Information & Resources

Peterborough is home to many non-profit organizations that support the physical and mental health of its residents.  There are also many social services to ensure residents’ needs are met. Below is a list of information & resources to help support your healthcare needs and guide you to services.

  • Community Search Engines – two websites providing a wealth of knowledge on local and provincial services.
  • Community Resources – find local non-profit organizations who can support your healthcare and social needs.
  • Other Health Resources – from aging well to eating right, this section provides a variety of information for specific areas of health care and social services.
  • Health Technology Resources – technology has come a long way, and healthcare is keeping up with it. See what online tools can support you.
  • Health Service Wait Times – Health Quality Ontario is working to keep you informed on health wait times. Learn more by visiting this section.

Ontario 211

Connect with the right information and services by visiting Ontario 211. This website is connect to a great amount of organization to provide residents with the information they are looking for.

Website: https://211ontario.ca/

Central East Healthline

The Central East Healthline provides patients with a wealth of knowledge related to health care and social services. With different ways to search, you’re sure to find the provider or organization you are looking for.

Website:http://centraleasthealthline.ca/

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Community Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association – Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge

Providing services and supports that residents require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration.

Bounce Back Program:

BounceBack® is a free skill-building program designed to help youth and adults (15+) manage symptoms of mild to moderate depression and anxiety. Participants learn skills to help combat unhelpful thinking, manage worry and anxiety, and become more active and assertive. Visit Bounce Back Ontario (link) for more information.

The BounceBack® program provides you with many self help tools. By watching the videos found in the link below, you will develop strategies to feel better.

To access the videos, use your personal email and this password: bbtodayon

Community Care Peterborough

A local non-profit organization providing essential services to seniors (65+) and adults with physical challenges.

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Community Counselling & Resource Centre

Providing professional, caring services that make a positive and lasting different in people’s lives within the community.

Community Living Peterborough

Providing a wide range of services to people living with a developmental disability and their families so that they may enjoy meaningful lives through connection, contribution, and choice.

Five Counties

Helping children with physical, communication, and developmental problems. This can include adolescents and their families.

Four Counties Crisis Program

Providing a continuum of comprehensive crisis response services to individuals with a serious mental illness, mental health concerns, and individuals in crisis.

Fourcast

A community addiction treatment agency offering professional counselling services for anyone concerned about substance use or problem gambling, whether it is for them or someone they care about.

Hospice Peterborough

Guided by a philosophy of compassion, respect and autonomy, the organization’s team of specially trained staff and volunteers work together to care for the whole person, improve quality of life and enhance comfort.

Palliative Care Community Team (PCCT)

Hospice Peterborough is a local organization offering companionship, respite care and emotional support to people and their family/caregivers dealing with a life-threatening illness. At Hospice Peterborough, the Palliative Care Community Team (PCCT) funding has allowed an enhancement of existing client services.

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PARN

Providing compassionate and confidential support to people who are living with and affected by HIV and/or AIDS in the City of Peterborough.

Peterborough Family Resource Centre

A registered, charitable, non-profit organization that provides information and support to expectant parents, families with young children and child care providers living in the County and City of Peterborough.

Peterborough Regional Health Centre

The local hospital of Peterborough and region.

Peterborough Public Health

Providing residents with efficient community health programs.

Peterborough 360 Degree Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

Offering a wide variety of client focused, high quality health and community support services providing accessible primary health care to families and individuals of all ages within Peterborough city and county who are not attached to a family doctor.

YES Shelter

Helping youth and families in Peterborough lead full and positive lives by providing shelter, education and transitional supports

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Health Resources

Age Well Ontario

This website will provide seniors, age 65 and older, with a variety of programs and services that are available to help then lead a healthy, active, and engaged life.

Website: http://ontario.ca/AgingWell

Unlock Food (formerly Eat Right Ontario)

Brought to you by Registered Dietitians. This website provides information on nutrition, food, and healthy eating. You can also access healthy recipes with content supplied by trusted dietitians.

Website: https://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/default.aspx

From Soup to Tomatoes

Providing you with videos on aerobic exercise and resistance training to keep you healthy.

Website: https://www.fromsouptotomatoes.com/

Medical Library Association

How do you know the medical information you are searching is completely right? Sometimes it’s hard to tell. The Medical Library Association has pages upon pages of reliable and accurate information.

Website: http://www.mlanet.orhttp://www.mlanet.org/page/find-good-health-information

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Health Technology Resources

Practical Apps

Do you ever ask yourself which phone app is the best to download? Did you ever wonder what experts think? The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) has been working with clinicians to review the phone apps that are out there.

These reviews will answer question you have, and will direct you to the best app for your healthcare need.

Visit Practical Apps (link) for more information.

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Health Service Wait Times

Health Quality Ontario (HQO) is a provincial organization that provides information to government and healthcare providers to support the care they provide to patients.

The following is information on wait times for: surgeries and procedures, and diagnostic imaging. Additionally, HQO shares information on the time spent in emergency departments.

Click the following link to be directed to the wait times:

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