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General inquiries or reporting

Contact Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520. All calls are answered in sequence, with an option to leave a voice message.

Extensions

  • 8816 – to Health Connection’s public health nurses and customer service representatives 
  • 8809 – reportable communicable disease intake 

 

Direct consultation with a medical officer of health

You may direct your question to any of the following physicians: 

 

Dr. Charles Gardner, MD, CCFP, MHSc, FRCPC

Medical Officer of Health 

As CEO of the Board of Health, Dr. Gardner has oversight over all programs and services at the health unit. He provides medical direction and support to the following program areas:

  • environmental health,
  • emergency preparedness and response,
  • oral health and
  • the built environment and health. 

Dr. Colin Lee, MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FRCPC
Associate Medical Officer of Health

As a public health physician, Dr. Lee providesColin Lee expertise in

  • clinical protocols,
  • communicable disease control,
  • vaccine-preventable disease, and
  • sexual health

Dr. Lisa Simon, MD, MPH, CCFP, FRCPC
Dr. Lisa Simon

Associate Medical Officer of Health

A public health physician, Dr. Simon's role in the health unit focuses on
  • chronic disease and injury prevention
  • maternal and child health
  • social determinants of health

 

Dr. Sue Surry,  MD, MSc, FRCPC
Physician Consultant to the A/MOH Team 
Dr. Sue Surry

A pediatrician, Dr. Surry is a consultant to the health unit on

  • Pediatrics
  • Health care provider collaborations 

Full biography of Medical Officer of Health Dr. Charles Gardner

Full biographies of the Associate Medical Officers of Health 

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