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Risk of Lyme Disease in Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) Region for Health Care ProvidersThe Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) collects contact information to provide physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health care practitioners with accurate and timely information about emerging local health issues and direction during health emergencies, as mandated by the Health Protection and Promotion Act (1990). Health promotion information will also be provided when it is relevant to the care you provide. 

To ensure we can reach you, please consider joining our PHU Partners Health Care Provider contact list. To register for the list, please e-mail [email protected] and provide us with your contact information including:

  • Name
  • Organization Name
  • Designation
  • Title and Position in Agency
  • Workplace Address
  • City/Town
  • Workplace Telephone
  • Workplace E-mail or Alternate E-mail
  • Workplace Direct Line/Back Door Number
  • Cell Number
  • Fax Number

Information collected will be used by the Porcupine Health Unit to administer this e-mail service and to contact you directly with any patient related emergencies. We will not share your contact information with any other agencies. For more information on this collection and use of information, please contact [email protected].

This section includes guidelines, specialized information, forms and practical tools for health care professionals.

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Growing Healthy Families

Healthy Smiles Ontario



Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) 2023–2024 Season

The following link provides information about the Ontario Ministry of Health (the ministry's) Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) for the 2023–2024 season, including fact sheets and health care practitioner Q & A's.

Vaccine Information

Antiviral Treatment

Infectious Disease

Lyme Disease




All persons having information concerning any animal contact incidents are required to notify the Medical Officer of Health under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, Regulation 557.

Seniors' Health

The following link provides the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's best practice guideline about preventing falls and reducing injury from falls in adults.

Substance Misuse

Videos on YouTube produced by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)


Tuberculosis (TB)

Clinical Guidelines for Active TB Disease

Clinical Guidelines for Latent TB Infection (LTBI)