Finding a Health Care Provider
Updated March 14th, 2018
As you go through your pregnancy and birth, finding a health care provider that is a good fit for you and your growing family is important. This may depend on your personal preferences, medical risk factors and availability. In Winnipeg, your options can be a family doctor, obstetrician or registered midwife.
Family Medicine Obstetrics Network
Some family doctors offer obstetrical care to low risk pregnancies as part of their practice. They can support you through your pregnancy, labour and delivery, postpartum care and can also become your child’s physician. To find a family doctor who delivers babies through the Family Obstetrics Network, call 204-235-3925 or ask your health care provider for a referral.
Obstetricians (commonly known as OBGYN or OB) are doctors who specialize in women’s health care. They work with both low and high risk pregnancies. To find an OB in Winnipeg you will need a referral from your Health Care Provider. If you do not have a Health Care Provider, Family Doctor Finder can help.
Hot parent tip:
Not all doctors deliver at all hospitals. If you know where you would like to deliver your baby (Health Science Centre- Women’s Hospital or St. Boniface Hospital) you will want to choose a doctor that delivers at that hospital.
Midwives provide care during pregnancy, labor, birth, and in the early postpartum period. In Winnipeg midwives can attend births in your home, at the hospital and at the Birth Center. Midwives work with other health professionals and consult with specialists as needed. You do not need a referral from a doctor to choose a midwife. To help you decide if you would like a midwife check out the links below or call the Midwifery Services Central Intake Line: 204-947-2422 ext. 307
- To learn more about midwifery in Winnipeg, visit the Winnipeg Health Region
- To learn more about midwifery in Manitoba, visit the College of Midwifes of Manitoba
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Your Baby’s Health Care
All babies’ need to have a health checkup within two weeks of birth. Call your baby’s doctor to book an appointment. If you do not have a health care provider, Family Doctor Finder can help.
Your Postpartum (after the birth of your baby) Care
You should have a health checkup six weeks after the birth of your baby. Call your family doctor or obstetrician to book your appointment.
Public Health Nursing Services
Once you and your baby are home, a Public Health Nurse will:
- call you within 48 hours to set up a home visit with you and your family.
- meet with you within a week to discuss how you are settling in to parenthood.
- connect you with community resources and supports that are a fit for your family.
Winnipeg Public Health Offices
640 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB. R3B 0L8
Phone: (204) 940-8711
|ACCESS Downtown West
755 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB. R3G 0N2
Phone: (204) 940-6669
|Point Douglas Community Health Centre
601 Aikins Street
Winnipeg, MB. R2W 4J5
Phone: (204) 940-2025
2013 – 785 Keewatin
Winnipeg, MB. R2X 3B9
Phone: (204) 938-5900
|ACCESS River East
975 Henderson Highway
Winnipeg, MB. R2K 4L7
Phone: (204) 938-5000
| ACCÉS Saint Boniface / St. Vital
170 Goulet Street
Winnipeg, MB. R2H 0R7
845 Regent Avenue West
Winnipeg, MB. R2C 3A9
Phone: (204) 938-5555
|Seven Oaks Health & Social Services Centre
Unit 3 – 1050 Leila Avenue
Winnipeg, MB. R2P 1W6
Phone: (204) 938-5600
|ACCESS Winnipeg West
280 Booth Drive
Winnipeg, MB. R3J 3R7
Phone: (204) 940-2397
|ACCESS Fort Garry & River Heights
135 Plaza Drive
Winnipeg, MB. R3T 6E8
Phone: (204) 940-2313