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Organization: Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health  
Phone Numbers: 613-549-1232
Toll-Free: 1-800-267-7875
Fax: 613-549-7896
Website: www.kflaph.ca
Address:
221 Portsmouth Ave
Kingston, ON
K7M 1V5
Intersection: Portsmouth Ave and Johnson St
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Contacts: Tony Button - Director Corporate Services
613-549-1232 ext 1265 * tbutton@kflapublichealth.ca
Service Description: Health agency that address public health issues and promote healthy living
 
Babytalk Drop-Ins - Resources and support * parents meet with public health nurse/dietitian * information on breasfeeding, normal growth, development, nutrition, parenting and safety * locations may close in summer months or days may change * cancellations may occure * contact drop in to confirm office is open
 
Blind-Low Vision Early Intervention Program - Southeastern Region Blind-Low vision program * Social Worker and Early Childhood Vision Consultant  provide family with support and education * healthy development for children before entering school
 
Child and Babytalk Phone Line - Public Health Nurse provides answers on: 
  • prenatal, infant and child care
  • preconception health 
  • healthy pregnancies 
  • postpartum mood disorders 
  • breasfeeding 
  • child growth and development 
  • parenting
  • nutrition
  • child safety 
  • link callers to different community services
  • referrals to other programs
 
Childhood Immunization Reporting Line - Contact Immunization Reporting Line * leave the child's name, date of birth, health card number, vaccine, date given, telephone number
 
Community Partnerships - Number of collaborative partnerships with other agencies to support :
  • healthy eating 
  • develop an environment that is safe, secure
  • support citizens of all ages to be active 
  • prevent alcohol and drug related injury/death
 
Day Nursery Inspection - Inspect licensed daycare operations * work with daycare operators to ensure safe food handling/infection control practices
 
Dental Services and Healthy Smiles Ontario - Child dental services at no cost
  • dentist or dental hygienist
  • preventive and early treatment dental services 
  • check-ups, cleaning, fillings, and x-rays
 
Drive for Life - Alcohol awareness/impaired driving prevention program for Grade 11 students * public health staff, volunteers, community partners, local police address effects/consequences of alcohol
 
Early Expressions , Preschool Speech and Language Services - Provid speech/language services to preschool children * accept referrals for children not eligible for senior kindergarten * book child's initial assessment
 
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders ( FASD ) - FASD is the leading know cause of preventable developmental disability * comprised of several local community agencies * meetings held bimonthly six times per year * health and social service providers * promote awareness of issues around women's use of alcohol during pregnancy and prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) * promotes and facilitates staff training * skill development/best practice approaches FASD prevention and interventions
 
Food for You, Food for Two - Drop-in support for pregnant women and babies * nutrition education, breastfeeding support, groceries, and prenatal vitamins * women learn recipes, cooking skills
 
Food Safety - Inspection of restaurants/businesses that prepare food for public * safe food handling training/seminars for food service workers * published food safety newsletter
 
Food Skills Ambassadors - Programs and information on buying, preparing and serving food and food safety
 
Free Influenza Vaccine - Influenza ( flu ) immunization * free to residents of Ontario over six months of age * clinics held in the fall at variety of community settings
 
Healthy Babies Healthy Children - Services to women and families in prenatal period * families with children from birth school program includes 
  • home visiting
  • community services that support healthy child development/effective parenting
 
Immunization Clinic - Immunization clinic * general information/counselling to discuss vaccines * immunization records are reviewed to determine vaccination needs
 
Infant Hearing Program - Screens newborns to identify babies born deaf or at risk * infants/children identified receive support of a support worker, audiologist and language development specialist * foster language development and literacy
 
Introducing Solid Foods to Your Baby - Baby's first foods * when to introduce solid foods * making baby food
 
Knowledge Management - Research, Education and Development Program ( PHRED ) evaluates public health programs/services * research public health practice * encourages use of research findings/program development
 
Living Well Phone Line - Information on getting and staying active * community programs, workplace wellness and walking routes
 
Online Prenatal Classes - Online education program is alternative to in-person classes * learning tools in e-book, audio, videos and quizzes * ideal for parents on bed rest, scheduling conflicts, or as refresher course * begin before 20th week of pregnancy
 
Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes - Information about benefits of breastfeeding:
  • latching and positioning 
  • infant feeding cues 
  • how to know baby is feeding well 
  • common challenges and supports
 
Prenatal Classes - Classe offered throughout the KFL&A area * online prenatal education course offered as alternative to in-person classes * start class prior to  20th week of pregnancy
 
Private Sewage Systems - Inspect proposed sites * provide advice for construction of private sewage systems with capacity of less than 10,000 litres per day * investigate complaints related to private sewage systems and environmental contamination
 
School Immunization Program - School-based immunization clinics for publicly funded vaccines 
  • Hepatitis B
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Meningococcal A, C, Y, W-135
 
Sexual Health Clinics - HIV information and testing * outreach services and education * refer community services * pre-test counselling on HIV, and what a positive or negative test result might mean * post-test counselling to discuss results
 
Stay On Your Feet (SOYF) - Raises awareness of risk factors for falling * identifies how to reduce risk * improve balance and strength through Tai Chi * opportunity for participants to socialize
 
Supporting Healthy Schools - School based * work with teachers to assist in promoting safe and healthy lifestyle with students * teachers receive newsletters/resource packages
 
Take Control, Smoking Cessation Programs - Smoking cessation program * support/information * Tobacco Information line also available
 
Toddler and Preschooler Nutrition - Eating behaviours of toddlers and preschoolers * focuses on eating well with Canada's Food Guide * outlines nutritional requirements of children * practical tips and childfriendly recipes
 
Volunteer Resources - Programs designed to be creative, meaningful, and available to community * volunteers receive orientation and training, skills and valuable experience, work together for improved health
 
Well Water Testing - Health inspectors interpret well water laboratory results * recommend remedial action * samples are accepted at various locations
 
Workplace Wellness Program - Provides displays, presentations, kits, educational sessions, and support services to workplaces

Fees: Varies by program
Application: Call or visit * no referral required * appointments or registration required for certain programs or classes
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Varies depending on service
Languages: English
Area(s) Served: Kingston ; Frontenac ; Lennox ; Addington and areas
See Also: Public Health Units

This information was last completely updated on 5/10/2016

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