Public Comments Effective March 22, 2021, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has moved to the Orange (Control) level of public health measures and restrictions, 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 Sep 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 Resources and COVID-19 Community Supports and Contacts for reliable information and support. 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, need testing for travel or 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) or online
* Harriston Railway Station, 83 Arthur St, Harriston; Tue, Thu, Fri 9 am-5 pm (call 519-843-8160 to book appointment) or online

Headwaters COVID-19 Assessment Centre (Orangeville):
* Headwaters Health Care Centre
* 100 Rolling Hills Dr via Hwy 10, Orangeville
* by appointment only Mon-Sun 10 am-10 pm
* call 1-833-442-2001 to book appointment: Mon-Sun 8:30 am-4:30 pm, or online at Harriston Centre online booking
* must be 2 years or older

Dufferin-Caledon COVID-19 Cold and Flu Clinic:
* Dufferin Area Family Health Team
* 1 Elizabeth St Suite L2, Orangeville
* by appointment only Mon-Thu 4 pm-8 pm
* call 1-888-530-1319 to book an appointment
* call to confirm testing of newborns and young children

Click link to see Flu Clinics 2020

WDG Public Health offices are located in Fergus, Guelph, Orangeville, and Shelburne
Contact Information
Alternate Name CV19 ; Public Health Unit
Former Name Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit
Office Phone Toll free 1-800-265-7293
Fax 519-846-0323
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Primary Executive Dr Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer
Description (Site) Located between Fergus and Elora
Site Location Fergus
Located In Community Fergus
Address & Map
490 Charles Allan Way
Fergus, ON N1M 2W3
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Physical Access Fully Accessible - parking, drop-off areas, main entrances, accessibility signage ; Not Accessible - no accessible washroom
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Addresses public health issues, provides public health services and promotes healthy living.
Description (Service) COVID-19 Response: Some services continue; most programs and services have been put on hold to support the pandemic response. An updated list of changes to Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health programs and services is available at: Clinics and Client Services.

For COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration (for priority groups only) and information visit pre-register for your COVID-19 vaccination or contact the Guelph Public Library for pre-registration assistance.

Information and appointments available for these services:
* clinical services: travel, sexual health and immunization
* public advisory / situational report on intectious disease outbreaks
* infectious diseases and outbreak reporting: report cases of food-borne illness or outbreak of communicable diseases
* dental health: dental services including prevention, treatment, and screenings
* immunization reporting: report or get information on children’s immunization records
* Let's Talk Parenting: pregnancy, breastfeeding, mom and baby care, nutrition, child health, parenting
* prenatal classes
* public health inspection: food safety (including food safety training / certification), air quality, safe water, animal bites, and environmental issues
* tobacco enforcement: report tobacco-related complaints; get information about tobacco and the law
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility Varies depending on service
Application Call or visit * no referral required * appointments or registration required for certain programs or classes
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - through Language Line Services
Fees Program - Varies by program
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Service Categories Breastfeeding Support Programs ; Categorical Program Administrative Units ~ Public Health Issues ; Childbirth Education ; Communicable Disease Control ; Condition Specific Treatment ~ Sexually Transmitted Disease ; Dental Screening ~ Children ; Developmental Screening ; Disease/Disability Information ; Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning ; Environmental Hazards Information ; Food Safety Education ; Formula/Baby Food ; General Dentistry ~ Youth ; General Expectant/New Parent Assistance ; General Health Education Programs ; General Sexuality/Reproductive Health Education ; Hearing Screening ~ Infants/Toddlers ; Hepatitis Testing ; Immunizations ~ Influenza ; Infectious Disease Specialty ~ COVID-19 ; Needle Exchange/Distribution Programs ; Nutrition Assessment Services ; Nutrition Education ; Oral Health Education/Information ; Parent Counselling ; Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Treatment ; Personal Safety Education ~ Children ; Pest Control Services ; Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion ; Pregnancy Testing ; Prenatal/Postnatal Home Visitation Programs ; Public Facility Health Inspection ; Public Facility Health Inspection ~ Child Care Centres ; Public Health Advisories ; Public Health Advisories ~ COVID-19 ; Public Health Nursing ; Public Health Surveillance Programs ; Restaurant Complaints ; Restaurant/Food Sanitation ; Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening ; Smoking/Vaping Cessation ; Speech and Language Pathology ~ Infants/Toddlers ; Talklines/Warmlines ; Teen Pregnancy Prevention ; Vaccine Information ~ COVID-19 ; Water Quality Assurance ; Weather Advisories ; Wellness Programs