At UHN, we strive to deliver Compassionate Care & Caring. Learn more about the services and supports that are available to you throughout your journey.
Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians,
staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make
the most of our resources.
At the heart of everything we do at UHN are our Healthcare Professionals. Refer a patient to one of our 12 medical programs. Learn more about the resources and opportunities available for professional growth.
University Health Network has grown to be one of the largest research and teaching hospital networks in Canada - pioneers in improving the lives of patients. Our long history of health professions education at Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals has consistently advanced the science of education.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international
source for discovery, education and patient care.
Being touched by illness affects us in different ways. Many people want to give back to the community
and help others. At UHN, we welcome your contribution and offer different ways you can help so you can find one that suits you.
The Newsroom is the source for media looking for information about UHN or trying to connect with one
of our experts for an interview. It's also the place to find UHN media policies and catch up on our news stories, videos, media releases,
podcasts and more.
There are things you need to know about our hospital before you arrive for your surgery.
This part will help you learn more about:
UHN is a scent-free hospital. Please do not wear perfumes, colognes or other scented products. Other patients and staff may have serious allergies.
UHN is a teaching and research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.
A teaching hospital trains new doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. We have health care students from across Canada and from around the world who work with your health care team and qualified supervisors.
You will be cared for by a team of medical professionals who may include:
Please speak to any member of your team, at any time, if you have any questions or concerns.
At UHN your health information is kept private. It's shared only with:
UHN Privacy Office provides more information for patients and families and can be contacted by phone at 416 340 4800 ext. 6937.
Each hospital site provides a range of amenities, including:
Please bring your cell phone, tablet or laptop to communicate with family and friends and view content while you are in the hospital. UHN has free patient Wi-Fi.
Wireless devices, such as cellular phones, may be used in most waiting rooms, common areas and lobbies. But, in some special areas of the hospital you can't use your device.
Do not use your wireless device to take pictures or audio or video recordings of any UHN patients or staff.
UHN acknowledges the importance of the traditional use of tobacco, sage, cedar or sweet grass as part of Indigenous culture and spirituality. If you would like to smudge while in the hospital, please let a member of your health care team know this. A member of your team will be able to accommodate your request.
Semi-private and private rooms may be available at an extra cost per night unless you have insurance coverage.
If you have semi-private insurance coverage, you may upgrade to a private room by paying the difference in cost. Call your insurance company before you come to the hospital. Some policies may have a daily maximum coverage for semi-private and private rooms.
Please note: Room upgrades are not always available. Talk to your team about your needs.
Patient and Family Learning Centres are temporarily closed until further notice. For health information research requests or other Library services, please call 416 603 6277 or email
UHN Patient & Family Libraries offer reliable and up-to-date health information to patients, their families, community members, and staff. They have resources in different languages and can connect you with hospital and community services, such as Indigenous cancer care resources.
Check out the
COVID-19 Information Resources Guide for Patients and Families.
Learn more about
UHN Patient Education & Engagement.