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Head Lice

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit’s role is to provide information on head lice to educators and parents. Parents should check their child’s head regularly for head lice and nits in order to start treatment as soon as possible.

As of January 1, 2018, OHIP+ provides drug coverage for children and youth who are covered by OHIP and are aged 24 and under. Many head lice treatments are included in this coverage with a prescription.

For more information on head lice, please visit the Canadian Pediatric Society and see our Head Lice factsheet.