Physical Health

A lot of components make up your physical health, these can include nutrition, physical activity, substances, sleep, sexual activity, and more. You might have questions about some or all of these areas and there are people in place to help get your answers. Never be embarrassed to ask a health care professional the tough questions. Check out some of the resources available to you in your community.

If you are interested in joining a new sports team make sure to check out the Sports and Recreation Page.

Doctors and Health Care Professionals

Algoma Public Health 

  • Sault Ste. Marie 705-942-4646
  • Blind River 705-356-2551
  • Elliot Lake 705-848-2314
  • Wawa 705-856-7208

Group Health Centre 

  • 705-759-1234

Indian Friendship Centre Community Health Access Centre 

  • 705-256-8925

Find a Doctor in Ontario 

North East Health Line 

Algoma University – Students Only 

Substance Abuse Assistance

Fast Facts

Teens (13-18) need 9 ¼ hours of sleep a night.

Teens (13-18) require between 2,800 and 2,200 calories per day.

Adults need a minimum of 2-2 ½ hours of physical activity a week.

Algoma saw a 370% increase of cases of gonorrhea a sexually transmitted infection from 2012-2016. With the highest increase in youth 15-24.


"For me exercise is more than just physical – It's therapeutic." - Michelle Obama