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Community Health Centres (CHCs)Community Health Centres (CHCs)<p style="text-align:justify;">Community Health Centres (CHCs) offer non-emergency health-care and health promotion programs to individuals, families, and people not covered by OHIP (the Ontario Health Insurance Plan). The staff includes doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, social workers, and other kinds of health providers. Community Health Centres often offer culturally-adapted programs for the needs of their communities. A Community Health Centre is a good choice for people without a health-care provider, newcomers to Canada, or people without Ontario health insurance.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Community Health Centres are also mandated to provide services to people residing in Ontario who do not have Ontario Health Insurance coverage and who are considered a priority population for the purposes of Community Health Centre services. This population faces a significant barrier to accessing appropriate primary care.</p><h4><em>The information listed below was provided by 211 Community Connection. </em></h4><table class="ms-rteTable-6" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-6"><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-6" colspan="2" style="width:50%;"><strong>Community Health Centres</strong> ​</th></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" style="width:235px;"><strong><a href="http://www.bchc.ca/" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Barrie Community Health Centre</font></a></strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" style="width:244px;">Eagle Ridge Professional Complex <br>490 Huronia Rd <br>Barrie, ON L4M 6M2<br>705-734-9690</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" style="width:235px;"><strong><a href="http://www.chigamik.ca/" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Centre de santé communautaire CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre</font></a></strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" style="width:244px;">845 King St, Unit 10 <br>Midland, ON L4R 0B7<br>705-527-4154<br><a href="mailto:admin@chigamik.ca" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">admin@chigamik.ca</font></a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" style="width:235px;"><strong><a href="http://www.southgeorgianbaychc.ca/" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre</font></a></strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" style="width:244px;">Ramblewood Medical Centre <br>14 Ramblewood Dr, Unit 202 <br>Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 0C4<br>705-422-1888<br><a href="mailto:jwalker@southgeorgianbaychc.ca" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">jwalker@southgeorgianbaychc.ca</font></a></td></tr></tbody></table><p>​</p>
Public Health UnitPublic Health Unit<h2>Public Health Unit</h2><p style="text-align:justify;">A Public Health Unit is a health agency that provides a wide range of programs and services carried out by specially qualified staff.  Health units focus on promoting and protecting community health, and preventing disease, disability, and injury.  They provide health promotion and prevention programs, and work with communities and individuals to ensure people live, work and play in healthy, safe and clean environments.</p><h2>Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit</h2><p style="text-align:justify;">The Simcoe Muskoka District 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. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The health unit also provides <a href="http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/HealthUnit/Services/HealthConnection.aspx" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Health Connection</font></a><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">,</span> a free confidential public health information and advice service for residents and visitors to Simcoe and Muskoka. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Health Connection links you to all health unit programs and services.  It can also link you to other community resources like parenting programs, car seat inspection clinics, or help you find the nearest walking trail.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Available by phone, <a href="http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/HealthUnit/Contact/HealthConnection.aspx" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">email</font></a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/simcoe.muskoka" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Facebook</font></a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/SMDhealthunit" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Twitter</font></a>, Health Connection is staffed by public health nurses and inspectors who can help you get the information and resources you need to keep you and your family healthy.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">If English is not your first language, or you have a family member who is more comfortable speaking in their mother tongue, Health Connection can help.  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.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">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. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">You can talk to a public health professional at Health Connection, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by calling 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520.</p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-6" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-6"><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-6" colspan="2" style="width:50%;"><strong>Public Health Unit</strong> ​</th></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" style="width:200px;"><strong><a href="http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/HealthUnit/Services/HealthConnection.aspx" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Health Connection</font></a></strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" style="width:300px;"><p><strong>Phone</strong>: 705-721-7520<br><strong>Toll-Free</strong>: 1-877-721-7520</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>​</p>
Community Care Access Centres (CCACs)Community Care Access Centres (CCACs)<h2>Community Care Access Centres (CCACs)</h2><p style="text-align:justify;">Community-based health care is available for people who need health-care assistance at home.  Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) co-ordinate services for individuals in their own community by  helping people to live independently at home, apply for medical services or to a long-term care home, or by providing information about community support services agencies in their local communities. Some of the home-care services provided by the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) include assistance with bathing and dressing, or professional services from a physiotherapist, nurse, or social worker.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Click here to learn more about Community Care Access Centres in Ontario:</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/contact/ccac/" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Government of Ontario: Community Care Access Centres</font></a></li><li><a href="http://www.ccac-ont.ca/" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">CCAC: Community Care Access Centre</font></a></li></ul><p> <em>The information listed below was provided by 211 Community Connection.</em></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-6" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-6"><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-6" colspan="2" style="width:50%;"><strong>Community Care Access Centres</strong> ​</th></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" style="width:235px;"><strong><a href="http://www.nsm.ccac-ont.ca/" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">North Simcoe Muskoka Community Care Access Centre, Barrie Office</font></a></strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6"><p>15 Sperling Dr, Suite 100 <br>Barrie, ON L4M 6K9</p><p>705-721-8010<br> 1-888-721-2222</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" style="width:235px;"><strong></strong><a href="http://www.central.ccac-ont.ca/" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Central Community Care Access Centre, Newmarket Office </font></a>(serving areas of southern Simcoe County)</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6"><p>1100 Gorham Street, Unit 1<br>Newmarket, ON, L3Y 8Y8</p><p>905-895-1240<br>1-888-470-2222<br><strong>TTY</strong>: 416-222-0876</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>​</p>