Backgrounder

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
  • 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