Due to COVID-19, we are currently experiencing unprecedented demand for OTNhub services. If you have already Signed Up, we are working on your request, and there is no need to Sign Up again. To facilitate delivering care immediately, we recommend considering audio (telephone), or alternatively, please see our Solution Guidance if choosing to use other virtual care solutions.
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Join a private and secure community for practicing virtual care using a variety of ways to communicate with patients, and connect with peers and specialists.
What you need
ONE ID Credentials*
All applicants are required to have a ONE ID account from eHealth Ontario.
You’ll need to belong to an OTN member organization.
An OTNhub account
Use your validated ONE ID to sign up for an OTNhub account through express sign up or via sign up form below.
Use ONE ID to speed up your application
Need a ONE ID? Start here:
Visit the CPSO website and directly register for a ONE ID in minutes. Get your ONE ID from CPSO.
Other health care providers:
You must be sponsored by an organization or OTN to get a ONE ID. Please contact your ONE ID Local Registration Authority (LRA). If you do not know who your ONE ID LRA is, contact eHealth Ontario at 1-866-250-1554 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or go here for eHealth ONE ID support.
* If you are not eligible for ONE ID, please use the Health Care Organization sign up below.
Express sign up for qualified applicants
Health care providers working at organizations may be able to access OTN services instantly if:
- You work at a health care organization that is already an OTN member (not sure? Check member list)
- You know your ONEID username and password and are not already using it to access OTN services at another organization (help with username or password)
If so, use your ONE ID to log in for the first time and your account will be activated immediately using the express sign up button below
Note: If you are looking to sign up as an independent practitioner please use the Private Practice Sign Up form below.
Express sign up not applicable?
If you are unable to obtain a ONE ID or you are already using it at an organization and would like to access OTN services from a different organization, select ‘Health Care Organization Sign Up’ below.
I represent a Private Practice run by a Physician or Allied Health Professional which may include admin or other staff signing up for:
- OTN membership for my private practice
- OTNhub user accounts for providers or staff in my practice
I represent a health care organization such as a Hospital, Family Health Team, Family Practice signing up for:
- my health care organization’s OTN Membership
- OTNhub user accounts for providers or staff in my organization
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some tips for an optimal sign up experience?
- ONE ID: Get a ONE ID from eHealth Ontario whenever possible.
- Express Signup: For OTN member organization users who have a ONE ID already, the shortest path is to sign in to the OTNhub with ONE ID directly and you’ll access OTNhub services within minutes.
- Name a delegate: Prepare the information of a Delegate, an individual who will support scheduling of visits with patients. You will be required to provide the name, email address and profession of this individual upon sign up. The delegate can also get access to the OTNhub Directory to view and find health care providers using virtual care, a scheduling tool to coordinate patient care at their organization, along with professional development opportunities in an online health care community.
Once your ONE ID is set up, OTN will process your request for services within 1 to 2 business days and send email instructions on how to securely login to activate and access your OTNhub services. The entire process generally takes between 3 and 5 days. Watch for your email!
Physicians are encouraged to complete and return an OHIP Registration form when your application is accepted.
How do I access OTNhub services as an individual health care provider?
All individual health care providers should use a ONEID credential as your OTNhub account to access OTNhub services.
Physicians without ONE ID can apply for ONE ID on the CPSO website.
Other health care providers must be sponsored by an organization to get a ONEID.
Private Practice Providers
If you are a physician or allied health provider and want to apply for ONE ID credentials for yourself or your support staff, use the Private Practice Sign Up form and OTN will sponsor your ONE ID application.
Health care organization Providers
If your organization has a ONE ID Local Registration Authority (LRA), please contact your ONE ID LRA. If you do not know who your ONE ID LRA is, contact eHealth Ontario at 1-866-250-1554 or by email at email@example.com.
If your organization doesn’t have a ONE ID LRA, the Primary Contact – Service, OTN’s point of contact at your organization will use the Health Care Organization Sign Up to request a ONE ID on your behalf, and OTN will sponsor your ONE ID application.
For detailed instructions on how to complete your application for ONE ID, review One ID CPSO Registration Guide for New Users.
How do I bill for video visits via OTN?
Patient care through video visits is billable through OHIP. Physicians submit their bills for video visit consultations directly to OHIP. There is no cost to patients for video visit services.
As a Physician, when your application is accepted, OTN will forward an OHIP Registration form for completion, which is required to enable video visit billing. Please complete and return when provided.
For more information on OHIP billing, get the details here.
Are there any limitations on where I or the patient need to be to conduct a video visit?
You can conduct a video visit from anywhere in Ontario where a high-speed internet connection is available. Patient encounters must be conducted from inside the province of Ontario as mandated by the Ministry of Health (both the patient and the provider must be physically within Ontario at the time of the video consultation).
How do I get started with Video Visits?
Helpful resources to get started with Direct-to-Patient Video Visits, Hosted Video Visits, and Provider-to-Provider Video Visits can be found in the OTNhub Training Centre.
How do I become an OTN member as an organization?
Private Practice Sign up
If you are a physician or allied health provider and want to apply for your private practice that might include Admin or other staff, you will be required to sign-off on a Terms of Service which will cover you and your support team. Use Private Practice Sign Up to apply for an OTN membership.
Health Care Organization Sign Up
If you work under a health care organization such as a hospital, family health team or family practice, your organization needs to identify a Primary Contact- Membership who is the person to sign off on the Terms of Service and a Primary Contact – Service who will be OTN’s point of contact at your organization.
For Primary Contact- Membership: please use the Health Care Organization Sign Up to apply for an OTN membership.
How much do OTN services cost me?
If you are a physician or allied health provider and want to apply for your private practice that might include admin or other staff:
- OTN service is free for physicians who receive 50% or more funding from MOHLTC, a LHIN or OHIP.
- Allied health providers signing up with their own independent practice are subject to annual subscription fees.
Health Care Organizations
If you are applying for an organizational membership or for individual provider accounts under an organization:
Do I need to re-register for Virtual Care (Telemedicine) billing?
No, physicians and dentists who have previously submitted a registration form to OTN and who have been registered for the Ministry’s Virtual Care (Telemedicine) Program do not need to submit a new form or re-register.
What services do I get when signing up for the OTNhub?
OTNhub.ca gives health care providers a single “go-to” place to connect and collaborate with their patients and peers, from anywhere to everywhere in Ontario. With OTNhub membership, you get access to the OTNhub Directory to find and connect with your peers, along with relevant virtual care choices for patient care and professional development that can enhance your practice – all easily made available online.
If you would like to get additional services such as Telederm or eConsult after you activate your OTNhub account, contact your OTN Account Manager or contact OTN.