Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital is a local, full service hospital giving the community access to most of the key elements of health care. That includes:
Patient care has been further enhanced through the recent opening of a new multi-level wing at the Smiths Falls site. The wing, which opened in May 2010, contains three new state-of-the-art surgery rooms, a new intensive care unit, new and expanded Diagnostic Imaging Department, new post anesthetic care unit and new obstetrical unit, including four new birthing rooms. The renovation of the 1950s wing is now underway. Another new addition to the hospital in Smiths Falls is a CT scan unit.
Phone: 613-283-2330, ext. 129
Website: Palliative Care
Opening in early 2010, the Smiths Falls Community Health Centre provides health services to people who live in and around Smiths Falls. Health-care providers include physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, dietitians and health promotion staff. Like all the other 74 Community Health Centres in Ontario, Smiths Falls Community Health Centre is community-governed and community-driven.
Website: Smiths Falls Community Health Centre
If you need help finding a family doctor or nurse practitioner, Health Care Connect will assist you with your search. To learn more about the program, visit the website. The site includes a form you can complete listing basic information in order to start the process of finding a family health care provider.
You can also call the program at 1-800-445-1822, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to begin the same process.
As well, you can contact the Community Care Access Centre in Smiths Falls for assistance at 613-283-8012.
Community Care Access Centre
Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) are funded and legislated by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Your CCAC connects you with the care you need, at home and in your community:
We can help you stay in your own home longer by providing Care in Your Home and by co-ordinating Care in Your Community, including specialized support services;
We can provide you with information about Long-Term Care Options if it becomes too difficult for you to live independently at home.
CCACs are staffed by caring and knowledgeable professionals who will assess your needs, determine your requirements for care, answer your questions and develop a customized care plan that meets your individual needs. Then, if services are provided to you by your CCAC, we’ll arrange for quality health-care professionals – nurses, physiotherapists, social workers, registered dietitians, occupational therapists, speech therapist and personal support workers – to provide care and supportive services to help support you at home and help you enjoy the best possible quality of life.
To find out more about community services in the Smiths Falls area, you can visit their website. Once you have found a community provider that you think will meet your needs, you can then contact the community service provider directly or contact the CCAC for additional help. The CCAC will talk with you about your needs, and answer questions about what’s available in your community, how to enroll and, in some cases, take care of the enrolment process. Note that there is generally a fee associated with community services. Subsidies are available based on eligibility requirements. Your CCAC Case Manager can explain what services are covered by the CCAC and which have a fee, and how to apply for subsidies.
For more information on CCAC, visit or contact the Smiths Falls office of the South East Community Care Access Centre, 52 Abbott St. North, Unit 1.
Phone: 613-283-8012 or 1-800-267-6041 (existing clients)
The intake telephone number for new clients, 1-800-869-8828, is answered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Community & Primary Health Care
Community and Primary Health Care (CPHC) exist to provide universally accessible and comprehensive primary health care and community support services in the promotion and building of a healthier community.
With 11 sites across Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, we offer a wide range of community and health services for our diverse population.
The following are services specifically related to residents of Smiths Falls:
CPHC Seniors Exercise Program is open to those 50 years plus, Starting Sept. 12, the fitness classes will resume again The classes will be held twice a week on Mondays and Fridays, 10 to 11 a.m., at the Seniors Centre beside the rink. Contact Karen Forbes at 613-283-4138 to register for the classes. For further information on the program, phone 1-800-465-7646, ext. 318.
CPHC Community Family Health Team Mobile Unit at Smiths Falls Arena on pre-scheduled days (schedule attached)
Bayshore Home Health
Bayshore Home Health is the country’s largest provider of home and community health care services, with more than 40 home care offices, 20 community care clinics and 8,000 employees. Bayshore offers wide range of home and community health services, health education programs and treatments.
Comcare Health Services
Since 1969, Comcare Health Services has been providing home care services to communities across Canada. Comcare became the first home healthcare company to be nationally accredited from coast to coast. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be delivered in private residences, long term care or retirement facilities, workplaces or schools.
52 Abbott Street North, Unit 3, Smiths Falls ON K7A 1W3
Alzheimer Society of Lanark County
The Alzheimer Society of Lanark County offers an ongoing support group for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia and their care partners. Among other programs and services offered by the agency are an Adult Day Service and a Day Away Respite Service.
Phone: 613-264-0307 (1-800-511-1911)