Health

Hospitals

The following hospitals serve the residents of Wellington County:

Groves Memorial Community Hospital
235 Union Street, East Fergus ON N1M 1W3
T 519.843.2010
F 519.843.7288

Palmerston and District Hospital
500 Whites Road Palmerston ON N0G 2P0
T 519.343.2030
F 519.343.3821

Louise Marshall Hospital
630 Dublin Street, Mount Forest ON N0G 2L3
T 519.323.2210
F 519.323.3741

Guelph General Hospital
115 Delhi Street, Guelph ON N1E 4J4
T 519.822.5350
F 519.822.2170

St. Joseph's Health Centre
100 Westmount Road, Guelph ON N1H 5H8
T 519.824.6000
F 519.763.0264

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

474 Wellington Rd #18, RR 1, Ste 100
Fergus ON N1M 2W3
519.846.2715
1.800.265.7295
http://www.wdghu.org/

Offers a wide range of clinics, classes and courses, including the following programmes:

  • Prenatal and parent-child support programmes (including prenatal nutrition, breastfeeding clinics, speech and language services, KIDS LINE)
  • Immunization clinics (flu clinics, travel advice and vaccinations, general immunization)
  • Food handler training (education and certification)
  • Sexual health clinics and services (free and confidential services including birth control options, emergency contraception, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment, pregnancy tests and counselling, Hepatitis A and B immunizations, anonymous HIV tests)
  • School health: clinic services, immunization programme, health promotion and education, dental screenings and financial assistance through the CINOT programme (Children in Need of Treatment)to cover the cost of urgent dental care for children in eligible low-income families
  • Control of Infectious Diseases: a variety of services to investigate, report and control communicable diseases
  • HarmReduction (needle exchange programme, counselling and referrals, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C testing)
     
    Other Services includes:
  • Investigation of air quality concerns in public buildings, schools or rented dwellings

  • Food premises inspection

  • Monitoring the quality of drinking and recreational water and testing private well water

  • Information and investigation of any situation where the public's health may be affected