Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) serves the County of Prince Edward, Hastings County, Quinte West, and Belleville, Ontario from offices in Trenton, Picton, Bancroft and Belleville. HPEPH operates one of 35 public health units in Ontario.
HPEPH provides dozens of programs and services, along with reliable health information to a population of approximately 150,000 people in our 7,000 square kilometre catchment area. Here is a quick overview of the services we provide:
Direct care in community clinics for vaccinations, pregnancy screening, dental services, and cervical screening;
One-on-one counselling to clients regarding safer sexual health, communicable diseases, quitting smoking, and more;
Information to residents about how their choices affect their health;
Assistance to help make workplaces safer;
Inspection and prevention services to control sources of disease in the environment;
Advocacy - together with schools, municipalities, employers, and community groups - for change in public policy that enhances the well-being and health of our community;
Protection of the public by continually monitoring and reporting on the safety of water supplies, beaches, restaurants, and the general health of the population;
Education to clients about such subjects as prenatal care, infant and child care, nutrition, safe food handling, health hazard prevention, and more.