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Access Care

We strive to support a cohesive healthcare system where individuals can readily access the healthcare resources they need, promoting a healthier and more resilient community.

All of the healthcare services below are accessible to individuals residing in Central Region North, including Simcoe County, Muskoka, and the Parry Sound region. Note, due to limited options available within our region, we have included abortion care options past 12 weeks gestation outside of our region.
 

ABORTION CARE

Patient Pathways

Medication & Surgical Abortion Care in Muskoka: Patient Pathway

If you are seeking an abortion, you have options. This patient pathway provides information on available resources and options for abortion care in the Muskoka region. Follow the pathway prompts to find options that may be right for you. 

 

Abortion care within the region (Simcoe County and Muskoka)

Bracebridge Family Doctors (on Hiram St)

Medication termination less than 70 days since your last period. *Call 705-645-2223 ext 3 or email archdekin@ccfht.ca.

Georgian Bay Women's Clinic
Medication termination up to 10 weeks.

Huntsville Maternity Care Clinic

Medication termination less than 70 days since your last period. *Call 705-789-2355.

Lakeside Women's Clinic
Medication termination up to 10 weeks.

North Muskoka Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

Medication termination less than 70 days since your last period. *Call 705-224-6752 or email info@northmuskokanplc.com.


Queenan Family Medicine & Maternity Care
Medication termination up to 10 weeks (provider referral or self-referral).

Waves Family Medicine
Medication termination up to 10 weeks (provider referral or self-referral).

Outside the region (for pregnancies past 13 weeks)

Bay Centre: Sexual Health

Aspiration abortion up to 8 weeks with local aesthetic. Up to 25 weeks with general aesthetic.

Bloor West Village Women's Clinic

Aspiration or surgical up to 19+6 weeks (partly funded, fees may be waived due to financial burden).

Brampton Women's Clinic

Aspiration or surgical abortion up to 18 weeks (partly funded).

Cabbagetown Women's Clinic

Aspiration abortion up to 23 weeks, 7 days after last menstrual period.

Choice in Health Clinic

Aspiration or surgical abortion up to 16 weeks. Free interpretation services.

Pregnancy Options Program / Abortion Clinic (London Health Sciences - Victoria Hospital)

Aspiration or surgical abortion up to 24 weeks.

Mississauga Women's Clinic

Aspiration or surgical abortion up to 16+6 weeks.

Morgentaler Clinic (Toronto)

Aspiration or surgical abortion up to 19+5 weeks.

Termination of Pregnancy Clinic (Hamilton Health Sciences Hospital)

Aspiration or surgical abortion up to 16 weeks.

Women's Care Clinic

Aspiration or surgical abortion up to 20 weeks (partly funded).

CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING (PAP TEST)
Click here to learn about who needs a Pap Test.

Georgian Bay Women's Clinic
PAP Tests are open to anyone in the North Simcoe community. Self-referral and book online.

Huronia Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic
Provides up to two pap appointments per month for individuals without a primary care provider or individuals who don't feel comfortable having their primary care provider perform them. Self-referral and call to book.

Lakeside Women's Clinic
Open to anyone in the community (with or without a primary care provider). If patient is rostered with the Barrie Family Health Team, the clinic will require a referral form from the BFHT. Self-referral and call to book.

Well Women's Clinic: Stevenson Memorial Hospital
This clinic runs every Thursday and is open to anyone in the community. Self-referral and call to book.

CONTRACEPTION

Georgian Bay Women's Clinic
Provides information and counselling for all methods of pregnancy prevention.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
Sexual Health clinics offer a safe place to talk confidentially with a Public Health Nurse about all forms of contraception. Provides birth control, and free condoms and lube.

CHILD AND YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

ConnexOntario (24 hour access)
ConnexOntario provides service information for people experiencing problems with gambling, drugs, alcohol, or mental health. Helpful, supportive system navigation specialists answer all calls, emails or web chat requests 24/7.

Kids Help Phone

Provides a crisis phone line and texting service, where you can chat with a trained crisis responder for support any time, about anything. The phone and texting service are free and available across Canada 24/7. For the texting service, you don't need a data plan, Internet connection or an app to us it.

Youth Wellness Hub
The North Simcoe Youth Wellness Hub offers a wide range of services to youth age 12-25. Services are offered both in-person and virtually, are easy to access, and are offered with little to no wait times.

 

EATING DISORDERS

Simcoe Muskoka Regional Eating Disorder Program
The SMREDP provides evidence-based outpatient eating disorder treatment to children, adolescents and young adults under the age of 25 within Barrie, Orillia and surrounding areas of Simcoe County.

PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

Life With A Baby
Provides a wide range of programs and events to cover all stages of parenthood and the challenges that come with it. They also offer two types of no-cost mental health counselling, group therapy with a peer led "HOPE groups", and individual counselling with counselling students. 

Perinatal Wellbeing Ontario
Provides help to people living with a perinatal mood and/or anxiety disorder, connect to supports through a support planning specialist, as soon as possible that are either low-cost or free. The offer a Virtual Drop-in Peer Support Group for pregnant people and parents seeking peer support in a group setting. They also offer individual therapy sessions that are on a pay-what-you-can basis.

PREGNANCY OR INFANT LOSS AND COMPLICATIONS

Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network
Provides free group and individual peer-support services to families across Ontario who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. Support programs are led by trained volunteers who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss first-hand.
 

SERVICES IN FRENCH

Colibri
Provides counselling, support, transitional and housing support, and family court support to Francophone women (16 years and up) who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence and/or sexual assault in Simcoe County.

Fem'aide
A provincial telephone helpline for Francophone women dealing with violence. Callers to the helpline can expect that Fem’aide workers will listen, provide support and help you create a safety plan.

French Language System Navigator
The Chigamik French Language System (FLS) Navigator can help you access the services of French-speaking health and community professionals offered in North Simcoe Muskoka, for example health, food, financial, housing, education, employment, mental health, and more.

La Clé

La Clé is a non-profit organization offering multiple services to Francophones and Francophiles in Simcoe County. They provide childcare services, support services to children and youth, summer camps, bilingual employment services, cultural programming and more!
 

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