The PHU and Timmins Police Service are issuing an alert regarding the potentially lethal opioid fentanyl. A drug comprised of heroin and fentanyl was found among the drugs in recent seizure in the Timmins area. The drug has been seized in other communities across the province, but this marks the first time officers from the Timmins Police Service have come into contact with the drug.
This is an important public safety reminder that street drugs continue to be mixed with substances such as fentanyl. This drug is highly toxic and extremely dangerous. Fentanyl can be fatal in very small doses, as small as 4 grains of salt. It is 100 times more toxic than morphine and cannot be detected by sight, smell or taste.
See the media release for further details.
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 Timmins 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.
As a parent, you probably know that using a properly installed car seat on every trip can save the life of your child. We offer certified car seat technicians to give you peace of mind knowing your child is safe while traveling.
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.
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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.