BOIL WATER ADVISORY UPDATE:
The town of Moosonee has issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) effective May 6, 2018. Residents affected are required to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to use or use bottled water. See our Boil Water Advisory page for tips on using water safely during a BWA.
The advisory affects specific residents of Moosonee. For more information see Town of Moosonee- Emergency Updates
There is currently a shortage of the yellow fever vaccine in Canada.
Travellers should contact the Porcupine Health Unit well in advance to inquire about whether or not Yellow Fever vaccine is required. The Porcupine Health Unit will then be able to advise you on your options including possibly travelling out of town to receive the Yellow Fever vaccine.
We can all help in keeping our communities safe. Accidental needlestick injuries and possible infections can happen to children, outdoor workers or anyone else who might come in contact with used needles.
Food safety is important in both the food service industry and at home. By taking the proper steps, we can ensure that the food we are preparing is safe.
Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. Often these opportunities are missed, dismissed or avoided leaving people more alone and at greater risk. safeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK to identify and engage people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help and care.
Radon is a radioactive gas found naturally in the environment. It is produced by the decay of uranium found in soil, rock or water. Radon is invisible, odourless and tasteless and emits ionizing radiation. As a gas, radon can move freely through the soil enabling it to escape to the atmosphere or seep into buildings.
If you’re an older adult, you could be at risk for experiencing a fall. In Canada, 1 out of 3 adults over the age of 65 had a fall in the past year. Falls are dangerous and are responsible for the majority of serious injuries and loss of independence in older adults.
How to obtain a copy of your immunization record.
We have a confidential, easily accessible sexual health clinic. Our nurses and physicians provide a variety of sexual health services and most are available through our daily walk-in clinics. Some services will require an appointment.