Update – Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce
This notice is being updated to reflect that the outbreak appears to be over. The risk to Canadians has returned to low and the Public Health Agency of Canada is no longer advising individuals in affected provinces to consider consuming other types of lettuce, instead of romaine lettuce. Details on the Public Health Agency of Canada website.
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.
Healthy Babies Healthy Children is a free program for families who are expecting a new baby or have children up to transition to school age who would like to receive reliable information and support to help them give their children the best start in life.
There are many incidents that can have a negative effect a person's health such as radon and blue-green algae. The Porcupine Health Unit works with many community partners to prevent or reduce any negative effects to area residents.
If your child has a preferred activity, encourage them to participate in it once or twice per week, while getting them to partake in a variety of other physical activities 3 or 4 times per week.
How to obtain a copy of your immunization record.
Information regarding Ontario's Immunization of Schools Pupil Act (ISPA) and immunization requirements.
Infant feeding support and resources available in our communities.
Personal services settings provide non-medical procedures designed to enhance a person's appearance or sense of well-being, such as hair styling, manicures, and tattooing. The Porcupine Health Unit inspects these facilities to ensure that the public is safe from the transmission of blood-borne diseases, such as hepatitis and HIV/AIDS.
The Porcupine Health Unit investigates and responds to all reportable diseases in our community. If you are concerned that yourself or your child has an infectious disease, seek medical attention.