Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) promotes and protects health, and prevents disease and injury to ensure the health of our residents and communities. The health unit provides a variety of public health programs and services that range from healthy living to child development, vaccinations to safe food, infectious diseases to injury prevention, sexual health to dental care, and much more.
You do not require a health card or need to have a doctor to use these services.
Health Connection is the health unit’s free, confidential health information and advice service, available Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All health unit programs and services can be accessed by calling Health Connection at the contact information below:
- Phone: 705-721-7520 press 2# or 1-877-721-7520 press 2#
- Email: HConnect@smdhu.org
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/simcoe.muskoka
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/smdhealthunit
If English is not your first language, simply tell one of the public health professionals that you would like to speak in your own language and immediately you will be connected with a professional interpreter over the phone, at no cost to you.
Using an interpreter will not affect your right to privacy or confidentiality, but will allow you to confidently make decisions about your own health based on the best possible information.
The following is an overview of programs and services offered by the health unit: