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Primary Care Resources

Patient Resources

Aboriginal Services

Resources for Family and Friends



Primary Care Resources

  • CAMH Addiction Clinical Consultation Service 1-888-720-2227
    • Designed for physicians, counselors, pharmacists and nurses in Ontario, the service provides advice on drug interactions, counseling and medical complications
  • Inquire if your patient has access to a Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 211
    • Community ConnectionCan be accessed by phone and website .
    • Often individuals experiencing addictions have multiple needs. 
    • Visit 211 to access local information regarding community, social, health and government services.
    • Free, anonymous and confidential. Service is multilingual.


Patient Resources


  • Mental Health Crisis Services CMHA
    • Simcoe County 705-728-5044
    • Muskoka and area 1-888-893-8333
      • Services offered:
        - 24 hour crisis line for Simcoe County and Muskoka area
        - Mobile response available in Barrie from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
        - Crisis response for children and adolescents 16 years and under can be arranged through Crisis Services/youth crisis workers
        - 5 non-medical crisis beds in Barrie for brief stays, available to people 16 years of age or older
        - Follow-up support upon discharge.
  • ConnexOntario
    • Drug and Alcohol Helpline 1-800-565-8603; 
      - Information and referral to alcohol and drug treatment services in Ontario.
    • Mental Health Helpline 1-866-531-2600;
      Comprehensive information about mental health services.
    • The Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline 1-888-230-3505;
      - Information and referral service with interpretation available.
  • About Alcoholics Anonymous
    • Find an AA meeting
    • Online options available
  • Barrie AA Intergroup 705-725-8682
    • Meetings for Barrie, Base Bordon, Stroud and Tottenham.
  • Eastern Georgian Bay District 7 Area 86
    • Bracebridge: 705-646-2491
    • Midland: 705-526-3305
    • Orillia: 705-325-6385
      - Meeting for Bala, Beaverton, Bracebridge, Coldwater, Elmvale, Gravenhurst, Midland, Milford Bay, Orillia, Penetanguishene, Port Carling, Port McNichol, Rama Reserve, Victoria Harbour, Washago.
  • AA Huntsville/Parry Sound District 17
    • Huntsville: 705-789-8992
    • Parry Sound: 705-746-2464 

Assessment and Community Treatment

  • Addiction Outreach Muskoka Parry Sound 1-800-668-1856
    • Offices in Bracebridge, Huntsville and Gravenhurst
    • Assessment, community treatment, case management - substance abuse and problem gambling, awareness.
  • Mental Health and Addiction Services of Simcoe County 1-800-263-5060
    • Formerly Simcoe Outreach Services - new name as of December 2010
    • Offices in Barrie, Midland, Orillia, Collingwood and Alliston.
    • Assessment, referral and counseling in Simcoe County regarding alcohol, drugs or gambling.
    • Programs include: gambling, youth, adult, court diversion, methadone, community withdrawal management, significant others and programs for pregnant women/new mothers.


Withdrawl Management

  • Royal Victoria Hospital Community Care Centre, Barrie 705-728-4226
    • Safe and supportive for detoxification.
    • Assessment, referral, motivation


Residential Treatment

  • Simcoe County Muskoka Parry Sound Recover Homes (SCMPS Recovery Homes) Orillia 705-325-3566
    • Long-term program for treatment and rehabilitation.
    • Blended treatment model including bio-psychosocial, cognitive-behavioural and 12-Step. 
    • Three phase program: orientation, intensive, prevention/after-care.
  • Georgianwood Concurrent Disorders Program - Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene 1-877-341-4729
    • 3-month (flexible) residential program for concurrent disorders (substance use disorder and another mental illness).
    • Cognitive-behavioural therapy for depression and anxiety disorders; skills training, psycho-education, relapse prevention skills, self-help, coping skills.
    • Program for concurrent post-traumatic stress disorder, yoga, spirituality, stress management, employment group and problem gambling.


Counselling and Case Management

  • Concurrent Disorders Program: Muskoka Parry Sound Community Mental Health & Addiction Outreach 1-800-668-1856
    • Treatments: bio-psychosocial, therapeutic community milieu therapy, stages of change, harm reduction, multidisciplinary, motivational, and cognitive/behavioural.
    • Counseling and education sessions for those affected by someone else's substance abuse.
  • CONNECT Counselling Services - Canadian Hearing Society 705-737-4911 or TTY 705-737-3190
    • Offices in Barrie and Bracebridge
    • Mental health, wellness and addiction services for the deaf, hard-of-hearing and families.
    • Support, education, advocacy and counseling.
    • Assessment, treatment and referral.


Inpatient Treatment

  • Mental Health Centre, Penetanguishene (MHCP) 705-549-3181
    • Inpatient admission and assessment.
    • Acute care and long term care for people with serious mental illness. 
    • Including geriatric, dually diagnosed, concurrent disorder, forensic services and long term complex rehabilitation services.
  • Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital - Mental Health & Addiction Program 705-325-2201 ext. 6337
    • In-patient treatment for acutely mentally ill adults.
    • Multi-disciplinary team.
    • Pharmacotherapy, group therapy and individualized daily assessments.
    • Available to residents of Muskoka and the North East portion of Simcoe County.  


Aboriginal Services

  • Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre Midland 705-526-5589
    • Intake, assessment, community treatment of alcohol/other drug issues for urban and transient Native people of the Georgian Bay region.
  • Chippewas of Rama Addictions Program , Rama 705-325-3611 ext. 1423
    • Gga wiidookaadmin (let's all help each other) incorporates the circle model.
    • All decisions are made by consensus.
    • All views are valued and all ideas are respected. 
    • Talking Circle model for healing and growth.
  • Enaahtig Healing Lodge & Learning Centre 705-534-3724
    • Residential and non-residential traditional healing programs integrated with contemporary skills and practices. 
    • Screening and assessment, care planning, counseling, case management, family consultation for families affected by mental health challenges and concurrent disorders.
  • B'saanibamaadsiwin - Muskoka Parry Sound Community Mental Health Service 705-746-2512
    • Culturally relevant and community-specific mental health services to the First Nations communities of Parry Sound and Muskoka.
    • Assessment and referral, crisis counseling, community development and consultation.  


Resources for Family and Friends

  • Family Mental Health Initiative of Simcoe County 705-725-0363 or 1-800-324-3252
    • Fax: 705-725-5496;
    • 151 Essa Road, Suite 202, Barrie, ON L4N 3L2
  • 211
    • Community ConnectionCan be accessed by phone and website .
    • Often individuals experiencing addictions have multiple needs. 
    • Visit 211 to access local information regarding community, social, health and government services.
    • Free, anonymous and confidential. Service is multilingual.
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