Canada’s Health Care System
All Canadian residents are covered for major medical and hospital costs by provincial health insurance programs. The system covers most medical treatment costs, except for dental care and prescription drugs. Funding is through personal income tax revenues and employers' payroll taxes, with doctors and hospitals being reimbursed directly by provincial governments according to a negotiated schedule of fees.
Lambton Hospitals Group
The Lambton Hospitals Group is an Alliance structured to facilitate Lambton County's three hospitals to work together in harmony and to be integrated with others. The Alliance is designed to achieve a unified, patient-centred hospital system that meets the needs of all Lambton County's communities. They are committed to the achievement of a healthy community with the best use of resources and are dedicated to providing excellence in health care - with respect, compassion and dignity for the whole person.
For more information about the Lambton Hospitals Group visit Bluewater Health.
Lambton Community Health Services
The Lambton Community Health Services Department, formerly known as the Lambton Health Unit, is a non-profit organization that provides an important link to health information and dozens of programs and services to keep you and your family healthy and safe. They have the knowledge, the facts and the health professionals to assist you at every stage of your life.
The Lambton Health Unit deals with a broad range of health matters, such as: Family Health; Sexual Health and Education; Prenatal Care; Healthy Babies, Healthy Children; Infant Care and Feeding; Parenting/Children & Youth; Heart Health; Nutrition Education; Cancer Prevention; Immunization; Infection and Outbreak Control; Rabies Control; Tobacco Use, Prevention & Cessation; Environmental Health; Air Quality; Food Safety; Water Quality - Pools and Beaches, Drinking Water; Workplaces & Schools and many other matters.
On January 1, 1998 the Province of Ontario transferred responsibility for public health to local municipalities making the Lambton Health Unit a department of the County of Lambton. On March 1, 2002, the Lambton Health Unit changed their name from the Lambton Health Unit to Community Health Services Department of the County of Lambton.
For more information and for a list of other health related links, visit the Lambton Community Health Services Department.
Local Information for Seniors
For up-to-date information on local Emergency Contacts, Travel and Transportation, Government Offices, Financial/Legal/Business, Housing and Accommodations, Health & Support Services, Health & Safety, Entertainment & Recreation and Support Services please visit the Lambton Seniors Association.