Patient Resources

There are a number of resources and services available to you in the world of health care – local and throughout Ontario.
Hopefully this page is of help to you as you look for what you need. You can use the Section Menu to navigate between topic areas.

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Learn how to protect yourself this season from ticks and lyme disease by following these simple steps, wear light coloured clothing so ticks are easier to see, wear pants instead of shorts when hiking, stay out of long grass or overgrown, bushy areas, stay in the middle of the hiking trails and use insect repellent. Make sure to check your children and pets for ticks and remove them immediately. For more information on identifying ticks see the link below.

Tick Identifier website:

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Local Programs & Services

Community Outreach Worker

St. Marys

Duties of the Community Outreach Worker include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting residents through sensitive issues such as life skills, mental health, homelessness, addictions, legal matters, etc.
  • Providing short-term support and facilitating community members’ connections to life stability services.

Brittany can be reached at:

She is also available for drop-in support at the following times and locations:

Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Friendship Centre

Fridays: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the St. Marys Public Library

Home & Support Services

St. Marys

Offers various in-home supports such as: 

  • Meals on Wheels and community dining. 
  • Footcare, blood pressure clinics, fitness assessments, fall prevention fitness and in-home exercise.
  • Volunteer visits, telephone check-ins and shopping services 

Many Home Support Services are low cost or free, as they are funded in part by the South West London Health Integration Network, Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat and Ministry of Health.

All clients of Home Support Services receive complete an intake and assessment prior to commencement of services.

Community Wellness Program

St. Marys

The Community Wellness Program, provided by the St. Marys Friendship Centre, offers resources and services to help people cope with the challenges of living through the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

  • Hot and frozen meal delivery
  • Delivery of groceries and other essentials
  • Telephone reassurance and social connection calls
  • Virtual recreation programming 

The Community Wellness Program is open to people of all ages and abilities who need assistance.

Call us between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday and we will connect you with the proper resources to meet your needs.

Food Bank Services

The Salvation Army
St. Marys

220 Queen St, St. Marys;
Peel street doors, lower level.

Offers emergency assistance in the form of clothing, food, emergency accommodation, transportation and household items.

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am – 4:30pm.
o book an appointment

St. Marys Nourish Equal Access Food Market
St. Marys

Offers fresh, local veggies, fruits, and unprocessed meats to to Residents at wholesale prices. This market is for everyone, no matter your social/economic level. It takes place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 2:00 – 4:00pm at the…

Newcomer Supports

New to St. Marys?

Visit the St. Marys Public Library to access your Newcomer Welcome Package. 

Monday Thursday: 10:30am – 8:00pm
Friday: 10:30am – 5:00pm,
Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

New to Canada?

YMCA of Three Rivers Immigrant Services is the official source of official government funded settlement services in Perth County. They exist to help ease the fear and lessen the difficulties. Their knowledgeable and multilingual team are often the first step in helping newcomers establish Canada as their new home. For assistance with language, school, employment and more visit…

Physical Activity & Recreation

St. Marys

A strong believer in encouraging an active community, the Town of St. Marys offers a variety of recreation and leisure opportunities, including virtual, indoor and outdoor options. For a complete list of programming, and information regarding the Access to Recreation Grant, visit the Recreation and Leisure website.

Parenting & Children’s Programming

St. Marys

The Town of St. Marys EarlyON Centre offers a variety of free programs for parents, caregivers and children ages zero to six years. These play-based and interactive programs are a great opportunity for you and your family to explore, learn and create connections within the community.

Safe Needle Disposal

St. Marys

To dispose of used and/or found needles, contact your local pharmacy or use the community sharps disposal kiosk listed below:

Town Hall, St. Marys, 175 Queen St. E., St. Marys (east side of building)

Kiosks take needle syringes individually or in hard plastic containers such as:

  • biohazard containers
  • bleach bottles
  • pop bottles under 4.5 L in size

Blood Pressure Clinic

St. Marys

The Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) offers free blood pressure clinics weekly across three locations in the town of St. Marys whereby trained volunteers assist you with modifiable risk factors. For more information or to book an appointment, contact the

Friendship Centre

Social Services


The City of Stratford Social Services Department is the provincially-designated Consolidated Municipal Service Manager (CMSM or ‘Service Manager’) responsible for administering social services in the City of Stratford, Perth County, and the Town of St. Marys. This department helps those who need assistance with accessing income, housing, homelessness services, and childcare supports.

