Community Resources

Windsor Regional Hospital – Metropolitan Campus

1995 Lens Avenue, Windsor, ON, N8W 1L9

(519) 254-5577

 

At this time, Windsor Regional Hospital does not do tours. There is a virtual tour available on their website.

Erie Shores Health Care (formerly Leamington District Memorial Hospital)

194 Talbot Street W, Leamington, ON N8H 1N8

(519) 326-2373

 

If you plan on delivering at Erie Shores Health Care (Leamington hospital), you can contact (519) 326-2373, Ext.4131 and arrange to do a tour of the Family Birthing Centre.

Community Resources

211 South-West Ontario Community Services Database


Updated database to search for available publicly funded services and programs – search by type of support needed and area you live in. Service categories include: basic needs legal services education health care financial support mental health substance use and more https://windsoressex.cioc.ca/




Prenatal Education


The Prenatal Education & Family Wellness Centre – Rhea Eady 1216 Garden Court Drive
Windsor ON, Canada
N8S 2S3
e-mail: info@thefamilywellnesscentre.com https://www.thefamilywellnesscentre.com/ Love The Bump – Justine Geberdt 5980 Tecumseh Rd East
Windsor, ON Email: justine@lovethebump.ca
519-551-0880 https://www.lovethebump.ca/ All Options Doula Services – Cassandra Windsor, ON Email: cassthedoula@gmail.com https://alloptionsdoula.ca/services Windsor-Essex Health Unit https://www.wechu.org/pregnancy-and-parenting https://www.wechu.org/classes-and-clinics/classes/prenatal-classes VON Windsor Essex 4520 Rhodes Dr, Suite 400
Windsor, ON N8W 5C2 CA
T: 519-254-4866 https://www.von.ca/en/service/prenatal-education City of Windsor – Connecting Families to the Community – Prenatal & Infant https://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/socialservices-/Childrens-Services/connecting-families-to-the-community/Pages/Prenatal-and-Infant.aspx




Doulas


Love The Bump – Justine Geberdt https://www.lovethebump.ca/doula-services.html Mother’s Helper – Diane Pepin http://www.mothers-helper.ca/index.html All Options Doula Services – Cassandra https://alloptionsdoula.ca/




Birth Tub Rental/Purchase


(Rental) Mother’s Helper – Diane Pepin http://www.mothers-helper.ca/BirthTubs.html Email: birthtub@mothers-helper.ca (Purchase) Birth Supplies Canada – search birth pool, you do not need to be a health care provider or ave an account to order https://www.midwiferysupplies.ca/




Pregnancy Termination Resources


Windsor Regional Hospital Pregnancy options counselling Phone: 519-985-2662 https://www.wrh.on.ca/AmbulatoryClinics Planned Parenthood https://www.plannedparenthood.org/ Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Sexual Health Clinic Windsor Phone: 519-258-2146 ext. 1200 Toll-free: 1-800-265-5822 Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Sexual Health Clinic Leamington Phone: 519-258-2146 ext. 1200 Toll-free: 1-800-265-5822 33 Princess St Leamington, ON https://www.eriestclairhealthline.ca/displayService.aspx?id=153914 Melo Clinic and Pregnancy Centre 24/7 Pregnancy Options Hotline Windsor Phone: 519-946-9966 https://pregnancycentre.net/ Melo Clinic and Pregnancy Centre 24/7 Pregnancy Options Hotline Leamington Phone: 519-326-0612 https://pregnancycentre.net/ 1005 Ouellette Ave Windsor, ON https://www.eriestclairhealthline.ca/displayService.aspx?id=153793




Grief, Pregnancy Loss, and Infant Loss Resources


Canadian Mental Health Association https://windsoressex.cmha.ca/programs-services/adult-bereavement/ Bereavement support in Windsor-Essex https://www.eriestclairhealthline.ca/listServices.aspx?id=10162®ion=WindsorEssex Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network https://pailnetwork.sunnybrook.ca/programs-for-parents/ Toll-Free: 888-303-7245 Families First Grief Resources https://www.familiesfirst.ca/grief-resources




Breastfeeding


Windsor & Essex County Breastfeeding Coalition – Diane Pepin http://breastfeedwindsor.org/index.html Windsor-Essex Health Unit Breastfeeding Clinic https://www.wechu.org/classes-and-clinics/classes/prenatal-classes




