Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit

Site: Port Hope

Service: Port Hope Office

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Record #: SHA0035 Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015 Last Full Update: 27 Jan 2015
Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone905-885-9100
Toll Free Phone1-866-888-4577
After Hours Phone1-888-255-7839
Located In CommunityPort Hope
Address & Map
200 Rose Glen Rd
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V6
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IntersectionHighways 401 and 28
Contact Information
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/HKPRDHU
Twitter Twitter: www.twitter.com/HKPRDHU
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/HKPRDHU
Primary ContactDr Lynn Noseworthy, Medical Officer of Health
Alternate ContactChandra Tremblay, Manager, Communication Services; Email: ctremblay@hkpr.on.ca
Primary ExecutiveMark Lovshin, Chair, Board of Health
Description & Services
Description (Service)Guided by the Ontario Public Health Standards, the HKPR District Health Unit works with the residents of its communities to help prevent illness, protect against disease and promote healthy lifestyles. Through offices in Port Hope, Brighton, Lindsay and Haliburton, Health Unit staff work together with people of all ages to provide programs, services and resources designed to encourage and create healthier communities. 
Health Unit staff provide information, guidance and support on a variety of public health issues including nutrition, substance abuse, injury prevention, physical activity, tobacco use prevention and heart health. Health Unit staff work to ensure healthy communities through the testing and monitoring of water quality, inspection of food premises, investigation of environmental hazards, and the follow-up of animal bites. Health Unit staff prevent the spread of communicable disease through immunization, infection control programs, outbreak management and the follow-up of reportable diseases.  
Through its Sexual Health services, the Health Unit offers Sexual Health clinics for area residents. All services are confidential, and services include pregnancy testing and counselling, free condoms, low-cost birth control, testing, treatment and teaching about sexually transmitted infection, cervical screening and distribution of the Emergency Contraceptive Pill. Anyone interested in visiting a clinic should call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1205 for times and locations.  
Through its oral health program, the Health Unit offers free preventative dental services, dental examinations for preschool and elementary school students and information about financial-support programs that can cover the costs of dental care. The Family Health Department provides education and resources on reproductive health. Information on preschool speech and language development is also available. Through the provincial Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program, Health Unit staff provide education and support to pregnant women, new mothers and their babies. Through personal visits, programs and information, staff promote the well-being of families. 
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
DatesAll Year
Areas ServedCity of Kawartha Lakes ; Haliburton County ; Northumberland County
FeesService - Various fees
Other Details
Legal Status(50) Non Profit
MeetingsBoard meetings held monthly, except in summer. Call for time and location.
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Service CategoriesWellness Programs
Print MaterialResources on various topics