City of Stratford Social Services Department
82 Erie Street, Stratford ON, N5A 2M4

Community Closet

St. Marys
The Community Closet is a volunteer-run initiative, with in-kind partnership support from the Town of St. Marys and St. James Anglican Church. Their mission is to eliminate financial barriers to accessing clothing for residents of St. Marys and surrounding areas. Donations of new or gently used adult and children’s clothing, outerwear, footwear and reusable bags are accepted. All items are available free of charge to anyone in need. 
(launching Sept. 25, 2023) 
Every other Monday: 2:00pm-6:00pm

1st & 3rd Thursday of the month: 2:00pm-6:00pm


(launching Sept. 16, 2023) 

Every other Saturday: 9am-12pm
Donations can also be dropped off at Meridian
Credit Union (134 Queen St E) during business hours
(Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm excluding statutory holidays)


St. Marys & Area Mobility Services & EasyRide
Perth County

A transportation service shared by Community Support agencies across Huron and Perth counties. By teaming up and sharing our vehicles and drivers we are able to offer frequent and flexible service. 

The service provides accessible and volunteer transportation to medical appointments, adult day programs, social excursions, and local errands. Services are available for seniors, individuals recovering from illness or injury and those with varying abilities.

Door-to-door service is available 7 days a week and booking hours are: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information or to book your ride call:

Perth County Connect
Perth County

PC Connect is your fully accessible community transit system. PC Connect offers five bus routes that travel throughout Perth County and surrounding areas including Stratford, St. Marys, Kitchener/Waterloo and London. Operating Monday to Saturday, you can use the public bus service to get to where you need to go, such as work, healthcare appointments, shopping, or social and recreational activities.

Visit the PC Connect website for a complete Ride Guide (maps and schedules), routes, fares and trip booking information.

Long-Term Care & Retirement (Local)

Kingsway Lodge & Fairhill Residence
St. Marys

310 Queen St E, St. Marys, ON N4X 1C8

Wildwood Care Centre
St. Marys

100 Ann St., St. Marys ON, N4X 1A1


Click on a Hospital pin for details.

Home & Community Care

Home and Community Care Support Services

Stratford Office: 65 Lorne Ave E., Stratford ON, N5A 6S4 

Corporate Office: 356 Oxford St. W., London ON, N6H 1T3

One Care Home and Community Support Services

Stratford Administrative Site: 25 Wright Blvd., Unit B, Stratford ON, N4Z 1H3

Clinton Administrative Site: 317 Huron St., Clinton ON, N0M 1L0 

Perth Huron Stratford VON

Stratford Administrative Site: 111-40 Long Dr., Stratford ON, N5A 8A3 

Listowel: 975 Wallace Ave. N., Unit D-1, Listowel ON, N4W 1M6

Mental Health

Our list of Mental Health resources is quite extensive. Just a reminder that you are welcome to use the Section Menu in the header to navigate through the sections of this page.

A couple notes on Private Insurance Coverage, and Employee Assistance Programs before we proceed.

Private Insurance Coverage

Mental health counseling services may be provided to you and your family members by your employer through your Extended Healthcare Benefits. Check with your human resources representative to find out more about eligibility. Information on private practitioners is provided below under General Counselling.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Mental health counseling services may be provided to you and your family members by your employer through your EAP. Check with your human resources representative to find out more about eligibility.

Mental Health

24 Hour Emergency Services & Crisis Support

Huron Perth Helpline & Crisis Response Team:
Mental Health Helpline

Access to addiction, mental health and problem gambling services

CMHA Crisis Centre, London & Middlesex

If an individual is in need of emotional support, they can call The Support Line. The Support Line’s highly trained volunteers offer confidential supportive listening 24/7. For drop in support, individuals over the age of 16 can visit 648 Huron Street, London- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Support Line

Mental Health

General Counselling

Private-Pay Providers

For a list of private-pay providers that are available in your geographical area, visit Psychology Today. Note: We cannot endorse or accredit any specific private-pay providers outlined in this directory.

Family Services

Mental health and credit counselling for families, individuals, children and youth are provided and scaled-to-income fees are offered.

