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Health & Wellness


ConnexOntario operates three helplines that provide health services information for people experiencing problems with gambling, drugs or alcohol and mental illness:

  • Drug and Alcohol Helpline 1-800-565-8603
  • Mental Health Helpline 1-866-531-2600
  • Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline 1-888-230-3505

Helpful, supportive Information and Referral Specialists answer all calls, emails or webchat requests 24/7. The service is free, confidential and anonymous. Click here to visit the website.

EatRight Ontario

EatRight Ontario wants to help you improve your health and quality of life through healthy eating. This service provides easy-to-use nutrition information to help you make healthier food choices. Visit the website for more information.

Kids Help Phone

Need someone to talk to? Someone that will listen? Call- 1-800-668-6868 or visit the website.

Ontario's Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program

A child's early years - from before birth to age six - are very important. Healthy babies are more likely to develop into healthy children, and healthy children are more likely to grow up to be healthy teenagers and healthy adults. That's the purpose of Ontario's Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program - to help children get a healthy start in life. Visit the website for more information.

Peterborough County City Health Unit

The Peterborough County-City Health Unit offers an incredible amount of information on many important health topics. These topics include, but are not limited to: Child & Family Health, Chronic Diseases and Injury Prevention, School Health, Prenatal Health, Environmental Health and Infectious Diseases. They also offer many health clinics and informational packages. For more information visit

Telehealth Ontario

Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call 1-866-797-0000 or TTY 1-866-797-0007 or visit the website for more information.


The official City of Peterborough crest in colour. Free in Peterborough is a resource guide for activities to do, and places to see in Peterborough and area.  If you are interested in posting anything on this website please call the City of Peterborough's Recreation Department at 705-742-7777 x1836.