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Leeds, Grenville, Lanark health unit putting some services on hold as COVID-19 transmission rises

Breastfeeding, sexual health, and non-COVID immunization clinics are being cancelled.

The Leeds,Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is putting some of its services on pause for nearly three weeks, in order to manage and contact trace positive cases of COVID-19, as well as continue its COVID-19 vaccine roll out. 

Temporary changes include:

  • SmarkWorks services only available at Brockville and Smiths Falls offices, although they can be requested at different sites, if needed.
  • Coolers and sample bottles for well-water testing only available at Brockville and Smiths Falls offices
  • Breastfeeding, sexual health, and non-COVID immunization clinics will be cancelled. 

During this temporary change, the health unit says its phone lines remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., seven days a week, at 1-800-660-5853; and by calling 613-345-5685 after-hours for emergencies. 

The health unit is expected to resume services as usual on April 9.

The COVID-19 services the health unit is focusing on in the meantime, include:

  • Case and contact staff continue to complete case management and contact tracing for positive cases of COVID-19.
  • Outbreak staff continue to manage suspect and confirmed outbreaks of COVID-19.
  • Public Health Inspectors continue to complete high-priority inspections and respond to complaints.
  • COVID-19 vaccine clinics continue to operate as scheduled - For more information about eligibility and booking appointments, click here.
  • Assessment centres are open for testing.


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