Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

Site: Barrie - 201 Georgian Dr

Service: Simcoe Muskoka Parry Sound Blind Low Vision Early Intervention Program

Record #: BAR2878
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2023
Last Full Update: 12 Oct 2022


Description (Service) Assessment and intervention services for infants and preschool children who are blind or low vision as diagnosed by an ophthalmologist
  • Child and Family Intervention Services and Childcare Consultation available
  • provides a Family Support Worker to families of eligible children where indicated
  • will assist families to access service when low vision/blindness is suspected but accessing a diagnosis is difficult
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Service Details

Public Comments Main Entrance:
Faces Georgian Dr, on north side of health centre, open daily from 6 am-9 pm

Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Parry Sound District ; Simcoe County
  • Age Requirements: 4 year(s) and under
  • Screening - infants
  • children up to junior kindergarten age
  • diagnosis blind or low vision

  • Referral - Families
  • Referral - Physicians
  • Referral - Optometrists
  • Referral - Early Interventionists (with written diagnosis from an ophthalmologist)
  • Intake worker gathers basic information and mails a background information package for child's family to fill out
Languages English
Fees Service - fee for parking; no fee for health care services, paid by OHIP; Program - Fees for some materials supporting the program

Address and Location

Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
201 Georgian Dr
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 6M2
Intersection Hwy 400 and Duckworth St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-739-5696, Intake and Referral ; Patient Inquiry and General Information: 705-728-9802, Automated Attendant: 705-728-9090
Toll Free Phone 1-800-675-1979, Intake and Referral
TTY Phone 705-739-5618
Fax 705-739-5674
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Primary Contact Tracy Wauchope, Intake Worker; Email:
Alternate Contact Rhea Taplin, Manager, Child & Youth Ambulatory Care, Adult Surgery Ambulatory Care; Phone: 705-728-9090, 47116; Email:
Mailing Address Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre 
201 Georgian Dr 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 6M2

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