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Organization: Perth District Health Unit  
Phone Numbers: 519-271-7600
Toll-Free: 1-877-271-7348
After Hours: 1-800-431-2054
Fax: 519-271-2195
Email: pdhu@pdhu.on.ca
Website: www.pdhu.on.ca
Address:
653 W Gore St
Stratford, ON
N5A 1L4
Intersection: John St S and W Gore St
Location: Southern Perth with satellite office in North Perth
Accessibility:     Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Executives: Dr Miriam Klassen - Medical Officer of Health
Service Description: Health agency that addresses public health issues and promotes healthy living
  • immunization and screening for communicable diseases
  • health education programs
  • family and child health
  • dental health
  • sexual health
  • injury prevention
  • environmental health
  • physical activity
  • public health standards enforcement
  • research and population-based health research
  • food safety
  • travel health advice
  • well water testing
Health Line ext 267 - Telephone service staffed by public health nurses to answer health-related questions about infectious diseases, child health, breastfeeding, immunization, nutrition, community supports and more

Well Baby Clinic - Support with breastfeeding, nutrition, safety, child development, community support, and parenting

Needle Exchange Program - Reduces harm by providing a free and safe place for people to access clean supplies, dispose of used supplies, get blood and urine testing, and assists with healing and counselling

Smoking Cessation Program - One-on-one counselling with health promoters and public health nurses to develop a plan to assist smokers with quitting
 
Child and Family Health Services - Programs and services for families during all stages of life
 
Healthy Living and Safety - Information for people to achieve a healthy and safe lifestyle
 
Immunization - Immunization clinic * vaccination against common infectious diseases
 
Oral Health - Promotes oral health and provides dental health programs and services to residents
 
School Based Public Health Nursing Program - School-based public health nurses work closely with school staff and families to address the physical, social and mental/emotional health concerns and well-being of students
 
Sexual Health Clinic - Information about birth control options, testing and counselling for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV * services offered at clinics throughout Perth County * to make an appointment for Stratford, Listowel, Mitchell or St. Marys clinics call 519-271-7600 ext 779 or 1-877-271-7348 ext 779
 
Travel Health - Travel health advice from a Public Health Nurse to receive all necessary immunizations before travelling
 
Well Water Safety - Free well water testing for bacteria * monitors well water test results * enforces drinking water guidelines (Small Drinking Water Systems) * educates on well and drinking water safety
Fees: Varies by program
Application: Call or visit * no referral required * appointments or registration required for certain programs or classes
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Varies depending on service
Languages: English
Area(s) Served: Perth and area (Map)
See Also: Environmental Health
Public Health Promotion
Public Health Units

This information was last completely updated on 6/19/2014

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