Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

Site: Barrie - 201 Georgian Dr

Service: Simcoe Muskoka Parry Sound Blind Low Vision Early Intervention Program

Record #: BAR2878
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2024
Last Full Update: 30 Jan 2024

Location, Telephone & Internet

Office Phone 705-739-5696, Intake and Referral
Toll Free Phone 1-800-675-1979, Intake and Referral
Fax 705-739-5674
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Located In Community Barrie
Address Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
201 Georgian Dr
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 6M2
Intersection Hwy 400 and Duckworth St

Contact Information

Primary Contact Tracy Wauchope, Intake Worker; Email:
Alternate Contact Laura Hurst, Manager, Child & Youth Ambulatory Care, Adult Surgery Ambulatory Care; Phone: 705-728-9090, 47116; Email:

Description & Services

Description (Service) Assessment and intervention services for infants and preschool children who are blind or low vision as diagnosed by an ophthalmologist
  • Child and Family Intervention Services and Childcare Consultation available
  • provides a Family Support Worker to families of eligible children where indicated
  • will assist families to access service when low vision/blindness is suspected but accessing a diagnosis is difficult
If visiting the hospital:
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Parry Sound District ; Simcoe County
  • Age Requirements: 4 year(s) and under
  • Screening of infants and children up to junior kindergarten age with a diagnosis of blind or low vision
  • Referral - Families
  • Referral - Physicians
  • Referral - Optometrists
  • Referral - Early Interventionists (with written diagnosis from an ophthalmologist)
  • Intake worker gathers basic information and mails a background information package for child's family to fill out
Languages English
Fees Service - fee for parking; no fee for health care services, paid by OHIP; Program - Fees for some materials supporting the program

Other Details

Physical Access Fully Accessible

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