Patient Resources

An approach to finding health information on the internet
Patient Resources

Here are some useful links to health information on the web

  • Remember to always choose reputable sites that critically appraise their content based on medical evidence
  • Choose sites from organizations such as the government, health department,  university, or medical association
  • Don’t always believe everything you read on-line
  • Please use these sites for information gathering only, and review any medical information, recommendation, treatment or advise with your Physician, based on your specific medical situation

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Child Development Resource Connection Peel
Information on child care, resources, training and services for children with special needs

Pep Start Clinics 
PEP-Start Clinic is a drop-in, no-fee clinic designed for families with children newborn up to 5 years of age who live in Peel. PEP-Start offers parents the opportunity to consult with professionals from community agencies in any or all the following:

  • Speech and Language
  • Parenting & Behaviour
  • Preschool Development
  • Infant/Toddler Development
  • Health & Nutrition

Erin Oak Kids
Erin Oak Kids provides a comprehensive range of family-centred treatment, rehabilitation and support services to children with disabilities and their families who reside in Dufferin, Halton, Peel, Waterloo and Wellington in areas such as:

  • Autism
  • Speech and Language
  • Hearing
  • Vision Services
  • Developmental Paediatrics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy

Peel Children’s Centre
Peel Children’s Centre offers many excellent treatment services for children, teenagers, and families who are having serious issues with relationships, feelings, or behaviour.

Tangerine Walk-In Counselling is a free service for children, youth and families who live in the Peel Region.

Infant and Child Development Services Peel
This program specializes in providing services and resources for families with children 0-6 years old who are at risk of, or have a delay in his or her development.

Canadian Paediatric Society
This great resource from the National Association of Paediatricians  in Canada contains lots of information about children’s health, patient information, diet information, immunizations, guidelines, and resources for children.

Caring for Kids
This is an excellent site published by the Canadian Pediatric Society.  It contains information about Pregnancy and Babies, Healthy Bodies, Keeping Kids Safe, Growing and Learning Milestones, Infections and Illnesses, Behaviour and Parenting, Teen Health, and Tips and Checklists.



Disease Information

There are many medical information websites available to find information about medical conditions and diseases.
Please use these sites for information gathering only, and review any medical information, recommendation, or advise with your Physician, based on your specific medical situation.

Peel Health

Medline Plus

Mayo Clinic


Health Canada






Family Services of Peel

This multi-service agency provides professional counselling, support for victims of abuse, employment support services, supports for people with developmental disabilities and education programs.  Sensitive to cultural and social diversity, they are a community-based agency that works to strengthen individuals and families through guidance, coaching, mentoring, education and support, whether in groups, family meetings or one-to-one sessions.

Family Services of Peel – Catholic

A multi-service counselling agency available to individuals who are struggling with problems such as depression, anxiety, grief and other life stressors; families who are experiencing marital difficulties, parent-child conflict, developmental transitions and cultural adjustments.  Counselling services are available in English, French, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Mandarin, Polish, Punjabi, Spanish, Urdu and Tamil.  Support groups, individual counselling, couple and family work are available for adults who have experienced trauma through childhood abuse.





Health Department

Peel Health

Halton Healthcare

Healthy Ontario

Health and Wellness Ontario

Health Canada



Trillium Health Partners

Trillium Health Centre 905-848-7100
Credit Valley Hospital 905-813-2200
Peel Memorial Hospital 905-494-2120
Hospital for Sick Kids 416-813-1500
Brampton Memorial Hospital Campus 905-796-4066
Ministry of Health 416-314-5518
Red Cross – Peel Branch 905-452-9215
Ontario Hospital Association – Main Switchboard 416-205-1300
Victorian Order of Nurses Peel 905-821-3242





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Peel Health

Public Health Canada

A Parent’s Guide to Immunization, Wesbite, Health Canada

A Parent’s Guide To Immunization, Handout, Health Canada

Canadian Immunization Schedule

Immunize Canada

Centre For Disease Control, USA




















A resident of Ontario must have a health card to show that he or she is entitled to health care services paid for by OHIP. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care pays for a wide range of services, however, it does not pay for services that are not medically necessary, such as cosmetic surgery.

