Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

Site: Windsor - Ouellette Ave

Service: Healthy Families Program

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-258-2146 ext 1350
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-5822 ext. 1350
Fax 519-258-7288
Primary Contact Debbie Silvester, Manager, Healthy Families
Alternate Contact Amanda Ellard-Ryall, Manager, Healthy Families
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Healthy Families provides a wide variety of programs and services to support families who are either pregnant or have children birth to school entry.  
Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC)  
* A free home visiting program for expectant parents and families with children up to the age of six.  
* The Healthy Babies Healthy Children public health nurses and family home visitors provide health information on healthy eating, pregnancy, breastfeeding and attachment, infant care, child development, safety and parenting, and help people connect to community supports and resources.  
* Social Worker provides support and counselling on socio-economic conditions especially those related to housing and financial resources and planning, immigration and settlement, employment and educational attainment.  
Well Baby Drop-in Clinics (WBC) 
A public health nurse is available to weigh and measure your baby, answer questions about feeding your baby, attachment, growth and development, parenting, and more. Our free drop-in clinics are for babies and children 0-6 years of age and are offered every other week in various communities though the Windsor-Essex and Leamington areas.  
Breastfeeding Support Services 
Breastfeeding education, telephone support, and in-person support from the prenatal period until weaning are provided by our public health nurses and lactation consultants. 
* Access to a Breastfeeding Helpline Services 
E-Learning Prenatal Program and Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes 
* The Health Unit provides free prenatal classes on-line.  
* The Gift of Motherhood is designed to help women and their partners or support persons prepare for labour, childbirth, and caring for their baby.  
* The program includes illustrations, videos, audio with text, and quizzes.  
* The health unit also offers a Prenatal Breastfeeding class. 
Click Here for Clinic Dates, Times and Locations
Hours Mon-Fri: 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
* Satellite Office in Leamington (call for details)
Areas Served Essex County ; Windsor
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under 
Information available to: 
* parents and caregivers of children birth to 6 years 
* child care providers 
* social service providers 
* health care providers 
* workplaces
Application * Registration required * call for details
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Limited translation upon request
Fees None
Agency Information
Primary Executive Theresa Marentette, CEO, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
Site Information
Located In Community Windsor
Address & Map
1005 Ouellette Ave
Windsor, ON N9A 4J8
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Intersection Ouellette Ave and Erie St
Bus Routes Transway 1A ; Transway 1C ; Central 3 ; Ottawa 4 ; Dougall 6
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking, Washroom and Entrance

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