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HPPH Wingham site closed permanently as of January 1, 2024

Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2023 12:06 PM

Huron Perth, ON – The Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) Wingham site at 131 John St. E. will close permanently as of January 1, 2024, affecting some HPPH services in the area. 

The Wingham HPPH site closure affects the following health unit services in Wingham:  

  • sexual health services 
  • immunizations

For sexual health services through HPPH, please call HPPH at 1-888-221-2133 ext. 2406 or text 519-440-1439. Harm reduction supplies continue to be available through Royal Oaks Pharmacy at 131 John St. E. in...

December 1 is World AIDS Day

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 09:56 AM

Huron Perth, ON – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is recognizing World AIDS Day on December 1. The day is an annual opportunity to honour the lives lost due to HIV/AIDS and to recognize the positive advances HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. December 1 also launches the start of Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week in Canada.

Better HIV treatments and improved access to treatment are resulting in a decline in new HIV infections globally. Medical advances mean people with HIV can live a long and healthy...

Respiratory illness season is here

Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 11:00 AM

Respiratory illness season is here, with COVID, influenza and many other respiratory viruses circulating.

Huron Perth Public Health, your local family health teams and community health centre, and your hospital emergency departments want you and your children to get through this upcoming respiratory season as safely as possible. Below is information that can help parents and caregivers in Huron Perth to keep their loved ones as healthy as possible in the months ahead. 

Reduce the chances of kids...

Funding shortfall to affect HPPH programs, services in 2024

Posted on Wednesday, November 08, 2023 09:25 AM

Huron Perth, ON – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) will be restructuring its programs and services effective 2024 to address a challenging budget shortfall.

Prior to the 2020 amalgamation of the Huron County Health Unit and Perth District Health Unit, both organizations received little to no budget increases while expenses continued to rise due to inflation, affecting wages and other operating costs.

During the acute pandemic phase, one-time COVID-19 funding allowed HPPH to provide a comprehensive...

November is Radon Action Month

Posted on Tuesday, November 07, 2023 02:03 PM

Huron Perth, ON – November is Radon Action Month in Canada, and Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is encouraging residents to test their homes for radon.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is released from the ground. It can be found in varying concentrations all over Canada. Radon is odourless, tasteless, and invisible. When radon is released into the outdoor air, levels are low and generally not a concern. However, when radon enters enclosed spaces, like homes, levels can build...