Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

Site: Barrie - 201 Georgian Dr

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

Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
Update from RVH 
Regular 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
Service Details
Public Comments COVID-19 Response 
Update from RVH
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Parry Sound District ; Simcoe County
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and under 
Screening - infants * services up to junior kindergarten entry maximum for identified children eligible for specific supports * diagnosis blind or low vision
Application 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 Program - Fees for some materials supporting the program ; None - No fees for the service
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
201 Georgian Dr
Barrie, ON L4M 6M2
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Intersection Hwy 400 and Duckworth St
Mailing Address c/o Simcoe Muskoka Parry Sound Blind Low Vision Early Intervention Program
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone Intake and Referral 705-739-5696
Toll Free Phone Intake and Referral 1-800-675-1979
Fax 705-739-5674
Social Media Twitter Twitter:
Primary Contact Tracy Wauchope, Intake Worker, RVH; Email:
Primary Executive Rhea Taplin, Manager, Child and Youth Ambulatory Care & Adult Surgery Ambulatory Care, RVH; Phone: 705-728-9090 ext 47116; Email:

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