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 Kapuskasing 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, 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.
Sport and physical activity can be a powerful force for individual and social growth and development.
Food served or sold at community festivals, fundraising events and farmers' markets are an important part of local life in communities across Ontario. Before planning special events, like fundraisers, or farmers' markets, take the time to do some careful food safety planning.
The Porcupine Health Unit regularly creates reports on a variety of topics. If you need additional information about any of our reports please contact us.
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Referrals to the Preschool Speech & Language Program can be submitted by email or you can fill out the form on this page.
The Preschool Speech and Language Program provides speech and language services to children from birth to entry into Senior Kindergarten. Assessment and a range of treatment services are provided at no cost.
Personal service settings, such as tattooing or piercing, can spread blood borne pathogens, while institutions such as daycares, long-term care facilities, and hospitals house large numbers of vulnerable people prone to illness. The Porcupine Health Unit is responsible for conducting surveillance in order to monitor and limit the spread of diseases in the community.
The Porcupine Health Unit is seeking applications from registered nurses with a nursing degree who are interested in applying their nursing knowledge and skills in order to promote, protect, and preserve the health of populations at the individual/family, community, and system level.