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Patient Resources

Understanding your health can be complex.  And, wading through the mounds of information on the Internet can sometimes be daunting. 
To help, we’ve identified some of the best, most trusted websites for health information. 

Note that information from these sites is not a substitute for direct health care and treatment. Always seek the expert advice of a health care professional.

Comprehensive Health Information

Healthy Ontario
Public Health Agency of Canada
Medline Plus  - US National Institutes of Health
Mayo Clinic
Medical Conditions

Heart & Stroke Foundation
Canadian Diabetes Association
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
CancerCare Ontario
Alzheimer’s Association (US-based)
Alzheimer’s Research Exchange Canada
Alzheimers Society of Canada

Children’s Health

Caring for Kids - Canadian Pediatric Society
About Kids Health - Hospital for Sick Kids
Child and Family Canada

Women’s Health

Sexuality and U - Society of OBGYNs of Canada.
Canadian Women's Health Network
Ontario Women's Health Council
Women's Health Matters - from Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre
Breastfeeding Information - from Dr. Jack Newman
Motherisk - pregnancy and breastfeeding resources

Local Links & Help Lines

Get a new OHIP card
Telehealth Ontario - 1-866-797-0000
Halton Youth Resources - Advice & Help


Ontario Medical Association
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
College of Family Physicians of Canada