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 Matheson 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.
Since emergencies can happen at any time and occur anywhere, individuals and families should be prepared to take care of themselves for at least 72 hours in the event of an emergency. Being prepared is something we can all do to lessen the effects of an emergency.
Everyone who handles food must take care to ensure food is handled and prepared safely. Food safety is everyone's responsibility. The most effective method for preventing food-borne illnesses is food handler education.
Bed bugs are small insects (about the size of an apple seed) with oval-shaped bodies and no wings. They usually come out and bite at night. It is possible for anyone, anywhere to experience a bed bug infestation, but they can be prevented and controlled.
Breastfeeding support and resources available in our communities.
Many businesses display the International Breastfeeding Friendly Place Logo to encourage your family to feel supported while nursing your baby, but also to demonstrate that you are welcome to breastfeed whenever and wherever.
Are you (or someone you know) pregnant and facing challenges? Do you have questions about your pregnancy? Ask us about CPNP.
Most parents know that using a car seat keeps children safe while on the road. Still, some parents believe shorter car trips are safer than others. The fact is most car collisions happen at low speeds close to home. A properly installed car seat can save the life of your child. The Porcupine Health Unit offers certified car seat technicians to help parents ensure their car seat is installed correctly. Drop by the car seat blitz Friday, June 2nd at the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board between 3 pm and 7 pm to have your car seat inspected and give yourself peace of mind knowing your child is safe.”
We have a confidential, easily accessible sexual health clinic. Our nurses provide a variety of sexual health services.