Your supplies could save lives.

Our front-line healthcare workers need your help. They need personal protective equipment (PPE), so they can continue to care for, and protect our community members. Your supplies could help save lives.

As part of a newly developed, County-wide response strategy to tackle the supply shortage, Oxford County’s healthcare partners are working together to collect and distribute donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) among all healthcare partners working in the Oxford County community.

This call for donations is being coordinated by the Oxford County Community Health Centre (OCCHC) and Oxford County’s Paramedic Services on behalf of hospitals, paramedics, long- term care workers, primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Depending on supplies, donations will be distributed daily and weekly based on priority level and/or most urgent need within the community.

Our team has been working together in a cohesive and organized way since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic as part of Southwestern Public Health’s Emergency Control Group to help tackle necessary response measures within our community. We also want to thank the Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic and Builtbymike IT Services for offering administrative support to this initiative.

What do our front-line healthcare workers need?

  • Face masks – surgical masks / procedural masks / other types
  • Disposable isolation gowns
  • Shield masks & headbands / goggles
  • N95 masks & filters
  • Latex-free gloves – unopened packages preferred
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Cleaning agents and disinfectant wipes

Have supplies you can donate? Here’s how:

There are two ways you can get supplies to us: drop-off or pick-up. For either option, please connect with us ahead of time so we can keep track of inventory. Please contact or call 1-800-755-0394, ext. 3550.

You can drop-off at one of the following three locations:

Oxford County Paramedic Services
377 Mill St.
Blue drop-off bin. Please use back entrance off of Sales Dr. (accessed via Parkinson Rd. or Juliana Dr.)

Alexandra Hospital
29 Noxon St.
Drop-off bin located at the east, rear loading dock at the hospital. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Mon-Fri)

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital
167 Rolph St.
Yellow drop-off bin located across the street from the hospital, in front of the staff parking lot.

We can pick-up:

Let us know your address and the quantity/type of items, and we will arrange a pick-up.

Thank you in advance for any supplies you may be able to donate. Together, we can protect our healthcare workers. Together, we can save lives.

For the most up-to-date information regarding PPE donations please visit

Stay healthy,

Randy Peltz
Executive Director
Oxford County Community Health Centre

Stephen Edwards
Deputy Chief
Oxford County Paramedic Services

On behalf of Southwestern Public Health (SWPH) Health System EOC

CMHA & OATS Walk-In Counselling Cancelled Until April 6, 2020

Due to the COVD-19 Pandemic

We encourage all clients to access support through:

519 433-2023

CMHA Oxford

Information on additional online and phone counselling
resources are available on the Centre for Mental Health &
Addictions (CMHA) website

Call for Applicants



In collaboration with the Clinical Director, Clinic Manager, staff and volunteers, the Board participates in the formulation and adoption of the Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic’s Mission, Vision and Values.
The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance of the affairs of the Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic.
If you are interested in this great opportunity, please complete a application/nomination form. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Prescription to Get Active

STEP 1: Talk to your Primary Care Network (PCN) doctor or health care professional about your Prescription To Get Active.

STEP 2: Visit our website to register your Prescription To Get Active and receive your own Getting Started 6-week program and valuable resources.

STEP 3: Start moving your way:

Option A: Get more active at home or outdoors within your community.

Option B: Take your Prescription To Get Active to one of our participating facilities to redeem the special offer they have arranged exclusively for you.

STEP 4: Maintain moving and much more.

Did you know that from a SINGLE session of activity (like short 10 minute walk) you can: Improve your mood, concentration, strength, endurance and posture, and help manage your blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure?

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The flu shot is your best defense

The flu shot is your best defense

The flu shot is recommended for everyone 6 months old and older. It is:

  • safe (including for kids and if you are pregnant or breastfeeding)
  • free
  • proven to reduce the number of clinic visits, hospitalizations and deaths related to the flu
  • different each year because the virus changes frequently – so you need to get it every fall

Flu season typically runs from late fall to early spring. Be sure to get your shot as soon as it is available because it takes two weeks to take effect.

Tips to avoid getting – and spreading – the flu

Wash your hands often

  • even after getting the flu shot, washing with soap and water for at least 15 seconds helps keep the virus from spreading
  • if soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer (gel or wipes) with at least 60% alcohol

Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze

  • use a tissue and throw it out rather than putting it in your pocket, on a desk or table
  • if you don’t have a tissue, cough into your upper sleeve

Don’t touch your face

the flu virus spreads when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk and droplets enter your body through your eyes, nose or mouth

Reduce your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

There are some factors that increase the risk of colorectal cancer.

Some risks cannot be changed, such as age and family history.   There are also risk factors that can be changed. The following   actions may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer:

  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Limit intake of red meat and avoid processed meat
  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Be physically active as part of everyday life
  • Eat a diet high in fibre (including vegetables and fruit)
  • Quit smoking and stop using tobacco products