Ontario lung screening program (OLSP)
Find out if you are eligible in 2 easy steps!
Step 1: Age & Smoking History
You meet OLSP eligibility if you meet all of the following criteria:
Age 55-74 years old
Are a current or former smoker who has a 20 year smoking history
Are covered under OHIP (except for Quebec residents of the Akwesasne First Nation)
If all of the above criteria are met, you will move onto step 2 of determining eligibility.
Step 2: Your risk assessment with a screening navigator
A OLSP screening navigator will conduct a risk assement with you over the phone. They will ask you questions about your age, cigarette smoking history, as well as questions about your health including topics like body mass index, education and personal history of cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as any family history of lung cancer.
You may not be eligible to be screened through the OLSP if you:
Have been diagnosed with lung cancer
Are under surveillance for lung nodules
Are currently undergoing diagnostic assessment, treatment or surveillance for life-threatening conditions as assessed by the referring health care provider
Have had hemoptysis (coughing up blood) of unknown cause or unexplained weight loss of more than 5 kg (11 lbs) in the past year
Have been determined by an OLSP screening navigator to be ineligible based on your risk assessment
HOW CAN I MAKE THE FIRST STEP?
There are two different ways to go about it!
where can i get screened?
Hospitals currently participating in the OLSP:
The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa
Renfrew Victoria Hospital, Renfrew
Cornwall Community Hospital, Cornwall
University Health Network, Toronto
Health Sciences North, Sudbury
Lakeridge Health, Oshawa
#: 1-905-576-8711 ext. 34449