About The Erie St. Clair LHIN

The Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network (ESC LHIN) is one of 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) in Ontario, established in 2006. The role of the ESC LHIN is to plan, integrate and fund local health care, as well as deliver and coordinate home and community care. The Erie St. Clair LHIN covers an area that includes Sarnia/Lambton, Chatham-Kent, and Windsor/Essex, and is home to approximately 600,000 people. We provide over $1.1 billion in health care funding to local organizations including community health agencies, mental health and addictions services, long-term care homes, and hospitals; and provide home and community care services to more than 40,000 patients each year.

Erie St. Clair LHIN local area map

    As Crown agencies that work in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), LHINs provide leadership and accountability for the health care system at the local level and ensure that the health care needs of Ontarians are identified, coordinated, and addressed in a truly integrated system. Local accountability gives communities the opportunity to become involved in health care planning.

    Home and Community Care

    On June 21, 2017, home and community care services and staff transferred from the Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) to the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network. Home and community care services are now provided through Ontario’s 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs). For more information on our home and community care services, click here.

    LHIN-Funded Health Service Provider

    A LHIN-funded health service provider is defined as an agency that has a Service Accountability Agreement with the LHIN. This accountability agreement holds the agency accountable for delivering health care services to patients, clients, and/or family members and caregivers. For a full listing of ESC LHIN-funded health service providers, click here.

    Road sign to Chatham


    Together with Erie St. Clair LHIN communities, leading and creating confidence in a high-performing patient and family-centred care system.


    ESC LHIN Vision 'Health Communities, Exceptional Experiences


    Value 'We Are Innovative' 

    Value 'We Strive for Excellence' 

    Value 'We Succeed Together' 

    Vision 'We Deliver on Commitments'