Family and Parenting Support


Ontario EarlyON Child and Family Centres email: EarlyON@citywindsor.ca https://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/socialservices-/Childrens-Services/EarlyON-Child-and-Family-Centres/Pages/EarlyON-Child-and-Family-Centres.aspx Windsor Ontario EarlyON Centres https://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/socialservices-/Childrens-Services/EarlyON-Child-and-Family-Centres/Pages/Windsor-Centre-Locations.aspx Essex County Ontario EarlyON Centres https://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/socialservices-/Childrens-Services/EarlyON-Child-and-Family-Centres/Pages/Essex-County-Centre-Locations.aspx Healthy Families Hotline – Windsor-Essex Health Unit https://www.wechu.org/pregnancy-and-parenting/healthy-families-hotline




Financial and Housing Support


ACCESS (County Community Support Services) – Housing and various other programs and services accessible in the county http://accesscounty.ca/ Basic Needs and Social Supports – Low-income, Financial Aid, Newcomer, Social Support https://www.eriestclairhealthline.ca/listCategories.aspx?id=10055 Ontario Government Social Assistance Programs https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/ OntarioWorks https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/ow/index.aspx Shelter for Homeless Women Welcome Centre Shelter for Women and Families (The) 263 Bridge Ave, Windsor, ON N9B 2M1 519-971-7595 www.welcomecentreshelter.com 12-bed shelter for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness




Intimate Partner Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence


Shelter Safe https://www.sheltersafe.ca/ email: info@endvaw.ca Online resource for women looking to find shelters and transition homes for themselves and their children * interactive maps allows users to find safety from abuse and violence by locating nearby shelters and transition homes quickly * an initiative of Women's Shelters Canada The Assaulted Women's Helpline http://www.awhl.org/ Crisis Line - Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Greater Toronto Area: 416-863-0511 Toll Free: 1-866-863-0511 TTY: 1-866-863-7868 #SAFE or #7233 on your mobile phone (Bell/Rogers/Fido/Telus) University of Western – Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children http://www.learningtoendabuse.ca/index.html A research centre committed to the development and application of knowledge for the prevention of violence against women and children through promoting innovation, collaboration and equality. Research priorities: healthy relationships, violence and its impact on health and well-being, gender inequality and its interactions with racism, ableism, homophobia, classism, ageism or other forms of social exclusion. Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres The Network strives to be a source of information and expertise about the health and forensic care of victims/survivors of violence. Our members work closely with health and legal professionals and other community partners providing research, education, and training in the prevention and care/treatment of sexual assault and domestic violence. https://www.sadvtreatmentcentres.ca/ Windsor Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence and Safekids Care Centre https://www.wrh.on.ca/SADVTC Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus T: 519-255-2234 1995 Lens Ave Windsor, ON N8W 1L9 Hiatus House 250 Louis Ave, Windsor, ON N9A 1W2 519-252-1143 1-800-265-5142 www.hiatushouse.com Supports for women experience issue of family violence, including emotional, physical, sexual, or financial abuse, and their children Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Essex County 1770 Langlois Ave, Windsor, ON N8X 4M5 519-253-3100 1-844-900-7222 saccwindsor.net Sexual-assault support centre * confidential support for women, men, and children who have experienced sexual assault or abuse or domestic violence * crisis intervention, counselling, and public education




Crisis Pregnancy – Financial, Housing, Safety Supports


Birthright of Windsor 1168 Drouillard Rd, Windsor, ON N8Y 2R1 519-252-3322 birthright.org/windsor Crisis pregnancy agency * confidential services and emotional supports for women experiencing an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy * supports include pregnancy tests and counselling, information about pregnancy options, housing assistance, and additional supports to help the woman carry the baby to term Melo Clinic and Pregnancy Centre – Windsor 1214 Ottawa St, Windsor, ON N9X 2E6 Office: 519-946-9967 Hotline: 519-946-9966 www.pregnancycentre.net Crisis pregnancy services and supports * free pregnancy tests * abortion and adoption counselling * parenting information Melo Clinic and Pregnancy Centre – Leamington Formerly Sunparlour and Pregnancy Centre 33 Princess St, Suite 212, Leamington, ON N8H 5C5 Office: 519-326-3821 Hotline: 519-326-0612 www.pregnancycentre.net Crisis pregnancy services and supports * free pregnancy tests * abortion and adoption counselling * parenting information Our Lady of Guadalupe Home of Windsor 591 Alexandrine St, Windsor, ON N8X 3B8 519-962-4861 www.ologhome.com Non-profit organization offering residential support for pregnant women and new mothers in crisis and their new babies for up to one year




