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Huron Perth Public Health confirms first positive case of COVID-19

Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2020 01:18 PM

Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron Perth Public Health, is confirming the first case of COVID-19 in the Huron-Perth region. The 64-year-old male who resides in St. Marys presented to the emergency department at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on the evening of March 12 with symptoms unrelated to COVID-19. The patient’s condition changed in the emergency department and it was identified that COVID-19 should be considered, so testing and precautions were initiated immediately. He was...

Start your Quit Story this National Non-Smoking Week

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 02:53 PM

January 19 to 25 is National Non-Smoking Week and Huron Perth Public Health is highlighting ways local residents can get support to quit smoking for good.

Quit Smoking Support

“Quitting smoking can be hard, but it is possible” says Jaelyn Kloepfer, Public Health Promoter. “Support is available, and you are not alone in your journey to quit smoking.” Huron Perth Public Health offers:

  • one-on-one counselling support
  • free nicotine replacement therapy when eligible, and
  • connections to community resources.

For...

Hello Huron Perth Public Health

Posted on Friday, December 27, 2019 11:37 AM

The Perth District Health Unit and the Huron County Health Unit will be merging into a single entity effective January 1, 2020, called Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH). The goal of the merger is to improve the delivery of public health programs and services across Huron and Perth counties.

“Our staff will continue working with our communities, partners and stakeholders with the goal of protecting and promoting health and preventing disease in Huron and Perth,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, who will become...