The Porcupine Health Unit has recently received reports from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, of possible blue-green algae blooms in the vicinity of the confluence of Black River and Driftwood River within the municipality of Iroquois Falls.
The Porcupine Health Unit advises people using lakes and rivers at this and any location to be on the lookout for algal blooms. If you see green water or scum near your property or water intake line, take precaution.
The Iroquois Falls 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.
Timmins, Ontario - The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is issuing a public safety alert. Through the Opioid Surveillance and Early Warning System an increase in suspected opioid overdoses has been identified in Timmins.
Timmins, Ontario - The Porcupine Health Unit and Timmins Police Service are issuing an alert. The potentially lethal opioid Fentanyl is showing up in other drugs, specifically Heroin.
Many people find it hard to stop smoking, but even if you're someone who's quit before and started again, don't lose hope!! Many people quit smoking every day and you can too!
Illnesses can be passed to people through other sources, such as a mosquito or a tick bite. These illnesses are not currently widespread in the Northeastern Ontario area. There is a possibility that, as a result of changes in climate and migration, the mosquitos and ticks that are capable of causing illnesses could one day be a concern.
One or several intervention services may be offered to your child depending on your child's speech and language needs.
The speech-language pathologist and speech-language assistant will work together to provide services for you and your child.
Whether you're a parent, or taking care of an older adult, the Porcupine Health Unit has a number of programs and services that can help.
Your hands play a major role in the spread of germs that cause illness. Unwashed hands carry bacteria and viruses that cause infections, such as colds and influenza. Everyone can work together to prevent the spread of illness. In addition to washing your hands, get immunized, cough and sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve, stay home if you are sick, and keep commonly touched surfaces clean.