Posts Categorized: Health

Smoking and Vaping Prohibited in City and County Outdoor Public Spaces for Everyone’s Health

From the Media Release (pdf – 831KB) dated Friday, July 5, 2015 from Peterborough Public Health: Local Public Health Partners Remind Residents about Smoke-Free and Vape-Free Laws Peterborough Public Health is partnering with Peterborough Police, the Ciy of Peterborough, and Peterborough Musicfest to remind residents and visitors that both the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and local… Read more »

Walk-in Clinics for Visitors and Cottagers

From the media release (pdf – 319KB) dated June 18, 2019, from the Peterborough Family Health Team: “Cottagers and visitors of Peterborough County now have access to walk-in care three times per week. The North Kawartha Health Centre in Apsley and the PFHT Clinic in Lakefield are extending their hours and offering a walk-in service to… Read more »

Is Your Urgency an Emergency?

From the Peterborough County website: Peterborough County/City Paramedics are being challenged by a continually increasing number of service requests. Approximately 20% of people who call 911 do so for a non-urgent illness or injury which could be better managed by other health care providers. When paramedics are responding to these non-urgent conditions, it can delay… Read more »

Local Wait List Available for People in Need of a Family Doctor

Residents without a family doctor or nurse practitioner are asked to complete a brief form which will place them on a wait list. The form can be found online at www.peterboroughfht.com/need-a-doctor Residents living in Peterborough County, please call the Peterborough Family Health Team Clinic at (705) 651-4866. Media Release: NEED A LOCAL FAMILY DOCTOR? GET… Read more »

Flu Shot Clinic

There will be a Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Community Care, 40 Rabbit Street, Lakefield, ON. This clinic is free of charge, no appointment necessary. Please bring your health card. Questions can be directed to (705) 652-8655.

No Hot Pets, No Excuses

Hot cars kill pets; even with the widow down and parked in the shade your pet can overheat in a matter of minutes. After reaching a body temperature of 41C (106F) it doesn’t take long for a pet to begin suffering irreparable brain damage or death. If you see a pet unattended in a hot… Read more »