Public Health Neighbourhood Nursing

Public Health’s neighbourhood nursing meet residents in their own communities. The program helps to reduce barriers to health support and community services.

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Public Health neighbourhood nursing

Public Health neighbourhood nurses meet people where they are. They support people in spaces where they are comfortable. They help people navigate their health care needs and connect to community support. The nurses specialize in helping people who often experience barriers to health care. 

 They provide access to many public health services and supports, including:

  • Vaccines - The nurses can give vaccines and help you figure out which vaccines you need.
  • Sexual health - Get counselling, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Nurses can help you with emergency contraception and access to birth control.
  • Harm reduction -  Nurses can provide supplies for safer drug use. They can also connect you to information about treatment and support.
  • Mental health - Connect to mental health supports and peer help groups in your community.
  • Prenatal health - Nurses provide advice and connections to health supports during pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding - Get practical information about feeding babies and connection to ongoing support.
  • Childhood development - Nurses can help you identify development concerns for your child.  They can connect you with community organizations for support.
  • Dental health - Nurses can help you figure out if you are eligible for dental coverage. They can provide information on dental care options.

Where to find Public Health neighbourhood nurses

Routine drop-in times are offered at a variety of locations throughout Waterloo Region. Check with your local community center or contact  Public Health neighbourhood nursing directly for a list of current times and locations.

Public Health neighbourhood nursing services are available for community organizations upon request. Email phnnt@regionofwaterloo.ca or call 519-575-4400 ext. 5897 for more information. 


Public Health neighbourhood bus

The neighbourhood bus provides residents with easy access to vaccines, close to home. The bus is available from the spring through the fall. See a schedule of upcoming locations below.

Interested having the Public Health neighbourhood bus come to your community? Email phnnt@regionofwaterloo.ca.

 

Upcoming bus schedule

Kitchener

No upcoming dates at this time

Cambridge

No upcoming dates at this time

Waterloo

No upcoming dates at this time

Township of Woolwich

No upcoming dates at this time

Township of Wilmot

No upcoming dates at this time

Township of Wellesley

No upcoming dates at this time

Township of North Dumfries 

No upcoming dates at this time

 

Other neighbourhood health programs

Public Health Peer Program

 

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