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

Clinics and Classes

We offer regular

Breastfeeding Drop-In
Child Health Clinics
High School Student Health Centres
Immunization Clinics
Sexual Health Clinics
Well Baby Drop-In

See our schedule of Food Safety Courses for 2015.

See our schedule of Prenatal Education for 2015.

News Releases

See our past news releases


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Hot Topics

Beach Water Testing

Dental Services

Feeding Your Baby

Immunizations for Children

Private Drinking Water Testing

Quitting Smoking (Click on the Quitting tab)


What's New

Blue-Green Algae Found in Lake Dore

The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has advised the Renfrew County and District Health Unit that test results from water samples taken from Lake Dore have confirmed the presence of blue-green algae.

Blue-green algae blooms are a natural seasonal phenomenon that may appear in lakes, rivers and ponds. Some species have the potential to produce toxins which may be harmful to people and animals. Read more...

For more information see the Blue-Green Algae tab of When your drinking water is not safe

Air Quality Health Index

The Air Quality Health Index or AQHI is a scale designed to help you understand what the air quality around you means to your health.

It is a health protection tool that is designed by health and environmental professionals to help you make decisions to protect your health by limiting short-term exposure to air pollution and adjusting your activity levels during increased air pollution. Read more...

Information about Wild Parsnip

Wild Parsnip is a toxic plant that is found in Renfrew County and District. Read more...

For more information about our programs and services, call the Health Info Line at 613-735-8666 or 1-800-267-1097 extension 666 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday excluding holidays.

Quick Links

Information about Ebola Virus Disease

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recalls and Allergy Alerts

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

Cancer Care Ontario Ontario Cancer Facts

Health and Safety Watch

Health Canada - Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide

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Leave the Pack Behind

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