Stay Informed with these Health Resources
In case of emergency, call 911 or visit your local hospital's emergency department.
Mental Health Crisis Services
Call 705-728-5044 (local)
Call 1-888-893-8333 (toll free)
Mental Health Information
Children and youth Kids Help Line
Text, live chat or call 1-800-668-6868
Offers a range of fully-funded child and youth mental health services.
Services for children and youth with complex needs and their families.
For mental health or addiction challenges.
Text, Live chat or call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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
Ontario’s Routine Immunization Schedule
Update your child’s immunization with the Health Unit
Healthy Eating for a Healthy Baby
Pregnancy and Before
Services for children up to 6 years old with special development needs
Resources for children and youth with special needs
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
Seniors Programs and Services
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.
Safe Travel Advice - Government of Canada
- 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 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
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