Elgin St Thomas Public Health

Elgin St. Thomas Public Health (ESTPH) works together with our communities to promote and protect the health of people who live, work and play in Elgin County. We deliver a variety of mandatory health programs and services set by the Province of Ontario in the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

ESTPH provides programs, events, and clinics, such as:
  • Nobody’s Perfect parenting program
  • Well Baby drop-in clinics
  • Immunization clinics
  • Car seat installation seminars
  • Sexual health clinics
  • Quit smoking clinics
  • Food Safe classes
ESTPH supports families with:
  • Telephone contact by a Public Health Nurse after delivery of a baby
  • Healthy Babies, Healthy Children home visiting program
  • Prenatal classes
  • Dental screening and treatment
  • Let’s Grow information for ages and stages
ESTPH is in the community providing:
  • Infection control in institutions
  • Inspections of food service operations
  • Management of infectious diseases and outbreaks
  • Enforcement of Smoke Free Ontario Act
  • Health promotion in schools
  • Investigations into animal bites and health hazards
  • Water testing
  • Advocacy for a healthy community
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