Description & Services
Public Comments 16Oct2018 -- The Public Health Nurses at Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) are on strike.
The following public health programs and services will be suspended until further notice*: 
  • Street Nursing 
  • Immunization and travel health clinics 
  • Breastfeeding clinics 
  • Prenatal classes 
  • Parenting sessions, workshops and events 
  • Healthy Babies Healthy Children program 
  • Flu clinics 
  • Some School Health programming (includes classroom presentations and curriculum support) 
  • Workplace Health program 
  • Dental hygiene clinics for low-risk children 
  • Take Control Smoking Cessation clinics  
  • Branch Office Nursing services
The Sexual Health Clinics, although operating, will be limited in capacity - expect service delays. 
For updates on service adjustments and further details on specific services during the labour disruption, phone the main office at 807-625-5900 or toll-free 1-888-294-6630. 
*Public health programs and service delivery will be subject to change without notice. 
Satellite Offices: 
  • Geraldton 
  • Manitouwadge 
  • Marathon 
  • Red Rock 
  • Terrace Bay
Description (Agency) Operates a non-profit government agency mandated to prevent disease and promote health
Agency Services
Description (Service) Health agency that addresses public health issues and promotes healthy living
  • Operates a non-profit government agency mandated to prevent disease and promote health 
  • Provides health information and prevention-related clinical services to people of all ages 
  • Advocates for healthy public policy 
  • Protects the public by investigating reportable diseases and upholding regulations that apply to public health 
  • Offers unique resources to the district including access to up-to-date health status information, population health program planning and health communications
Four major areas of focus: 
  • Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention 
  • Health Protection Division 
  • Environmental Health 
  • Population Health Resource and Communications
Major programs include: 
  • Chronic Disease and Injuries 
  • Family Health 
  • Infectious Disease
Major Clinical and Specialty Services include: 
  • Immunization 
  • Dental Health 
  • Sexual Health 
  • Needle Exchange 
  • Tobacco Cessation Counselling
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Thunder Bay District
Eligibility Varies by program/service
  • Varies by program/service 
  • Call for application information
Languages English ; French -- staff member; Italian -- staff member; Polish -- staff member
Fees Service ; Fee assistance available for Cost recovery for some resources, travel vaccines or birth control supplies.
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-625-5900
Toll Free Phone 1-888-294-6630
Fax 807-623-2369
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, Twitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube
Primary Executive Dr Janet DeMille, Chief Executive Officer
Site Location Balmoral Park
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 999 Balmoral St
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6E7
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Intersection Balmoral St and William St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care -- North West Local Health Integrated Network (NWLHIN)
Elections Jan
Meetings Third Wed of the month, Sep-Jun