CAMP is a team of three midwives providing accessible pregnancy and reproductive care in the community for our priority populations including people who are: newcomers, racialized, experiencing poverty, underhoused, using substances, complex mental health needs, or who face other barriers. People do not need to be registered with a midwifery clinic to access the CAMP team. Clients or community service providers can contact the CAMP team to request a visit.
The CAMP Team was started to meet the reproductive care needs of pregnant and birthing people in our community who experience individual and systemic barriers in accessing our healthcare system. We aim to provide care that meets individuals where they are, supports their autonomy and dignity, and provides culturally appropriate care. We aim to apply the principles of trauma informed care, harm reduction and anti-oppression in all aspects of our care.
Who is CAMP
We hope to build a client centred program and we look forward to hearing from you about what other services are needed so that we can build a program that meets the needs of our community.
What can CAMP do
The CAMP team offers visits for any needs related to pregnancy, birth, or postpartum care up to 8 weeks after birth. Clients do not have to commit to regular care with a midwife in order to access our team. We work with our obstetrician colleagues to facilitate specialist care when that is needed. We can provide one visit or a series of visits. Some examples of the type of visits we do are:
- Testing for pregnancy
- STI screening
- Miscarriage care
- Assistance accessing pregnancy termination
- A pregnancy check-up, prenatal education
- Home baby checks for people without a local care provider
- Pap testing
- Sexual health counselling, accessing contraception
- Postpartum home care for bleeding, mental health support, milk suppression
Where and When
A CAMP midwife is available for planned visits in any location a client feels comfortable and safe. We have clinic space at Family Midwifery Care and Shelldale Family Gateway and we also see people in their homes, shelters or community organizations (including the CHC).
A CAMP midwife is available 24 hours a day for urgent visits. We can do assessments and provide care in the community for many concerns. We can also triage needs in community to determine if emergency care is necessary, to mitigate unnecessary ER visits. We have hospital privileges at Guelph General Hospital. We have access to translator services when needed.
Get in touch
Please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our midwives with questions, suggestions and referrals. You can reach us using our online “Ask for a CAMP midwife” form, phone, text or pager (for emergencies).
Individuals can refer themselves or be referred by a service provider on the CAMP referral form.
You can call for referrals and questions at 1-833-747-CAMP (2267) (toll free) during daytime hours. Do NOT use this number for emergencies.
Email us directly at CAMP@familymidwiferycare.ca