Canadian Mental Health Association- Huron Perth Addiction and Mental Health Services

540 Huron Street, Stratford
ON, N5A 5T9

Canadian Mental Health Association of Oxford Walk-In Clinic

Mental health and credit counselling for families, individuals, children and youth are provided and scaled-to-income fees are offered.

522 Peel Street, Woodstock
ON, N4S 1K3
41 Broadway St., Tillsonburg
ON, N4G 3P4
19 King St. E., Ingersoll
ON, N5C 1G3
Reach Out: Elgin, Oxford, Middlesex & London

Reach Out is a bilingual 24/7 information, support and crisis service for people with mental health or addiction concerns living in Elgin, Oxford, Middlesex or London.


BouceBack is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.


Togetherall is a digital mental health support service for individuals ages 16+ which is available online, 24/7, and is completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly. Professionally trained Wall Guides monitor the community to ensure the safety and anonymity of all members. In addition to Togetherall’s online community, you will have access to a wealth of useful resources.

Mental Health

Resources for Children & Youth

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support to young people in English and French.

Huron Perth Centre for Children & Youth
63 Lorne Ave E Unit 2A, Stratford ON, N5A 6S4
570 Main St. W., Listowel
ON, N4W 1A8
73 Wellington St., Clinton
ON, N0M 1L0

Mental Health

Resources for Addictions – Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling


A free 24/7 navigation tool for up-to-date information on local treatment services, crisis lines, self-help groups, distress centers and family services.

Mental Health

Community Resources for Women

Optimism Place

– Women’s Shelter –

An emergency shelter for women with or without children who are experiencing violence. A range of outreach services are also available, including: children’s support services, family court and legal services, housing support, healthy relationship counselling.

270 Freeland Dr., Stratford ON, N4Z 1G8

Emily Murphy Centre

Second Stage Housing –

Provides safe transitional housing and supportive services for women who have experienced violence, with or without children.

67 Barron St., Stratford ON, N4Z 1G9

Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, Stratford General Hospital

Dedicated to providing comprehensive crisis support, counselling, therapy, information and advocacy services to Perth County residents ages 16+ who have been sexually assaulted.

Mental Health

Other Services

Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth

Immediate emotional support, practical assistance and referrals to longer term supports to victims and people who have been affected by violence, crime and tragic circumstances.

544 Huron St., Stratford ON, N5A 519

Alzheimer’s Society of Perth County

1020 Ontario St. Unit 5, Stratford ON, N5A 6Z3

Connecting the Dots for Caregivers

Being a caregiver often means you have less time to care for your own needs. If you’re overwhelmed or need support, speak to a member of your healthcare team. We want to help.

Ontario Caregiver Helpline

A one-stop resource for information and referrals connecting caregivers to the support you need. This might include respite, a support group in your community or programs for the person you care for.


Huron Hospice

Administration Office 98 Shipley St., Clinton ON N0M 1L0
Located at Clinton Public Hospital – west wing

Jessica’s House Hospice

70776 London Rd., Exeter ON, N0M 1S1

Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth

80 Greenwood Dr., Stratford ON, N5A 0J1

Sakura House

715180 Oxford County Rd 4, RR 5, Woodstock ON, N4S 7V9

Public Health

For access to a variety of publicly accessible services within your area of Residency, contact your local Public Health Unit. These resources could include parenting and pregnancy support- such as breastfeeding, infant feeding and child health, infectious diseases and immunization, healthy eating, water and food safety, sexual health services, dental screening and supports for quitting smoking.

Southwestern Public Health

(Oxford, Elgin and St. Thomas)

Monday to Friday,

Middlesex-London Health Unit

Monday to Friday,

Huron Perth Public Health

Monday to Friday,
9:00am – 4:00pm

Community Resources for 2SLGBTQ+

LGBT Youthline- Peer support helpline
Youthspace- Emotional support and crisis chat line
Middlesex-London Health Unit- Directory of LGBTQ2+ Friendly Resources and Service Providers
Pflag Canada (local chapter in Stratford)
Rainbow Health Ontario- For service providers, service users, community members and advocates


We are located in the ‘Tradition Mutual Centre for Wellness’ at the north side of the ‘St Marys Memorial Hospital’ – NOT the emergency department side. 

1st Floor: Our Doctor’s offices

2nd Floor: Our Allied Health Professionals

268 Maiden Lane, St Marys, Ontario N4X 1B7

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