COVID-19 Response Service Interruptions

To focus our efforts on protecting the health of our community in response to COVID-19, we have modified our services and programs. Please see the service interruptions below. We will continue to monitor the situation and change as needed.

HPPH Programs and Services Changes
Classes, clinics and client services Status
Breastfeeding and infant feeding clinics and breastfeeding support

Breastfeeding support available by phone Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, call Health Line at 1-888-221-2133 ext 3267

Clinics are on hold (In-person appointments are available, if necessary, after phone consultation with lactation consultant)

Join an online support group (scroll down page)

Dental clinics On hold
Food safety courses On hold
Healthy Babies Healthy Children program Modified Services (by phone) 
Immunization clinics

The Ministry of Health encourages continued immunizations for the following groups:

  • infants/toddlers requiring their 2 month through to 18 month vaccines (Delayed or missed immunizations put children at risk for common and serious childhood infections, such as pneumococcal disease, measles, and pertussis.)
  • previously unimmunized individuals
  • health care workers

If you do not have a doctor or nurse practitioner, contact us to discuss booking an immunization appointment. Please note that HPPH clinics and clinic hours are reduced due to COVID-19.

Needle Exchange Program

(Gear Works)

Modified Availability: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Stratford: Supplies in storage drawers outside of West Gore office

Festival Square office: Call or text 519-635-2504 and supplies will be prepared for pick-up at 2nd floor clinic door

Listowel: Call or text 519-635-2504 to order during the week for pick-up on Fridays from 9 am - 3 pm.

Clinton: Supplies available in a separate self-serve area (follow signs)

Or use the Ontario Find a harm reduction program locator

Naloxone available by appointment only:
1-888-221-2133 ext 3704 (Perth) or ext 2406 (Huron)
OR use Provincial Where to get a free naloxone kit locator

Prenatal classes

On hold

Online prenatal education available

Sexual health clinics

Clinton and Wingham:

  • Clinton: Wednesdays and Fridays, by appointment only 

  • Wingham: First and third Thursday of the month, by appointment only

Please text or call 519-440-1439 or call 1-888-221-2133 ext. 2406 to speak to a nurse and/or to book an appointment.

Stratford: Tuesdays and Thursdays, by appointment only

Listowel:  Fridays, by appointment only

St. Marys: First and third Tuesday of the month (April-June)

Services include STI testing and treatment, birth control options and pregnancy counselling. Please text or call 519-635-2504 or call 1-888-221-2133 ext. 3779 to speak to a nurse and/or to book an appointment.

See our Sexual Health Clinics and STI Testing page for location details and hours.

Smoking Cessation

On hold

Well water bottle pickup and drop-off

Still available; modified pick-up/drop-offs outside of the main entrances at HPPH Clinton, Stratford and Listowel office locations. 

See our Well Water Testing page for location details.