Posts Categorized: Health

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 »

Local Wait List Available for People in Need of a Family Doctor

Residents without a family doctor or nurse practitioner are asked to complete a brief form which will place them on a wait list. The form can be found online at www.peterboroughfht.com/need-a-doctor Residents living in Peterborough County, please call the Peterborough Family Health Team Clinic at (705) 651-4866. Media Release: NEED A LOCAL FAMILY DOCTOR? GET… Read more »

Flu Shot Clinic

There will be a Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Community Care, 40 Rabbit Street, Lakefield, ON. This clinic is free of charge, no appointment necessary. Please bring your health card. Questions can be directed to (705) 652-8655.

No Hot Pets, No Excuses

Hot cars kill pets; even with the widow down and parked in the shade your pet can overheat in a matter of minutes. After reaching a body temperature of 41C (106F) it doesn’t take long for a pet to begin suffering irreparable brain damage or death. If you see a pet unattended in a hot… Read more »