Health Services


Health Services in Windsor-Essex – General https://www.eriestclairhealthline.ca//index.aspx?region=WindsorEssex Health Care in Ontario https://www.ontario.ca/page/health-care-ontario In Ontario, call Telehealth Ontario toll free at 1-866-797-0000 You can contact Telehealth Ontario when you have health-related questions or concerns about: illness or injury that may need medical care illnesses that don’t go away or keep coming back support available to help you quit smoking food and healthy eating (you will be connected to a registered dietitian) teen health and issues depression, suicide or other mental health concerns breastfeeding refugee health supports medical assistance in dying supports Find a family doctor in Ontario https://www.ontario.ca/page/find-family-doctor-or-nurse-practitioner Windsor-Essex County Health Unit – Health Topics A-Z https://www.wechu.org/a-zhealth




OHIP Covered Physiotherapy


Uptown Physiotherapy Clinic 960 Tecumseh Road East Windsor N8X 2S6 T: 519-252-2752 email: wardlesphys@gmail.com Windsor Physiotherapy Services 13278 Tecumseh Road East, Suite 200 Tecumseh N8N 3T6 T: 519-735-2152 email: tecumseh@advancedrehab.ca Advanced Rehabilitation Centres Inc. 202-2425 Tecumseh Road East Windsor, N8W 1E6 T: 519-254-2222 email: billing@advancedrehab.ca Grossi Physiotherapy 204 Talbot Street West Leamington N8H 1P1 T: 519-322-5588 email: info@grossiphysiotherapy.com Renew Physiotherapy 249 Sherk Street Leamington, N8H 4X7 T: 519-324-9233 email: cat@renewphysiotherapy.ca




Mental Health


Windsor-Essex Mental Health Services https://www.eriestclairhealthline.ca/listServicesDetailed.aspx?id=10237®ion=WindsorEssex https://www.eriestclairhealthline.ca/listServices.aspx?id=10644 Windsor-Essex Health Unit – Mental Health Services https://www.wechu.org/mental-health/programs-and-services Mental Health Connections (Windsor and Leamington)
370 Erie Street East
Windsor, Ontario N9A 3X3 T: (519) 256-4854 https://mentalhealthconnections.ca/ Windsor Regional Hospital Mental Health https://www.wrh.on.ca/MentalHealth Mental Health Unit Manager: 519-254-5577, ext.33790 Program Director: Jonathan Foster
Jonathan.Foster@wrh.on.ca Community Crisis Centre within the Transitional Stability Centre (TSC) building Walk-in and telephone emergent and non-emergent mental health services/support 736-744 Ouellette Ave. 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 7 days/week Phone/24 hour Crisis Telephone Line: 519.973.4435 https://www.hdgh.org/crisis https://www.hdgh.org/transitionalstabilitycentre Canadian Mental Health Association – Windsor-Essex https://windsoressex.cmha.ca/ Family Services Windsor-Essex https://fswe.ca/ Counselling and other social support services Find Counselling in Windsor-Essex https://www.eriestclairhealthline.ca/listServicesDetailed.aspx?id=10232®ion=WindsorEssex




Hospital Resources/Information


Windsor Regional Hospital
1995 Lens Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N8W 1L9
Directions to the hospital and parking information https://www.wrh.on.ca/GettingHereMetCampus Maternal Newborn Program https://www.wrh.on.ca/MaternalNewborn Family Birthing Centre Resources, Information, Tour https://www.wrh.on.ca/MaternalNewborn#RESOURCESANDINFORMATION
Patient Representative – Contact with any concerns or feedback regarding your https://www.wrh.on.ca/PatientRepresentative




Smoking Cessation


Windsor-Essex County Health Unit – Smoking & Vaping Information on community and online resources for quitting smoking, as well as information about smoking and health. https://www.wechu.org/smoking-and-vaping/quit-smoking





