"It is with tremendous excitement that our Board of Health confirms that Elgin St.
Thomas Public Health is moving to its new home on Talbot Street," announced Board
Chair, David Warden.
Beginning February 4, 2014, the new 30,000 sq. ft. energy efficient building at
1230 Talbot St. in St. Thomas will be open as the new headquarters for public health
programs and services.
After 23 years at the 99 Edward St. location, construction of a new facility lasted
just over one year. While ESTPH staff continues to provide services until January
30 on Edward St. - serious packing is underway. All the while, at the new location
contractors continue adding finishing touches on the much anticipated building.
A structure built from the ground up to meet the communities’ health needs. The
new facility will leave room for growth and it will alleviate the cramped quarters
at the current location. The building also allows for increased efficiencies both
in energy and resources. The site itself allows for the future building expansion
and addition of programs and services when necessary. St. Thomas Transit will provide
bus service to the new Health Unit effective February 3, 2014.
The new headquarters will address many priorities for local health. The design includes
ample community meeting spaces, as well as up to date clinical services and health
resources. The location is purpose built, maximizing accessibility and addressing
ongoing and emerging demands for health services. You can see for yourself as more
information on services you currently access and updates are posted on the Elgin
St. Thomas Public Health Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ESTPH)
and website, www.elginhealth.on.ca.
Public Health provides services to area residents, professionals and businesses
throughout Elgin County. Some of these services include:
• Clinical services ranging from dental services to sexual health
• Home visits for parents by public health nurses and parent resource workers
• Inspections and consultations by public health inspectors
• Skill building and education sessions
• Partnerships to promote and support healthy communities