First Five West Elgin

The First Five West Elgin program supports children under the age of 6 who do not have a primary care physician or nurse practitioner.  The First Five program strives to increase access to health promotion and preventative health care services.

Eligibility:
  • Child is under the age of 6; AND
  • Does not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner
  • Ontario Health Card is not required
  • Seeking a Primary Care Provider Health Care Connect
The First Five Nurse Practitioner and Nurse can provide the following services:
  • Well Baby/Child Assessments
  • Immunizations
  • Developmental Screening
  • Nutrition Support
  • Referrals
  • Assistance with navigating the healthcare system and community services
  • Assessment and treatment of non-emergent, episodic concerns such as ear infections, cough, rashes

Translation services available upon request.

We Do Not Provide:

  • Care for children 6 years of age and older
  • Care for parents or adult family members
  • Obstetrical/Prenatal Care
  • Emergent/Urgent Care
Service Locations:

West Elgin Community Health Centre (West Lorne) -  open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Southwest Public Health, St. Thomas Clinic - open Tuesdays.

Note that additional service location/hours may be offered in the future depending on community needs.

Self-Referrals and Referrals from Community Partners Accepted:

If your child meets the eligibility criteria for First Five West Elgin Services, referrals can be made using several options including completing the PDF fillable form below, using the online form at the bottom of this page, or by phone or fax. You will be contacted typically within 1-2 business days.

First Five West Elgin Form - PDF Fillable   

Please email the completed form to Jodi Rossiter at jrossiter@wechc.on.ca 

(T) 519-773-3715, Ext. 131 (F) 519-765-1279

On-Line Submission:
First Five West Elgin Registration Form

Parent/Guardian Information

Child Information

If more than one child, please submit each child separately.