The town of Hearst has issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) effective October 17, 2017. The advisory affects the residents of Hearst on Pearson Street and Frost Street. Residents affected are required to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to use or use bottled water. See our Boil Water Advisory page for tips on using water safely during a BWA.
The town of Hearst has issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) effective October 20, 2017. The advisory affects the residents of Hearst on Aubin Street and Powell Place. Residents affected are required to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to use or use bottled water. See our Boil Water Advisory page for tips on using water safely during a BWA.
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 Moosonee 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, and sexual health
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.
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.
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.
We work with school boards and staff to help create a healthy school environment.
Procedure to submit either a Statement of Medical Exemption or Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief.
Starting January 1, 2016, the Electronic Cigarette Act (ECA) cane into effect and limits the sale of e-cigarettes to individuals under the age of 19. New signage has been created to make individuals aware of the new restrictions.
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act describes the control of sales and use of tobacco products within Ontario.
Fluoride varnish treatments are offered to all children 4 years of age and younger. We provide this service free of charge in all licensed day cares, Ontario Early Years Centres and in our health unit clinics.