Quality of life and a commitment to well-being means having access to an integrated, progressive health care team in your geographic region. Residents of Dufferin County benefit from Ontario’s quality health care system, alongside services offered by complementary practitioners.
Doctors, hospitals and clinics
Family doctors are available and accepting clients in Dufferin to support family and overall healthcare needs. New residents can look to Health Care Connect to find a family doctor, nurse practitioner or walk-in clinic in Dufferin.
As you enter Dufferin County from the south, at the corner of highways 9 and 10, you will see Headwaters Health Care Centreoverlooking the Town of Orangeville. The medical community associated with Headwaters Health Care Centre includes: an 87-bed acute and complex continuing care facility with services ranging from diagnostic imaging, general surgery, internal medicine, palliative care, complex continuing care, obstetrics, and paediatrics. In addition outpatient services include clinics for cardiac wellness, diabetes education, dialysis, holter monitoring, chemotherapy, orthopaedics, arthritis, speech pathology, rehabilitation and respiratory therapy. Headwaters Emergency Department offers 24/7coverage.
The Headwaters Health Care Centre also operates Headwaters Shelburne offering outpatient services including diabetes education, x-ray, and speech-language pathology.
The new Highlands Health Network Family Practice sits adjacent to the Orangeville hospital. This practice has built a strong centre in recent years with a variety of healthcare services offered under one roof. The Mel Lloyd Family Health Team in Shelburne provides the coordination and integration of many health care services in one location as well.
Doctors are available in our more rural communities, and walk-in clinics are available for after-hours and non-life-threatening illnesses.
There are three obstetricians/gynecologists who provide primary and secondary obstetrical care from Headwaters Health Care Centre. The Maternal Child unit at the hospital has seven labour and delivery suites. Orangeville is a growing community and has 800 deliveries per year! Approximately 45 family physicians refer to Headwaters with three general practitioners still participating in obstetrics deliveries.
For general support during early years, Dufferin County offers four locations of Ontario Early Years Centres in Orangeville, Grand Valley and Shelburne for parents and caregivers of children up to age six.
With the right services and supports, community health can flourish. In Dufferin, you will find practitioners to help you grow your physical, emotional, behavioural and mental health, from massage therapists to behavioural psychologists, from yogis to naturopaths.
Dufferin supports and welcomes many faith communities and community groups. You will be able to connect within a network based on your personal connections and beliefs.
For an overall picture of Dufferin well-being, visit the Headwaters Communities in Action “Community Well-being Report”, released fall 2011.