Healthy Beginnings Clinic
|Purpose of the Healthy Beginnings Clinic:|
|Women planning a pregnancy, expectant mother, new mothers and their children age 0-6 years require easy access to health services. One key objective of the clinic is to improve access to early and regular prenatal and postnatal care for families without a primary care provider. The second main objective is to promote positive maternal, pregnancy and infant health outcomes through health promotion and the early identification and treatment of health concerns. A Nurse Practititioner will be available to provide servies for the Healthy Beginnings Clinic to achieve these objectives.
|Healthy Beginnings Clinic Services:|
- Preconception counselling and pregnancy planning
- Counseling and teaching about pregnancy choices and birth control options
- Early prenatal care and referral to an obstetrical physician in later pregnancy
- Maternal and infant postnatal care
- Well baby and well child examinations
- Maternal and child screening for potential health concerns (Pap tests, breast exam, etc.)
- Healthy lifestyle promotion and education
- Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses (e.g. ear infections, rashes) for mothers and their children
- Consultation with a physician for complex care situations
- Referrals to specialists, other community agencies and supportive services
|Who can visit the Healthy Beginnings Clinic?|
|Women planning pregnancy, pregnant women, new mothers and their infants or children up to 6 years of age who DO NOT have a primary care provider (family physician/doctor) or find it difficult to access their care provider (eg. travel) and live within the Timiskaming Health Unit's jurisdiction.
Women for whom barriers exist for cervical screening (Pap tests) or breast screening may also access the clinic.
|Location of the Healthy Beginnings Clinic:|
|Timiskaming Health Unit
421 Shepherdson Road, New Liskeard
|Healthy Beginnings Clinic Hours and Appointments:|
Clients are seen by appointment only. Appointments are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Self referrals or referral from a physician, other health care professionals or community agencies are accepted.
Please call (705) 647-4305 or 1-866-747-4305.
FREE. A valid Ontario Health Card is required for referrals and laboratory or diagnostic tests. Clients without a health card will be charged by the lab or provider agency for services.