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Parenting

The Renfrew County and District Health Unit continues to provide parenting information and support during the pandemic.

Please note: All in-person workshops are cancelled until further notice.

Please call the Family Health Intake Line at 613-732-3629 ext. 589 or 1-800-267-1097 ext. 589 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for any questions or concerns, or to schedule a Breastfeeding and Parent Child Wellness Clinic appointment. For any questions related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) call RCDHU at 613-732-3629 or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or visit our Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) information page.

RCDHU is now offering by appointment Parent Child Wellness Clinics. Spend one-on-one time with a Public Health Nurse and get support as well as answers to your questions about feeding, sleeping, crying and other parenting inquiries. Clinics are open to families with children age zero to transition to school.

Clinic locations:

  • Pembroke (RCDHU Main Office) – Parent Child Wellness Clinic
  • Renfrew (RCDHU Office) – Parent Child Wellness Clinic
  • Arnprior (EarlyON® Centre) – Parent Child Wellness Clinic

For more information and to book an appointment:

  • call: the Family Health Intake Line at 613-732-3629 ext. 589 / 1-800-267-1097 ext. 589, or
  • email: familyhealth@rcdhu.com.

Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program

The Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) program is a free home-visiting program for expectant mothers and new parents with a child up to transition to school who need additional support with:

  • prenatal health care;
  • preparing for a new baby;
  • building strong relationships;
  • feeding a toddler;
  • managing a child’s behaviour;
  • being a positive parent;
  • and connecting to helpful services in Renfrew County and District.

Skilled Public Health Nurses, Social Workers and Home Visitors visit with parents and their family at home. The visits can be arranged Monday to Friday during business hours (08:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). The number of visits and the length of each visit will depend on individual needs.

View/download the Healthy Babies Healthy Children Fact Sheet from the Government of Ontario in English and/or French.

For more information about the HBHC program, call Family Health at 613-732-3629 Ext. 589 OR 1-800-267-1097 Ext. 589.

For self-referral, complete the online Healthy Babies Healthy Children Self-Referral Form.

For health care providers, complete the online Healthy Babies Health Children Referral Form for Service Providers.

Pembroke Office

TEL: 613-732-3629 or 1-800-267-1097

Renfrew Office

TEL: 613-432-5853 or 1-800-465-5000