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Family HEALTHline

If you would like to talk to a Public Health Nurse about raising children and grandchildren, please call the Family HEALTHline at 705-743-1000. Call us today!

The Family HEALTHline:

  • is a free and confidential service for parents, caregivers of young children, and health care providers.
  • provides parenting information, consultation and referrals
  • covers topics such as pregnancy, premature infants, growth and development, breastfeeding, nutrition, behavior, discipline, sleep, routines, dental care, safety, illness, immunization, and sexuality
  • is available Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, however at other times you can always leave a message and we will get back to you the next business day.

The Family HEALTHline is also Peterborough County and City’s telephone line for children’s speech and language screening.

Telehealth Ontario is available 24 hours a day at 1-866-797-0000. (Link to

If you do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner you can contact Health Care Connect at 1-800-445-1822.