To apply for OHIP coverage, you must go in person to a ServiceOntario centre.


Most of your Ontario health benefits are covered across Canada. The province or territory you are visiting will usually bill the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care directly for hospital and physician services. In Quebec, you may have to pay for physician services and then submit your receipt to your local ministry office for payment.

See the Questions and Answers page for detailed information on OHIP and for the ServiceOntario centre nearest you that provides Health Card services.




Peel Health

This is an excellent, comprehensive health resource available to residents of Peel

Call Health Line Peel to access all Peel Health Programs


Some examples of resources available are:

  • disease information
  • immunization
  • health prevention and promotion
  • communicable disease information
  • public health officer
  • family supports
  • mental crisis supports
  • counselling
  • violence and abuse supports
  • assisted housing
  • smoking cessation
  • violence prevention
  • breastfeeding
  • prenatal classes
  • parenting
  • healthy eating
  • sexual health clinics
  • children with developmental disabilities
  • long term care
  • respite care
  • adult day care
  • accessible transportation


Peel Information Network

Search for programs and information about social, health, community and government services for the people in Peel Region


Peel Region

Tel.: 905-791-7800

Toll-free: 1-888-919-7800
Mailing Address:
Region of Peel
10 Peel Centre Drive,
Suite A and B
Brampton, ON    L6T 4B9
E-mail Info @ Peel for general information.


Peel Region Contact Numbers

**Click to download a Quick Reference Card of Phone Numbers in Peel


Chemical Spills/ Environmental Concerns 905-791-7800
Ontario Poison Centre 1-800-268-9017
Peel Regional Police (licences, accidents) 905-453-3311
Police, Fire, Ambulance (emergencies only) 9-1-1
Public Works (24-Hour Emergency Services) 905-791-7800


Ontario Works in Peel (formerly Social Assistance) 905-793-9200
Planning 905-791-7800 ext. 4347


Emergency Shelters and Transitional Housing

Wilkinson Road Tel: 905-452-1335
Fax: 905-454-8212
  • Single males
  • 24 hour program
  • Support to secure employment and housing
Cawthra Shelter Tel: 905-281-1272
Fax: 905-804-9337
  • Single females and couples
  • 24 hour program
  • Support to secure employment and housing
Peel Family Shelter Tel: 905-272-7061
Fax: 905-272-4828
  • Families
  • 24 hour program
  • Support to secure employment and housing
Angela’s Place Tel: 905-791-3887
Fax: 905-502 -8661
  • For families in transition
  • 24 hour program
Interim Place South Tel: 905-403-0864
Fax: 905-403-9808
(MCSS funded 100%)
  • Women and children, primarily sole support parents, some single women
  • Majority of residents have left abusive relationships
Peel Youth Village Tel: 905-791-5576
Fax: 905-502-6526
  • For at risk youth, ages 16-29 years
  • 24 hour program
  • Blend of short/long term transitional housing
New Leaf Program
(St. Leonard’s Place Peel)
Tel: 905-457-3611
Fax: 905-457-2397
  • Single males in transition
  • 24 hour program
  • Emergency and transitional components
Other Community Agencies
Ontario Works
  • Provide assistance based on the emergency
Peel Street Outreach Line 1-877-848-8481
  • Provides basic needs, primary health care, referrals and case management
Brampton Neighbourhood Centre 905-452-1262
Caledon Community Services 905-951-2300
Dixie-Bloor Neighbourhood Centre 905-629-1873
Distress Line Peel 905-278-7208
  • Distress support and counselling
Victim Service of Peel 905-568-1068
  • Support and counselling
Spectra Community Support Services 905-459-7777
  • Crisis support and counselling
Peel Mobile Crisis Line 905-278-9036
  • Crisis support and counselling
Sexual Assault / Rape Crisis Centre of Peel 905-273-3337
  • 24 hour crisis line, counselling and support, referrals, information and accompaniments to the hospital and police following sexual assault
Children’s Aid Society 905-363-6131
  • Child welfare and protection


