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Urgent Care Options

Find various clinics and centres located all over Durham. Learn more about your options for health services

Find Community Resources

Everyone has health concerns from time to time. Access to expert health care advice, find a physician, guides to healthy eating and more.

811 Health Connect Ontario

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Find a Doctor in Your Area : College of Physicians and Surgeons

211 Central

Durham 211 is a free helpline that connects you to community and social services in your area 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in over 150 languages.

Durham Region has developed its first Community Safety and Well-Being plan (CSWB) through community engagement and data analysis. Link to plan


Durham Information Hub

Durham Mental Health

Browse local health services, news, careers and events for Central East region of Ontario

Information on mental health, illness and support for parents, adults, schools, workplaces and crisis services in Durham Region.

Interactive Map of Community Amenities and Services within Durham Region

Health Neighbourhoods of Durham Region

Ontario’s 14 Home and Community Care Support Services organizations coordinate in-home and community-based care for over 400,000 patients every month. 

Home and Community Care Support Services

The Navigation Resource Guide E-Book (1st edition) informs participating OHT partners on the navigational resources and tools.

Navigation Services Guide

 Links and access to children’s health and development.

Children's Health and Development

Description and contact numbers for the Durham Region EarlyON Program.

Durham Region EarlyON Program


ConnexOntario is available 24/7 to people of Ontario for mental health, addictions, and problem gambling services.

Rapid Access to Mental Health and Addictions Services in Durham Region

Primary Care Consult Service

Family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners can schedule an appointment with an Ontario Shores’ psychiatrist for telephone advice.

Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program

Adults with depression and anxiety-related conditions can access publicly-funded, evidence-based, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and related approaches to help manage their conditions.

Who Can Refer: Anyone

Breaking Free Online Recovery Support Program

Free, online support tool designed to help Ontarians ages 16 and up reduce or stop the use of over 70 substances, such as tobacco, alcohol and drugs, including opioids.

Digital Therapy Services & Online Mental Health Supports

Virtual mental health therapy clinic that provides guided CBT programs, live sessions and in-person sessions and assessments with licenced professionals.

Urgent Care Durham

An online and in-person Durham wide physician group providing mental health supports.


Who Can Refer: Anyone

Rapid Access to Addiction Medicine (RAAM)

RAAM clinics offer fast access to quality care for people living with alcohol and opioid-related addictions. Services included medical treatment and counselling services without a doctor’s referral.

Prompt Care Clinic

The Prompt Care Clinic at Ontario Shores provides care for individuals who require timely access to psychiatric services but do not require an emergency department visit. A psychiatrist and/or nurse practitioner provides a clinical assessment to provide diagnostic and treatment recommendations that are sent back to the referral source.

Phone: 905-432-4121
Online referral.

Who Can Refer: Referrals are accepted from, family physicians, walk-in clinic physicians, psychiatrists and nurse practitioners.

Durham Counselling Walk In
Clinic (CAREA)

The Durham Counselling Walk-in Clinic (DCWIC) is a free, confidential counselling "walk-in" clinic that provides services for children and youth ages 3 - 19 years and their families. Currently being delivered virtually, the clinic is run by a community collaborative and is staffed by providers from: Catholic Family Services, Lakeridge Health (Pinewood Centre), Carea Community Health Centre, Frontenac Youth Services, Family Services Durham, and Lakeridge Health - Child, Youth and Family Program. The clinic provides same day counselling and runs on a first-come first-served basis. People come to us for many different reasons including family issues, strategies for positive change, stress management, relationship challenges, parenting support, youth development, substance use concerns, etc.

Clinic Coordinator 289-509-0603 x 3203
Hours of Operation:
Wednesdays from 11:00am-6:00pm (Last session will
start 4:00pm)
The service takes approximately 2 hours

Who Can Refer: Self Referral

Single Session Intake Process
(Catholic Family Services of Durham)

The agency’s intake process includes a screening and single session of therapy usually within a week of reaching out. Clients are screened for appropriateness
for the service and are then booked for a single session of therapy (in person or virtual). Clients for whom it is clinically indicated are placed on the waiting list for ongoing psychotherapy. Any client can return to receive another booked single session every four weeks, or until their name comes up on the wait list.

If you are not able to book your screening online, please speak to our Client Care Navigator at 905-725-3513 ext.110, and she will complete your booking with you.

Who Can Refer: Self Referral

Frontenac Youth Services Quick Access Clinic

Offering Single Session Counselling to Adolescents 12-18 Years Old and/or Caregivers (Family Accompaniment

If a referral has been completed through the Central Intake phone line and our intake coordinator has invited, you to our Quick Access Clinic we are currently offering phone and virtual sessions. In-person support will be
available on an appointment basis. Please contact (905) 579-1551 ext. 234.
Central Intake Services 1-888-454-6275

Who Can Refer: Self Referral

Crisis support for children, youth or parents.

Chimo Youth and Family Services, Kinark Child and Family Services and Frontenac Services have joined a new partnership with York Support Services Network (YSSN) to bring the community specialized crisis support for children, youth and families. Children, youth, or parents can access crisis support with mental health clinicians trained specifically in issues of child/youth mental health.

Toll-free number 1-855-310-COPE (2673) or (TTY) 1-866- 323-7785.

Clients can speak with a crisis worker anytime the need arises.

Who Can Refer: Self Referral

Wellness Together Canada

Wellness Together Canada is designed to be used on demand: you get to choose what you need when you need it. Services range from basic wellness information to one-on-one sessions with a counsellor, to participating in a community of support.

Who Can Refer: Self Referral

“What’s Up” Walk-In Clinic

Operating virtually, serve individuals up to 30 years of age and their families who live in the GTA. Free virtual mental health counselling.

To be connected to a counsellor for a telephone or video session 1-866-585-6486 (Monday to Friday 9am-7pm);
Saturday 10am-4pm (last session at 3pm).

Who Can Refer: Self Referral

Grace Wins

GraceWins Peer Support is a not-for-profit mental health peer support organization. Our purpose is to enable those among us that struggle with mental health challenges to overcome these challenges, realize our unique potential and live our lives to the fullest.

Who Can Refer: Self Referral

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