Record #: ORI0241
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2023
Last Full Update: 06 Aug 2021


Description (Service) COVID19 -- closed until further notice due to Covid19 concerns

The Light Library is a program offering the trial use of treatment lamps to patients. Bright Light boxes are available on loan for a two-week period to allow people to test their effectiveness. Patients who experience improvement over the trial period may choose to purchase their own light.

What is Bright Light Therapy?

Bright Light Therapy is a treatment for seasonal affective disorder, depression and certain other conditions. It involves daily exposure to intense levels of artificial light. It is not possible to obtain the light intensities required for effective therapy using regular light fixtures. Bright Light Therapy is also known as phototherapy.

Response to light therapy is usually very quick and most people will notice a marked improvement within one week.

Service Details

Hours COVID19 -- closed until further notice due to Covid19 concerns
Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Orillia ; Oro-Medonte ; Rama ; Ramara ; Severn
Eligibility This workshop is open to all patients of the Couching Family Health Team and the Orillia Family Health Organization Physicians
There are no absolute contraindications to light therapy. However, if you have an eye or medical condition that makes your eyes vulnerable to light damage (glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment, retinopathy, diabetes, lupus) or take medications that react with sunlight, please consult with your doctor before beginning bright light therapy.
Application Self-refer. No registration is necessary. Call for more information or to borrow a light.
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Orillia
Address & Map
119 Memorial Ave
Orillia, ON
Canada L3V 5X1
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Intersection Memorial Ave and Barrie Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-327-4141
Primary Contact Paula, Mental Health Receptionist; Phone: ext 207
Mailing Address 119 Memorial Ave 
Orillia, ON 
Canada L3V 5X1

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