Public Health

The Halton Region Health Department supports the health and well-being of all Halton residents by offering a variety of public health programs and services that protect and promote health and prevent disease and injury. Health Department staff work together with community partners to:

  • deliver programs on several health topics, from physical activity and nutrition to prenatal, parenting and substance misuse;
  • perform investigations and inspections in the community;
  • provide emergency medical services to residents in Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville; and
  • provide clinics for mental and sexual health, immunization and more.

To learn more, use the resources available on our website or dial 311.

Potential measles exposures in Oakville

The Halton Region Health Department is investigating a confirmed case of measles in an Oakville resident that has led to potential exposures in public and health-care settings in Oakville during the period of March 21-29, 2017. Learn more (external link).

Public Health Notice: raw and undercooked oysters

Avoid gastrointestinal illness when eating oysters by ensuring they are cooked thoroughly. Learn more (external link).

Restaurants and retail establishments can learn more here (PDF file).

Immunize and report it!
Be sure to update the Halton Region Health Department after every immunization your child receives to help keep children safe and healthy.
Watch this video to learn how.

Distracted driving
Working together with Halton Regional Police Service, Halton Region is committed to improving the health and safety of its residents by encouraging drivers to keep their eyes on the road and stop distracted driving. Learn more about distracted driving.

Reporting immunizations 
In order to attend school, children must have the legally required immunizations, as outlined in the provincial Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA). The Halton Region Health Department enforces ISPA on behalf of the Province and needs your help ensuring your child’s immunization history is up-to-date. Learn how to report immunizations.

Stop Smoking Sign

Halton Region is encouraging smokers in Halton to kick the smoking habit by participating in the eighth annual Driven to Quit Challenge.
Click here for more information.