The Hornepayne branch of the Porcupine Health Unit is open Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays-Fridays 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Call our office or our toll free number, 1-800-461-1818, for information about our programs and 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.
Timmins, Ontario - Friday, April 3, 2020 - Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health, Porcupine Health Unit today stated that, “It is my unfortunate duty to report that we've had our first death from COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit region.”
Timmins, Ontario - Thursday, February 4, 2021. Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health for the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) reports that the PHU has been notified that a confirmed COVID-19 test result has now screened positive for a possible variant of concern (VOC). Further testing is needed to confirm the screen, and identify the variant or mutation. Dr. Catton notes that the results are expected in the next few days.
Fluoride varnish treatments are offered to all children 4 years of age and younger. We provide this service free of charge in all licensed day cares, Ontario Early Years Centres and in our health unit clinics.
Food safety is important in both the food service industry and at home. By taking the proper steps, we can ensure that the food we are preparing is safe.
There is a growing concern regarding the lack of home cooking and loss of cooking skills among Canadians of all ages. Cooking is a critical life skill and the whole family, even children, should be involved in meal preparation. Many people typically turn to grab-and-go meals and snacks, but that’s not ideal when it comes to our health and the health of our children.
Timmins, Ontario - Monday, March 23, 2020 — Today, Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health, is reporting that a man in his 70s is the fourth confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) region. The case is travel-related and not related to other local cases.
Timmins, Ontario — Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Dr . Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health, Porcupine Health Unit (PHU), is reporting of the fourth death attributed to COVID-19. This individual, a male in his eighties, was identified during the outbreak investigation at Timmins and District Hospital, tested positive on April 22, 2020, and was admitted to hospital. “We would like to extend our most sincere sympathies to his family and loved ones."
Timmins, Ontario - Monday, October 19, 2020. Today, Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health for the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU), is offering guidance and clarification on steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19 during Hallowe’en.