Public Comments Effective Nov 16, 2020, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has moved to the Orange (Restrict) level, as outlined in the provincial COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open.

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.

Asymptomatic, Risk-Based Testing (done at a pharmacy):
People may be tested for COVID-19 by booking an appointment at select pharmacies if not showing symptoms, and are eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care. For more information, see Who should get tested

Symptomatic Risk-Based Testing (done at an assessment centre):
Guelph COVID-19 Assessment Centre:
* 400 Southgate Drive, Guelph (served by Guelph Transit Route 16)
* by appointment only Mon-Fri 8 am-8 pm, Sat-Sun, holidays 9 am-4 pm
* to book appointment, call 226-773-1922: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sat-Sun, holidays 10 am-3 pm
* must be 3 months and older and meet testing criteria

Rural Wellington COVID-19 Assessment Centres:
* Legacy Groves, 235 Union St E, Fergus; Mon-Fri 10 am-6 pm (call 226-383-2415 to book appointment)
* Harriston Railway Station, 83 Arthur St, Harriston; Tue, Thu 9 am-5 pm (call 519-843-8160 to book appointment)

Headwaters COVID-19 Assessment Centre (Orangeville):
* drive-through assessment centre (hard-sided tent in top parking lot at 140 Rolling Hills Dr via Hwy 10 in Orangeville)
* Mon-Sun 9 am-5 pm (last car added to line at 4:30 pm)
* call 519-941-0001 to book appointment: Mon-Sun 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Click link to see information on Flu Clinics 2020.
Contact Information
Alternate Name CV19 ; Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit
Office Phone 519-822-2715
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-7293
Fax 519-836-7215
Social Media Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter YouTube
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
Site Location Guelph-South
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
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial
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