THU is modifying our approach to continue protecting the health of our clients and staff and allow us to offer essential public health services in the community.

If you are looking for service from THU, please call first.

Kirkland Lake and Temiskaming Shores offices are open but doors are locked. Clients will be screened before entering. Englehart THU office is closed to the public at this time.

In-office client services

  • Non-urgent appointments are postponed.
  • Food Handler Certification testing postponed.
  • Travel teaching and consults postponed.

Healthy Growth and Development

Services cancelled except:

  • Primary series of immunizations (available by request);
  • High-risk Well Baby Visits;
  • Breastfeeding support (remote where possible; case-by-case);
  • Healthy Babies Healthy Children Blended Family Home Visiting (virtual);
  • Post-partum Mood Disorder calls;
  • Parenting groups in collaboration with partnering agencies postponed or virtual, depending on the community partner.


 All non-essential vaccinations and all travel-related vaccinations are postponed. The following vaccinations are currently available:

  • Work and medical-related tuberculosis (TB) tests are offered
  • High-risk immunization renal dialysis is offered (case-by-case basis)
  • Rabies vaccinations for animal bites
  • Flu shots: high dose and children under 5 (by request)

Sexual Health

  • High-risk pap tests are currently available.
  • Other services are available (remote where possible; case-by-case

Harm Reduction

Services continue as normal. Needle exchange program still available. Tips for Substance Use during COVID-19

 Smoking cessation

  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy Vouchers available for pick-up in-office.
  • Other supports offered virtually.

Public Health Inspection

  • Regular inspections will stop, complaint follow-up only.
  • On-call items (Boil Water Advisory, animal bites, etc.) will continue. 
  • Food premise inspections: shifted to complaint based follow-up.
  • Tobacco/Vape Inspections: shifted to complaint based follow-up.
  • Adverse Water Quality Incidents (AWQI) follow-up.
  • Animal bite exposure follow-up.
  • Private well water testing is available.
  • Outbreak and reportable diseases work continues.

 Oral Health

Urgent services only.