Municipality of Bayham

Elgin St. Thomas Public Health

Elgin St. Thomas Public Health (ESTPH) works together with communities to promote and protect the health of people who live, work and play in Elgin County. ESTPH delivers a variety of mandatory health programs and services set by the Province of Ontario in the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

The ESTPH website provides the people who live, work, and play in Elgin County with health information on a wide variety of topics and informs them about Elgin St. Thomas Public Health's public health programs and services.

ESTPH provides programs, events and clinics such as:

  • Nobody’s Perfect parenting program
  • Well Baby drop-in clinics
  • Immunization clinics
  • Sexual health clinics
  • Food Safe classes

ESTPH supports families with:

  • Telephone contact by a Public Health Nurse after delivery of a baby
  • Healthy Babies, Healthy Children home visiting program
  • Prenatal classes
  • Dental screening and treatment
  • Let’s Grow information for ages and stages

ESTPH is in the community providing:

  • Infection control in institutions
  • Inspections of food service operations
  • Management of infectious diseases and outbreaks
  • Enforcement of Smoke Free Ontario Act
  • Health promotion in schools
  • Investigations into animal bites and health hazards
  • Water testing
  • Advocacy for a healthy community