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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
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Life at HPEPH

Do you want to make a positive impact in your community? Are you passionate about helping provide people with information and support that could help improve their quality of life?

If so, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) might be a great place for you!

Our Team

HPEPH employs around 130 staff, who provide a range of health services through more than twenty different programs. All of our programs use a multidisciplinary team approach. We integrate the unique talents of different professions into dynamic, flexible teams.

We employ:

  • Public Health Nurses
  • Registered Practical Nurses
  • Public Health Inspectors
  • Certified Dental Assistants
  • Registered Dental Hygienists
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Health Promoters
  • Home Visitors
  • Administrative and Support Staff

We offer a competitive salary and rewards package which includes a generous time off package, health, dental and other insurance benefits, and the OMERS pension plan. Staff enjoy a professional environment that includes opportunities to work across teams and participate in learning opportunities. Our CARE values of Collaboration, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence, inspire our work and our commitment to helping improve the quality of life for the people in our communities.

In addition, we support various student placements. Our student placements are attended by first, second, and third year students who are interested in gaining practical experience.

Our Communities

The main HPEPH office is located in Belleville, Ontario.  We also operate three branch offices to serve the communities of North Hastings, Central Hastings, Prince Edward County and Quinte West.

Our service area reaches from the shores of the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario, north to Algonquin Park. Our community has the convenience of urban centres, while cottage country can be less than a half hour away. Our region combines Ontario’s best outdoor recreation with city conveniences at a lower cost of living.


Living in the Belleville area provides you with the opportunity to never be more than 10 minutes away from home, work or play! Belleville has a full range of public and private schools from elementary to post secondary. French immersion and gifted-student programs are available within the school board systems, as are educational support and assessment programs for children facing learning challenges. Belleville offers a thriving arts and cultural community with something for everyone. Symphony, ballet, theatre, and concert events are just a sample of the culture in the Belleville area (Belleville Chamber of Commerce).

For more information about the Belleville area, check out websites for the the City of Belleville, and Bay of Quinte Tourism.


The community of Trenton is part of the municipality of Quinte West and is home to CFB Trenton. Known for its Walleye Fishing and located a short distance from Belleville, Trenton is located on the Bay of Quinte and is the starting point for the Trent-Severn Waterway. Quinte West offers a variety of events, activities and entertainment for the entire family including many natural attractions, military roots, museums and festivals (City of Quinte West).

Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County or “The County” is a short drive from Belleville where you will fall in love with food, nature, art and the community. The County is a cluster of small hamlets and villages (including Picton) known for its wineries, restaurants and shops.  Activities and events all year round and only 1 hour from Kingston, 2 hours from Toronto and 3 hours from Ottawa (Prince Edward County).


Bancroft is located in the heart of Ontario between Toronto and Ottawa. Offering the tranquility of the Canadian Shield combined with the amenities of a modern community, Bancroft sits at the northern tip of Hastings County and at the southern end of Algonquin Park.  With a population of just under 4,000, Bancroft provides many recreational options including parks, lakes and wildlife as well as being home to many artists and a local theatre (


For more information, check out careers with HPEPH, review our submission guidelines or contact us by email at

We welcome those with disabilities. To make arrangements for accommodation in the recruitment process, please indicate this in your submission.

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Individuals turning 12 and over in 2021 who have not yet had a first dose, or those who meet the minimum second dose interval are now eligible to attend HPEPH walk-in clinics. To view the schedule, visit the Booking and Eligibility Page.

If you attended a clinic and did not receive an email copy of your vaccination receipt you can download a copy off the provincial booking site at


Individuals turning 12 and over in 2021 can also receive their vaccination at participating local pharmacies. Please visit for location and registration information.


On Friday, July 16 at 12:01 a.m., Ontario moved to Step 3  of the the Roadmap to Reopen. We must all continue to follow the public health measures, advice and restrictions. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 100 people in Step 3, and distancing must be maintained. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.


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 10 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.