Who We Are

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


ESTPH provides programs, events and clinics such as:

  • Nobody’s Perfect parenting program
  • Well Baby drop-in clinics
  • Immunization clinics
  • Car seat installation seminars
  • Sexual health clinics
  • Quit smoking 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

Our website is funded by the Province of Ontario and by Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas. The purpose of this website is both to provide the people who live, work, and play in Elgin County with health information on a wide variety of topics and to inform them about Elgin St. Thomas Public Health’s public health programs and services.

To obtain a copy of a policy or procedure please contact us at 519-631-9900 or email us at estph@elginhealth.on.ca.