Central Intake

Based on the vision of a coordinated clinical Intake, the Regional Geriatric Program Central will be providing a Central Intake service for community based Specialized Geriatric Services (Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry) and Behavioural Supports Ontario.

Central Intake will begin to receive referrals in one region, later expanding to cover the entire Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand Norfolk,  Brant and Burlington regions.

If you are a patient:

If you are interested in accessing these programs, please contact your primary care provider for a referral or contact Central Intake for more information. Please note that Hamilton Health Sciences may collect additional health information from various sources to assess the referral and make decisions regarding your care.

If you are a provider:

Central Intake can receive referrals from providers by fax. It is your obligation to ensure that your patient consents to transmission of their health information by fax.

To access the referral form, please see disclaimer indicated below.

Disclaimer: By checking this box, I acknowledge that I have informed the patient of the Central Intake process (including collection of information for the purpose of routing the referral to the provider), and obtained consent from the patient.

BSO SGS Referral Form

One Referral Pathway

  • Promotes Patient centered care by streamlining the referral process
  • Eliminates duplicate referrals
  • Decreases the need for Patients to repeat their story to different service providers
  • Supports timely and equitable access to care

Intake Assessment

  • Central Intake will complete an Intake Assessment based on relevant information found in Electronic Health databases
  • Includes collaboration with referral sources, primary care and community partners as applicable
  • Assessment is modelled after the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment framework
  • Will highlight risks to support Service Providers in prioritizing Patient care needs
  • Connects Patients and Caregivers to the most appropriate Specialized Geriatric Service and/or Behavioural Supports Ontario

 Coordination and Sharing of Information

  • Central Intake will build opportunities for collaboration amongst Service Providers
  • Primary Care will receive a copy of the Intake Assessment
  • If a Patient is using LHIN Home and Community Care services, this will be identified and information will be shared as applicable with the Care Coordinator

Stay tuned for more information.

If you have any questions please contact us:
Call: 905-521-2100 ext. 12435
Email: gericentralintake@hhsc.ca