Message from the Medical Officer of Health
Welcome to our website! As you can see from the sections on this site, public health involves many aspects of our everyday lives. In fact, many are surprised to see that the Eastern Ontario Health Unit is involved in a wide range of areas including infection control, chronic disease prevention, healthy babies and children, environment, food and water safety, and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.
We believe that when it comes to health and wellness, an informed person will become a healthier person. We are committed to providing our community with useful, practical and easily accessible information. For this reason we offer you this website, which we will continue to expand.
You will also find interesting links to other sites we feel may be helpful to you. Please be advised that the information on this site has been carefully selected and prepared. However, this information is designed to be an educational aid only. It is not intended to replace the advice and care of your physician, nor is it intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. If you suspect that you or a family member has a medical condition, always consult a physician. If you would like to have more information or have any other public health concerns, you can also call our HEALTH LINE at 1 800 267-7120.
We look forward to your feedback and suggestions.
Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, MD, CM, MPH, FRCP (C)
Medical Officer of Health