Online Resources

Pre-pregnancy, Reproductive and Sexual Health


Health Before Pregnancy (for men & women) http://www.healthbeforepregnancy.ca/ SOGC – Contraception Planning Ontario https://www.itsaplan.ca/ SOGC – Information on the Menstrual Cycle https://www.yourperiod.ca/ SOGC – Sexual and Reproductive Health (including information and resources on STIs) https://www.sexandu.ca/




Prenatal Education and General Resources


GENERAL RESOURCES: Omama A website and a mobile application (app) that connects you to trusted, evidence-informed pregnancy, birth, and early parenting information focusing on resources in Ontario, Canada. http://www.omama.com/en/index.asp KEY messages for Ontario prenatal education https://www.ontarioprenataleducation.ca/ Spinning Babies Evidence-based site that includes information and videos on fetal positioning and turning breech babies, as well as other information on pregnancy, labour, and birth. https://spinningbabies.com/ Association of Ontario Midwives – Client Handouts on various topics: iron deficieny, pregnancy beyond 40, postpartum hemorrhage, newborn behaviour prelabour rupture of membranes, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (high blood pressure), jaundice, phototherapy, vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) & when pregnancy goes past your due date. https://www.ontariomidwives.ca/client-handouts Best Start – Information and handouts on many different topics Topics include: abuse, alcohol, breastfeeding, caring for a baby, caring for young children, health before pregnancy, health and nutrition during pregnancy, mental health, poverty, teen pregnancy, smoking, and more https://resources.beststart.org/ https://resources.beststart.org/for-parents/ SOGC – Pregnancy Info https://www.pregnancyinfo.ca/ Prenatal Eductional class pre-recorded: Maternity Care Midwives Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQxlSOrlkzk8-qbErtA7sig VON ERIE ST CLAIR PRENATAL PROGRAM SERVING WINDSOR, CHATHAM & SARNIA https://vonwindsorprenatalblog.wordpress.com Windsor Essex Public Health Prenatal Classes https://www.wechu.org/classes-and-clinics/classes/prenatal-classes#:~:text=Our%20free%2C%202-hour%20prenatal,519-258-2146%20ext.




Prenatal Screening and Genetic Testing


Prenatal Screening Ontario – find information on the prenatal genetic screening and diagnostic options. https://prenatalscreeningontario.ca/en/pso/index.aspx Genetics Education Canada – Guide to understanding prenatal screening Scroll down the page and select prenatal guide for patients. Or, view the information in sections at the bottom of the page. https://geneticseducation.ca/public-resources/prenatal-and-preconception-genetics/guide-to-understanding-prenatal-screening-tests/ Genetics Education Canada – Knowledge Organization https://geneticseducation.ca/




Parenting


Canadian Pediatric Society – Caring for Kids – Information for Parents Topics include: Pregnancy & Babies Safety Learning Immunizations Illness Behaviour and parenting Healthy bodies – nutrition and lifestyle https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/ Mount Sinai Parenting Centre Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7aKhPwmkYwBVz61tsBJ4Aw/videos




Smoking in Pregnancy and Smoking Cessation


Smokefree.gov smoking cessation website with information, advice and resources (including apps if you think that may be helpful) https://women.smokefree.gov/pregnancy-motherhood/quitting-while-pregnant/quit-for-two https://women.smokefree.gov/pregnancy-motherhood/smokefree-motherhood/stay-smokefree-after-baby https://women.smokefree.gov/quit-smoking/how-to-quit https://women.smokefree.gov/tools-tips/apps https://women.smokefree.gov/your-relationships/build-your-smokefree-team Link to a list of smoking cessation resources (online, telephone, and print), some specific for pregnant women and new mothers and some general resources https://www.nicotinedependenceclinic.com/en Smoker's Helpline - Canadian Cancer Society https://www.smokershelpline.ca/ On the road to quitting - Guide to becoming a non-smoker (Health Canada) https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/publications/healthy-living/road-quitting-guide-becoming-non-smoker.html Pregnets https://www.nicotinedependenceclinic.com/en/pregnets CAN-ADAPT https://www.nicotinedependenceclinic.com/English/CANADAPTT/Pages/Home.aspx STOP program https://www.nicotinedependenceclinic.com/English/stop/Pages/Home.aspx Smoking cessation website https://breakitoff.ca/




