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Contact Information
Office Phone 519-631-9900
Toll Free Phone 1-800-922-0096
Fax 519-631-1682
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Public health specialists concerned with environmental factors affecting human health

Protects the health of the community * inspections of safe water (drinking water, public pools and spas, beach management) * food safety inspections (commercial, retail and institutional food premises) * analysis of health hazards (such as ticks, Lyme disease, mosquitoes and West Nile Virus) * emergency preparedness * weather and air quality alerts

Investigates complaints and responds to inquiries from the public on a variety of environmental health matters including food safety, health hazards, animal bites and rabies, drinking water and infectious diseases

Resources and applications for migrant housing and special events available

Animal Bites / Rabies - Investigates reports of people bitten or scratched by domestic and wild animals to determine possible exposure to the Rabies virus * reports of bites and/or scratches are required to be reported to the health unit by police, hospital, veterinarian, and others by provincial law * provides post-exposure rabies vaccines to attending doctor for treatment on an as-needed basis

Certified Food Handler Training - Full day Certified Food Handler courses provided throughout the year and monthly exam challenges * certification is valid for five years and accepted across Ontario

Food Safety - Conducts regulatory inspections of all food retail, service and institutional food premises to assess compliance with Food Premises Regulation under the Health Protection and Promotion Act * inspections also may be done to investigate consumer complaints/inquiries/suspected and confirmed illness investigations * monitors food recalls for follow-up advisories

On Call Services - Public Health Inspectors provide on-call coverage and responses for urgent public health situations including:

Safe Water - Monitors community drinking water systems, public beaches, public pools and hot tubs and provides information on water quality testing and potential health effects
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Areas Served Elgin County
Boundaries Oxford County, St Thomas, and Elgin County
Eligibility Varies depending on service
Application Call or visit * no referral required * appointments or registration for certain programs or classes
Languages English
Fees Varies by program
Agency Information
Funding Municipal - St Thomas ; Provincial - MHLTC ; Regional - Elgin County
Site Information
Site Location St Thomas (Elgin Mall)
Located In Community St Thomas
Address & Map
1230 Talbot St
St Thomas, ON N5P 1G9
Intersection Centennial Ave and Talbot St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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