Timmins, Ontario — Every year, communities around the world recognize December 1 as World AIDS Day. This year, the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) encourages people to learn more, get tested, take measures to reduce the risk, and show support.
Timmins, Ontario — Friday, September 16, 2022. Over the past several weeks, the PHU and the CT CTC have been working collaboratively to align plans and ensure a smooth transition of services. Both agencies are committed to ensuring little interruption in service delivery and that families and children accessing the services are not disrupted by the change in service provider.
Timmins, Ontario — Wednesday, September 7, 2022. The Opioid Emergency Response Task Force is issuing an alert as a result of a recent increase in drug-related EMS calls in Timmins and the surrounding area. The Opioid Emergency Response Task Force wishes to remind the public, people who use, and their friends and family that powerful opioids and other toxic substances continue to be circulating in the area.
To focus on the Ontario Public Health Standards to which health units are accountable, the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) will no longer be delivering the Preschool Speech and Language (PSL) Program and the Infant Hearing Program (IHP) as of September 30, 2022.
Timmins, Ontario — Tuesday, May 3, 2022. The Timmins and Area Drug Strategy (TADS) is asking community members to complete a survey that is part of a research project by Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) residents looking at the need for and the feasibility of an overdose prevention site in Timmins.
Timmins, Ontario - Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health for the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU), announced that beginning today, all Letters of Instructions and Section 22 Class Orders issued by the PHU have been rescinded.
Timmins, Ontario - Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health for the PHU, announced, “The PHU was notified by the Public Health Ontario Laboratory that several positive cases in the PHU Region have screened positive for the B.1.1.529 Omicron COVID-19 variant."
Timmins, Ontario - Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Every year, communities around the world recognize December 1 as World AIDS Day. HIV remains a provincial concern among people who use drugs, men who have sex with men (MSM), and people with multiple sexual partners.
Timmins, Ontario - Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health for the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU), announced “Thanks to the tremendous efforts of all community members, I am pleased to announce that the Porcupine Health Unit region has reached the incredible milestone of 90% of all residents aged 12+ vaccinated with one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.”
Northern Ontario - Northern Ontario Medical Officers of Health continue to put the health and safety of residents first. Effective October 14, operators of facilities in Northern Ontario where indoor sports are played or practiced will ensure additional groups provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
Timmins, Ontario — Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Hockey season for the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) begins this week and they are getting back on the ice with the added protection of the COVID-19 vaccine. The league has been working with participating northern health units to help promote vaccine uptake and to ultimately help protect our communities against COVID-19.
Timmins, Ontario — Thursday, September 9, 2021. The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is advising that local communities have joined a provincial program to monitor local COVID-19 levels. A wastewater surveillance program, which tests sewage for the presence of COVID-19, has begun in Timmins, Kapuskasing, and Moosonee.
Timmins, Ontario — Wednesday, September 8, 2021. While most of the residents in the PHU region have been vaccinated, we continue to find more ways to reach those who are not vaccinated. For some, getting to one of our many vaccine clinics may be difficult, which is why we are bringing vaccinations right to your doorstep!
Timmins, Ontario - Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Every year on August 31, International Overdose Awareness Day is recognized globally as a day to remember those who have died from overdose and to acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.
Timmins, Ontario — Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health for the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU), announced “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our community members in following public health measures and rolling up sleeves for vaccinations, our third wave is over. While we are all pleased to be entering Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen today, this work is not done.