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Social Media Website Website: www.peelregion.ca/health/
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Description & Services
Description Regional health department

Chronic Disease And Injury Prevention Division - develops programs, services and policies designed to promote healthy lifestyle choices including healthy eating, physical activity and smoking cessation * injury prevention * substance abuse reduction * promotion of healthy living for youth * operates the Children in Need of Treatment Program in which dental hygienists conduct dental screenings for elementary school-aged children and identify those who are in immediate need of treatment

Environmental Health Division - checks the safety of food and beverages in restaurants and processing plants (any food-related illness and recall of contaminated foods form part of the overall Food Safety Program) * investigates diseases transmitted from animals to people, including rabies * checks the quality of water in recreational pools and swimming pools * monitors private wells and sewage systems * investigates community concerns relating to environmental health

Family Health Division - promotes the health of children (birth-6yrs) and their families * topics include: planning a pregnancy, having a healthy baby, breastfeeding, parenting, nutrition, learning about the growth and development of your child * responsible for implementing the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program, a province-wide, prevention / early intervention program designed to assist children to meet their developmental milestones

Communicable Diseases Division - provides access to the reporting and follow-up of reportable communicable diseases such as Tuberculosis Control; Hepatitis A & B; Meningitis * coordinates vaccine distribution to Peel physicians * monitors immunization records for all students

*provides services to protect the public from reportable and sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) * operates six Healthy Sexuality Clinics throughout the Region * provides confidential counselling and clinical services related to birth control and sexually transmitted infections including anonymous HIV/AIDS testing (to all ages) * includes counselling for birth control * Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) * anonymous HIV Testing * pregnancy testing * sexual health * responsible relationships

* operates the Region's Immunization Program which reduces the incidence of vaccine- preventable disease and provides Hepatitis B, HPV (Human Papillomavirus) and Meningococcal vaccines to Grade 7 students through school-based clinics

Hours Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm
Areas Served Peel Region
Languages English
Contact Information
Address & Map
7120 Hurontario Street
Mississauga, ON L5W 1N4
 
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Intersection Hwy 10 and Derry Rd
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Office Phone Health Line Peel 905-799-7700
E-Mail healthlinepeel@peelregion.ca
Website www.peelregion.ca/health/
Primary Executive Janette Smith, Commissioner of Public Works
Alternate Executive Dr Jessica Hopkins, Medical Officer of Health
Other Details
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial
Service Level (20) Regional Government
Subjects
Subjects Bacterial diseases ; Breastfeeding ; Childbirth ; Children ; Communicable diseases ; Dental services ; Diseases ; Environmental health ; Family planning ; Food inspections ; Health education ; Health inspections ; Hepatitis ; Immunization ; Infants ; Information and referral ; Nutrition ; Parenting support ; Physical fitness ; Postnatal care ; Pregnancy ; Prenatal care ; Preventive measures ; Public health ; Rabies ; Respiratory tract diseases ; Sanitation ; Sex education ; Sexuality ; Sexually transmitted diseases ; Smoking ; Speakers bureaus ; Swimming pools ; Waste management ; Water ; Youth

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