Click on the service of interest for more information. Feel free to call the clinic if you have any questions.
The publicly funded shingles vaccine has changed to Shingrix (RZV) as of October 2020. Previously, the publicly funded vaccine was Zostavax II (LZV).
Shingrix is available for those aged 50 and up. It is highly recommended for those that previously had the chicken pox to receive a shingles vaccine.
Shingrix can be delivered at a regular physician’s appointment, or at the same time as an influenza vaccine.
Please call the clinic to book an appointment. For more information, check out this document from the Ministry of Health in Ontario:
Starting in 2020 – due to COVID-19 – the ELFHT started mass flu vaccination clinics. This will continue in the following years.
The ELFHT usually receives Flu vaccines in October or November.
At that time, patients are offered the flu vaccine at their physicians appointments, or they may visit the mass flu vaccine clinic.
The vaccine clinics occur once (one day) per week for several weeks in the fall of each year.
Please call the ELFHT if you have questions, or to inquire about the clinic and arrival of vaccines.
Removal of Stitches (ROS) is a suture, staple, and stitches removal service. Post operation, the patient will be given a date by their doctor or surgeon on which to have their stitches removed. The patient can then make an appointment with the ELFHT for that day to have the ROS done.
No referral is needed. The patient must call the clinic to book an appointment for the day they were given by their doctor or surgeon.
To book an appointment, or if you have any questions, call the clinic at (705) 461-8882.
Services available as part of the Sexual Health Clinic are as follows:
- Reproductive health services including pap tests, pelvic and breast exams
- Sexually transmitted infection counselling, screening and treatment
- IUD insertions and removal
- Birth control counselling, education and prescribing
- Endometrial biopsy (to investigate abnormal vaginal bleeding)
- Menopause screening and management including hormonal and non-hormonal treatment options
- Unplanned pregnancy testing, counselling and care
- Therapeutic abortion services (up to 9 weeks) or referral, counselling and follow up support post abortion
No referral is needed for an appointment to discuss any of these services. To book an appointment, call the clinic at (705) 461-8882.
“Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) are spread predominantly by [unprotected] sexual contact, including vaginal, anal and oral sex. Some STIs can also be spread through non-sexual means such as via blood or blood products. Many STIs—including syphilis, hepatitis B, HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, and HPV—can also be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy and childbirth. A person can have an STI without having obvious symptoms of disease. Common symptoms of STIs include [unusual] vaginal discharge, urethral discharge or burning in men, genital ulcers, and abdominal pain.”World Health Organisation
Sexually transmitted infection counselling, screening, and treatment are all provided by the ELFHT’s sexual health clinic. Please call (705) 461-8882 to book an appointment with your family doctor or a nurse practitioner.
Pap tests are a routine examination and swab to test for abnormal, potentially cancerous cells in the cervix. Anyone with a cervix is recommended to undergo regular tests.
For more Pap Test information, please visit the Cancer Related Services page:
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