Preventive Public Health Services Overview
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Programs and Services

Adult and Women's Health

 

  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Health promotion activities and health education
  • Publicly funded immunizations (note: travel health services and non-publicly funded immunizations are provided through private clinics in Northern Health)

Infants, Children and Family Health

 

  • Prenatal information and education
  • Education and support to new parents and babies
  • Child Health Clinics
    • Services and information related to infant and childhood growth and developments, developmental screening, immunizations, parenting and safety education/counseling, postpartum education and screening
  • Immunizations

Communicable Disease Prevention and Control

 

  • Immunizations (including influenza)
  • Health education
  • Communicable disease follow-up
  • Screening, treatment and counseling for communicable diseases, including sexually transmitted infections (STI's)

Dental Health Services

 

  • Preventive oral health information for children
  • Oral screening for kindergarten students
  • Fluoride varnish application for young children at risk of developing cavities
  • Support for families to access dental treatments
  • Educational resources

Hearing Services

 

  • Full hearing assessments for children from birth to 18 yrs, upon referral
  • Hearing aid services
  • Early identification of hearing impairment in young infants considered at risk of hearing loss
  • Annual screening and follow-up of kindergarten students

Nursing Support Services

 

  • Nursing support to children and youth (0-19 yrs) who have special health care needs at home and/or school and childcare settings

School and Youth Health

 

  • School health education and health promotion
  • Communicable disease control
  • Follow-up of students with specific health needs
  • School-based immunization program delivery

Speech-Language Services

 

  • Speech-language screening and assessment for infant and preschool children
  • Early speech-language intervention and therapy
  • Assessment and treatment of swallowing and feeding problems in infants and toddlers
  • Education and workshops