Health

How to get a COVID-19 Test in Wawa & Surrounding Area

Step 1 Call the North Algoma COVID-19 Assessment Centre at (705) 914-1114. If you meet the current testing guidelines you will be given an appointment to attend one of our testing sites.   Step 2 Visit the Assessment Centre testing site that your appointment has been booked at: Lady Dunn Health Centre – Main Site 17 Government Road Wawa, ON ...

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APH – “Now is the time to protect ourselves and each other”

The Ontario Government has taken further action to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by putting limits on the number of people permitted to attend unmonitored and private social gatherings across the entire province. The new limit on the number of people allowed to attend an unmonitored private social gathering across the province is: 10 people at an indoor event or ...

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Ontario Set to Launch Largest Flu Immunization Campaign in Province’s History

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The Ontario government is implementing the largest flu immunization campaign in Ontario’s history. The campaign is part of the province’s comprehensive plan to prepare the health system for a second wave of COVID-19. The plan, entitled Keeping Ontarians Safe: Preparing for Future Waves of COVID-19, sets out a series of steps to prevent, identify and respond to any outbreak scenario this fall. ...

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L’Ontario s’apprête à lancer la plus vaste campagne de vaccination contre la grippe de son histoire

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario s’apprête à lancer la plus vaste campagne de vaccination contre la grippe de l’histoire de la province. Cette campagne s’inscrit dans le cadre de son plan global visant à préparer le système de santé provincial à une deuxième vague de COVID-19. Intitulé Protéger les Ontariens : Se préparer à de futures vagues de COVID-19, le plan définit ...

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30th Case of COVID-19 in Algoma District Identified

Algoma Public Health (APH) has reported a new COVID-19 case in a resident in the Algoma District. The resident was tested positive on, and close contacts have been notified. Algoma Public Health notes that unknown exposure is evidence of ongoing community spread in Sault Ste. Marie & Area, and that all Algoma residents must continue to practice physical distancing because ...

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Sault Teen Aims to Make Mask Wearing Fun

Sixteen-year-old Audrey Vair, a senior at Superior Heights High School, donated 185 masks between the District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board (DSSMSSAB) and Algoma Family Services (AFS) this afternoon. Vair applied for, and was the recipient of, a #RisingYouth community service grant in July. In August, her project was approved for a $750 grant to help her ...

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Heart & Stroke Foundation – Youth are vaping early and vaping often

A new study of youth and young adult vaping behaviour and preferences reveals that young people across the country who vape do so most days of the week, many times a day. The research also highlights the reasons why they first start vaping and why they continue, and that many have moved on to smoking cigarettes. “The survey results are ...

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Cœur + AVC – les jeunes vapotent tôt et souvent

Une nouvelle étude menée sur les habitudes et les préférences de vapotage auprès des adolescents et des jeunes adultes révèle qu’au pays, les jeunes qui vapotent le font la plupart des jours de la semaine et plusieurs fois par jour. La recherche met également en lumière les raisons qui poussent les jeunes à vapoter et à continuer et souligne que ...

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Ontario Announces Five New Ontario Health Teams

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In support of the ongoing fight against COVID-19 and as part of the province’s plan to end hallway health care, the Ontario government is announcing five new Ontario Health Teams and is providing additional funding to better connect care. “Over the past several months, Ontario Health Teams have demonstrated remarkable responsiveness to the COVID-19 outbreak by simplifying the purchase of ...

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L’Ontario annonce cinq nouvelles équipes Santé Ontario

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Au soutien de la lutte constante contre la COVID-19 et dans le cadre du plan de la province pour éliminer les soins de santé de couloir, le gouvernement de l’Ontario annonce la création de cinq nouvelles équipes Santé Ontario et offre du financement supplémentaire afin de mieux coordonner les soins. « Au cours des derniers mois, les équipes Santé Ontario ont fait ...

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WFHT Telephone Upgrade – Thursday, July 23rd

We want to advise everyone that there will be an upgrade to our phone system.  The scheduled date for this is Thursday, July 23 between 9 am and 12:30 pm.  During this timeframe, there will be some intermittent disruption to the inbound and outbound phone calls. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience while ...

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The LDHC Foundation thanks White River Forest Products Ltd.

White River Forest Products Ltd. has generously donated $1000 to the LDHC Foundation. This donation will help fund the current campaign, $125,000 to purchase a washer/sterilizer and disinfector for the Medical Device Reprocessing Department. Up-to-date technology in all departments will allow the Lady Dunn Health Centre to continue to provide excellent care to every one, every day. Thank you to ...

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Wawa Family Health Team – Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! Today the Algoma District is moving into the Stage 3 reopening plan. Many of us are looking forward to relaxed measures and enjoying some “pre-COVID” activities again. We wanted to share with you what Stage 3 will look like at the Wawa Family Health Team. We are open, however we have made changes to the way we offer ...

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