Middlesex-London Health Unit

Family Health Services

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Record #: LON3810 Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 Last Full Update: 17 Jul 2014
Contact Information
Office Phone519-663-5317
Health Connection Line: 519-850-2280
Infantline: 519-675-8444
Fax519-663-9581
E-Mailhealth@mlhu.on.ca
Websitewww.healthunit.com/healthy-families
Agency Information
Parent Agency NameMiddlesex-London Health Unit
Service Level(50) Non Profit
Established1972
Primary ExecutiveDiane Bewick, Director of Family Health Services
FundingMunicipal - London ; Private ; Provincial - MHLTC ; Regional - Middlesex County
Description and Service Details
DescriptionProvides programs and services for parents and families during all stages of life, including preconception, pregnancy, families with infants and pre-school children, school-age children and young adults

Services include direct counselling and support, home visits, classes and group sessions and telephone support * promotion of healthy public policy and advocacy * services also provided to health care providers, educators, licensed child care centres, Ontario Early Years Centre, family centres and local boards of education




Blind Low Vision Early Intervention Program - Specialized family-centred services for children who are diagnosed as being blind or having low vision * services include family support, assessment, intervention and consultation and are provided by specially trained Early Childhood Vision Consultants * Middlesex-London Health Unit administers program and contracts with CNIB to deliver services across Southwestern Ontario

Family Health Clinic - Screening for health problems, prenatal care, well baby/child checkups, vaccines/shots, treatment of common illnesses, and referrals to specialists by a Nurse Practitioner * services for families with children 0-6 years old and teenagers who do not have a family doctor

Health Library - Public in-house collection focuses on health promotion and disease prevention * reference, inter-library loan and current awareness services to public health professionals and students on placement

Healthy Aging - Healthy aging web links

Healthy Babies Healthy Children - Home visiting program * public health nurses and family home visitors provide health information on healthy eating, pregnancy, breastfeeding, infant care, child development, parenting and help people connect to community supports and resources * services provided for pregnant mothers and families with young children up to the age of 6

Infant Hearing Program - Southwest Region - Hearing screening for all newborn infants in the hospital or in the community * follow up supports and services provided to children from birth to school age who are identified with permanent hearing loss * services include audiology, communication development, family support.

iParent - Website providing information on parenting * topics include: parenting for different ages, parenting groups and classes and parenting styles * links to other resources provided

Parenting Education Classes - Programs offered for parents of children from birth to the teen years

Pregnancy and Postpartum Mental Health and Wellbeing - Information and resources related to dealing with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders as a person or family member
  • Phone counselling - Health Connection 519-850-2280
  • Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program - self refer through Health Connection
  • 'The Pregnancy Blues' pamphlet
  • 'The Baby Blues - When they won't go away' pamphlet
  • 'The Pregnancy and Baby Blues - A Guide for Friends and Family'
  • Postpartum Self Care Plan (REST Tool)


Prenatal Education Programs - Classes for pregnant women and their support:

Smart Start for Babies - Prenatal nutrition and support program for pregnant women and teens and their partner or support person * weekly classes on healthy nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices, prenatal education, newborn care

Well Baby, Child and Breastfeeding Clinics - Drop-in with children of 0-4 years of age * public health nurse is available for one-on-one discussions regarding child feeding and care, safety, the adjustment to being a parent, community resources, etc. in a relaxed, supportive setting * checking of child's weight, discussion about their growth and development and opportunity to meet other new parents in the area * no appointment necessary * available in both London and Middlesex County

Services and Programs:
  • Community Developmental Screening Program
  • Health Connection
  • InfantLine
  • Let's Grow Free Parenting E-Newsletter
HoursHealth Connection: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Infantline: Mon-Fri 4:30pm-10pm * Sat-Sun/Holidays 10am-8pm
Areas ServedLondon ; Middlesex County
BoundariesLondon and Middlesex * selected services to Thames Valley and Southwestern Ontario
EligibilityFamilies * varies per program
ApplicationNo referral required * appointments or registration required for certain programs or classes
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Feesfee for some prenatal classes which can be waived
Site Information
Site LocationCentral London with satellite office in Strathroy
Located In CommunityLondon
Address & Map
50 King St
London, ON N6A 5L7
IntersectionKing St and Ridout St
AccessibilityFully Accessible