At UHN, we treat your personal health information with respect and sensitivity. We do so in accordance with the Ontario Personal Health Information Protection Act and all other applicable laws.
The people at UHN who provide and support your care are allowed to see your health information. This group includes doctors, nurses, technicians, therapists and other health professionals who provide care. Students may also work with your health care team under the guidance of qualified teachers.
Unless you tell us not to, we may also disclose your information to:1. Visitors or callers so they can reach you in the hospital. If you do not want UHN to tell visitors or callers that you are in the hospital, let us know when you are admitted and share this with your care team.
2. Connect you with a religious or spiritual advisor from the community who may visit you in the hospital. If you do not want this service, please tell us when you are admitted.3. Share your information with the UHN foundations. If you do not want to be contacted for fundraising after you leave the hospital, please let us know that when you are being admitted or you may also call 416 946 2114.
We respect your right to see your health record. If you wish to do so, please call the Release of Information line at 416 340 4771. Further information about how to obtain access to your record can be found in the
Health Records section of this site.
Please see our privacy brochure available at the bottom of this page and in many locations throughout the hospital. You may also contact the
UHN Privacy Office.
Further questions and concerns can be directed to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario at:
2 Bloor Street EastSuite 1400Toronto, ON
Phone: 1 800 387 0073Website:
Privacy: A Guide for PatientsThis pamphlet outlines why personal health information is collected, what it is used for, who it is shared with and why, and how you can access your own health information.