Update to phone lines at our Birchmount and General Hospitals: If calling through Birchmount main line (416-495-2400), add “7” when dialing an extension. If calling through General main line (416-438-2911), add “8” when dialing an extension.

Electronic Referrals at SHN

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is using eReferrals for many of our programs and services, enabling healthcare Providers to more seamlessly submit patient referrals electronically.

Please view our Referral Form Directory with links for all services now using eReferral forms. The directory also provides PDF referral forms that can be downloaded for some programs and services as we continue to transition to making more eReferral options available.

Our eReferral Tools

To help better connect our network with community providers, SHN has moved to the use of two complementary platforms: Ocean eReferral Network and EpicCare Link. Learn more about these tools and how to get started with them below.

  • eReferral platform offered through the Provincial eServices Program
  • Directory of referral destinations in the community and hospitals, with eReferral forms supporting a wide range of services
  • Integrates with Accuro, TELUS PS Suite, and OSCAR Pro to launch auto-populated referrals directly from the patient chart in your EMR
  • Ocean eReferral can also be accessed directly on the web at www.oceanhealthmap.ca
  • Simplified communication and tracking between primary care providers, specialists and patients
  • SHN is actively collaborating on developing a wide range of Ocean eReferral destinations in our region in the coming months

Expressing interest in Ocean as a provider

The province is currently undergoing a public procurement process for eReferral Management vendors, and has temporarily ‘paused’ onboarding of new users for Ocean.

At this time, community providers and providers affiliated with SHN can express their interest in eReferral, including Ocean, by completing the Ontario eReferral Services Program online form.

SHN Referral Forms Directory

Check out our Referral Forms directory for SHN programs and services currently using Ocean eReferrals. They will be indicated by an ‘E-REFERRAL’ button in their listing. Please use the search functions in the directory to find the clinic/program you need.