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April 2, 2024 – RCDHU Reminds Residents of Solar Eclipse Safety

April 2, 2024 ‐ On Monday, April 8, 2024, there will be a solar eclipse. Renfrew County and District (RCD) is just north of the path of totality (the path traced on Earth’s surface by the Moon’s shadow during a total solar eclipse). RCD will experience a partial eclipse. Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is reminding residents to take simple precautions to stay safe and protect their eyes.

March 19, 2024 – Board of Health Decides Against Voluntary Merger

March 19, 2024 ‐ Today, the Boards of Health for Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) and the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit announced they would not seek provincial approval and funding to voluntarily merge. On March 18th, the Board of Health for RCDHU met and turned down a resolution for a voluntary merger with North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit.

March 14, 2024 – Sodium Levels in Haley and Beachburg Municipal Drinking Water Systems

March 14, 2024 ‐ Together, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) and the Township of Whitewater Region are providing additional information to users of the Haley and Beachburg Drinking Water System (DWS) on a report of increased sodium (salt) in the municipal drinking water that was recently communicated to physicians and residents.

March 07, 2024 – Overdose Alert for Renfrew County and District

March 7, 2024 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is alerting residents about an increase in overdoses and suspected overdose-related deaths in the Pembroke catchment area. Although specific substance(s) related to the overdoses have not been confirmed, it is important to remember that all street drugs must be considered highly toxic and potentially fatal.

February 29, 2024 – RCDHU Encourages Residents to Ensure Up-to-Date Measles Immunizations

February 29, 2024 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is asking residents to ensure they are up to date on their measles vaccines, following an increase in global measles cases.

February 15, 2024 – RCDHU Considering Potential Mergers with Neighbouring Public Health Units

February 15, 2024 ‐ In 2023, the Ontario Ministry of Health announced a new initiative to support public health units that decide to pursue mergers with other health units. Three years of funding to support mergers and stabilization of programming will be provided to public health units pursuing a merger. The goal of supporting mergers is to enhance capacity, stability, and sustainability in the public health sector.

February 6, 2024 – RCDHU Announces Opening of Service Hub in Town of Renfrew

February 6, 2024 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is pleased to announce the Renfrew Service Hub is now open at 120 Plaunt Street South in the Town of Renfrew.

January 23, 2024 – RCDHU Celebrates 60 Years of Public Health Dedication

January 23, 2024 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is celebrating 60 years of service to the community this year. For six decades, RCDHU has played an essential role in protecting and promoting the health of our community with services dedicated to preventing disease and injury, promoting healthy behaviours, responding to emergencies, supporting health equity, and more.

January 18, 2024 – RCDHU Reminds Families of the Importance of Student Vaccinations – Keep Students Healthy and Schools Disease-Free

January 18, 2024 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) has completed its annual review of all elementary and secondary student immunizations. RCDHU is in the process of mailing Immunization Notice letters to students either missing one or more required vaccines, or if their immunization record has not been submitted to RCDHU.

December 21, 2023 – RCDHU COVID-19 and Flu Community Mass Clinics Winding Down

December 21, 2023 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit’s (RCDHU) large-scale community COVID-19 and flu vaccine clinics for the general public are winding down this month. COVID-19 and flu vaccines will remain accessible through participating primary care providers and pharmacies. Additionally, RCDHU will continue to offer limited booked appointments for people at higher risk of severe respiratory illness and for children 11 years of age and younger (whom pharmacies cannot always vaccinate).

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Pembroke Office

141 Lake Street, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 5L8

Phone: 613-732-3629
Toll Free: 1-800-267-1097
Fax: 613-735-3067

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Renfrew Service Hub (By Appointment Only)

120 Plaunt Street South, Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 1M5

Services offered by appointment only.

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