Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
Public health programs and priorities are established by the provincial government for all local public health organizations in Ontario, whose legislative mandate comes from the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA). The purpose of the HPPA is to “provide for the organization and delivery of public health programs and services, the prevention of the spread of disease and the promotion and protection of the health of the people of Ontario.”
The Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) are published by the Minister of Health and Long- Term Care under the authority of the HPPA. The OPHS are the minimum mandatory programs and services with which all Boards of Health must deliver.
The standards ensure the Health Unit has programs and services in the following areas:
Chronic Diseases and Injuries (lifestyles and healthy living such as physical activity, nutrition, substance use prevention, mental wellness, oral health and healthy sexuality)
Family Health (reproductive health, pregnancy, parenting, baby friendly initiative)
Infectious Diseases (infection control, TB prevention and immunization)
Environmental Health (safe water, food safety, rabies prevention, health hazards, hygienic personal and child care settings, built environments)
Health Equity (Food security, access to services, social connectedness)
There is a Health Unit service site located at 79 Spring Street Unit 2 in Almonte directly across from the Hospital’s parking lot. Office staff can be reached by calling 613-256-1203. Office Hours are Tuesdays 9:00am - 4:00pm Thursdays 9:00am - 4:00pm (Closed over the lunch hour). The Sexual Health Clinic hours are Tuesday 10:30am - 4:00pm (closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm). Immunizations Clinic is on Tuesdays from 9:00am - 10:00am by appointment only.
Main offices are in Brockville. For more information please visit the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit website or you can call 1-800-660-5853. You can also connect with us @LGLHealthunit on Facebook and Twitter.