Lambton Public Health is pleased to launch its new website – lambtonpublichealth.ca – developed to better reflect the role of public health in the community, to improve functionality, and to enhance the overall user experience.
The new website has content arranged so that it is easier to navigate. It is organized based on the type of user and the specific needs that they might have.
Our new website provides a range of tools and features that support mobile use and accessibility requirements to provide improved access.
We invite you to browse with your computer, tablet or mobile phone and check out the News, Events, Health Information, Public Reports and Contact Us sections of the website.
Navigating Our Website
People look for information in different ways. You can begin by scrolling and browsing our homepage or quickly access information by:
- Using our navigation menu
- Entering a search term
- Access our most visited pages using our “I Need To” drop down menu.
Public health’s role involves supporting the community, clients, and stakeholders with information and services that relate to them. To support the conversation Health Information is organized according to the user:
- You, or your child’s health
- Settings – workplaces, restaurants, schools and daycares, etc.
- Stakeholders – public health partners such as health-care providers and educators
Information is also organized into themes or topics. For example, Your Health and Your Kid’s Health have five main topics to help keep you and your family safe and healthy:
- Stay Safe
- Healthy Bodies
- Healthy Minds
- Healthy Relationships
If you are part of a workplace or a business owner, under the Healthy Places & Organizations page, each section is organized based on the type of organization.
Public health’s role involves supporting the community, clients, and stakeholders with information and services that relate to them. This is highlighted in two sections:
- What you need to know – Public health priorities in our community
- What we do – Programs and services we provide to support priorities
The Event section organizes our service delivery programs, including clinics, classes and community events. Helpful tools and features provide the user:
- Access to online booking (where applicable)
- Online payment processing
- Scheduling options
View or Book a Clinic Appointment
Select an appointment type, location, service, and available appointment time to book a Sexual Health Clinic appointment online or you can Contact Us to book your appointment by phone.
The online scheduling option is only available for some services.
Register and Pay for a Class
You can now register and pay for classes and events like our Prenatal Class or Food Handler Certification classes and exams directly on our website. E-commerce tools streamline payment options and reduce service fees.
Registration is easy – Select a class and date that works for you and click “Book Now” to begin the registration process. Checkout to provide billing information and payment details. Email notifications will let you know your payment was received and you are registered for a class or event.
The Public Reports section consolidates inspections results. New Ontario Public Health Standards, implemented January 1, 2018, require additional settings to be inspected and results disclosed. Similar to the current DineSafe Lambton program for food safety and beach water quality postings, the new inspections include reports for :
- Personal service settings
- Recreational water facilities
- Daycare facilities
- Recreational camps
- Small drinking water systems
- Tobacco and vape product vendors
- Schools for tobacco and vape product use
- Clinical settings for infection prevention and control (IPAC) lapses
All information is now accessible from the website. An interactive map allows users to view results of public health inspections such as food premises and beaches in near real-time accuracy. Each inspection report is unique and detailed based on the specific reporting and disclosure requirements for that program.
Explore our inspection results tool by selecting a type of inspection then click “APPLY” or refine your results using the search field or status type.
Notice the map is populated with dots that reflect the specific locations. The location listings on the left provide a quick status summary and you may select a location for a more detailed report and history.
Future site upgrades include:
- Secure content section for stakeholders (e.g., health-care providers and schools)
- Data reports with information displayed in a user-friendly “dashboard” style
We invite you to discover lambtonpublichealth.ca. Contact Us if you have questions, want more information, or wish to leave a comment or report something.