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

Tips and Advice

Helpful tips to think about before you make a complaint


1. What is your complaint about?

We’ll need to know:

  • What happened?
  • When did it happened?
  • Where did it happen?
  • Who was involved?
  • Why were you dissatisfied?

2. What do you want to achieve through your complaint?

Think about what you want. The outcome could be an apology, recognition of the issue, a recommendation to prevent the same problem happening again to someone else or another agreed upon outcome to your complaint.

3. Can you provide consent?

We’ll need permission to collect, use and disclose personal and personal health information of the patient whose care and health care experience is in issue, which generally includes everything from a name to medical history.


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