Holiday hours for Public Health

All Public Health offices will be closed to the public from December 24 to 28, 2018 and on January 1, 2019. However, we will continue to provide key services over the holidays. Read on for key dates and contact information for emergencies, well water testing, breastfeeding support and vaccine ordering.

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Urgent and emergency issues

If you have an urgent public health issue that cannot wait until January 2 (such as a disease outbreak, food-borne illness or animal bite), you can call 1-877-884-8653.

Key dates

Well water testing

To have your drinking water tested, please drop your sample off by Thursday, December 20 at 4:30 p.m. so it will make it to the laboratory in time. Water samples will be accepted again starting January 2, 2019.

Vaccine orders

There will be some changes to the vaccine distribution schedule during the holidays. Please be aware of the following dates:

  • Orders placed by Thursday, December 13 will be ready for pick-up or delivery on Tuesday, December 18.
  • The last North Wellington delivery will run on December 10 and the regular delivery schedule will resume on January 7.
  • Orders placed by Thursday, December 27 will be ready for pick-up or delivery on Thursday, January 3.
  • The regular vaccine distribution schedule will resume the week of January 7, 2019.

Breastfeeding support

Public Health offices and Let’s Talk Parenting will be closed from December 24 to 28, 2018 and on January 2, 2019. Visit Breastfeeding Supports During the Holidays for a list of supports available over the holidays.

Our Guelph and Orangeville breastfeeding clinics will be OPEN on:

  • Monday, December 24 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 27 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Monday, December 31 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.