Ontario lung screening program (OLSP)
 

Ontario lung screening program (OLSP)
 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO BE SCREENED THROUGH THE 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

#: 1-844-394-1124

Affiliated Hospitals:

  • Renfrew Victoria Hospital, Renfrew

  • Cornwall Community Hospital, Cornwall

University Health Network, Toronto

#: 416-340-4154
 

 

Health Sciences North, Sudbury

#: 705-523-7301
#: 1-844-703-0164

 

 

 

 

Lakeridge Health, Oshawa

#: 1-905-576-8711 ext. 34449