Dental Help

No one should have to suffer a toothache! If you’re 17 years of age or younger, and your family doesn’t have dental insurance or can’t afford a visit to the dentist, you may be eligible for free dental care. Services such as check-ups, cleanings, fillings, and treatment are available in both Huron and Perth Counties.

Huron County. Social Services

Emergency program that can assist families and individuals living with low incomes in Huron County to reduce child poverty, promote attachment to the work force and prevent homelessness.

Assistance may include but not be limited to: Emergency heat, water, sewage, rental arrears, dental, transportation, childcare, housing. Eyeglasses, layettes and baby supplies, limited assistance with cost of prosthetic Items, other health care items. Limited financial assistance may be available in other exceptional circumstances.

Huron Perth Public Health – Huron

COVID19 programs and services have been modified. Please call for more information.

Food safety and inspection, complaint investigation and food handling training

Huron Perth Public Health – Perth

COVID on hold

Offers preventive dental services such as cleaning, dental sealants, and fluoride varnish to children and youth in Perth County who are identified through dental screening.

Services are free for children and youth from families who cannot afford the cost of dental care. These services are available by appointment in Stratford, Milverton and Listowel.

Healthy Smiles Ontario is a government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for eligible children and youth 17 years old and under from low-income households. Children and youth with existing dental insurance coverage are not automatically excluded from the program.

The program includes regular visits to a licensed dental provider and covers the costs of treatment including: check-ups, cleaning, fillings, x-rays, scaling and emergency dental care.

Find out more about the program and if you are eligible at

If you have a dentist, contact their office to find out if they participate in Healthy Smiles Ontario. If you do not have a dentist, contact the Health Unit for help.

Huron Perth Public Health – Perth

Free, confidential telephone service that provides health information for parents, students, school staff, health care professionals and the general public

A public health nurse is available to answer questions about: healthy eating, breastfeeding support, immunization, infectious diseases, parenting, pregnancy, quitting smoking, water and food safety, sexual health, and other information.

Health Line also helps to connect you with other Huron Perth Pubic Health programs and services, and community organizations.

Huron Perth Public Health – Huron

COVID19 On hold

Connects parents/guardians with Healthy Smiles Ontario, dental coverage programs for qualifying children and youth 17 years of age and younger. Offers no-cost direct preventative dental treatment services to program clients at Wingham Hospital and Clinton Health Unit dental clinics Provides oral screening and education to schools and community partners

Huron Perth Public Health – Huron

COVID19 Vaccination Clinics Book appointment online HERE or call 1-833-753-2098. Vaccinations will be available in several locations in Perth and Huron. Book online if possible.

Huron Perth Public Health works in partnership with the community to foster conditions in which people can be healthy and promote health, protect health, and prevent disease by providing community health services and programs for Huron and Perth County

    Services include:

  • prenatal classes
  • stop smoking help
  • sexual health clinics
  • immunization
  • communicable disease investigations and outbreak control
  • food safety inspections
  • rabies investigations
  • safe drinking water measures

Please note that to focus efforts on protecting the health of the community in response to COVID-19, some services and programs have been modified. Visit website for more information.