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.
Getting families to eat more vegetables and fruit is one way to have them live better and healthier lives. The Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program introduces elementary school children to vegetables and fruit two days a week from April to June. The Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers' Association provides a variety of produce to complement healthy eating lesson plans and resources to over 10,000 students across our area.
If you are a parent or caregiver for a toddler or preschool child, use NutriSTEP as a fast and simple way to find out if your child is a healthy eater.
The Registered Dietitians at the Porcupine Health Unit conduct a variety of workshops and presentations for health care professionals, educators, workplaces and the general public.
While we know we should all be eating a healthy diet, the cost of food items in our area can be barrier to choosing healthy options. The Nutritious Food Basket Survey is a tool used to help determine the prices of food in our area and how much of a burden it can be for some families.
All parents have one thing in common - they all want their children to grow up being caring, responsible and healthy adults. The Growing Healthy Families Program is here to help you with good, proven to work advice at the right time can be a big help.
We offer genetic services to individuals with a variety of genetic conditions.
If you like getting healthy eating information through Facebook and Twitter, check out @PHUEATS on Twitter or the PHU Eats Facebook page.
Sport and physical activity can be a powerful force for individual and social growth and development.