About Us


Our Vision

A healthy life for everyone in our communities.


To foster healthy living within our communities by preventing illness, promoting healthy choices and providing trusted support and information.


Honesty, Compassion, Transparency, Accountability, Collaboration, Excellence.

Our Programs and Services

As one of 35 public health units across Ontario, we:

  • Promote healthy lifestyles including nutrition, active living, reproductive, sexual and dental health, and child development
  • Prevent tobacco use, substance and alcohol misuse, and injuries. Prevent diseases through clinical services for immunization, dental, and sexual health
  • Protect our communities from infectious diseases and environmental hazards in food, water, air, and soil
  • Prepare for, respond to and support recovery from major emergencies

Organizational Structure

Our Service Area

Our Health Unit provides services to over 120,000 residents within an area consisting of most of Nipissing District, and all of Parry Sound District. Our catchment area includes 31 municipalities, four unorganized areas, and nine First Nation reserves (view our service area map).

Our Priorities and Initiatives

To learn more visit our accessibility page
Baby Friendly

With support from community partners, the Health Unit has achieved Baby-Friendly Initiative (“BFI”) status. This means that the Health Unit provides high standards of care for pregnant women and their families by:

  • Welcoming all families
  • Providing all families with information about feeding their babies
  • Promoting exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, and continued for up to two years or longer with the addition of other foods
  • Welcoming breastfeeding anywhere, anytime
  • Making sure staff have up-to-date breastfeeding training
  • Working with our community to support breastfeeding

The initiative is a global effort to implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

Becoming A Safer and Positive Space
There are many types of washrooms at our Health Unit - binary (men's and women's), accessible (barrier-free) and all-gender. Our goal is to create an environment in which all people feel safe and welcome to access the washroom most comfortable for them, based on their lived gender identity, free of anxiety or discrimination. To learn more view our washrooms page.
Maintaining Privacy
To learn more visit our personal health privacy page.

Contact Us


North Bay

345 Oak Street West

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)