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.
Hearst 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 to 4:00 p.m.
We have regularly scheduled clinics available by appointment for immunization, travel vaccines, and sexual health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hearst, Ontario — The popular local Hearst Gardening Series continues on Monday, March 26, with “Goat Please!”
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.
If you or your child has been exposed to or has head lice, this page contains information to prevent, check and treat head lice.
Timmins, Ontario - The Porcupine Health Unit, along with several partners, is hosting a local health fair featuring a variety of booths and speakers.
Healthy Babies Healthy Children is a free program for families who are expecting a new baby or have children up to transition to school age who would like to receive reliable information and support to help them give their children the best start in life.