Walk In Clinic Program

What need is addressed by the program?

The Walk-In Clinic provides a single session to children, youth and families who require support for emotional, relationship or behavioural challenges. This program is offered weekly in New Path offices across Simcoe County. The Walk-In Clinic can be accessed by children, youth and families as often as they require support.

What will the program help me achieve?

This program is intended to provide clients with immediate and accessible support. Clients will:

  • Develop a greater understanding of their strengths and presenting challenges
  • Walk away with a plan to address their presenting challenge

What are the major service activities of the program?

The Walk-In Clinic Program involves 3 major service activities as follows:

  1. A self-assessment questionnaire to assist the Walk-in Counsellor and client in the development of the focus of the session
  2. A counselling session (1 hour in length) that can include an individual or families
  3. A written summary of the focus of the session and the plan that families take with them

Where is the program located/available?

The program is offered by New Path in:

  • Alliston
  • Barrie
  • Bradford
  • Collingwood
  • Orillia

How do I access this program?

Children, youth and families can self-refer by attending one of the walk-in clinic locations across the county. Dates and times of the clinics are posted on the New Path website (www.newpath.ca). Information can also be obtained by contacting New Path’s Central Intake Department (705-725-7656 or from the 905 area code in Simcoe County 1-866-566-7656)

Who provides service in this program?

Counselling is provided by a Walk-In Clinic Counsellor

Is there a cost for this program?

No, this service is funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.