We welcome media inquiries on public health issues. We are committed to providing accurate and timely information. Information is provided to the media in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ policies.
The information provided by Public Health Sudbury & Districts seeks to balance the need to inform and educate the public while upholding individual privacy and confidentiality rights.
705.522.9200, ext. 484, toll-free 1.866.522.9200
When Public Health Sudbury & Districts issues a media advisory, news release, or public service announcement, please feel free to call the staff member who is identified as the media contact.
Media access to Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ sites
If you are planning to visit a Public Health Sudbury & Districts office or one of our off-site events, please call our general inquiries line in advance, and we can help facilitate your visit and interview requests.
If you plan on interviewing or photographing members of the public, you must obtain their consent.
Hours of operation
Regular business hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
After regular business hours, on weekends, and on statutory holidays, please leave a message at 705.522.9200, ext. 484, and we will follow up on your request the next business day.
Public Health Sudbury & Districts maintains a 24-hour message service for public health emergencies. For media requests related to public health emergencies after regular business hours, on weekends, and on statutory holidays, please call 705.688.4366. Your call will be directed appropriately.
Privacy and disclosing information
Public Health Sudbury & Districts duty to protect privacy and confidentiality is directed by applicable legislation, including the Personal Health Information Protection Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and the Health Protection and Promotion Act.
Key legislation that applies to public health in Ontario
- Health Protection and Promotion Act
- Immunization of School Pupils Act
- Building Code Act
- Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
- Personal Health Information Protection Act
- Regulated Health Professionals Act
- Smoke-Free Ontario Act
- Safe Drinking Water Act
Provincial and federal public health agency media rooms
- Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
- Health Canada
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
This item was last modified on November 21, 2019