Programs and Services

Contact(s)

Communicable Disease Control  

  • Conduct infectious disease surveillance and reporting
  • Provide public health management of cases and contacts to minimize the public health risk
  • Provide education to the public and community partners related to infection prevention and control
  • Manage outbreaks in long-term care homes, retirement homes, hospitals and other community settings
  • Collaborate with health care providers regarding diseases of public health significance as outlined in the Health Protection and Promotion Act

Contact

Call 705-474-1400 or 1-800-563-2808 ext. 5229
Email cdc@healthunit.ca 

Hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Emergency Preparedness

  • Provide a public health perspective to the 31 municipalities, nine First Nations, levels of government, external stakeholders, and community partners in their prevention, mitigation, preparedness activities
  • During a municipal emergency, work with municipalities during the response and recovery phases
  • Provide support to the municipality’s response and recovery efforts by representing the Medical Officer of Health in the emergency community control group
  • Manage the Health Unit response during a health emergency
  • Maintain the Health Unit Emergency Management Plan and Continuity of Operations Plan through regular revisions and tests
  • Ensure the Health Unit is in a state of readiness to respond to any emergency
  • Provide education to staff and stakeholders regarding emergency management

Contact

Call: 705-474-1400 or 1-800-563-2808 ext. 5344
Email: emergency@healthunit.ca 

Hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 Environmental Health 

  • Test water, including drinking water and recreational water (i.e. beach water)
  • Test pool, hot tub and spa water
  • Offer safe food handling training
  • Answer questions related to health hazards such as bed bugs, blue green algae, air quality and mould
  • Provide education on rabies prevention
  • Enforce tobacco bylaws
  • Inspect food service providers
  • Inspect personal service settings (hair salons, tattoo parlors, body piercings)
  • Monitor diseases such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease
  • Inspect and monitor environmental spills

Contact

Call: 705-474-1400 or 1-800-563-2808 ext. 5260
Email: environmental.health@healthunit.ca

Hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 Genetics 

  • Perform assessment and diagnosis of genetic disorders
  • Offer information about genetic conditions for people at risk of a hereditary disorder
  • Provide information about the ways in which a disorder may be prevented or helped
  • Arrange genetic testing and interpretation of results

Contact

Call: 705-474-1400 or 1-800-563-2808 
Email: genetics@healthunit.ca 

Hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 Healthy Families

  • Promote preconception and prenatal health (such as prenatal classes)
  • Provide infant feeding information and support (such as breastfeeding support and clinics)
  • Promote the healthy growth and development of children
  • Promote positive parenting of children through community partnerships and family support (such as parenting education)
  • Provide the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program to families who qualify

Contact

Call: 705-474-1400 or 1-800-563-2808 ext. 5285
Email: healthy.families@healthunit.ca 

Hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 Healthy Living

  • Healthy eating promotion
  • Food security advocacy
  • Physical activity promotion
  • Healthy built environment supports
  • Injury prevention
  • Cancer prevention
  • Smoke-free living
  • Quit Clinic (smoking cessation)
  • Harm reduction (naloxone distribution)
  • Mental health education
  • Substance use education
  • Stay on Your Feet (falls prevention)
  • Diabetes support in indigenous communities

Contact

Call: 705-474-1400 or 1-800-563-2808 ext. 5306
Email: HL@healthunit.ca 

Hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Healthy Schools

  • Work with schools on health-related activities to encourage lifelong healthy behaviours of school-aged children
  • Provide information on health topics such as injury prevention, substance misuse, physical activity, healthy eating, and tobacco and substance misuse
  • Provide teaching resources for use in classrooms
  • Provide parent resources about sleep, physical activity, and nutrition
  • Provide youth engagement opportunities 

Contact

Call: 705-474-1400 or 1-800-563-2808 ext. 5231
Email: healthyschools@healthunit.ca 

Hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Oral Health

  • Dental clinic for eligible adults with limited or no access to dental care
  • Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) dental clinic for children and youth 0-17 years of age
  • Promote and educate the public about oral health
  • Conduct school dental screening
  • Answer questions related to eligibility criteria for HSO and Adult clinic
  • Answer questions related to oral health 

Contact

Call: 705-474-1400 or 1-800-563-2808 ext. 5328
Email: oralhealth@healthunit.ca  

Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m

Planning, Evaluation and Commmunications

  • Analyze and share demographic, geographic, and health-related information to help Health Unit programs and community partners make informed decisions
  • Conduct research on emerging public health issues
  • Support the evaluation of Health Unit programs and initiatives
  • Provide leadership on strategic planning
  • Communicate with the public about health issues and emergencies
  • Promote the Health Unit and the priorities of all programs

Contact

Communications:
Call: 705-474-1400 or 1-800-563-2808 ext. 5221
Email: communications@healthunit.ca 

Planning and Evaluation:
Call 705-474-1400 or 1-800-563-2808
Email: planningandevaluation@healthunit.ca 

Hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 Sexual Health 

  • Provide information regarding abstinence, sexuality, and safer sex
  • Offer testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and HIV (including rapid and anonymous testing)
  • Provide low cost birth control, including emergency contraception
  • Provide pregnancy testing and options counselling
  • Offer pap tests to clients without family physicians
  • Provide needle exchange services, as well as naloxone distribution
  • Offer free condoms

Contact

North Bay:705-474-1400 or 1-800-563-2808 ext. 5289 
Parry Sound: 705-746-5801 or 1-800-563-2808 ext. 3213
Email: clinic@healthunit.ca 

Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 Vaccine Preventable Diseases 

  • Maintain copies of vaccination records
  • Record vaccination status
  • Provide vaccination clinics to the public
  • Answer questions related to travel vaccines and provide travel vaccines at a cost
  • Answer questions related to the suspension process
  • Assist in completion of forms for school or employment
  • Provide tuberculosis testing for school and medical reasons only
  • Answer questions related to school registration forms
  • Answer questions related to child care registration forms 

Contact

North Bay:705-474-1400 or 1-800-563-2808 ext. 5252
Email: vpd@healthunit.ca 

Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If you are uncertain who to contact, please send your request to the general Health Unit email (contact@healthunit.ca) and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate program.

North Bay

345 Oak Street West
705-474-1400

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302
705-746-5801

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)
1-800-563-2808