Musculoskeletal (MSK) Rapid Access Clinics

The Central East LHIN is committed to providing timely and appropriate access to quality care for residents with musculoskeletal conditions. As part of the province-wide MSK initiative, a Central Intake and Rapid Access Clinic (RAC) model of care is available for patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis or low back pain. 

Patients are connected with regulated healthcare professionals who provide comprehensive assessments, education about their condition, and tools to help better manage their condition. Patients may be referred to an orthopaedic surgeons and receive other supports where necessary. Primary care providers are also informed of the recommended course of treatment at each step.

The MSK pathway was designed in collaboration with patients, orthopaedic surgeons, primary care, and hospitals. To learn more about how the MSK initiative was implemented across the Central East LHIN, click here.

MSK Referral Process 

Patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis and low back pain can be referred to the MSK pathway. Click buttons below to learn more: 

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