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Our offices in Orangeville and Guelph have moved. 

  • The new Orangeville location at 180 Broadway opened Tuesday, April 29
  • The new Guelph location at 160 Chancellors Way opened on Wednesday, July 2. Services are still offered at the Shelldale Centre as well.
  • Offices/clinics in Fergus, Mount Forest, Shelburne, and Guelph (Shelldale Cres.) remain open (list of all Public Health locations).

Phone and fax changes

  • Our toll-free phone number (1-800-265-7293), email addresses, and website remain the same.
  • Our general Guelph fax number (519-836-7215) remains the same.
  • The Reportable Disease fax line has changed to 1-855-WDG-LINE (1-855-934-5463).
  • Many Guelph phone extensions are changing.
  • The new Orangeville fax number is 519-942-0470.

New Guelph facility

  • New address: 160 Chancellors Way [view map], N1G 0E1

    • Enter Chancellors Way beside the fire hall on the north side of Stone Rd. between Gordon and Edinburgh
    • Chancellors Way doesn't have a street sign yet; look for the the "Research Lane" street sign on the opposite (south) side of Stone Rd.
  • Administrative staff moved on Monday, June 9. 
  • Water sample drop-off started at the new location on Monday, June 9.
  • Clinics and classes opened at 160 Chancellors Way on Wednesday, July 2. Most clinics (dental, sexual health, immunization) will also continue to be offered at 20 Shelldale Cres.
  • Free parking and bike racks are available.
  • The closest bus routes are the Community Bus South and the #15 (University/College).
  • Administrative locations at Imperial Rd. and Woolwich St. are closed as of Friday, June 6.

New Orangeville facility

  • New address: 180 Broadway, L9W 1K3 [view map]
  • All clinics, offices, and services moved, effective Tuesday, April 29
  • Parking is available on Broadway and at close municipal lots
  • The new fax number is 519-942-0470

The Community Report is an account of some of the activities and the funding for Public Health in 2013. 

Cover image of our 2013 Community Report

Highlighted topics include:

  • Achieving the Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) Designation 
  • Raising Awareness of Radon and the Risk of Lung Cancer
  • Preventing Illness from Contaminated Water
  • Reducing the Risk of Harm from Piercings and Tattoos
  • Immunizing to Reduce the Burden of Shingles
  • Healthy Kids Strategy
  • A Report Card on School Health
  • Food Safety From Kitchen to Fork
  • Preventing Falls Across the Lifespan

Download the report (PDF, 20 pages, 3 MB)

More information:

You might not have symptoms but you could still be infected with hepatitis B or C. Know your status: get tested. To coincide with World Hepatitis Day on July 28, we’re offering special drop-in clinics, or you can make an appointment by calling 1-800-265-7293.

World Hepatitis Day 2014 logo

We are also offering free immunizations for hepatitis A and B for those who meet the eligibility criteria of the Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule for Ontario.

Location
[map of these locations]

Date and time

Fergus Public Health office
474 Wellington Rd. #18, Suite 100 (beside Wellington Terrace)

Monday, July 28, 2014
1:30 – 4 p.m.

Guelph Public Health office
20 Shelldale Cres.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
4 – 6:30 p.m.

Mount Forest Public Health office
311 Foster St.

Thursday, July 31, 2014
1 – 3:30 p.m.

Orangeville Public Health office
180 Broadway

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
3-5:30 p.m.

Those most at risk for hepatitis B and C include:

  • Baby boomers born between 1945 and 1965 (as a result of unsafe medical procedures and blood transfusions)
  • People who have moved from places with a high prevalence of hepatitis
  • People who engage in unsafe tattooing and sex practices
  • Those who use injection drugs

If you test positive for hepatitis B or C, treatment is available.

If left untreated, hepatitis can cause liver failure, cirrhosis, and cancer.

Learn about hepatitis C is spread in this video:

For more information about hepatitis, call us at 1-800-265-7293.

If you can’t afford dental care for your children and have no dental insurance, visit one of our free clinics for a cleaning. Book an appointment by calling our Dental Intake Line at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 2661. 

Remaining 2014 dates

Girl with a missing tooth
  • Arthur: July 7-9
  • Grand Valley: July 15-18
  • Palmerston: July 28-30

Services include:

  • Cleaning
  • Fluoride
  • Sealants
  • Brushing/flossing instruction

Find out more about our free dental programs.

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