Durham (Region of). Health Department

Site: Whitby

Service: Population Health Division

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 905-668-7711 * Durham Health Connection Line 905-666-6241
Toll Free Phone Durham Health Connection Line 1-800-841-2729
Fax 905-666-6214
E-Mail health.connection@durham.ca
Website www.durham.ca
Located In Community Whitby
Address & Map
605 Rossland Rd E
Whitby, ON L1N 0B2
 
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Intersection Garden St and Rossland Rd
Contact Information
Mailing Address c/o Durham Regional Health Department 
PO Box 730 
Whitby, ON L1N 0B2
Description & Services
Description (Service) Durham Health Connection Line 
Durham Health Connection Line (DHCL) a free confidential telephone help line available to people living, working and visiting Durham Region * nurses provide health information and access to resources to protect and promote health * DHCL is the front line connection to the Population Health Division programs and services * healthy living, chronic disease and injury prevention * healthy pregnancy and parenting support, breastfeeding * immunization, * sexual health and *nutrition  
 
Healthy Families Program 
Enables families to access resources, support networks and develop healthy family environments * supports healthy pregnancies, promotes optimal health and development in children * provides breastfeeding support and promotes parenting skills * programs ensure children achieve optimal potential, delivered by Public Health Nurses, Public Health Nutritionists and Family Visitors  
 
Infant and Child Development 
Early intervention and prevention services * available to families with children birth to 6 years (limited service from 3-6 years) * promotes optimal development and school readiness * child and family support and education 
 
Healthy Living Program  
Provides health programs and services to address the prevention of chronic diseases, injuries and substance use in order to improve well-being * Collaborate with school boards and schools to achieve optimal health of school-aged children and youth  
 
Infectious Diseases Prevention and Control Program 
Prevention and control of infectious diseases through case and contact management * infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigations * sexual health clinics * sexually transmitted infections testing and treatment 
 
Immunization Program 
Complete surveillance of students’ immunization records in accordance with legislation * Provide access to immunizations in schools and community clinics * Investigate reports of adverse events following immunization * Distribute publicly-funded vaccines to health care providers * Educate and support health care providers related to vaccine management and storage and handling practices
Hours Health Department Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm * Durham Health Connection Line Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Durham Region
Eligibility Durham residents
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees None
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Classification/Subjects
Service Categories Alcohol Use Disorder Education/Prevention ; Communicable Disease Control ; Drug Use Disorder Education/Prevention ; General Health Education Programs ; Immunizations ; Medical Information Lines ; Parenting Skills Classes ; Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening ; Tuberculosis Screening ; Wellness Programs

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