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Season’s Greetings from the North Simcoe Ontario Health Team

As the holiday season approaches and the year comes to an end, we reflect on the journey we've undertaken together as the North Simcoe Ontario Health Team (NSOHT) and look forward to the opportunities that the coming year holds. It has been a year of collaboration and shared commitment to improving the healthcare delivery and coordination of care and services for patients, families, caregivers, and healthcare providers living in North Simcoe.


Throughout the year, the NSOHT, alongside our partners, has worked on various initiatives such as online appointment booking, eReferrals, navigation services, and more, that will support the future of our local health services into the coming year and beyond.


In the spirit of collaboration and unity, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to our partners, healthcare providers and community for their ongoing support. Together, we are shaping a healthier and brighter future for North Simcoe.


From all of us at the North Simcoe Ontario Health Team, we wish you a wonderful holiday season filled with good health and happiness!

The NSOHT 2023-2025 Strategic Plan

Advancing Healthcare Excellence in North Simcoe

As we embark on this transformative journey, we invite our community to stay engaged, share feedback, and continue to be active participants in the ongoing evolution of healthcare in our community. Visit us online to learn more about our priorities and initiatives and how you can get involved!

North Simcoe Care Clinic is Now Open

Clinic focused on treating cold, flu, and respiratory illnesses

The clinic provides assessment, testing, and treatment, by appointment, for individuals experiencing symptoms of cold, flu, or other respiratory issues.


Consider visiting the Care Clinic if:

  • You are experiencing symptoms like cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, or sinus congestion.

  • Your symptoms, or those of your child, are worsening or not improving, and you believe medical care is necessary.

  • You do not have a primary care provider or cannot access them in a timely manner.


Patients are encouraged to visit their primary care provider first if they are unwell and in need of medical care. The North Simcoe Care Clinic does not accept walk-ins. Only individuals displaying symptoms of cold, flu, or other respiratory conditions will be scheduled for an appointment. To book an appointment, please visit the NSFHT website or call 705-526-7804 ext. 253.

Additionally, individuals may also consider the following healthcare options:

  • Health811 - For advice from a nurse, available 24/7 by calling 811 or by online chat at Ontario.ca/health811.

  • Health Care Connect - Assisting Ontarians without a family health care provider in finding one.

  • Central Region Virtual Urgent Care Clinic – Providing free virtual appointments with a nurse practitioner for anyone living in Central Ontario (including North Simcoe).

  • RocketDoctor – A partnership with Georgian Bay General Hospital that offers free, virtual appointments with a doctor.

  • Local pharmacies - for support with common ailments.


If you require emergency care, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency department.

COMING SOON!

North Simcoe Navigation Phone Line

Supporting our community with accessible healthcare navigation

Support during the holidays

We know that during the holiday season many families face a huge economic burden, and stress related to food insecurity can get in the way of enjoying the holiday season. These financial burdens have ripple effects on what families can afford to eat, and can influence both immediate and long term health. If you, or someone you know, are struggling with food security issues, there are community resources available.


Several organizations will be offering meals and toys for individuals and families who are in need of support. For a full list of resources available in North Simcoe, please call 2-1-1 or visit their website.

Visit 211 for a list of resources

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6, 1989 Virtual Memorial (2020): Remember, Reflect, Respond

In Canada and around the world, women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ individuals face unacceptable violence and discrimination. One in three women will experience sexual violence in their lifetime, with women being three times more likely to experience stalking and three-and-a-half times more likely to be a victim of intimate partner violence than men. The risk of experiencing violence is higher for women who are Indigenous, racialized or newcomers, as well as women with disabilities.


Annually on December 6, we observe the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women to honour the 14 young women tragically murdered at Polytechnique Montréal in 1989. This day is a poignant reminder of those who have suffered gender-based violence and those we have lost to it. It is also a call to action. Achieving a Canada free from gender-based violence requires everyone living in this country to educate themselves, their families and communities on gender-based violence. Centering the voices of survivors in our actions and actively opposing harmful behaviours are crucial steps. Learn more about gender-based violence services in Ontario here.


Support in North Simcoe

If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, there are resources and supports available. Visit Ontario.ca/safe for helplines, shelters, and information on creating a secure path forward. For local support, call the North Simcoe 24/7 Crisis Line at 1-800-461-1750 or visit La Maison Rosewood Shelter in Midland that provides support to abused and homeless women and their children.

Maison Rosewood Shelter

Safe Strides Event Highlights Fall Prevention and Community Support

The community-focused initiative aimed at increasing awareness about falls prevention, offered a wealth of resources, guest speakers and expert advice to promote safety and activity while empowering participants to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.


Attendees had the opportunity to undergo falls risk assessments to evaluate individual risk factors, and received personalized results. These results can serve as a basis for further discussions with their healthcare providers or when considering community support options.


Community Support and Education
Our community offers resources, support, and educational programs to empower individuals to take charge of their bone health. For information about Osteoporosis, Fracture Prevention and community resources, please contact Monica Menecola, Regional Integration Lead for Simcoe County and Muskoka at mmenecola@osteoporosis.ca or 1-800-463-6842 ext. 2319

Learn about the signs and symptoms of Osteoporosis

Stay Connected With Us!

About the North Simcoe Ontario Health Team 


The North Simcoe Ontario Health Team (NSOHT) is a collaboration of health and social service providers who plan and work together, as one coordinated team, to provide integrated services and supports to meet the health needs of the North Simcoe community.  


The NSOHT is comprised of four core partners, inclusive of Centre de santé communautaire Chigamik Community Health Centre, Georgian Bay General Hospital, the North Simcoe Family Health Team and Wendat Community Programs, and a strong network of supporting community organizations. The NSOHT team members collaborate with patients, families, caregivers and the community to co-design the best possible care for our region. To learn more about the NSOHT or how to get involved, please visit www.nsoht.ca or follow us on social media. 

The North Simcoe Ontario Health Team is supported by funding from the Government of Ontario.