*As of Monday, December 20, 2021 – All Ontarians 18+ Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Appointments at Three-Month Interval

*For Information about Vaccines (eligibility, clinic schedule, stats and much more)

*GBHU does not supply COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kits – we do not keep an up to date list of vendors or locations where public can access these tests, as information changes frequently. Please visit: I think I have COVID-19 What do I do? (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca) for more information.

*Ontario:A plan to safely reopen Ontario and manage COVID-19 for the long-term

Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings                

Electronic/Printable Vaccine Receipt

News and Media and Important Updates

* Sexual health clinics are closed temporarily. If you need birth control prescriptions or STI testing, go to nearest emergency room. For condoms, visit our office during regular hours.

Prescription and Illicit Drugs

Prescription drugs are an important part of our healthcare system and support healing when used as directed by a healthcare provider (like a doctor or nurse practitioner). Prescription drugs can be harmful if used mon-medically, which could look like taking too much of one’s own medication or taking medication prescribed to someone else.

Just like prescription drugs taken non-medically, illicit (illegal) drugs can be harmful to the person using the substance or to others around them. For more information about reducing harms related to substance use, visit the Harm Reduction section of this website.  

 

What do I do with unused or expired medication? What about sharps?

You can return medications and sharps to a pharmacy in your community through programs offered by the health products industries called Ontario Medications Return Program (OMRP) and the Ontario Sharps Collection Program (OSCP). In Owen Sound there are also community sharps disposal kiosks at the Grey Bruce Health Unit (101 17th St. East) and in Carney’s Lane (between 2nd and 3rd avenues east).

 

By dropping off your unneeded medications and sharps, you are:

  • Making sure they're disposed of properly;
  • Keeping them out of the wrong hands, which stops harmful use, accidental ingestion, and injuries;
  • Protecting our environment.

 

Resources for Youth, Parents, Caregivers and Educators

Prescription OPIOIDs including Fentanyl: Fact Sheets – Developed by School Mental Health ASSIST and CAMH

Teachers & Schools Resources for Addiction and Mental Health (Alberta)

Parent Action on Drugs

 

More Resources and Links

Community Drug & Alcohol Strategy – A collective focused on reducing substance-related harms in Bruce & Grey

Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse

Ontario Drug Policy Research Network

 

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