The Huron Perth & Area Ontario Health Team (HPA-OHT) is committed to supporting the Patient, Family, Caregiver experience. This webpage contains resources for patients, families and caregivers to better understand and navigate healthcare in Huron Perth and Area. 

Changing Care is a website designed to help caregivers and healthcare providers across Huron and Perth counties find local services, programs and resources. The website was co-designed by a team of caregivers and healthcare providers in Huron and Perth Counties through the Connecting the Dots for Caregivers project. Funding for this project was provided by The Change Foundation. Go to website.

Become a PFC Rep

The HPA-OHT is currently recruiting patient, family and caregiver (PFC) representatives to support the work of the HPA-OHT.  

Learn more.

Navigating Colds, RSV, Flu and COVID-19

Public Health Information

From: Huron Perth Public Health

Nov 14, 2022 – Many respiratory illnesses are circulating; Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) urges the community to use all layers of protection, especially masking and vaccination, to protect themselves, their families, and the broader community. Read more.

From: Huron Perth Public Health

Nov 14, 2022 – Ontario, including Huron and Perth, is currently experiencing a very challenging season of respiratory illnesses. “Layer up” this fall and winter, to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community from viruses such as COVID-19, influenza and colds.

Read more. 

The flu (influenza) can lead to serious illness and even death in some sectors of the population. We recommend that you get the flu vaccine annually. Local pharmacies and health care providers offer the flu shot. HPPH also offers limited flu shot clinics for our community.

The COVID-19 pandemic is still here. Whether you’re getting your first vaccine or a booster, it’s important to protect yourself and others. Learn more.

Caring for Children Tips

From: Ontario College of Family Physicians. 

Download the PDF on Family Doctor Tips on Caring for Children with Respiratory Symptoms 

From: Paediatric Task Force and Expert Panel of Ontario Health (West)

Download the PDF on caregiver Information  – Supporting you as you care for your child. 

From: Norfolk Family Medical.

Viruses and other illnesses are running rampant this fall. Things are even harder because there seems to be a shortage of almost all the things you might use to treat your child at home.

Read some tips for getting through the winter.

From: Canadian Paediatric Society and other paedratric organizations. 

Download the PDF on information for families and caregivers on children’s fever and pain medication

Commonly Asked Questions

While COVID continues to be common in Ontario, Canada and beyond, patients are grappling with a large amount of confusing information and new uncertainties.

Family doctors answer your questions.

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