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Mid-East Toronto Sub-Region
Primary Care e-blast

Provider registration for Toronto Central LHIN Rapid Access Clinics for low back pain

Jan. 4, 2019

Rapid Access Clinics for Low Back Pain (RAC LBP) are being rolled out across the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to help improve the quality, access and appropriateness of care for people with low back pain. The RAC LBP program stems from the Inter-professional Spine Assessment and Education Clinics (ISAEC) model of care; a successful pilot program for low back pain. The RAC LBP program is a shared-care model in which patients will receive timely low back pain assessment by a community-based advanced practice provider, education about their condition and an evidence-based self-management plan.

If you are a physician or nurse practitioner interested in gaining referral privileges into the program please visit this link and complete all fields to be added to the Toronto Central LHIN primary care provider (PCP) wait list for the RAC LBP Program.

PCPs on the waitlist will be contacted via email with further details on the registration process and sent a link to a 15 minute online module, which is required in order to obtain referral privileges. Once enrolled, PCPs will receive referral privileges to the RAC LBP program and will be able to refer their patients to have their low back pain assessed within four weeks by an advance practice provider (specially trained regulated health care professional) located close to their home.

We anticipate we will be able to provide you more detailed information about the TC-LHIN RAC LBP program in the very near future. However, if you are at all interested please ensure you register now using the link above. In the meantime for more information on the RAC LBP program, please visit or contact Shama Umar, RAC LBP Lead at the Toronto Central LHIN, at


Curtis Handford MD CCFP, Mid-East sub-region lead
Dorothy Wedel, Mid-East primary care project manager 

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