Site: Port Hope
Service: Port Hope Office
|Record #: SHA0035||Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015||Last Full Update: 27 Jan 2015|
|Location, Telephone & Internet|
|Toll Free Phone||1-866-888-4577|
|After Hours Phone||1-888-255-7839|
|Located In Community||Port Hope|
|Address & Map||
200 Rose Glen Rd
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V6
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|Intersection||Highways 401 and 28|
|Social Media|| Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/HKPRDHU
|Primary Contact||Dr Lynn Noseworthy, Medical Officer of Health|
|Alternate Contact||Chandra Tremblay, Manager, Communication Services; Email: email@example.com|
|Primary Executive||Mark 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.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm|
|Areas Served||Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes (City of) ; Northumberland County|
|Fees||Service - Various fees|
|Legal Status||(50) Non Profit|
|Meetings||Board meetings held monthly, except in summer. Call for time and location.|
|Service Categories||Wellness Programs|
|Print Material||Resources on various topics|