Service: Public Health Services
|Record #: GCL0708||Last Modified: 17 Sep 2020||Last Full Update: 16 Jan 2020|
|Public Comments||Dr Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health, has issued an order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act requiring face coverings to be worn inside commercial establishments and private commercial vehicles. As of September 18, 2020, there is an expanded list of settings in place for Wellington County, Dufferin County and the City of Guelph. Further information on the updated Section 22 Class Order may be found here.
If you feel ill, stay home and limit contact with others. Visit COVID-19 Information for information and resources on COVID-19. See Status of Cases in Wellington Dufferin Guelph for local updates.
Click link to see information on Flu Clinics 2020.
NOTE: Public Health will offer scheduled flu shot appointments beginning on Oct 19, 2020 (online booking available soon).
**Flu vaccine is also available through family physicians/primary care providers and pharmacists (pharmacies are unable to administer flu shots to children younger than 5 years).
**High-dose flu vaccine for people 65 years and older is available through pharmacies this year.
|Alternate Name||CV19 ; Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-265-7293|
|Primary Contact||Chuck Ferguson, Corporate Communications Manager; Phone: 1-800-265-7293 ext 4374|
|Description (Site)||Access from Edinburgh Rd S or Stone Rd W|
|Located In Community||Guelph|
|Address & Map||
160 Chancellors Way
Guelph, ON N1G 0E1
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|Intersection||Edinburgh Rd S and Stone Rd W|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Description & Services|
|Description (Service)||COVID-19 Response: Some services continue; most programs and services have been put on hold to support the pandemic response.
For a list of programs and services affected in this quickly evolving situation, see Clinics and Client Services.
Public Health programs and services are available to everyone in the community.
Helping individuals and families to stay well:
* Let's Talk Parenting telephone support for families (1-800-265-7293 ext 3616)
* dental clinics for children from qualifying families (ages 0-17)
* prenatal classes and pregnancy support
* breastfeeding clinics
* speech and language program for preschoolers
* flu shots and immunization for infectious diseases
* confidential birth control and sexual health services
* testing for sexually transmitted infections and HIV
* travel clinics and vaccinations
Protecting the community:
* inspection of restaurants, spas, beauty and body art establishments
* Food Safety Training and certification
* school nutrition and physical activity programs
* small water system and well water testing
* Larvicide Program for West Nile virus
* infectious disease monitoring and surveillance
* promotion of strategies for healthy living
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * see website for clinic hours|
|Areas Served||Dufferin County ; Guelph ; Wellington County|
|Eligibility||Varies by program|
|Application||See website for information on clinics and registration|
|Languages||English ; Interpretive Services - through Language Line Services|
|Fees||Service ; Many services are free; there may be a cost for certain services -- call for information|
|Legal Status||(50) Non Profit|
|Print Material||Fact sheets, booklets, educational materials, online resources|
|Resources||Check Before You Choose provides public health inspection results for food establishments and personal services settings in the City of Guelph, Wellington County, and Dufferin County.|
|Service Categories||Birth Control Counselling ; Breastfeeding Support Programs ; Categorical Program Administrative Units ; Chemicals Information ; Childbirth Education ; Communicable Disease Control ; Dental Screening ~ Children ; Disaster Response Services ; Environmental Hazards Information ; General Dentistry ~ Youth ; General Expectant/New Parent Assistance ; General Health Education Programs ; General Sexuality/Reproductive Health Education ; Hepatitis Testing ; Immunizations ~ Influenza ; International Travel Advisories ; Needle Exchange/Distribution Programs ; Nutrition Education ; Parent Counselling ; Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Treatment ; Pest Control Services ; Pregnancy Testing ; Public Facility Health Inspection ~ Child Care Centres ; Public Health Advisories ; Public Health Advisories ~ COVID-19 ; Restaurant/Food Sanitation ; Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening ; Smoking/Vaping Cessation ; Speech and Language Pathology ~ Infants/Toddlers ; Talklines/Warmlines ; Water Quality Assurance ; Weather Advisories|