Porcupine Health Unit

Site: Timmins - Head Office

Service: Infectious Disease Programs

Description & Services
Public Comments
  • If you are bitten or scratched by an animal, report the exposure to the Porcupine Health Unit and seek medical attention immediately 
  • Prompt reporting of the incident is required to ensure timely investigations to determine if post-exposure prophylaxis is required
Description (Service)
  • Promotes and educates on proper handwashing 
  • Provides handwashing signs 
  • Offers infection prevention resources for day care professionals
Beauty Treatments and Body Arts  
  • Inspects all settings where there is a risk of exposure to blood and/or body fluids to clients
Lyme Disease 
  • Investigates reports of Lyme disease 
  • Provides various information and resources on ticks and how to stay safe and not get bit
  • Investigates animal bites and determines the need for rabies testing
West Nile Virus 
  • Investigates reports of the West Nile Virus 
  • Provides various information and resources on misquotes and how to stay safe
Hours Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm Sep-Jun * Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm Jul-Aug 
Rabies (animal bites/scratches) on-call service Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Timmins
Eligibility No restrictions
Application For questions or concerns, contact the office to speak with a Public Health Inspector
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-267-1181
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-1818
Fax 705-264-3980
Website www.porcupinehu.on.ca
Located In Community Timmins
Address 169 Pine St S
Timmins, ON P4N 8B7
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Intersection Pine St and First St
Mailing Address Bag 2012 
169 Pine St S 
Timmins, ON P4N 8B7
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care