulated health professionals belong to regulatory bodies called “Colleges”. If your complaint is only about a regulated health professional, such as a physician, nurse, physiotherapist, etc., you will need to contact the appropriate College, for example:




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