Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

Site: Barrie - 201 Georgian Dr

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

Description (Service) COVID-19 Response
  • Child and Youth Outpatient Services and Children’s Development Services (CDS) along with partner agencies continue to provide supports, resources and services to children and their families and to assess and provide treatment virtually and in-person as clinically appropriate following COVID-19 health and safety protocols
  • Update from RVH
Regular 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
  • Service Details
    Public Comments Main Entrance:
    Faces Georgian Dr, on north side of health centre, open daily from 6 am-9 pm

    Patient/Visitor Parking:
    Located directly in front of the main entrance - north side of RVH, facing Georgian Dr, also located at main visitor parking lot and emergency parking lot

    Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
    Areas Served Muskoka District ; Parry Sound District ; Simcoe County
    Eligibility Ages: 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 Program - Fees for some materials supporting the program ; None - No fees for the service
    Address and Location
    Located In Community Barrie
    Address & Map
    Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
    201 Georgian Dr
    Barrie, ON L4M 6M2
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    Intersection Hwy 400 and Duckworth St
    Physical Access Fully Accessible
    Contact Information
    Office Phone Intake and Referral 705-739-5696
    Toll Free Phone Intake and Referral 1-800-675-1979
    Fax 705-739-5674
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    Primary Contact Tracy Wauchope, Intake Worker, RVH; Email:
    Primary Executive Rhea Taplin, Manager, Child and Youth Ambulatory Care & Adult Surgery Ambulatory Care, RVH; Phone: 705-728-9090 ext 47116; Email:
    Mailing Address c/o Simcoe Muskoka Parry Sound Blind Low Vision Early Intervention Program

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