Bed bugs are small insects (about the size of an apple seed) with oval-shaped bodies and no wings. They usually come out and bite at night. It is possible for anyone, anywhere to experience a bed bug infestation, but they can be prevented and controlled.
The Porcupine Health Unit is pleased to offer a breastfeeding peer-support group in some of our communities in partnership with other organizations. A laid back environment for you and baby to visit and talk with other nursing moms. Whether you want to inquire about breastfeeding challenges or share your breastfeeding experience, our Breastfeeding Peer Support Group welcomes you and your family.
Are you expecting a baby and would like more information on breastfeeding? Are you currently breastfeeding and would like to have your breastfeeding assessed by a nurse specially trained in breastfeeding support? Call us today! Let's talk about your breastfeeding experience.
Are you (or someone you know) pregnant and facing challenges? Do you have questions about your pregnancy? Ask us about CPNP.
As a parent, you probably know that using a properly installed car seat on every trip can save the life of your child. We offer certified car seat technicians to give you peace of mind knowing your child is safe while travelling. We offer education and information by a certified car seat technician to give you peace of mind knowing your child is safe while travelling.
We have a confidential, easily accessible sexual health clinic. Our nurses provide a variety of sexual health services.
Fluoride varnish treatments are offered to all children 4 years of age and younger. We provide this service free of charge in all licensed day cares, Ontario Early Years Centres and in our health unit clinics.
There is a growing concern regarding the lack of home cooking and loss of cooking skills among Canadians of all ages. Cooking is a critical life skill and the whole family, even children, should be involved in meal preparation. Many people typically turn to grab-and-go meals and snacks, but that’s not ideal when it comes to our health and the health of our children.
Grocery store tours provided by the Public Health Dietitians can give you all the tips and tools you need to navigate through the grocery store with the confidence in knowing what you’re choosing is the best for you and your family, from various dietary restrictions, to budget-friendly ideas.
How to obtain a copy of your immunization record.