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Public Health & Emergency Services

 

If something touches on the health and safety of the people who live here, there’s a good chance it touches on our programming. Through our programs in prevention, protection and emergency response, we work to keep the people in Oxford’s communities healthy and safe. 

Oxford County Public Health is your local public health unit, offering programs that promote healthy lifestyles and that aim to prevent illness and disease in our community.

Oxford County EMS (Emergency Medical Services) is your local paramedic services (ambulance), providing 24-hour emergency and non-emergency pre-hospital care.



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News

Hepatitis A concerns in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is advising anyone who ate at Marj's Village Kitchen (also referred to as Marj's) is Alma, Ontario between January 2 and January 20, 2015 to get a hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible.

 

New clinics to help residents quit smoking in 2015

Oxford County Public Health is offering free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to those who qualify. Getting help in quitting smoking is just a phone call away. Full details here.

 

Cutting back on alcohol can lower cancer risk

Did you know that drinking less alcohol can lower your risk of colorectal, breast and liver cancers, as well as head and neck cancer? Learn more. Rethink your drinking.

 

Get your flu shot by appointment

Community flu shot clinics have ended for 2014. However, if you have not received a flu shot yet, you can still receive one from your family doctor, health professional, participating pharmacy or at the health unit immunization clinic on Tuesday afternoon by appointment. Call 519-539-9800 ext. 3490. Use the Flu Shot Locator to find a participating pharmacy, or call 211.