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Doctors & Dentists

Doctor examining a child

In this photo a doctor interacts with a child. Additional local pictures can be seen in the Photo Gallery.

Local Health Care Providers

Finding a family doctor is very important. Immigrants should begin looking for one the moment they arrive in Canada. They can check the yellow pages in the phone book.  They can also contact community service providers such as Immigrant Settlement Services-YMCA to get a list of medical centres or doctors that immigrants can call to ask if they are accepting new patients. This process may take some time, as there is usually a waiting list for doctors.  While waiting, immigrants can have access to other health resources within the community such as walk-in clinics, community health centres, and hospitals.

Here is a list of resources that can guide immigrants through the process of finding good healthcare:

Physicians & Surgeons

Mental Health

Government Health Care Sites


Choosing a dentist is also important. Here is a list of resources that will help you find the right one.

The Brant County Health Unit offers a series of dental programs for kids whose families can’t afford the cost of some dental treatments.

Other Health services in the community

Grand River Community Health Care Centre

363 Colborne Street

Brantford, ON  N3S 3N2

office 519.754.0777

fax 519.754.0727

Hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday 8:00 am-8:00 pm

Mental Health Walk In: Wednesday 1:00-3:00 pm

Resource Spotlight

Logo for YMCA Employment, Education and Immigrant Services YMCA Employment, Education and Immigrant Services

YMCA Employment, Education and Immigrant Services, assists immigrants in their orientation and integration into the Canadian environment.

Local Activities Spotlight

Recreation & Leisure Guides

Find out what exciting individual and family activities are available this season. The leisure guides in Brantford•Brant provide valuable information to help plan your activities.

Brantford Leisure Guide

Brant Leisure Guide