Algoma Public Health
Important notice: There is an obstetrician shortage in the Algoma District. For pregnant people residing in communities without obstetric care, that need to travel for prenatal appointments and childbirth, the Northern Health Travel Grant may cover some of the cost.
For eligible applicants, travel grants are based on the distance to their closest medical specialist or ministry funded health care facility able to provide the required health care services.
Quick Link: Application for Northern Health Travel Grant
If you are a pregnant Algoma resident, review this information in the months/weeks leading to your delivery.
Visit your health care provider
Learn more about prenatal education
Find a birthing centre near you:
- Out of district:
Sault Area Hospital – Interim Prenatal Care Clinic: www.sah.on.ca/press/news/interim-prenatal-care-clinic
The purpose of regular prenatal appointments is to check on you and your baby’s health, answer your questions, and talk about your pregnancy.
While most pregnancies progress normally, sometimes medical issues come up that need special attention. Your healthcare provider will let you know how these conditions could affect your pregnancy and birth.
Date Created: November, 2022