Contact a Public Health Inspector
You may want to contact a Public Health Inspector to:
- Check if a tattooing/piercing studio, salon or spa is an inspected facility.
- Report unsanitary or unsafe conditions where personal services are offered in Peel.
- Report an illness or infection after getting a tattoo, piercing or other personal service.
Peel Public Health is committed to conducting regular inspections of personal services settings and to protecting the public’s health.
We are mandated by the province of Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to conduct inspections of personal services settings. These services include tattooing, body and ear piercing, manicures, pedicures, hairdressing/barbering, permanent makeup, spa treatments, hair removal (waxing, electrolysis, laser, etc.) and facials.
Injection services such as botox or restylane must be performed by a Regulated Health Professional or a designate that is under the supervision of a Regulated Health Professional.
If a spa or clinic is under the supervision of a physician, all services offered at this spa or clinic will not be inspected by the health department.
The provincial ministry has outlined the minimum standards for cleaning, sanitation and basic infection control practises to prevent infections and the transmission of blood-borne illnesses such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.
Seen or experienced a problem with a personal service?
E-mail us or call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 if you’ve seen or experienced unsanitary or unsafe conditions where personal services are offered in Peel.
Caledon residents can call toll free at 905-584-2216.
Think you have an infection or illness?
If you suspect you have an infection or illness after getting a tattoo, piercing or other personal service, do ONE of the following:
- Call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 to speak to a qualified Registered Nurse (RN). He or she will assess your symptoms and suggest what you should do first: care for yourself, make an appointment with a doctor, go to a medical clinic or go to your nearest hospital emergency room;
- Make an appointment with your family doctor; or
- Book an appointment at your local Peel Public Health clinic to get anonymous and confidential HIV and Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C testing.