Our Communities

The LHIN model is based on the principal that community-based care is best planned, coordinated and funded at the community level. The North East LHIN is focused on your health, your access to care, and your local health services.  We’re making your health system more patient-focused in Northeastern Ontario.

The North East LHIN is focused on your health, your access to care, and your local health services.

Working in partnership with health service providers and community members to determine health care needs at the local level, the NE LHIN provides leadership for community engagement activities. Local voices help us set local health care priorities and determine solutions to the challenges facing Northeastern Ontario’s health care system.

The NE LHIN region is home to 565,000 residents over an area of 400,000 square kilometres. Our population is dispersed, more than 53% of our population live in small and rural population centres (less than 30,000 people).

To bring LHIN staff and expertise closer to Northerners, the NE LHIN region is divided into five sub-region planning areas based on hospital referral patterns.

Patients in Ontario can go anywhere in the province for their care. LHIN geographic boundaries are for management and administrative purposes only.

The sub-regions, shown on the map below, are: