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Community Referrals

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit maintains a list of community resources for pregnant women and their families for the various communities across Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka.

Patient resources are provided for prenatal education, community supports and breastfeeding supports. The information is updated regularly. It does not represent a complete listing of all available resources, and it is not intended as an endorsement of any individual or service. This list does include fee for service providers. Please direct patients to 211 Community Connections for additional services.   The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit does not assume responsibility for services provided by other organizations or service providers.

Prenatal and Breastfeeding Services – Simcoe County Health Care Providers

Prenatal Education
Agency/Service Contact Information Description of Service

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit:
Prenatal Classes

705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org
Prenatal classes free of charge for expectant parents in their last trimester of pregnancy.
211 Community Connection

Dial 211 or 1-866-743-7818

www.communityconnection.ca

Find local community programs and supports, i.e. prenatal education, doulas, lactation consultants, dietitians, First Nations, Metis, Inuit or Francophone services, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Barrie & Community Family Health Team: 
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

705-721-0370

www.barriefht.ca

Prenatal breastfeeding class 'Right From the Start', free of charge.
Collingwood General and Marine Hospital:
Prenatal Registration / Classes/Tours

 705-445-2550 ext. 8656

www.cgmh.on.ca

Prenatal hospital registration. Provides prenatal class and tour.

Georgian Bay General Hospital:
Prenatal Registration/Tours

705-526-1300 ext. 5051

www.gbgh.on.ca

Prenatal hospital registration.

Provides tour and information. 
North Simcoe Family Health Team: Prenatal Class

 705-526-7804 ext. 203

www.nsfht.ca

 Prenatal classes, free of charge.

Southlake Regional Health Centre:
Prenatal Registration/Tours ($)

905-895-4521 ext. 2665

www.southlakeregional.org

Prenatal hospital registration. Provides tour and information. ($)

Southlake Regional Health Centre:
Prenatal Classes ($) 

905-895-4521 ext. 2724

www.southlakeregional.org 
Prenatal classes ‘ A Baby’s Coming’  ($)

Orillia Soldier's Memorial Hospital: Prenatal Registration/Tours ($)

705-327-9123

www.osmh.on.ca

Prenatal hospital registration.

Provides tour and information.  

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre:
Prenatal Registration/Tours 

705-728-9090 ext. 47160

www.rvh.on.ca

Prenatal hospital registration.

Provides tour and information.
Community Supports

Agency/Service Contact Information Description of Service

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit:
Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program

705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org
For women and their families in the prenatal period, and families with children from birth until their transition to school. Program offers support in the home  to children and parents identified with difficulties to help with healthy pregnancy, feeding (including breastfeeding), nutrition education, healthy child development, baby care, safety, adjusting to parenthood, and more. Self-referral is encouraged.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: 
Car Seat Clinics 

705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org
Support/instruction to correctly install infant car seat. 
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: 
Sexual Health

705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org  
Confidential sexual health counselling. 
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: 
Tobacco Cessation 

705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org
One-on-one support for those thinking about reducing or quitting smoking. 
211 Community Connection

Dial 211 or 1-866-743-7818

www.communityconnection.ca

Find local community programs and supports, i.e. prenatal education, doulas, lactation consultants, dietitians, First Nations, Metis, Inuit or Francophone services, 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Barrie Native Friendship Centre:
Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program 

705-721-7689 ext.215

www.barrienativefriendshipcentre.com

For women and their families in the prenatal period, and families with children from birth until their transition to school. Program offers support in the home  to children and parents identified with difficulties to help with healthy pregnancy, feeding (including breastfeeding), nutrition education, healthy child development, baby care, safety, adjusting to parenthood, and more. Self-referral is encouraged. This program allows for cultural access.
Bradford Immigrant and Community Services

 905-775-3343

www.bradfordimmigrant.com

Interpretation and translation services, English language training programs, integration programs, school readiness programs  as well as information, referral, advocacy and assistance.

Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program:
MotherCare

Barrie/Innisfil/Angus  705-733-3227 ex. 2236

Bradford/Alliston 905-775-1498

Collingwood 705-445-9770 ext. 5230

Midland/Penetang 705-526-2151

Orillia 705-326-6502 ex. 3103

https://www.facebook.com/simcoecountycapc


MotherCare is a weekly drop-in program that provides information and support to pregnant individuals who are low-income, teen/young parents or are new to Canada.
Agency/Service Contact Information Description of Service
Chippewas of Rama First Nation Health Centre:
Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

705-325-3611

www.ramafn.com

First Nations Health Centre clients only. Free, informal, drop-in for pregnant women and new mothers with babies up to 6 months. Participants receive support and information to promote a healthy pregnancy, breastfeeding, pre and postnatal nutrition and community resources. In addition, free milk, nutritious foods, and prenatal vitamins are provided.
Chippewas of Rama First Nation Health Centre: Healthy Babies Healthy Children

  705-325-3611

 www.ramafn.com

First Nations Health Centre clients only. Home visiting for pregnant women and families with children up to 6 years of age. Breastfeeding support available.
CMHA Mental Health & Addiction Services of Simcoe County: Crisis Services

1-888-893-8333

 www.cmha-mhassc.ca

Telephone crisis line for youth and adults experiencing a personal crisis in Simcoe County /Muskoka District, 24 hours, 7 days a week. Call to speak with a professionally trained mental health and addictions counselor.

CMHA Mental Health & Addiction Services of Simcoe County: Umbrella's Program

1-888-893-8333

www.cmha-mhassc.ca

Free confidential counseling, assessment, referral and support for women who are pregnant/ newly parenting and struggling with their own or someone else’s alcohol/substance use.
County of Simcoe

1-800-263-3199

www.simcoe.ca

Children Services, Community and Social Services, Ontario Works and Housing information/support.
Eat Right Ontario

1-877-510-5102

www.eatrightontario.ca  

Information and advice on nutrition and healthy eating. Registered dietitian available by phone or online.
Motherrisk:
Helpline    

1-877-439-2744

www.motherisk.org

Expert information on medications, herbal products, vitamins, infections, chemical exposures, occupational exposures, environmental exposures and medical conditions during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Motherisk:
Alcohol and Substance Helpline 

1-877-327-4636 

www.motherisk.org

Expert information on alcohol, nicotine and substance use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. 
Motherisk:
Morning Sickness Helpline 

1-800-436-8477

www.motherisk.org

Expert information on morning sickness during pregnancy.
Orillia Soldier's Memorial Hospital

705-327-9123

www.osmh.on.ca

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital patients only.

24-hour telephone advice for new parents up to three weeks after the birth of their baby. 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network

1-888-301-7276

www.pailnetwork.ca

Support services to parents who have had a loss through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, medical termination, stillbirth or newborn death.
Regional Sexual and Domestic Assault Treatment Centre

 1-877-377-7438

www.osmh.on.ca

Prompt, confidential and individualized care and treatment. Also offering risk assessment, safety planning, referrals and follow up.

 

Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions

 1-800-461-4236

 www.familyconnexions.ca

 Information, support and services to protect children and strengthen families.
Smokers’ Helpline

 1-877-513-5333

www.smokershelpline.ca

Free and confidential one to one support with a trained quit coach.
Young Parent Resource Program

Barrie/Innisfil/Angus 705-733-3227 ex. 2236

Bradford/Alliston 905-775-1498

Collingwood 705-445-9770 ex. 5230

Midland/Penetang 705-526-2151

Orillia 705-326-6502 ex.3103

www.catulpa.on.ca

Support, resources, parenting programs for individuals that are 23 years of age and under that are pregnant or parenting.
Breastfeeding Support

Prenatal and Breastfeeding Services – Muskoka District Health Care Providers 

Prenatal Education
Agency/Service Contact Information Description of Service

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit:
Prenatal Classes

705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org
Prenatal classes free of charge for expectant parents in their last trimester of pregnancy.
211 Community Connection

Dial 211 or 1-866-743-7818

www.communityconnection.ca

Find local community programs and supports, i.e. prenatal education, doulas, lactation consultants, dietitians, First Nations, Metis, Inuit or Francophone services, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Muskoka Algonquin  Healthcare

Huntsville District Memorial Hospital:
Prenatal Registration/ Tours

705-789-0022 x 2262

www.mahc.ca

 

Prenatal hospital registration.

Provides tour and information.

Muskoka Algonquin  Healthcare

South Muskoka Memorial Hospital:
Prenatal Registration/ Tours

705-645-4404 x 3272

www.mahc.ca

Prenatal hospital registration.

Provides tour and information.

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital: Prenatal Registration/Tours ($)

705-327-9123

www.osmh.on.ca

Prenatal hospital registration.

Provides tour and information.

Community Supports
Service Contact Information Description of Service
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit:
Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program 

705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org

For women and their families in the prenatal period, and families with children from birth until their transition to school. Program offers support in the home  to children and parents identified with difficulties to help with healthy pregnancy, feeding (including breastfeeding), nutrition education, healthy child development, baby care, safety, adjusting to parenthood, and more. Self-referral is encouraged.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit:
Car Seats Clinics

705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org

Support/instruction to correctly install infant car seat.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit:
Sexual Health 

705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org  

Confidential sexual health counseling.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit:
Tobacco Cessation 

705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org

One-on-one support for those thinking about reducing or quitting smoking.
211 Community Connection

Dial 211 or 1-866-743-7818

www.communityconnection.ca
Find local community programs and supports, i.e. prenatal education, doulas, lactation consultants, dietitians, First Nations, Metis, Inuit or Francophone services, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program:
Great Beginnings

Gravenhurst/Bracebridge

705-645-3155 ext 3241

Huntsville

705-645-3155 ext 3242

www.thefamilyhelpnetwork.ca

Free, informal, drop-in for pregnant women and new mothers with babies up to six months. Participants receive support and information to promote a healthy pregnancy, breastfeeding, pre and postnatal nutrition and community resources. In addition, free milk, nutritious foods, and prenatal vitamins are provided.
District of Muskoka

1-800-461-4210

www.muskoka.on.ca
Children Services, Community and Social Services, Ontario Works, and Housing information/support.
Eat Right Ontario 

1-877-510-5102

www.eatrightontario.ca  
Information and advice on nutrition and healthy eating. Registered dietitian available by phone or online.

Motherisk:
Helpline 

1-877-439-2744

 www.motherisk.org

Expert information on medications, herbal products, vitamins, infections, chemical exposures, occupational exposures, environmental exposures and medical conditions during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Motherisk:
Alcohol and Substance Helpline

1-877-327-4636 

www.motherisk.org

Expert information on alcohol, nicotine and substance use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Motherisk:
Morning Sickness Helpline 

1-800-436-8477 

www.motherisk.org

Expert information on morning sickness during pregnancy.
Muskoka-Parry Sound Community Mental Health Services: Crisis Services 

 1-888-893-8333

www.mpscmhs.on.ca

Telephone crisis line for youth and adults experiencing a personal crisis 24 hours, 7 days a week. Call to speak with a professionally trained mental health and addictions counselor.
Muskoka-Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services

1-800-461-2929 (24 hour crisis helpline)  

1-877-406-1268 or text 705-774-0671 Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

www.daphnewymn.com

 Offers a Women's Sexual Assault helpline 24/7 and various sexual assault services including referral, advocacy, counselling, crisis concerns, drop-in programs, accompaniment services

Muskoka Postpartum Peer Support Group

705-644-4146

www.muskokapostpartumsupport.com  

In person or on-line. Peer support on postpartum adjustment, postpartum depression and postpartum mood disorders.  This group does not provide any medical services.
Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital

705-327-9123

 www.osmh.on.ca

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital patients only. 

24-hour telephone advice for new parents up to three weeks after the birth of their baby.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network

1-888-301-7276

www.pailnetwork.ca

Support services to parents who have had a loss through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, medical termination, stillbirth or newborn death.
Regional Sexual and Domestic Assault Treatment Centre

1-877-377-7438

 www.osmh.on.ca

Prompt, confidential and individualized care and treatment. Also offers risk assessment, safety planning, referrals and follow up.
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions

 1-800-680-4426

www.familyconnexions.ca




 Children’s’ mental health, alternatives for youth and youth justice programs and child welfare (children’s aid) services.
Smokers’ Helpline

1-877-513-5333

www.smokershelpline.ca

Free and confidential one-to-one support with a trained quit coach.
Breastfeeding Support
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