Children’s Services

Child Care Info Peel 905-890-9432
Children’s Services 905-791-1585
Learn.Play.Care. Child Care Centres
Cooksville – 30 Hanson Road 905-270-1091
Ernest Majury – 1320 Williamsport Dr 905-625-5624
Lancaster – 7425 Netherwood Road 905-791-1585 x 8715
Malton – 3500 Morning Star Dr 905-677-8929
Ridgeway – 3595 Ridgeway Dr. 905-607-0518
Streetsville – 114 Falconer Dr 905-826-3191
The Valley – 1275 Miss. Valley Blvd 905-276-5038
Brampton West – 9996 Kennedy Rd. N. 905-454-3707
Chinguacousy – 1 Knightsbridge Rd., Unit B 905-793-2211
Collegeside – 7899 McLaughlin Road 905-450-1996
Greenbriar – 1100 Central Park Dr 905-791-2334
Howden – 150 Howden Blvd. 905-793-4234



Peel Access to Housing (social housing applications) 905-453-1300
Peel Living Fax: 905-453-1308


Peel Public Health

Breastfeeding Information 905-799-7700
Dental Clinic Information 905-799-7700
Immunization Information 905-799-7700
Nutrition Information 905-799-7700


Sexual Health Clinics

18 King St. E., Bolton 905-791-5905
150 Central Park Drive, Brampton 905-791-5905
2227 South Millway, Mississauga 905-820-3663
325 Central Parkway West, Mississauga 905-270-0587
7330 Goreway Dr., Malton 905-270-0587



TransHelp 2 Copper Road, Brampton 905-791-1015
 Download TransHelp Application






Social Services

Ministry of Community and Social Services 

This government ministry provides support for social assistance.  This includes financial support, and help finding employment.

Trillium Drug Program

The TDP helps people who have high prescription drug costs relative to their household income. It covers all drugs approved under the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program. For drug products that are not on the list of approved ODBproducts, your doctor may apply for special approval through the Exceptional Access Program (EAP).

Canada Pension Plan (CPP)

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefit is a taxable monthly payment that is available to people who have contributed to the CPP and who are not able to work regularly at any job because of a disability.
The CPP disability benefit is not designed to pay for such things as medications and assistive devices.

To qualify for a CPP disability benefit, you must:

Assistive Devices Program (ADP)

The objective of the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is to provide consumer centered support and funding to Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities and to provide access to personalized assistive devices appropriate for the individual’s basic needs.

Devices covered by the program are intended to enable people with physical disabilities to increase their independence through access to assistive devices responsive to their individual needs.

Service Ontario 

Health Cards, Drivers Licenses and Parking Permits, Vehicle Registration, Property Registration, Identification (Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Name Changes, Newborn Registration), Outdoor Licensees, Education


Societies and Medical Organizations

ALS Society of Canada

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Asthma Society of Canada

Autism Society of Canada

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Down Syndrome Society

Canadian Hearing Society

Canadian Lung Association

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

Diabetes Association of Canada

E-Mental Health Canada

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Hypertension Society of Canada

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Mood Disorders Society of Canada

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Parkinson’s Society of Canada

Scleroderna Society of Canada

Schizophrenia Society of Canada

Sjogren’s Society of Canada

Turner Syndrome of Canada 



Travel Medicine

Health Canada

Centre for Disease Control USA






*Track all your Vaccinations with the new app from Health Canada – ImmunizeCA

Peel Health

Public Health Canada

A Parent’s Guide to Immunization, Wesbite, Health Canada

A Parent’s Guide To Immunization, Handout, Health Canada

Canadian Immunization Schedule

Immunize Canada

Centre For Disease Control, USA




Women’s Health

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist of Canada