For Healthcare Providers

Public Health regularly communicates and collaborates with healthcare providers in our area, including physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, long-term care staff, emergency service workers (police, paramedics, fire), dental professionals and midwives.

Physician advisories

Advisories, Updates and Alerts that are routinely faxed or emailed to physicians.

Forms, referrals and ordering

Quick access to forms.

Infection prevention & control

Best practices for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization for regulated health professionals, including reprocessing and spore testing information.


Manage or report a gastrointestinal or respiratory outbreak at a long-term care or retirement home.

Reportable diseases

Reportable diseases must be reported to the Medical Officer of Health. Download the Reportable Disease List (PDF, 1 page, 479 KB).

Vaccines and immunizations

School immunization reporting; other vaccine programs.

Vaccine storage and handling

Resources to help you store and handle vaccines safely to maintain the cold chain.

Rabies and animal bites

You are required by law to notify Public Health of any animal bite or animal contact that could result in rabies. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to receive reports and respond to suspected rabies exposures. 

Tuberculosis prevention and control

How to report latent, suspected active or confirmed active TB; screening and testing information for long-term care staff; practice guidelines and resources.

Falls prevention

A screening tool to use with your patients.

Breastfeeding and formula feeding

Fact sheets for your patients and learning opportunities for healthcare providers.