Municipality of Bayham

Southwestern Public Health

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

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

SWPH 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

SWPH 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

SWPH 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