Patient Education


These are some websites for patient education & self-management recommended by our physicians:

General health information & local resources:

Quit Clinic at Brant Health Unit – free counseling and nicotine replacement products (patch, gum) for smokers who want to quit

The Health Line – list of local health and community services, like access to CCAC, Public health services, local podiatrist and foot care clinics, health care facilities, financial and legal assistance, transportation, hospice and dying at home.

Programs & Services in Ontario – a list of services available from the Ministry of Health to all Ontarians, from midwifery and immunizations to senior’s care and cancer screening programs

Mayo Clinic – find information on hundreds of conditions: check your symptoms, improve your lifestyle.

Travelers’ Health – one of the best web sites for traveling, vaccinations, and prevention. Provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brant County Health Unit – variety information on topics like water safety, rabies, breastfeeding, smoking cessation, travel advice, local services and resources

Diet, exercise, diabetes, chronic diseases and cancer

Canadian Diabetes Association – supports people affected by diabetes by providing information, education, service, and advocacy

EatRight Ontario – your first stop for trusted information and advice on nutrition and healthy eating

Dietitians of Canada – association of Canadian registered dietitians that provide resources for consumers

Heart and Stroke Foundation – information on how to recognize warning signs of heart disease and stroke, and how to stay healthy

Hypertension Canada – not-for-profit organization representing over 50 years of expertise in the field of hypertension

Cancer Care Ontario – information for patients on cancer prevention, screening, treatment and supportive care

Osteoporosis Canada – provides up-to-date information on the risks, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.

Women’s health, sexuality, and family planning

Pregnancy weekly – weekly email program with lots of good information

MotherRisk – counselling on reproductive risk or safety of drugs, chemicals and maternal disease in pregnancy

Sexuality and You – information from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada for young adults, parents, and teachers on contraception, safe sex, STIs, and sexual health

Children’s health, immunizations and safety

Caring for Kids – information for parents from Canadian’s paediatricians

AboutKidsHealth – most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behaviour, and development from before birth through the teen years

Parachute – national organization dedicated to preventing injuries; provides resources for patient, parents and coaches on concussion management

Vaccines in Ontario – up-to-date information on all immunizations in Ontario for kids and adults, including immunizations schedules, myths and facts and immunization schedule tool

Mental health – great non-profit resource for supporting better mental health with variety of topics on mental health disorders, addictions, weight management and healthier life style

Anxiety BC – online resource providing self-help information, education and handouts for patients and caregivers about anxiety disorders

Canadian Mental Health Association – mental health for all

St. Leonard’s – Brantford community service providing quality addiction, mental health, employment, education, justice and residential programs for children, youth, adults and families

Family Counseling Centre of Brant – open to anyone looking to improve their life and take control of future; the centre is dedicated to providing responsive, creative and compassionate care to men, women, children, couples and families living in Brant community.

Alcohol and Drugs help page at Brant Health Unit –

  • Brant Erie Alcoholics Anonymous: 519-752-5981
  • Holmes House Crisis Line: 519-428-1911 or 1-888-999-4966
  • Narcotics Anonymous Norfolk Brant 519-756-9408

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24 Hour Crisis Support Line in Brantford:
519-759-7188 or 1-866-811-7188

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