Whether you're a parent, or taking care of an older adult, the Porcupine Health Unit has a number of programs and services that can help. Visit the following webpages for details on how we can help you help someone else stay healthy.
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Motor vehicle collisions remain the leading cause of death and a significant cause of injury in Canadian children. A properly installed car seat can save the life of your child. The Porcupine Health Unit offers certified car seat technicians to help parents ensure their car seat is installed correctly. Drop by the car seat blitz Thursday, May 2nd at the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board between 3 pm and 7 pm to have your car seat inspected and give yourself peace of mind knowing your child is safe.
The vision screening program helps to identify potential vision problems in young children whose health and learning may be affected by undetected or untreated conditions. Many vision complications have no symptoms and can easily go unnoticed; fortunately, detecting a vision problem at an early age will have a positive impact on a child’s ability to learn.
Children are often outside when the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays are the strongest. Protect your skin and eyes.
The best way to prevent concussions and brain injuries is to be knowledgeable about concussions. Everyone 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.
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.
If you or your child has been exposed to or has head lice, this page contains information to prevent, check and treat head lice.
You are changing physically as well as emotionally every day. You may have lots of questions and may be feeling a little overwhelmed at times. We would like to help you prepare for your new baby to make life a little easier when you bring him or her home.
Infant feeding support and resources available in our communities.
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.