Head Lice

posted Feb 11, 2016, 6:10 AM by Cynthia Belliveau

Check your child’s hair weekly for head lice. Check more often if the child has been in close contact with someone who has head lice.

If your child has head lice, notify all possible contacts so that they can be checked and treated if necessary. Do not send a child with head lice to school or child care facility until he or she has had the first of the two required treatments.

Parents who are having problems with treatment or who want more information can call Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 to speak with a public health nurse.