Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health for the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU), with the support of leaders across the PHU region, and the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario, Dr. David Williams, announced, “At this time, the numbers and evidence have led to the important and necessary decision to continue some restrictions from the Provincial shutdown as it moves to Step 1 of Ontario’s 'Road Map to Reopen'. I am issuing instructions that allow the Porcupine Health Unit to extend important public health measures currently in place under the Provincewide Emergency Brake.”
The instructions are effective as of Friday, June 11, at 12:01 a.m., and will likely remain in effect until at least Friday, June 25, 2021. The need for the continued measures will be assessed weekly.
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The Moosonee branch of the Porcupine Health Unit is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
We have regularly scheduled clinics available by appointment for immunization, travel vaccines, and sexual health
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, October 30, 2020. Today, Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health for the Porcupine Health Unit is updating the public about the increase of confirmed COVID-19 cases in our area. “The Porcupine Health Unit is concerned about an increased risk of community exposure in the town of Hearst,” says Dr. Catton.
At any age, vaccination provides the longest-lasting, most effective protection against disease. Childhood immunization does not provide lifelong immunity against some diseases such as tetanus (lockjaw) and diphtheria.
Emergencies can happen at any time and occur anywhere, sometimes without much warning. When an emergency happens, it can threaten the environment, property, the economy, critical infrastructure, as well as the health and safety of the public. An emergency can also affect a person's ability to access basic needs, such as food, shelter, and health care services.
Everyone who handles food must take care to ensure food is handled and prepared safely. Food safety is everyone's responsibility. The most effective method for preventing food-borne illnesses is food handler education.
Bed bugs are small insects (about the size of an apple seed) with oval-shaped bodies and no wings. They usually come out and bite at night. It is possible for anyone, anywhere to experience a bed bug infestation, but they can be prevented and controlled.
Many businesses display the International Breastfeeding Friendly Place Logo to encourage your family to feel supported while nursing your baby, but also to demonstrate that you are welcome to breastfeed whenever and wherever.
Are you (or someone you know) pregnant and facing challenges? Do you have questions about your pregnancy? Ask us about CPNP.