Health Unit Closed

We are closed on Monday, February 15 for Family Day.

Alerts

Windsor and Essex County | February 12, 2016, 6:00 pm to February 14, 2016, 10:00 am
Ontario | January 26, 2016, 2:00 pm

News

Reducing Fentanyl Related Harms in the City of Windsor

Published: 

Thursday, December 10
Fentanyl Exchange Program logo

At 11 a.m. this morning, it was announced by Dr. Gary Kirk, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, Police Chief Al Frederick of Windsor Police Service, Dr. Amit Bagga of the Essex County Medical Society, and Peter Dumo, Pharmacist and President of the Essex County Pharmacy Association that as of December 1, 2015, 100% of City of Windsor pharmacies have received education and have agreed to participate in the Windsor and Essex County Fentanyl Exchange Program.

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Events

Saturday, February 13 | Car Seat Clinic - February, 2016
Monday, February 15 | Closed for Family Day
Thursday, February 18 | February 2016 Board Meeting
Thursday, March 10 | March 2016 Board Meeting
Saturday, March 12 | Car Seat Clinic - March, 2016

Current Topics

Whooping cough is also known as Pertussis, is a highly contagious infection of the respiratory tract.

Zika virus is caused by a virus which is spread by the Aedes mosquito. The Aedes species of mosquito is not native to Canada.

Between 2007 and 2013, 159 people died of an opioid-related drug overdose in Windsor-Essex. That’s about one death every three weeks. When a person dies from abusing drugs, their death is called an overdose death.

The Health Unit strongly recommends getting immunized according to the Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule for Ontario.

Listeria is a bacteria that can cause a rare but serious illness called listeriosis. Those who are pregnant, the elderly, and those with a weakened immune system have a higher risk of becoming seriously ill.