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Office of the Auditor General of Ontario Special Report September 2015

Community Care Access Centres Overview Purpose:

Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) are not-for-profit provincial government organizations that help people access home- and communitybased health care and related social services outside a hospital setting. Their mission is to provide equitable and individualized access to quality care. Service is free to eligible Ontario residents. CCACs are responsible mainly to determine eligibility for, and co-ordinate access to, home- and community-based services such as nursing, personal support, and therapy for people of all ages whose  needs range from short-term acute to long-term chronic. They also provide some other services, such as arranging placement of individuals into long-term-care homes. About three-quarters of the services CCACs provide are delivered in people’s own homes; the remaining quarter are delivered in schools or clinics, or involve individuals’ placement in long-term-care homes. Other than in a small percentage of cases, CCACs do not provide care directly, but contract with service providers (either for-profit or not-for-profit) to supply the required services.

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