Public Health - Elgin St. Thomas

Elgin St. Thomas Public Health (ESTPH) works together with our communities to promote and protect the health of people who live, work and play in Elgin County. We deliver a variety of health programs and services set by the Province of Ontario. The Board of Health for Elgin St. Thomas is the governing body of Elgin St. Thomas Public Health. The Board is accountable to the community, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the Ministry of Health Promotion, and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. The Board is comprised of seven members - 6 municipal leaders and 1 public appointee.

Board of Health meetings are held monthly at Elgin St. Thomas Public Health and are open to the public.

For more information, please visit Elgin St. Thomas Public Health


ESTPH provides programs, events and clinics such as:

  • Nobody’s Perfect parenting program
  • Well Baby drop-in clinics
  • Immunization clinics
  • Needle Exchange Program
  • Sexual health clinics
  • Quit smoking workshops
  • "You're the Chef" leader training
  • Food Handler Certification Courses

ESTPH supports families with:

  • Telephone contact by a Public Health Nurse after delivery of a baby
  • Healthy Babies, Healthy Children home visiting program
  • Online Prenatal classes and In-person Breastfeeding Classes
  • Dental screening and treatment
  • Let’s Grow information for ages and stages
  • Nutritional Screening

ESTPH is in the community providing:

  • Infection control in institutions
  • Inspections of food service operations
  • Management of infectious diseases and outbreaks
  • Enforcement of Smoke Free Ontario Act
  • Health promotion in schools and workplaces
  • Investigations into animal bites and health hazards
  • Water testing
  • Advocacy for a healthy community