well baby, child and youth program

program overview

The Well Baby, Child and Youth Program provides 3 types of clinics to assess and monitor your child’s growth and development. At every visit you and your child will be seen by a Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Registered Dietitian and a Registered Social Worker. The team will take the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions in a supportive, family friendly environment.

You can contact the North Simcoe Family Health Team to book your infant or child’s visit or ask your family physician to make a referral.

This program does NOT provide childhood immunizations. Immunizations will be provided by your family physician or at the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.

Well Baby Clinic (0-2 years):

Scheduled visits are offered for infants and children from birth to 2 years of age. Ask your physician booking your infant for a newborn assessment within ten days of birth.

At each visit you can expect our team to:

  • Physical /developmental assessments for infants and children 0-4 years of age
  • Assess nutrition and activity level
  • Screen mothers for Postpartum Depression
  • Offer support and education to parents and caregivers
  • Provide appropriate referrals to community services provided

Well Child Clinic (4 years)

One time, scheduled visits are offered to preschool children at 4 years of age.

At this clinic you can expect our team to:

  • Assess physical and developmental milestones
  • Screen for vision issues
  • Assess nutrition and activity level
  • Assess mental health, family and peer relationships, behaviours of concern
  • Offer support and education to parents and caregivers
  • Provide appropriate referrals to community services

Well Youth Clinic (11 years)

One time, scheduled visits are offered to preadolescent children at 11 years of age.

At this clinic you can expect our team to:

  • Assess physical and developmental milestones
  • Screen for vision issues
  • Assess nutrition and activity level
  • Assess mental health, family and peer relationships, behaviours of concern
  • Offer support and education to parents and caregivers
  • Provide appropriate referrals to community services

 

Some of the assessment tools we use in our clinics are:

  • Rourke Baby Record (RBR)
  • Greig Health Record
  • Nipissing District Developmental Screen (NDDS)
  • Offer education and resources to child and parents/caregivers
  • Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT)
  • Nutri-STEP

 

Useful Links for Parents and Caregivers

 

Special Topics:

    • Breastfeeding Supports
      • Breast Feeding Inc. (Dr. Jack Newman) videos and info sheets
      • Your Health Connection 1.705.721.7520
      • La Leche League: local leader Mandy Brenham 1.705.355.1018.
      • BESTfeeding Group: meets on the 3rd Wednesday each month at 356 King St., Midland
      • Telehealth Ontario 24/7 Breastfeeding Supports: 1.866.797.0000