School Health Services

A wide variety of public health services are offered to schools and families in Perth County to enhance the health and well-being of students.

Core Services that are available to all schools in Perth County:

  • Cafeteria Food Safety Inspections
  • Calling All Three Year Olds (CATYO) kindergarten registration school readiness program
  • Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control
  • Dental Screening and Preventative Clinics
  • Fact Sheets on a range of topics
  • Gay Straight Alliance support
  • Health Hazard Prevention and Management
  • Health Line health information telephone service
  • HIP e-Newsletter
  • Immunization
  • Lunches – Making them Healthy
  • Online Education Resource Catalogue
  • Policy Support to create healthy school environments
  • Prenatal Education
  • Response to Adverse Drinking Water Results
  • School Food and Beverage Policy support
  • Sexual Health Clinics
  • Smoke-Free Ontario Act Promotion and Enforcement
  • Travel Health Advice and Immunization
  • Young Parents Place Perth County: drop-in for pregnant and parenting teens and parents under 25 years old


Elective Services that may be provided to schools upon request, as resources permit:

  • Active and Safe Routes to School
  • Bullying Prevention: Be a Verb program
  • Community Service hours for secondary students
  • Curriculum Support for teachers
  • Eat and Learn school nutrition program
  • Elements self-esteem program for Grade 7-8 boys
  • Food Safety Certification Course
  • FUEL (Females Using Energy for Life) program for secondary school girls
  • Hard Heads injury prevention program
  • Huron-Perth Healthy School Initiative support, including Health Committee support
  • Mental Health Promotion
  • Mindfulness
  • OSAID (Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving) support
  • Parenting of School-Age Children and Teens Programs
  • Roots of Empathy program
  • Safe Partying Workshop
  • School-Based Public Health Nurse Program
  • Sexual Health and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Inservice
  • Teen Esteem self-esteem program for Grade 7-8 girls
  • Tobacco Programs (e.g. quit smoking, Think About It tobacco use prevention program for grades 7-12)
  • Young, Active and Healthy! [YAH!] youth leadership training


For more information, contact Health Line at 519-271-7600 ext 267/ 1-877-271-7348 ext 267.