press release

Lambton Public Health Supports COVID 19 Response – Some Routine Services Reduced

Health Supports COVID 19 Response – Some Routine Services Reduced

Thursday March 19, 2020

Point Edward, ON – Due to the expansion of COVID-19 response demands in the community, Lambton Public Health (LPH) has implemented measures to re-direct and re-allocate health unit resources to deal with the current situation.

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:

  • Sexual Health Clinic available for urgent needs – call
  • Harm Reduction supplies – North Entrance (door bell and monitored)
  • Dental Services for children or adults with urgent concerns causing pain – call
  • Family Health Line – call
    • Breastfeeding or infant feeding support
    • Child growth and development
    • Parenting concerns
  • Food Handler courses – online options or call
  • Water Sample Testing – call
  • Garden Fresh Box – call

Call for an appointment or get more information at 519-383-8331 or toll free 1-800-667-1839. 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.

For a complete list of program and service modifications visit

If you have questions about COVID-19, visit the website or call LPH. Public health staff are available weekdays and weekends during standard business hours for COVID-19 response efforts.


Please contact:

Michael Gorgey
Manager, County of Lambton