Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce
The Public Health Agency of Canada is advising individuals in Ontario and Quebec to avoid eating romaine lettuce and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce until more is known about the outbreak and the cause of contamination. For more information, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada Public Notices webpage.
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.
The Cochrane branch of the Porcupine Health Unit is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
During the summer months of July and August, our hours change to 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
We have regularly scheduled clinics available by appointment for immunization, travel vaccines, sexual health, and dental services.
For after hours emergency inspection service, please call our toll free number, 1-800-461-1818, where someone can be reached 24 hours a day.
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 education and information by certified car seat technicians to give you peace of mind knowing your child is safe while traveling.
We have a confidential, easily accessible sexual health clinic. Our nurses provide a variety of sexual health services.
Join the Porcupine Health Unit on November 29, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Stay Ahead of the Game: A Concussion Educational Session featuring Dr. Charles Tator and Gordon and Kathleen Stringer. The best way to prevent concussions and brain injuries is to have knowledgeable teammates, coaches, parents, and colleagues.
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Residents of long-term care facilities tend to be a high risk, vulnerable population to illness due to weakened immune systems and other health conditions.
Use this form to contact the Porcupine Health Unit about accessibility issues. Please tell us if you'd like a response.
We want your child to be cavity free! We can help you with services for your child including assistance for those who do not have dental coverage and insurance.
With a focus on healthy eating and physical activity, the Diabetes Prevention Program seeks to reduce the risk factors for diabetes and contribute to healthier lives. Along with community partners, we provide programming focussed on lifestyle behaviour change, training, screening and health communications.