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A workshop of interest to healthcare workers and infection control practitioners (ICPs). Infection Connection will provide useful information on infection control challenges.

Topics include: Infection Connection Workshop logo

  • Of Bats, Camels, and Coronaviruses – the Story of a New Disease (Dr. Allison McGeer, MD, FRCPC)
  • Clostridium difficile Contamination of Reprocessed Hospital Bedpans (Devon Metcalf, MSc, PhD, CIC)
  • The Changing Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile Infection (Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, Dipl,ACVIM)
  • IPAC: From Time of Hire to Time to Retire (Dr. Maureen Cividino, MD, CCFP, FCFP, DOHS, CCBOM, CIC)
  • HIV in the Healthcare Setting (Deanna Clatworthy, RPN)
  • Immunizing High-risk Adults  (Susan Otten, RN, BScN, MHST)

Download the full agenda (PDF, 1 page).

Workshop details

  • Date and time: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 9 a.m. –  3:30 p.m.  (Registration, networking, and continental breakfast begin at 8:15 a.m.)
  • Fee: $50
  • Lakeside Church, 7654 Conservation Road, Guelph, ON  N1H 6J1 [Google map]
  • Register by Friday, September 12, 2014

Complete the registration form now (PDF, 2 pages).

Welcome to our new buildings in Guelph and Orangeville. Watch the videos below for a “virtual tour” of each facility.

These accessible and family-friendly facilities offer dental, travel, sexual health, and immunization clinics; community meeting rooms; and teaching kitchens.

Tour Public Health's New Facility at 160 Chancellors Way, Guelph

It's conveniently located on the north side of Stone Rd. W. between Gordon St. and Edinburgh Rd. S.


Tour Public Health's New Facility at 180 Broadway, Orangeville

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared polio a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”. This means you need to take extra precautions when travelling to the following countries:

  • Pakistan
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Cameroon
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Afghanistan
  • Ethiopia
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Somalia
  • Nigeria

If you’re planning to stay in one of the above countries for more than four weeks

These are places where polio has not been eliminated, or places close to where polio has been recently found.

  • You must receive a dose of OPV or IPV (polio vaccine) between four weeks and 12 months before you start to travel.
  • To leave one country and enter another, you may need a polio booster, even if you’ve already had one.

For more information:

Carry your written immunization record

If you’re travelling to one of the countries listed above, we recommend you carry a written immunization record.

The official document to show proof of immunization against polio is the International Health Regulations 2005 International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis. It is available at our Guelph (Chancellors Way) and Fergus offices only. Make an appointment by calling 1-800-265-7293.

More information:

For more information about polio and travelling:

Our offices in Orangeville and Guelph have moved. 

  • The new Orangeville location at 180 Broadway opened Tuesday, April 29
  • The new Guelph location at 160 Chancellors Way opened on Wednesday, July 2. Services are still offered at the Shelldale Centre as well.
  • Offices/clinics in Fergus, Mount Forest, Shelburne, and Guelph (Shelldale Cres.) remain open (list of all Public Health locations).

Phone and fax changes

  • Our toll-free phone number (1-800-265-7293), email addresses, and website remain the same.
  • Our general Guelph fax number (519-836-7215) remains the same.
  • The Reportable Disease fax line has changed to 1-855-WDG-LINE (1-855-934-5463).
  • Many Guelph phone extensions are changing.
  • The new Orangeville fax number is 519-942-0470.

New Guelph facility

  • New address: 160 Chancellors Way [view map], N1G 0E1

    • Enter Chancellors Way beside the fire hall on the north side of Stone Rd. between Gordon and Edinburgh
    • Chancellors Way doesn't have a street sign yet; look for the the "Research Lane" street sign on the opposite (south) side of Stone Rd.
  • Administrative staff moved on Monday, June 9. 
  • Water sample drop-off started at the new location on Monday, June 9.
  • Clinics and classes opened at 160 Chancellors Way on Wednesday, July 2. Most clinics (dental, sexual health, immunization) will also continue to be offered at 20 Shelldale Cres.
  • Free parking and bike racks are available.
  • The closest bus routes are the Community Bus South and the #15 (University/College).
  • Administrative locations at Imperial Rd. and Woolwich St. are closed as of Friday, June 6.

New Orangeville facility

  • New address: 180 Broadway, L9W 1K3 [view map]
  • All clinics, offices, and services moved, effective Tuesday, April 29
  • Parking is available on Broadway and at close municipal lots
  • The new fax number is 519-942-0470