Important information for caring for children with respiratory symptoms....
During January-March of this year, BCHC is piloting Online Appointment Booking for select types of appointments. This service is available 24/7 to BCHC clients through a private and secure portal.
If you are a client of one of our Nurse Practitioners or Physicians, you may book your appointment Click Here Please have your health card ready.
This is intended for non-urgent matters only. If this is a medical emergency please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.
For more information about the secure portal, please visit cognisantmd.com/patients/
At the BCHC health issues are assessed, diagnosed and managed by a variety of health professionals. An interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, dietitians, health promoters and community health workers provide health care services to registered clients of the BCHC.
Working together, this team looks at the factors in our client's lives that impact their health and well-being; income, housing, social supports, employment and access to healthy, affordable food. Our staff have expertise in health promotion, wellness care, chronic disease, and mental health issues and apply that knowledge to help clients address their barriers to health.
North Innisfil Health Services offers comprehensive geriatric primary health care including care for office, housebound, frail seniors, palliative care and follow up for patients admitted to local retirement and nursing homes. Complex geriatric and cognition consultations are provided both in house for the Barrie clinical team as well as in collaboration with the Aging Well Clinic of the BCFHT. This service is for residents of North Innisfil who are over the age of 60, with no primary health care practitioner, based on available room on the caseload.
Physiotherapy programs target those facing barriers to access for individualized assessment and treatment for clients of BCHC or the community that do not have third party insurance, access to MVA or WSIB benefits or can access the Community Physiotherapy clinics.
Dietitian services including assessment and counselling for clients of the BCHC as well as the community that do not have access to a Registered Dietitian.
The Community Health Promotion team works with clients individually to address barriers to access and overall health including income, housing, social supports, employment and access to nutritious, affordable foods.
The team also provides a range of group programs promoting individual capacity building including the Cafe Connect, the Volunteer Program, and Youth Health Connect.
The team works with community partners on initiatives that build community capacity and resilience.
The Barrie Community Centre (BCHC) offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. A BCHC volunteer is a person who is unpaid and participates in a service, program, or sits on a committee of the Centre. Volunteers are recognized by BCHC staff for their unique skill set and knowledge and are placed in volunteer positions accordingly. Each volunteer has a current job description which outlines their role, responsibilities and which staff person they report to. BCHC program staff work closely with volunteers to help them develop new skills and improve their health and well being.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that happens when your blood sugar, also called blood glucose, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough—or any—insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells.
Although diabetes has no cure, you can take steps to manage your diabetes and stay healthy (www.niddk.nih.gov).
There are four types of diabetes:
More than 9 million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes. Many don't even know they have it. Chances are diabetes affects you or someone you know. No matter what type of diabetes you have, the educators in the Diabetes Management Centre will help you manage your diabetes and prevent or delay complications.
The Diabetes Management Centre sees adults living with Type 1, Type 2 or Gestational Diabetes as well as those who have Prediabetes. We are a team of Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitians who work alongside diabetes specialists (Endocrinologists) to help you manage your diabetes.
Services we offer:
How to book an appointment
Diabetes Management Centre Hours and Contact Information
Some of the topics your Registered Nurse and/or Registered Dietitian will talk with you about are:
We are a team made up of Certified Diabetes Educators, Certified Pump Trainers, Registered Dietitians and Registered Nurses.
Here are some helpful resources for those with Type 1 Diabetes:
Groups, Programs and Adventures: