Many think of “health care” as hospitals, x-rays and family doctors. It is that, of course, but providing for the health of all our residents extends beyond that to health protection, prevention, and promotion. Public health is an important part of the health care system. Even a short glance at our list of health topics will give you a good idea of how many ways we support healthy living.
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit – as part of Public Health Ontario – helps provide public health care through a number of different programs and initiatives including health inspections, promoting healthy lifestyles for our children, and providing health care services such as sexual health clinics and immunization. Our role as a trusted partner in the health care system is to provide health programming, support our partners in health, and provide the public with reliable, evidence-based information.
This website is part of that commitment. It is designed to help you get answers to common public health questions, either through our own expertise or from other highly trusted sources.
If you cannot find information that you are looking for, please feel free to contact us.
Dr. Janet DeMille, Medical Officer of Health & Chief Executive Officer