Posts Categorized: Health

Important Public Statement from the Mayors Within Peterborough County

The Mayors of the municipalities within Peterborough County today issued a statement about the current health and economic challenges being experienced by the residents of their townships. Residents of our communities, like those across Canada, are facing serious health risks as a result of COVID 19. Each of us has an obligation to lessen the… Read more »

Community Care is an Essential Service

Community Care is Still Open and Still Functioning. In light of recent announcements made by the Premier of Ontario, Warden of Peterborough County and Mayor of Peterborough, all declaring a state of emergency and requiring non-essential services and business to close, Community Care remains open as is deemed an essential service under the health care,… Read more »

Unattached Patients and Access to Care During COVID-19

From the Peterborough Family Health Team: We are happy to share that we have received funding for the continuation of our unattached patient clinics beyond March 31, 2020. Although a formal announcement has yet to be made, this means that the Peterborough Virtual Care Clinic (PVCC) in Peterborough City and the PFHT Clinic located in… Read more »

Peterborough Public Health – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Local Residents

Peterborough Public Health – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Local Residents Peterborough Public Health has been monitoring the coronavirus situation and encouraging people to stay up to date on the topic using trustworthy sources for information, such as the Public Health Agency of Canada and Peterborough Public Health. Residents with health-related questions can speak with a… Read more »

Peterborough Public Health Offers Free Radon Kits to Local Residents While Supplies Last

Peterborough Public Health is giving away free radon test kits while supplies last to raise awareness about this public health risk that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in Ontario. “Radon is responsible for anywhere from 1,080 to 1,550 cancer cases in Ontario each year. This colourless, odourless gas can build up in lower… Read more »

Smoking and Vaping Prohibited in City and County Outdoor Public Spaces for Everyone’s Health

From the Media Release (pdf – 831KB) dated Friday, July 5, 2015 from Peterborough Public Health: Local Public Health Partners Remind Residents about Smoke-Free and Vape-Free Laws Peterborough Public Health is partnering with Peterborough Police, the Ciy of Peterborough, and Peterborough Musicfest to remind residents and visitors that both the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and local… Read more »

Walk-in Clinics for Visitors and Cottagers

From the media release (pdf – 319KB) dated June 18, 2019, from the Peterborough Family Health Team: “Cottagers and visitors of Peterborough County now have access to walk-in care three times per week. The North Kawartha Health Centre in Apsley and the PFHT Clinic in Lakefield are extending their hours and offering a walk-in service to… Read more »

Is Your Urgency an Emergency?

From the Peterborough County website: Peterborough County/City Paramedics are being challenged by a continually increasing number of service requests. Approximately 20% of people who call 911 do so for a non-urgent illness or injury which could be better managed by other health care providers. When paramedics are responding to these non-urgent conditions, it can delay… Read more »