Public Health holiday hours for December 2017

Over the holidays, we will continue to provide key services related to disease control, public health emergencies and some parenting support services in Wellington, Dufferin and Guelph. However, all offices are closed to the public from Monday, December 25 to Monday, January 1. All regular services will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

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

If you need to test your well water, please get your sample in by Thursday, December 21 at 11 a.m. so it will make it to the laboratory in time. Water samples will be accepted again starting on January 2, 2018.

Vaccine orders

Changes to the vaccination distribution schedule during the holidays are as follows:

  • Orders placed by Thursday, December 14 will be ready for pick-up or delivery on Tuesday, December 19.
  • Orders placed by Thursday, December 28 will be ready for pick-up or delivery on Thursday, January 4.

The regular vaccination distribution schedule will resume the week of January 8.

Breastfeeding support

Public Health offices and KIDS LINE will be closed from Dec. 25 - Jan 1. Visit Breastfeeding Supports in the Community for a list of supports during the holidays.

Happy holidays – see you in 2018!