This site contains information about programs and services offered by the Renfrew County and District Health Unit, as well as current public health issues.

Coming Events

We offer regular
Immunization Clinics
High School Student Health Centres

Child Health Clinics

Well Baby Drop-Ins and
Sexual Health Clinics

See our schedule of Food Safety Courses for 2014.

See our schedule of Prenatal Classes for 2014.


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What's New?

Due to staff scheduling the Renfrew office will be closed on October 1, 2014 from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Ontario Parks advised the Health Unit on September 25, 2014 that algae blooms are present on both Dickson Lake and Lake Lavieille in Algonquin Park. A water sample taken from Dickson Lake tested positive for blue-green algae. Further samples are being obtained.

Ontario Parks has closed both of these lakes to overnight campers and advisories are being issued to canoeists who will be passing through these lakes. For further information on blue-green algae, please visit the following links:

Dickson Lake Closure - Algae bloom

Background, potential impacts to human health and safety of drinking water

Information for drinking water system owners and operators

Information for cottagers and home owners


The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has advised the Renfrew County and District Health Unit that test results of a water sample taken at Muskrat Lake on August 25, 2014 are positive for blue-green algae (cyanobacteria).

For more information and precautions, please see the following:

Media Release: Blue-green algae

For more information about our programs and services, call the Health Info Line at 613-735-8666 or 1-800-267-1097 ext. 666 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday excluding holidays.

Quick Links

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Salmonella outbreak related to chia seeds

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recalls and Allergy Alerts

Health and Safety Watch