Effective March 21, 2022
Restricted and Modified Access to Lambton Public Health
Effective June 1, 2022, Lambton Public Health will begin exiting Emergency Response Mode and enter a staged return to normal operations.
This transition will allow for LPH staff to readjust their focus to other public health priorities while also ensuring the capacity to pivot back to pandemic response mode should it be required.
More information on the staged return can be found at: https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/lambton-public-health-exiting-emergency-response-mode/
During this staged return, access to the facility will continue to require COVID-19 screening and masking requirements. Lambton Public Health works with a diverse client base, including the most vulnerable, and as one of the layers to protect the health and well-being of those in our community and our staff, we are requiring the continued use of masks in our clinical spaces. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Full details on the provincial requirements can be found on their website at: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/public-health-measures. These measures protect the health and safety of clients, caregivers and staff.
Please access the Contact Us section of the website for options to call or reach us through web forms.
Office restrictions or closures:
- Lambton Public Health – main office at 160 Exmouth Street in Point Edward will be open to the public for general inquiries and some services. All clinical services continue to 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
- TB tests for employment or education
- All drop-in clinic visits
Modified access to some programs or services
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 is open for care, 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. In-person consultations are available by appointment only.
- Please use the Main Entrance of the building
- Handout: Harm Reduction During COVID-19
Clients, both seniors and children, with urgent dental (oral health) concerns that are causing pain are encouraged to call.
In-person consultations by appointment only.
- Breastfeeding or infant feeding support
- Child growth and development
- Parenting concerns
Lambton Public Health continues to offer parents support through our Family Health Line, Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Food Handler Training
All in-class LPH Food Handler Courses and Exams are cancelled.
Water Sample Testing: Well Water Testing
Water sample kits can be picked up and dropped off at:
Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth St., Point Edward
Walk-in access during office hours:
- Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital Lab (Basement), 450 Blanche St., Petrolia
- Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Forest and Petrolia sub-offices (public health) 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. Alternatively, residents may be closer to:
- London Public Health Lab, 850 Highbury Ave. N., London
Additional details for this location
Water Sample Testing: Beach Water Quality
Beach water quality monitoring begins in May of each year at public beaches and continues until the end of August.
Beach water quality status reports can be accessed in advance through online reports, by text or an info-line phone call. Signage is also posted at inspected beaches.
Learn more about vector-borne disease. The monitoring and surveillance of vector-borne disease has been modified:
- Tick samples not collected at this time
- Tick identification can be completed through these steps:
- Take a photo and access eTick.ca 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.
West Nile Virus (WNV) Disease
- Dead bird reporting no longer collected
- Mosquito larviciding of catch basins begins June 27
- Mosquito trap surveillance and reporting begins early July
- Health system monitoring of human cases is ongoing
Garden Fresh Box
Site locations available may change over time. Please view a current list on LambtonPublicHealth.ca or call LPH.