Northwestern Health Unit

Site: Kenora - City View Location

Service: Infectious Diseases

Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Works to optimize vaccine use and to control infectious diseases  
  • Reports diseases to the Ministry of Health (mandatory reportable diseases, under the Health Protection and Promotion Act) 
  • Provides listing of reportable diseases  
  • Implements specific measures to control the spread of a disease during an outbreak 
  • Provides guidelines to schools and daycares on diseases within facilities 
  • Collaborates on infection control policies and procedures in all acute and long-term care facilities
 
Tuberculosis (TB) Control 
  • Provides free tuberculosis skin tests 
  • Provides free treatment of tuberculosis
 
Participates in the following groups and/or committees: 
  • Infection Control Committees: improves coordination of emergency preparedness and contingency planning in the event of an outbreak 
  • Northwestern Ontario Regional Infection Control Network (RICN): a network of infection control committees
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District
Eligibility No restrictions
Application No application process
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-3147
Toll Free Phone 1-800-830-5978
After Hours Phone Emergency 1-866-475-6505
Fax 807-468-4970
Website www.nwhu.on.ca
Primary Contact Program Assistant; Phone: 807-468-3147 ext 3269
Alternate Contact Manager of Infectious Diseases; Phone: 807-223-3301 ext 3520; Fax: 807-223-5754
Primary Executive Mark Perrault, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 807-468-3147 ext 3260
Located In Community Kenora
Address 210 First St N
Kenora, ON P9N 2K4
 
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Intersection First St N and Matheson St S
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC)