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New Public Health Website Will Improve Connection with Community

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Hastings and Prince Edward Counties / January 9, 2020 – Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) has launched a new website to enhance interaction with clients, partners, and the public. The new site supports ongoing efforts to ensure members of our community have easy and convenient access to public health information and services.

The new site, which can be accessed at hpePublicHealth.ca, incorporates user-friendly features such as:

  • Online registration for group classes
  • Online payment options
  • An interactive online calendar
  • Restructured sections for health care providers, educators, and other partners
  • Online ordering options for community partners
  • Enhanced accessibility and mobile responsiveness
  • Emergency alert pop-up notifications
  • User-friendly navigation
  • Integration with HPEPH’s social media channels

“Investing in and improving our web presence supports several key actions in our Strategic Plan 2019-2023,” says Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health and CEO at HPEPH. “This new website is an efficient tool that will help enhance our ongoing engagement with clients, health care providers, workplaces, educators, parents, and more.”

The new website was developed by local design firm SNAP 360, and was informed by engagement with staff and stakeholders throughout 2019. As the site aims to continually improve access to public health information and services, plans are in place for ongoing evaluation and updating as required, to ensure it meets the needs of clients, partners and staff.

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Media Contact:
Emily Tubbs, Communications Specialist
613-966-5500 x 464 or 613-848-2398
etubbs@hpeph.ca

About Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is a public health agency that serves the counties of Hastings and Prince Edward from four local offices. 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. Together with our communities, we help people become as healthy as they can be. For more information, please visit hpePublicHealth.ca. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

Appointments for individuals 5+ can be booked through the provincial vaccine booking site, or by calling 1-833-943-3900 from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.  

Due to limited supply, HPEPH will initially be prioritizing available bivalent vaccine for residents and workers at identified highest-risk facilities.  Some HPEPH vaccination clinics MAY offer the bivalent vaccine, as availability allows. Vaccine clinics in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties will continue to offer monovalent vaccines (the same mRNA vaccines given as the primary series) for all eligible individuals until a steady supply of the bivalent vaccine is available.

Visit the HPEPH vaccine booking web page for details.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Symptoms or exposure? Visit www.ontario.ca/exposed for the most up to date information about what to do.

For the most up to date information on current provincial restrictions, visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/public-health-measures.

The Ministry of Health has launched a new toll-free line as an additional resource to help answer questions from the public regarding evolving COVID-19 testing and isolation guidance. The line can be reached at 1-888-777-0730, and is available from 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.