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.
Proper waste management is important to protect the health of your family and surrounding community. Rural residences and commercial properties require a private septic system when municipal services are not available. Systems are designed and installed as directed by the Ontario Building Code.
Looking for information about sexual health? Got questions about birth control, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, or sex in general? Our sexual health team can provide you with the services and answers you need.
Fill out a quick questionnaire to see if your child needs speech and language services.
Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, smoking is illegal in the common areas of multi-unit housing. There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke, and it can cause immediate damage to your health.
Timmins, Ontario - The Porcupine Health Unit is reminding employers and employees that it is illegal to smoke or hold lighted tobacco in the workplace, this includes work vehicles.
With the Porcupine Health Unit's tobacco program we work to educate people about the dangers of second-hand smoke and deliver programs to encourage youth to never start smoking.
It's great that you care enough to help someone quit smoking. It's important to remember that, in order to be successful at quitting smoking, a person has to be ready and has to do it for personal reasons.
Instructions about what to do before you leave Canada, information about immunizations that are required if you are traveling outside of Canada, where to find travel advisories, and what to do after you return home.