Medical & Health – Benefits & Programs

Dental – Free/Affordable

Healthy Smiles Ontario – Chatham: 17 years and younger

Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program

Assistive Devices

Assistive Devices Program

Easter Seals: Programs and services for physically disabled children and youth.

War Amps: “Amputees helping amputees.”

Drug/Health Benefits

Non-Insured Health Benefits for First Nations and Inuit: Covers a wide range of benefits.

Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program

Trillium Drug Program: Assistance for high prescription-drug costs.

Healthcare – Information, Support and Counselling

BounceBack Ontario: A free, evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program that provides guided mental health self-help supports for adults and youth 15+ using workbooks, online videos and phone coaching.
Call 1-866-345-0224.

Chatham-Kent Public Health: Delivers evidence-informed, equity focused programs and services in order to protect and promote health and advocate for positive social change.
Call 519-352-7270.
COVID-19 Line: 519-355-1071 x 1900.

ConnexOntario: A Crisis Line and information for mental health, addictions and problem gambling.
Call 1-866-531-2600.

Good2Talk: A phone and texting service providing confidential support to post-secondary students. Call 1-866-925-5454.

Kids Help Phone: Youth under 18 can talk 24/7 to someone about mental health by phone or text.
Call toll-free 1-800-668-6868.

Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) – Erie St. Clair: Provides affordable health-care support at home, at school, in the community, and in long term care.
Call 1-888-447-4468.

Mental Health Network of Chatham-Kent: Offers education, support, social rehabilitation, networking, and advocacy to all people whose lives are affected by mental illness.
WARM (pre-crisis) Line 519-351-3140, M-F, 9am to 4pm.
CHMA Crisis Line 1-866-299-7447 or 911.
MHNC-K Programs 519-351-3100.

Passport: A program that helps adults 18 + years old with a developmental disability to participate in their communities (eg, technology supports, community classes, recreational programs, develop skills, hire a support worker, get temporary respite for caregivers)