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Oxford County and Elgin St. Thomas have joined to form Southwestern Public Health. Watch for our new website coming in June

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If something touches on the health and safety of the people who live here, there’s a good chance it touches on our programming. Through our programs in prevention, protection and emergency response, we work to keep the people in Oxford’s communities healthy and safe. 

Oxford County Public Health is your local public health unit, offering programs that promote healthy lifestyles and that aim to prevent illness and disease in our community.

Oxford County Paramedic Services is your local paramedic services (ambulance), providing 24-hour emergency and non-emergency pre-hospital care.


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A new health unit to serve our communities better
As of May 1, 2018, Oxford County Public Health and Elgin St. Thomas Public Health have joined to form Southwestern Public Health. Watch for our new website coming in June. Learn more about the merger.

Updating our online prenatal program
We are updating our online prenatal system in order to provide a better experience for our online prenatal clients. To avoid issues during the transitional period, clients who have registered and were provided with a program registration code must use their code prior to May 20.

Share your experiences with the Oxford County Drug Strategy Committee
The Oxford County Drug Strategy Project Steering Committee is looking for people with lived experience who use drugs or have used drugs or friends and family members of people who have used drugs to participate in a focus group

Elevator out of service at 93 Graham Street
Public Health's elevator at 93 Graham Street is out of service starting Monday, April 23 for approximately three weeks. 

Public Health confirms source of E. coli in local cases
Laboratory testing confirms processed deer meat is responsible for four cases of E. coli 0157 in Oxford County and a neighbouring County. Read more.

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