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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
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Drug Use and Opioids

While rates of opioid prescribing are decreasing, Ontario continues to have a high rate of narcotic use. In 2018, there were 4588 deaths in Canada related to opioid overdose.

HPEPH provides harm reduction resources and services, and can help connect your patients with other community services, clinics, and pain management programs. Our services include:

Resources for Physicians

Visit our Getting Help page for a list of local addictions management programs.

News, Research and Reports RELATED TO: Healthcare Providers

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We are working to respond to community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are concerned about potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, please be reassured that any contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly and monitored by public health.

Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.

Please continue to visit our website for more information about our programs and services.