The Porcupine Health Unit has a number of programs and services to help you stay healthy. Visit the following webpages for details on how we can help you meet your health goals.
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Drug and alcohol use is a part of our society and culture. However, their use and misuse can lead to many unintended social and health consequences. Although the use of these drugs can pose a number of physical harms, these drugs mainly affect the functioning of the nervous system and the way a person thinks, feels or acts. Substance abuse can lead to physical dependence and addiction.
Join the Porcupine Health Unit on November 29, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Stay Ahead of the Game: A Concussion Educational Session featuring Dr. Charles Tator and Gordon and Kathleen Stringer. The best way to prevent concussions and brain injuries is to have knowledgeable teammates, coaches, parents, and colleagues.
Knowing your risk can help you make healthy choices that will reduce your risk, or even prevent you from developing diabetes.
Extreme cold happens when temperatures drop below the average for that time of year. Exposure to cold temperatures can cause serious and sometimes even life-threatening health problems, such as frostbite and hypothermia.
Everyone has mental health. How is your mental health? Find out what mental health is and how to boost your mental health here.
We want you to be healthy! We are Registered Dietitians (RD), your trusted experts in food and nutrition. We can provide you with the information and tools you need to help make healthy food choices to feel your best!
The Porcupine Health Unit investigates and responds to all reportable diseases in our community. If you are concerned that yourself or your child has an infectious disease, seek medical attention.
Looking for information about sexual health? Got questions about birth control, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, or sex in general? Our sexual health team can provide you with the services and answers you need. If you do not have a healthcare provider or access to sexual health services, call us to book an appointment at 705-267-1181 or 1-800-461-1818.
With the Porcupine Health Unit's tobacco program we work to educate people about the dangers of second-hand smoke and deliver programs to encourage youth to never start smoking.