Stay Informed with these Health Resources

Emergency

In case of emergency, call 911 or visit your local hospital's emergency department.

Telehealth Ontario
Free Access to a Registered Nurse — 24 Hours a day, 7 days a Week
1-866-797-0000

Poison Control
Call 1-800-268-9017

Mental Health Crisis Services

Call 705-728-5044 (local)
Call 1-888-893-8333 (toll free)

Mental Health

Mental Health Information

Canadian Mental Health Association Barrie

Children and youth Kids Help Line
Text, live chat or call 1-800-668-6868

New Path
Offers a range of fully-funded child and youth mental health services.
Call 705-725-7656

Kinark
Services for children and youth with complex needs and their families.
Call 1-888-454-6275

ConnexOntario
For mental health or addiction challenges.
Text, Live chat or call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1-866-531-2600

Ontario, CA Mental Health Support

Other Crises Lines

To find a wide range of crisis lines, visit https://www.ementalhealth.ca to find a wide range of crisis lines.

Grief and Palliative Care

Hospice Simcoe
Matthew’s House Hospice

Immunizations

Ontario’s Routine Immunization Schedule
Update your child’s immunization with the Health Unit

Nutrition

Physical Activity

Prenatal Screening

Raising Children

Services for children with special developmental, learning, and speech needs
Services for children up to 6 years old with special development needs
Resources for children and youth with special needs

Community Services

Ontario 211: Community and Social Services Help Line

Life can be Hard: Finding Help Can Be Easy – Contact 211 day or night to find support for all of life’s challenges.

Offers support in:

  • Health and Mental Health Services
  • Newcomer and Immigrant Services
  • Food Banks and Meal Programs
  • Housing, Shelters and Utility Help
  • Seniors’ Services and Home Care
  • Government Programs and Services
  • Parenting and Family Programs
  • Disability Supports and More

211 HELPLINE: FREE | CONFIDENTIAL | 24/7 | 150+ LANGUAGES

TOLL-FREE: 1 (877) 330-3213
TTY: 1 (888) 340-1001

CALL: 2-1-1
EMAIL: gethelp@211ontario.ca
SEARCH OR CHAT: https://211ontario.ca/

Seniors Care

Seniors Programs and Services
Speak-up Ontario
Speak-up Ontario

If you live in Ontario, and are unable to speak up for yourself, visit Speak-up Canada to think about and talk about your future health and personal care.

Fall Prevention

Preventative Care

Lung Health
Stroke
Osteoporosis
Safe Travel Advice - Government of Canada
Cancer Screening
Cancer Screening

  • Breast Cancer Screening
    Women aged 50 to 74, the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) recommends getting screened with mammography every 2 years. Talk to your health care provider about screening recommendations if you are at higher risk for breast cancer.

     

  • Colon cancer screening
    Your age and family history help your doctor or nurse practitioner figure out when you should get screened for colorectal cancer and what screening test is best for you. Fecal immunochemical test (FIT) OR colonoscopy.

     

  • Cervical cancer screening
    The Ontario Cervical Screening Program recommends that women who are or have been sexually active have a Pap test every 3 years starting at age 21 and continue until at least age 70 or when advised by a doctor or nurse practitioner to stop. There is also a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer.

     

  • Prostate Cancer early detection
    Due to the potential harms of screening, including over-diagnosis and over-treatment, Cancer Care Ontario does not support screening for prostate cancer unless you are at higher risk. If you have questions speak to Your Doctor or nurse practitioner.

     

Other

Other Health Centres & Resources

 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: https://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/

The Barrie and Community Family Health Team: https://barriefht.ca/

Find a Walk-In Clinic: Visit https://barriewalkinclinics.ca

For the latest health news, visit:
https://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/HealthUnit/About/Newsroom.aspx