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 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.
The best way to prevent concussions and brain injuries is to have knowledgeable teammates, coaches, parents, and colleagues. Everyone involved should know the signs and symptoms of a concussion, what to do when a concussion is suspected, as well as, when it is safe to return to activity.
Use this form to contact the Porcupine Health Unit. Please tell us if you'd like a response.
Residents of long-term care facilities tend to be a high risk, vulnerable population to illness due to weakened immune systems and other health conditions.
Use this form to contact the Porcupine Health Unit about accessibility issues. Please tell us if you'd like a response.
We want your child to be cavity free! We can help you with services for your child including assistance for those who do not have dental coverage and insurance.
Provides links to the Designated Officer (DO) Manual and to ministry forms. The PDF file of the manual contains information regarding the roles and responsibilities for each individual, including the Emergency Service Agency, Emergency Service Workers, DOs and Public Health, methods of notification, assessing exposures and actions, and preventing of infectious diseases.
With a focus on healthy eating and physical activity, the Diabetes Prevention Program seeks to reduce the risk factors for diabetes and contribute to healthier lives. Along with community partners, we provide programming focussed on lifestyle behaviour change, training, screening and health communications.
Many people find it hard to stop smoking, but don't lose hope if someone you know quit before and started again!! Many people quit smoking every day and so can the person you care about! But only if they are ready.