Record #: BAR1666
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 26 Oct 2023


Description (Service) Provides services to youth and adults, with substance abuse issues, and to concerned family members or friends, affected by the problem of alcohol, drug use or gambling
  • services include counselling, case management and follow-up after assessment
  • assessment process lasts approximately three to four sessions, and follow-up and support will go on as long as necessary
  • acts as an information centre regarding addictions
  • Designated by Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care as the agency for gambling outpatient treatment
  • All services are available in a blend of in person and virtual by secure email, voice, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) or text
  • offices distribute harm reduction supplies
For immediate mental health assistance call:
  • Mental Health Crisis Line (Mon-Sun 24 hours): 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333; if your call to the crisis line is answered by an automated service, leave a message and a crisis counsellor will return your call promptly
  • Telecare: 705-726-7922
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 to chat

Service Details

Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm by appointment

Fri 9 am-12 noon: drop-in for Addictions Counsellor at the Barrie Public Library Downtown Location, 60 Worsley St, Barrie in the Massie Family Community Room
Areas Served Barrie ; Essa
  • Age Requirements: Ages: 12 year(s) and up
  • Youth, young adults and adults
  • Call Addiction Intake for an appointment 705-726-5033, ext 810
  • Referrals accepted from self, professional, family and friends
Languages English; French - Website, Interpretation depending on availability of staff
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
128 Anne St S
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 6A2
Intersection Anne St S and Tiffin St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-726-5033 ext: 810, Addiction Intake
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-4319, Simcoe County
Crisis Phone 705-728-5044, 1-888-893-8333 (TTY services available) Mon-Sun 24 hrs
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Primary Contact Meredith Fryia, Manager, Addiction Services; Phone: 705-726-5033, Ext 311; Email:
Alternate Contact Lynne Cheliak, Director of Community Mental Health & Addictions; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 436; Email:
Mailing Address 128 Anne St S 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4N 6A2

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