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Public Health Unit - Elgin St. Thomas
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 health programs and services set by the Province of Ontario. The Board of Health for Elgin St. Thomas is the governing body of Elgin St. Thomas Public Health. The Board is accountable to the community, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the Ministry of Health Promotion, and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. The Board is comprised of seven members - 6 municipal leaders and 1 public appointee.
Board of Health meetings are held monthly at Elgin St. Thomas Public Health and are open to the public.
For more information, please visit Elgin St. Thomas Health Unit
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
- Safe Grad workshops
- 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 and workplaces
- Investigations into animal bites and health hazards
- Water testing
- Advocacy for a healthy community
We are excited to announce that construction of the Gateway Roundabout at the Sunset Drive and Wellington Road intersection will be starting the week of March 27th with completion by the end of June.
Effective March 21, 2017 the Community Recycling Centre will be returning to its full time operating hours. The site will be open Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m to 3 p.m. Household hazardous waste is accepted on Saturdays only.
For more information on accepted waste types and associated costs, please visit the Community Recycling Centre page.
The First Avenue Widening project between Talbot Street and Steele Street will start the week of March 13 and be completed in June.
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