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Travel Health Service will be ending Sep 1, 2017
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
653 Gore St W
Stratford, ON
N5A 1L4
Intersection: John St S and W Gore St
Location: Southern Perth with satellite office in North Perth
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Executives: 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 (Service to be discontinued as of Sept 1, 2017)
  • well water testing
  • seasonal flu vaccine
  • dispenses free naloxone take-home kits - lifesaving medication that can restore breathing of a person who has overdosed on heroin or prescription opioid medication 

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

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children- 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 counseling

Smoking Cessation Program - One-on-one counseling 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 * seasonal flu vaccine
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, low-cost birth control, 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 704 or 1-877-271-7348 ext 704
Tobacco Enforcement - Enforces the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and the Electronic Cigarette Act through inspections of enclosed workplaces, public places, schools and other places required to be smoke-free or vape-free * conducts inspections of tobacco and electronic cigarette vendors to ensure compliance with youth access restrictions
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  
See Also: Environmental Health
Flu Vaccines (Seasonal)
Public Health Promotion
Public Health Units

This information was last completely updated on August 25, 2016

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About Us
The mission of the Perth District Health Unit (PDHU) is to work in partnership with our community to foster conditions in which people can be healthy. We promote health, protect health, and prevent disease by providing community health services and programs for all the people of Perth County.