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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
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Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is a public health agency that serves the counties of Hastings and Prince Edward from four local offices in Bancroft, Belleville, Picton and Trenton. We monitor the health of our local population, deliver programs and services within our communities, and help develop healthy public policies. We provide information and support in many areas to help improve the health and well-being of our residents.

Our Services

Some examples of the services we provide include:

  • Supporting new parents and babies through breastfeeding consultations and feeding classes
  • Inspecting recreational water facilities, personal service settings, and food service settings to keep residents safe
  • Providing information, resources, and classes to help improve knowledge about nutrition
  • Offering community clinics for vaccinations, healthy sexuality, and to help residents quit smoking
  • Providing support and resources to parents and caregivers
  • Offering vision screening to senior kindergarten students in our communities
  • Monitoring and responding to occurrences of West Nile Virus and Rabies
  • Collaborating with our communities to promote safety and reduce injuries
  • Providing oral health screening and clinics
  • Providing education and information to help make informed decisions about drug and alcohol use
  • Monitoring and reporting on community health issues to help inform the planning and delivery of local health services

How we are Funded

Our operations are funded by the Ministry of Health, local Municipal governments, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and Health Canada.

Need More Information About Hastings Prince Edward Public Health?

Call 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803 or email info@hpeph.ca.

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We are gradually resuming in-person services at HPEPH by appointment only at this time.  Please review our Service Interruptions page for more information.

All program lines and the COVID-19 information line operate Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (excluding statutory holidays).

To assist us with our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, we ask anyone visiting the office for an appointment to:

  • bring a non-medical mask, physical distancing may not be possible during your appointment
  • maintain physical distance of at least 2 metres, both inside and outside the office
  • review symptoms of COVID-19, and reschedule your appointment if you have symptoms of the virus, or any other illness
  • reschedule your appointment if a family member or other close contact is ill
  • use accessible buttons to open doors, instead of handles
  • use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the building

We have made additional changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are visiting our office for an appointment, you can be confident that we are:

  • increasing our cleaning, in alignment with heightened infection control protocols
  • considering alternatives to in-person appointments and meetings when possible
  • screening staff and visitors for symptoms of COVID-19
  • offering in-person services by appointment only to reduce traffic in office
  • ensuring staff wear masks and/or other protective equipment when seeing clients

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