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Community/Rural Physician Eligibility

Community criteria:

  • Rurality Index of Ontario (RIO) score ≥ 75; or
  • RIO ≥ 40 and < 75 and with either 7 or less FPs or
  • Rural Northern Physician Group Agreement (RNPGA).

Check your community’s RIO score

Rural Family Physician criteria:

  • Physicians must be working full time based on community definition and
  • Physicians must spend at least 50% of the community definition of full-time providing primary care services.

If you and your community meet the eligibility criteria, please contact RFMLP to apply to the program. Application includes a community and roster evaluation:

E-mail: locum@healthforceontario.ca
Toll-Free Tel: 1-800-596-4046 ext. 3

How do I particpate?