HKPR District Health Unit February Events

Submitted by Bill Eekhof

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has the following community events taking place in the City of Kawartha Lakes next month.


CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES: S.T.O.P. (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) Program, Tuesday, January 29, 1:30 pm. STOP Program supports smokers trying to quit by providing them with five weeks of nicotine patches at no cost. Smokers will also get educational material and other resources to help them in the quitting process. To see if you are eligible, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2202.

LINDSAY: No-Family Doctor Immunization Clinic, Tuesday, February 5, Health Unit office (108 Angeline St. S.) in Lindsay. Free immunization clinics for families without a doctor. To book an appointment, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1507.

LINDSAY: Sexual Health Clinic, Thursday, February 7, 4:30-6:30 pm. The clinic provides clients with confidential access to cervical screening, low-cost birth control, pregnancy testing and sexual health teaching. Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections are also provided. For more information, locations or to make an appointment, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2205.

LINDSAY: Sexual Health Clinic, Monday, February 11, 10 am to Noon. The clinic provides clients with confidential access to cervical screening, low-cost birth control, pregnancy testing and sexual health teaching. Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections are also provided. For more information, locations or to make an appointment, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2205.

PORT HOPE: HKPR Board of Health Meeting, Thursday, February 14, 9:30 am, Health Unit office (200 Rose Glen Rd.) in Port Hope. Regular monthly meeting of the Board of Health which oversees public health programs and services in the area. For more information, call: 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1466.

LINDSAY: Sexual Health Clinic, Thursday, February 14, 1-3 pm. The clinic provides clients with confidential access to cervical screening, low-cost birth control, pregnancy testing and sexual health teaching. Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections are also provided. For more information, locations or to make an appointment, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2205.

LINDSAY: Men’s Sexual Health Clinic, Thursday, February 14, 5-7 pm, Health Unit office (108 Angeline St. S.) in Lindsay. This sexual health clinic provides men with testing/treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections and a chance to discuss their sexual health issues with a nurse. Appointments preferred, but walk-ins welcome. Call 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2205, for more information.

LINDSAY: Food Handler Course, Wednesday, February 20, 9 am to 4 pm, Health Unit office (108 Angeline St. S.) in Lindsay. This course teaches participants how to handle and prepare food safely. Upon successful completion, participants receive a certificate (valid for a period of five years) indicating they are registered as a certified food handler. Cost is $40 per person. For more information and to confirm space availability, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5006.

CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES: S.T.O.P. (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) Program, Thursday, February 21, 10 am. STOP Program supports smokers trying to quit by providing them with five weeks of nicotine patches at no cost. Smokers will also get educational material and other resources to help them in the quitting process. To see if you are eligible, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2202.

LINDSAY: Sexual Health Clinic, Thursday, February 21, 4:30-6:30 pm. The clinic provides clients with confidential access to cervical screening, low-cost birth control, pregnancy testing and sexual health teaching. Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections are also provided. For more information, locations or to make an appointment, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2205.

LINDSAY: Sexual Health Clinic, Monday, February 25, 10 am to Noon. The clinic provides clients with confidential access to cervical screening, low-cost birth control, pregnancy testing and sexual health teaching. Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections are also provided. For more information, locations or to make an appointment, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2205.

LINDSAY: Sexual Health Clinic, Thursday, February 28, 1-3 pm. The clinic provides clients with confidential access to cervical screening, low-cost birth control, pregnancy testing and sexual health teaching. Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections are also provided. For more information, locations or to make an appointment, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2205.