COVID-19


College of Midwives of Ontario FAQ for Clients https://www.cmo.on.ca/covid-19-frequently-asked-questions-for-clients/
Evidence-Based Birth COVID-19 resource page https://evidencebasedbirth.com/covid19/




Drugs/Medications


MotherToBaby Source of evidence-based information on the safety of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. https://mothertobaby.org/




Grief, Pregnancy Loss, and Infant Loss


Online support and resource for information on grieving. https://refugeingrief.com/ International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies https://istss.org/public-resources/public-education-pamphlets.aspx Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network https://pailnetwork.sunnybrook.ca/ Toll-Free: 888-303-7245 Bereaved Families Ontario https://bereavedfamilies.net/ Calgary based pregnancy and infant loss support centre Hotline you can call from anywhere https://www.pregnancyinfantlosssupportcentre.com/hotline




Mental Health and Addiction Services


ConnexOntario https://www.connexontario.ca/ Helpline: 1-866-531-2600 ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness and/or gambling. They are funded by the Government of Ontario. The system navigation and information service is live-answer 24/7, confidential, and free. ConnexOntario maintains a centralized, up-to-date, and accurate database of detailed drug, alcohol, problem gambling, and mental health treatment service information. This information includes: where the service is located how to access the service how long the wait to access the service may be
Canadian Mental Health Association – Mental Health Meter quiz https://cmha.ca/mental-health-meter Crisis Services Canada https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/ Call 1.833.456.4566 Text 45645 Wellness and Emotional Support for Youth Online https://wesforyouthonline.ca/ Ages 13-24 Big White Wall https://www.bigwhitewall.com/?lang=en-ca Online mental health and wellbeing service Anxiety Canada https://www.anxietycanada.com/ Bounceback Ontario – free mental health programs https://bouncebackontario.ca/




Alcohol


FASD Ontario https://www.fasdinfotsaf.ca/en/ Source of accurate, up-to-date information on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiciton https://www.ccsa.ca/ Alcohol Help Centre http://camh.alcoholhelpcenter.net/default.aspx




Breech Babies


Moxibustion for turning breech babies https://www.pregnancy.com.au/moxibustion-breech-presentation/ Spinning Babies – Information on Breech Position https://spinningbabies.com/learn-more/baby-positions/breech/




Diet and Nutrition


Canada Public Health – Information on Health in Pregnancy – Nutrition, Food Safety, and Depression https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/pregnancy.html Dietitians of Canada – Pregnancy Nutrition information https://www.unlockfood.ca/en/Articles/Pregnancy/ Dietitians of Canada – Infant Feeding Information https://www.unlockfood.ca/en/Articles/Infant-Feeding/ Canada Food Guide https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/




Circumcision


Canadian Paediatric Society's position statement on circumcision.
https://www.cps.ca/en/documents/position/circumcision
Health Link BC Circumcision Q&A https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/hw142449 Prenatal Education & Family Wellness Centre – Infant Circumcision https://www.thefamilywellnesscentre.com/circumcision.html
CIRP – Circumcision Information and Resources A comprehensive, well-cited website with information and resources related to circumcision.
http://www.cirp.org/ Care of the Uncircumcised Penis http://www.cirp.org/pages/parents/peron1/ https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/bathing-skin-care/Pages/Care-for-an-Uncircumcised-Penis.aspx




LGBT2SQ Health


Rainbow Health Ontario – Find service providers and access resources and information on LGBT2SQ health https://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca/ Montreal-based website that provides resources for supporting and affirming gender creative kids within their families, schools and communities. https://gendercreativekids.ca/




Non-OHIP


Apply for OHIP https://www.ontario.ca/page/apply-ohip-and-get-health-card Association of Midwives of Ontario – Uninsured Clients https://www.ontariomidwives.ca/uninsured-clients




Cannabis


Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Information on cannabis use including information for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers https://www.wechu.org/your-health/cannabis-your-questions-answered CBD Clinicals Information on research that has been done regarding CBD oil during pregnancy and breastfeeding https://cbdclinicals.com/category/cbd-for-pregnancy/





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