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 servicesStatus
Breastfeeding and infant feeding clinics and breastfeeding support

Clinics are on hold

Breastfeeding support available by phone Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm:

Huron residents: call 1-888-221-2133 ext 2256 to be connected to a Public Health Nurse

Perth residents: call Health Line at 1-888-221-2133 ext 3267

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.

Mother and Young Child Clinic By appointment only
Call 519-274-0592 Monday to Thursday, 9am - 12pm for an appointment
Or please see your family physician, if possible

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 back door or at 2nd floor clinic door

Listowel office: Call or text 519-635-2504 to order during the week for pick-up on Fridays.

Clinton: Supplies available in a secure room (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 2257 (Huron)
OR use Provincial Where to get a free naloxone kit locater

Prenatal classes

On hold

Online prenatal classes available

Sexual health clinics

Clinton, Wingham:

  • Regularly scheduled drop-in and clinics are cancelled. Appointments for birth control, STI testing and treatment may be made. Please text or call 519-440-1439 to speak to a nurse.

Stratford: by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Listowel: by appointment only on Fridays

St. Marys: currently not offered

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 x3779 to speak to a nurse or book an appointment.

Smoking Cessation

Modified Availability (by phone)

Nicotine Replacement Therapy contact:
1-888-221-2133 ext 2005 (Huron) or 1-888-221-2133 ext 3722 (Perth)

Well water bottle pickup and drop-off

Still available; modified

Perth: Bottle pick-up and drop-off available at
653 West Gore Street, Stratford | outside of the main entrance

Huron: Bottle pick-up and drop-off available at
Clinton main office, 77722B London Rd | outside of the main entrance