Partner Notification Responsibility

Under section 7 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990 and the Ontario Public Health Standards, all public health units in Ontario are required to ensure partners are notified of exposure to STBBIs. TBDHU works with healthcare professionals to ensure this duty is carried out to the furthest extent possible.  

Partner notification enables partners who have been exposed to infection to seek early care and maintain their health, as well as reduces the incidence of serious complications. It may also keep infected partners from further spreading the disease.

Definitions of a Partner/Contact by Infection

For Further Information

Call the TBDHU Sexual Health Clinic at (807) 625-5976 or toll-free 1-888-294-6630
Health care providers may also e-mail TBDHU Sexual Health Nurses at

Note: If you are sharing a client’s personal health information, please fax to 807-625-4866 instead of e-mailing. 

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