Public Health

IMPORTANT: If you received a letter from the Halton Region Health Department regarding an investigation into dental services provided at Upper Middle Dental in Burlington or have been a client of this clinic, click here to learn more.

The Halton Region Health Department supports the health and well-being of all Halton residents by offering a variety of public health programs and services that protect and promote health and prevent disease and injury. Health Department staff work together with community partners to:

  • deliver programs on several health topics, from physical activity and nutrition to prenatal, parenting and substance misuse;
  • perform investigations and inspections in the community;
  • provide emergency medical services to residents in Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville; and
  • provide clinics for mental and sexual health, immunization and more.

To learn more, use the resources available on our website or dial 311.

boiling water

Boil Water Advisory
A Boil Water Advisory (BWA) is a notice advising the public on what precautions to take (boil the water) prior to using water for drinking and other purposes, until the drinking water supply is confirmed to be safe and the advisory is rescinded. Learn about the guidelines for using water safely during a Boil Water Advisory.


Immunize and report it!
Be sure to update the Halton Region Health Department after every immunization your child receives to help keep children safe and healthy.
Watch this video to learn how.


Distracted driving
Working together with Halton Regional Police Service, Halton Region is committed to improving the health and safety of its residents by encouraging drivers to keep their eyes on the road and stop distracted driving. Learn more about distracted driving.


Reporting immunizations 
In order to attend school, children must have the legally required immunizations, as outlined in the provincial Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA). The Halton Region Health Department enforces ISPA on behalf of the Province and needs your help ensuring your child’s immunization history is up-to-date. Learn how to report immunizations.


Stop Smoking Sign

Halton Region is encouraging smokers in Halton to kick the smoking habit by participating in the eighth annual Driven to Quit Challenge.
Click here for more information.