Public Health

All health services in the Township of East Zorra-Tavistock are provided by Oxford County's Health department. The department offers programs in prevention, protection, and emergency response. They work to keep the people in Oxford County's communities healthy and safe.

Oxford County Public Health is your local public health unit. They offer programs that promote healthy lifestyles and that aim to prevent illness and disease in the community. Oxford County EMS (Emergency Medical Services) is your local paramedic services (ambulance). They provide 24-hour emergency and non-emergency per-hospital care.

Oxford County Health Portal

The Oxford County Health portal contains valuable information that can support you in your quest for a healthy lifestyle. Topics include:

A Healthy You

  • Pregnancy & Babies
  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Older Adults

A Healthy Environment

  • Environmental health hazards, West Nile virus, Lyme disease, rabies, bed bugs
  • Water, safe drinking water, sewage systems, beach water updates
  • Extreme weather alerts and advisories
  • Food Safety, food handling, preventing illness, inspections
  • School nurses, breakfast and snack programs, Healthy School initiatives
  • Child care centres
  • Spas, salons, tattoo shops

Other Health-related services

  • Emergency services
  • Clinics and classes
  • Partners & professionals

For Youth

What the Health logo

A popular website for health inquiries and information is the student-run What the Health? website, hosted by Oxford County. This website is a health promotion project for teens, by teens, to provide knowledge that leads to smart choices regarding their health.