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Sudbury: Accessing Public Allied Health Services

We're thrilled to be offering our services to the Sudbury community – but did you know there are publicly funded resources for Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Psychotherapy offered at no cost? Keep reading to find out how to access these services!

Children and Youth

Health Sciences North's Children's Treatment Centre (NEO Kids) located just minutes from Laurentian University offers a number of programs in English and French for children up to age 19. Some of the services they have include:

  • PATH (ages 24mo - 4yrs) - for children with motor and communication delays; parents must submit an application for this program and a meeting will be held to review all potential candidates (limited spots available)

  • SPOT (Speech, Physio, Occupational Therapy) - provides assessment, consultation, and programming for children with physically-based difficulties

  • Assistive Communications Clinic (ages 0 - 21yrs) - provides assessment, consultation and training to assist clients in developing face-to-face and written communication

  • School Based Rehabilitation Services

  • Rural Services

There are many programs available and they're all publicly funded so they come at no cost to the individual or their family. Outpatient wait times are usually between 1-6 months and the therapy is typically provided in a block of 5-10 sessions. Check out their website here to find out more information.

Wordplay/Jeux de mots - Preschool Speech and Language Services Sudbury Manitoulin provides a full range of accessible speech and language services from birth to the time the child starts school. This includes assessments, consultations, parent training, home programs, and individual or group therapy.

Family members or any professional working with preschool-age children in the Sudbury/Manitoulin area can refer children to this resource simply by making a phone call. To find out more, have a look through their website.

Compass offers professional mental health services for children and youth with no referral required. Because of the current pandemic, they are currently using phone or video conferencing sessions, but they're completely confidential and still provide the same great support.

Sessions are typically an hour long and can be accessed whenever you need them without an appointment. To get started, check out their website here.


Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Psychotherapy are all offered through the North East Local Health Integration Network. Their services are either provided with no fees or are covered by OHIP. To have a look at their main website, click here.

We hope this post has been informative about the publicly funded options for Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Psychotherapy throughout the Sudbury area. If you're interested in learning about the private services we offer at our clinics, check out this blog post to find out more. If you have questions about how private Speech Therapy works, read our FAQs here, leave us a comment, or get in touch with a Speech Language Pathologist.


Andalusia Speech Therapy has four clinics in Ontario and offers virtual therapy to anywhere in the world. Contact us more for information.

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