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Oral Health

Oral health is linked to overall health and well-being. Hastings Prince Edward Public Health can help you connect your patients to oral health services in the community.

More information about HPEPH’s Oral Health Clinics, Ontario’s Healthy Smiles Ontario Program, and our School Screening Program is available below.

Healthy Smiles Ontario

Healthy Smiles Ontario is a government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for children and youth 17 years old and under from low-income households.

HPEPH and Service Ontario can assist your patients with application and enrollment. Once clients have completed this process, they can seek treatment from dental health professionals in the community. For more information:

  • Call HPEPH’s Oral Health program: 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 680.
  • Contact ServiceOntario INFOline: 1-844-296-6306. TTY: 1-800-387-5559
  • Review the Ministry of Health’s HSO Information for Professionals

Oral Health Clinics

For Kids

HPEPH offers preventive dental services to children and teens aged 0 to 17 years who cannot afford dental care. Visit our Dental Services for Kids page for more information.

For Seniors

HPEPH offers preventative and restorative dental services for qualifying seniors, through the Ontario Seniors’ Dental Care Program. For more information, visit our Dental Services for Seniors page.

Oral Health School Screening

Oral Health program staff visit all elementary schools in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties each school year, and screen students in certain grades.

Each child screened receives an Oral Health School Screening Report Card. Clients may bring their report card to their dental professional.

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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

All individuals ≥ 5 yrs of age are eligible to receive a fall COVID-19 booster dose 6 mo after previous COVID-19 vaccine. Bivalent booster doses are available to individuals aged 12 and over.

Appointments 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.  

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

For the most up to date information on current provincial guidelines and advice in case of exposure, visit Ontario.ca/page/public-health-measures-and-advice.

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.