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Pregnancy, Before and After

South Simcoe Help and Support

SMDHU and other community agencies may be limited in their ability to provide in person service delivery. Please check with each agency to determine which services are currently being offered and how best to access their services.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has developed a list of community services for your information. It does not represent a complete listing of all available services. It is not intended as an endorsement of any individual or service. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit does not assume responsibility for services provided by other organizations or service providers.

Agency/Service Contact Information Description of Service
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: Prenatal Classes

1-877-721-7520

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org

Online prenatal classes.
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.
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre: Online Prenatal Classes / Online Tours  705-728-9090 ext. 47160

https://info.markhamprenatal.com/rvh/

 

 

Online prenatal classes. Online virtual tours.
Southlake Regional Health Centre: Online Prenatal Classes / Online Tours

www.southlakeregional.org

Online prenatal classes. Online virtual tours.
Stevenson Memorial Hospital: Online Tours  705-435-6281 ext 2235

www.stevensonhospital.ca

Online virtual tours. 

Contact your family doctor/nurse practioner or midwife for regular prenatal care.  If you do not have one, please see the supports below.

Agency/Service Contact Information Description of Service
Alliston Midwives:

Caring Hands Midwifery Services

705-435-2406

www.allistonmidwives.ca

Health care for pregnant women and their babies during the first six weeks after baby, including breastfeeding support.
Barrie & Community Family Health Team: 

Prenatal & Well Baby Clinic        

705-721-0370 ext. 4 

www.barriefht.ca

Health care for pregnant women and their babies without a family doctor.
Barrie Midwives      705-727-7660

www.barriemidwives.com

Health care for pregnant women and their babies during the first six weeks after baby, including breastfeeding support.
Health Care Connect  811

www.health.gov.on.ca

Help to find a family doctor or nurse practitioner. Services available by phone or online.

Midwives of York Region

905-713-0022

www.midwivesofyorkregion.com

Health care for pregnant women and their babies during the first six weeks after baby, including breastfeeding support.
Southlake Regional Health Centre:

Prenatal Assessment Clinic

905-895-4521 ext. 2724

www.southlakeregional.org

For patients who do not have a family physician; followed by the Obstetrician on-call and a Registered Nurse until the transfer of care to an assigned obstetrician at 16 -18 weeks of pregnancy; also offers all prenatal screening and referral to any other identified service.

Southlake Regional Health Centre: Labour and Delivery Hotline

905-895-4521, ext. 2225

www.southlakeregional.org

24 hours, 7 days a week. Speak with a registered nurse to discuss concerns and provide information. 
Southlake Regional Health Centre: Pregnancy Support Hotline 905-895-4521, ext. 2225

www.southlakeregional.org

 24 hours, 7 days a week. Speak with a registered nurse to discuss concerns and provide information. 
Stevenson Memorial Hospital:

Prenatal Clinic

705-435-3377 ext. 2346

www.smhosp.on.ca

Health care for pregnant women without a family doctor, or whose family doctors do not provide prenatal health care.
Health Connect Ontario

 

811

www.ontario.ca

Free, confidential telephone service to get health advice or general health information from a registered nurse. 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Agency/Service Contact Information Description of Service
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program

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: Sexual Health

1-877-721-7520

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org

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

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.
Bradford Immigrant and Community Services

905-775-3343

www.bradfordimmigrant.ca

 Interpretation and translation services, English language training programs, integration programs, school readiness programs  as well as information, referral, advocacy and assistance.
Canadian Mental Health Association Simcoe County

1-888-893-8333

www.cmhastarttalking.ca

Full care system for those with addictions and mental health issues in Simcoe County /Muskoka District. Services available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Call to speak with a professionally trained mental health and addictions counselor.
Canadian Mental Health Association Simcoe County: Umbrellas Treatment Program

705-726-5033

www.cmhastarttalking.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. 
Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program: MotherCare Simcoe County

1 877-803-3227 Ext 2236

https://www.facebook.com/simcoecountycapc

Provides support to pregnant women with low income or receiving social assistance.
County of Simcoe

1-800-263-3199

www.simcoe.ca



Children Services, Community and Social Services, Ontario Works and Housing information/support.
Ended Beginnings

705-725-1140

www.hospicesimcoe.ca

Supports different forms of pregnancy and infant loss through bereavement groups, workshops and one to one peer support.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network 1-888-303-7245           

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.
Health Connect Ontario 811

www.ontario.ca

Free, confidential telephone service to get health advice or general health information from a registered nurse. 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Walk-In Counselling Clinic

1-888-726-2503

www.cfssc.ca

Provides free single session counselling on a drop in basis and quick access to support for individuals, couples and families. No pre-registration is required.

Agency/Service Contact Information Description of Service
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: Online Breastfeeding Group http://smdhu.org/obgSMDHU Online Breastfeeding Support Group. Registration required.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: Health Connection

1-877-721-7520

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org

Free, confidential health information and advice at your fingertips. Breastfeeding telephone support provided by a Health Connection Nurse Monday to Friday 8:30am- 4:30pm.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program

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.

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.
Alliston Midwives:

Caring Hands Midwifery Services

705-435-2406

www.allistonmidwives.ca

Midwifery practice clients only.

Health care for pregnant women and their babies during the first six weeks after baby, including breastfeeding support.
Alliston Family Health Team - Breastfeeding Program

705-435-8887

https://allistonfht.ca/programs/

This service is available to patients that are part of the Alliston Family Health Team. Provide breastfeeding support to women and their partners. Health education and promotion to support health growth and development of infants.
Barrie & Community Family Health Team:

Breastfeeding Services

705-721-0370 Option #4 

www.barriefht.ca

Individual breastfeeding appointment with a Lactation Consultant. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday. Can self-refer. Accepts non-members. 370 Bayview Drive, 3rd Floor, Barrie, ON  L4N 7L3
Barrie Midwives 705-727-7660

www.barriemidwives.com

Midwifery practice clients only.

Health care for pregnant women and their babies during the first six weeks after baby, including breastfeeding support.
International Breastfeeding Centre ($)     www.nbci.ca Online breastfeeding information, answers breastfeeding questions by email and individual appointments at the clinic for a fee.
La Leche League

www.lllc.ca

Experienced mother-to-mother breastfeeding information, support and encouragement through trained volunteer leaders. Services by phone consultations or monthly group meetings.

Midwives of York Region

905-713-0022

www.midwivesofyorkregion.com

Midwifery practice clients only.

Health care for pregnant women and their babies during the first six weeks after baby, including breastfeeding support.
Health Connect Ontario 811

www.ontario.ca

Free, confidential telephone service to get health advice or general health information from a registered nurse or nutrition advice or information from a registered dietitian. 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Southlake Academic Family Health Team – Bradford Branch: Breastfeeding Services

905-775-8782

https://www.southlakefht.ca/breastfeeding-services

 

This service is available to patients that are part of the Southlake Academic Family Health Team. Currently offering breastfeeding support via phone appointment with a nurse, one day/week (Tuesday). Currently no in-person appointments. Offers prenatal consultation and postpartum breastfeeding assessment.
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