COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)

Service Changes Related to COVID-19

Provincial Changes

What is closed during the current state of emergency.

Reopening Ontario after COVID-19 – a framework.

Essential Workplaces

Essential workplaces that are allowed to remain open during the coronavirus outbreak.

Recommendations & Guidance Documents

COVID-19 Support to Workplaces – Local, provincial and federal recommendations and guidance documents.

Restricted Access to Lambton Public Health

Staff are being redirected to support the COVID-19 response, and as a result, some routine programs and services are suspended or modified with new access requirements.

The following changes will be implemented as of Friday March 20, 2020.

Office restrictions or closures:

  • Lambton Public Health – main office at 160 Exmouth Street in Point Edward will be restricted to the public by appointment only. Call-in options are available.
  • Petrolia sub-office at 450 Blanche St. will be CLOSED.
  • Forest sub-office at 59 King St. W. will be CLOSED.

Suspended programs or services:

  • Prenatal Classes
  • Ask a Public Health Nurse: Parent Drop-In sessions
  • Early ON Drop-in support
  • School Screening for Dental or Vision
  • Routine/School Immunizations
  • All drop-in clinic visits

Modified access to some programs or services

Call for an appointment or get more information at 519-383-8331 or toll free 1-800-667-1839. Some services have direct phone lines listed below.

Services are provided during standard business hours of 8:30 .a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Please note wait times may vary due to a current high volume of calls.

Sexual Health Clinic

The Sexual Health Clinic will remain available for urgent needs, including dispensing birth control, sexually transmitted infection treatment (STI), pregnancy options counselling, and emergency contraception.

Clients are required to call in advance to discuss their needs with a nurse prior to visiting Lambton Public Health. Clients will not be seen on a drop-in basis.

Call 519-383-8331 ext. 3547

Harm Reduction Supplies

The Harm Reduction Program will be available to distribute supplies, including Naloxone kits.

Please use the North Entrance of the building to ring the doorbell for assistance.

North Entrance (ring the door bell for service)

Dental Services

Clients, both seniors and children, with urgent dental (oral health) concerns that are causing pain are encouraged to call.

Family Health Line

No in-person consultations at this time. Lambton Public Health continues to offer parents support through our Family Health Line, Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Breastfeeding or infant feeding support
  • Child growth and development
  • Parenting concerns

Call 519-383-3817 or 1-800-667-1839 ext. 3817

Food Handler Training

All in-class LPH Food Handler Courses and Exams are cancelled.

Options online:

Offline options – call Call Lambton Public Health

Water Sample Testing

Please call in advance to make arrangements to drop off well water samples at our main office, 160 Exmouth St., Point Edward.

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,

Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Our Forest and Petrolia sub-offices are closed but rural residents in Lambton County can bring water samples to our main office in Point Edward and to the lab in Petrolia.

Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital Lab (Basement), 450 Blanche St., Petrolia
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tick Identification

  • Take a photo and access for identification of the tick.
  • Be aware of signs and symptoms of Lyme disease. Contact your health-care provider if you are experiencing symptoms after a finding a tick on a person.
  • More information.

Garden Fresh Box

Site locations available may change over time. Please view a current list on or call LPH.