BOIL WATER ADVISORY UPDATE:
Effective October 16, 2017 the Boil Water Advisory for Smooth Rock Falls has been lifted. This is due to satisfactory water results.
The town of Smooth Rock Falls has issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) effective November 11, 2017. The advisory affects the residents of Smooth Rock Falls on the North end of 5th Street.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.
Please note that the Hornepayne office of the Porcupine Health Unit will be closed on Monday, November 20, 2017.
Please contact the main office at 1-800-461-1818 if you need to talk to us.
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.
It’s time to get your flu shot. Book online or call us to pick the time that works for you!
Medication can help older adults improve or maintain their health. The way medication affects a person can change as one gets older or when their health conditions varies. Public Health Nurse Patrick Nowak offers some tips.
You might think that getting influenza is just like having a common cold, but it’s not. Have you ever talked to someone who actually got the flu? If they didn’t get the flu shot before, they’ll definitely recommend it now!
We would like to remind hunters of the importance of handling and cooking wild meat properly to prevent foodborne illness, such as Trichinosis which can be found in many different species of animals.
Risky play can be described as thrilling and exciting forms of play that involve a real or perceived risk of injury. PHU Health Promoter, Martin Paul explains why risky play is an important part of a child's development.
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.