About | Hastings Prince Edward Public Health


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 36 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.
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Mission Statement

To enable the people in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties to achieve and maintain optimal health through excellent provision of health protection and health promotion programs.

This will be accomplished by:

a)  Enforcement of public health legislation;

b)  Providing the programs required by the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS); and

c)  Providing additional programs and services to promote health, prevent disease and injury, and support healthy environments.

Statement of Values

The Board of Health values its staff, excellence in the provision of quality service, evidence-informed practice, accountability, equity, partnerships and collaboration.  We are committed to acknowledging staff and their contributions to public health.

Number of Employees PDF

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health’s Board of Health is the governance body that oversees the operations of HPEPH and ensures that operations are carried out according to the Health Protection and Promotion Act, The Immunization of Pupils Act and Smoke-Free Ontario Act.

The Board of Health ensures the Health Unit meets the mandatory health programs and services for public health standards developed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

The Board of Health is comprised of elected officials from four municipalities: City of Belleville, The City of Quinte West, Hastings County and Prince Edward County.  In addition, local citizens are appointed by the Province of Ontario to sit as members of the Board.

The Board of Health meets on the first Wednesday of each month and is mandated to set HPEPH policy, approve budgets and assess the quality of programs and services.

Board Members

Maureen Piercy, Board Chair
Provincial Appointee


Mayor Jo-Anne Albert, Vice Chair
Municipality of Tweed, County of Hastings

Councillor Egerton Boyce
City of Belleville

Councillor Jim Dunlop
County of Prince Edward

Dr. Craig Ervine
Provincial Appointee

Councillor Gord Fox
County of Prince Edward

Deborah Goulden
Provincial Appointee

Councillor Michael Kotsovos
City of Quinte West

Douglas Lafreniere
Provincial Appointee

Joy Martin
Provincial Appointee

Councillor Jack Miller
City of Belleville

Reeve Rick Phillips
Township of Tyendinaga, County of Hastings


Councillor Karen Sharpe
City of Quinte West




Board Meeting Information

Do you want to feel like you truly make a difference in the lives of others?

Are you passionate about giving children, teens, and adults the help and information they need to have a long and healthy life?

Do you want to use your health sciences degree to help more than 160,000 people?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, then you should consider a career with Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

Current Opportunities

Currently Accepting PHI Student Resumes for Practicum Positions.

To ensure your application receives timely consideration we request applicants follow the instructions in our Resume Submission Guide 

As other external opportunities become available they are always posted  on our website and may be advertised in various local or professional media.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health employs more than 130 staff providing 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 the different professions into dynamic, flexible teams.  We employ:

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

... all backed by a dedicated group of administrative and support staff.

We have dozens of student placements year-round and take on several summer and fall practicums each year. First-, second-, and third-year students can also gain experience as one of our summer students.

Our main office is located in a brand new building in Belleville, Ontario. Belleville is situated along the 401 corridor midway between Toronto and Ottawa. We also operate three branch offices to serve the communities of Bancroft, Picton, and Trenton.

Our service area stretches from the shores of the peaceful Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario north to the rugged beauty of Algonquin Park.  The area has the convenience of two large urban centres with cottage country less than a half hour away. We combine Ontario’s best outdoor recreation with city conveniences and a low cost of living.

Our wages are competitive and we have a full benefits package of medical, dental, and disability coverage for permanent staff.  We provide for flexible working hours centred on a 35-hour work week.

For more information, please contact us through careers@hpeph.ca.

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