Board of Health

The Board of Health oversees the work of the Health Unit and ensures staff provide the programs and services required under the Ontario Public Health Standards. These standards are set by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term.

On behalf of the Board of Health, the Medical Officer of Health administers the public health programs and services in agreement with the Mission, Vision and Values of our Health Unit.

The Board of Health has representatives from the funding municipalities (Northumberland County, Haliburton County, and the City of Kawartha Lakes) and provincial appointees.

For more information or to receive a copy of the meeting minutes, call us at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1466

Board of Health Members – 2021
Doug Elmslie (Chair),
City of Kawartha Lakes
Andrea Roberts,
Haliburton County
Carol Brown, Provincial Appointee
John Henderson (Vice-Chair),
Northumberland County
Tracy Richardson,
City of Kawartha Lakes
David Marshall, Provincial Appointee
Bill Cane,
Northumberland County
Bob Crate,
Northumberland County
Upcoming Meetings:

Thursday, September 16, 2021 – Virtual Meeting

Lindsay Office

Our office in Lindsay is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. We are closed on statutory holidays.

108 Angeline Street South
Lindsay ON K9V 3L5
Toll-free: 1-866-888-4577


The Health Unit’s programs and services are developed under the guidance of the Ontario Public Health Standards: Requirements for Programs, Services and Accountability (OPHS). The Standards are published by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and include Protocols and Guidelines that define specific requirements for programs and services.

Port Hope Office

Our office in Port Hope is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. We are closed on statutory holidays.

200 Rose Glen Road
Port Hope ON L1A 3V6
Toll-free: 1-866-888-4577


The Health Unit’s programs and services are developed under the guidance of the Ontario Public Health Standards: Requirements for Programs, Services and Accountability (OPHS). The Standards are published by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and include Protocols and Guidelines that define specific requirements for programs and services.

Haliburton Office

Our office in Haliburton is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed from 1-2 pm for lunch). We are closed on statutory holidays.

191 Highland Street, Unit 301
Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Toll-free: 1-866-888-4577


The Health Unit’s programs and services are developed under the guidance of the Ontario Public Health Standards: Requirements for Programs, Services and Accountability (OPHS). The Standards are published by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and include Protocols and Guidelines that define specific requirements for programs and services.

Office Locations

Please find our office locations below. Health Unit offices are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. We are closed for statutory holidays.

Haliburton Office*

**Our Haliburton office is closed weekdays from 1-2 pm for lunch

191 Highland Street
Haliburton ON K0M 1S0


Lindsay Office

108 Angeline Street South
Lindsay ON K9V 3L5


Port Hope Office

200 Rose Glen Road
Port Hope ON L1A 3V6


The Health Unit’s programs and services are developed under the guidance of the Ontario Public Health Standards: Requirements for Programs, Services and Accountability (OPHS). The Standards are published by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and include Protocols and Guidelines that define specific requirements for programs and services.

About

Welcome to the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit!

HKPR is pleased to provide important public health programs and services to residents in Northumberland County, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Our staff provide programs and services to help keep our community healthy by preventing illness, protecting against disease and promoting healthy lifestyles. We work with other agencies, health care providers and partners to address social conditions so that everyone can have has an equal opportunity to be healthy.

Our Mission:
  • We work with our partners to improve the health of people in our communities
Our Vision:
  • Healthy People, Healthy Communities
Our Values:
  • Trust, Engagement, Accountability, and Leadership

My Health Unit

Welcome to the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit!
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HKPR is pleased to provide important public health programs and services to residents in Northumberland County, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes (click here for a map of the Health Unit’s geographical boundaries). Our staff, led by the Medical Officer of Health, provide programs and services to help keep our community healthy by preventing illness, protecting against disease and promoting healthy lifestyles. We work with other agencies, health care providers and partners to address social conditions so that everyone can have has an equal opportunity to be healthy.

The Health Unit’s programs and services are developed under the guidance of the Ontario Public Health Standards: Requirements for Programs, Services and Accountability (OPHS). The Standards are published by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and include Protocols and Guidelines that define specific requirements for programs and services.

Accessibility

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Accessibility

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is committed to ensuring equal access and participation for people with disabilities. We are committed to treating people with disabilities in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence.

We believe in integration and are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner. We will do so by removing and preventing barriers to accessibility and meeting our accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario’s accessibility laws.

NOTE: All documents on this page can be provided in an alternate, accessible format – or with communication supports – to persons with disabilities. This can be done in a manner that takes into account their disability.

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About this Website

The HKPR District Health Unit will provide, upon request, information in an accessible format or with communication supports to people with disabilities, in a manner that takes into account their disability.

We will also meet internationally-recognized Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA website requirements in accordance with Ontario’s accessibility laws.

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Meet Our Medical Officer of Health

Dr. Natalie Bocking is the Medical Officer of Health for the Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit. She joined the agency in April 2021.

Prior to her arrival here, Dr. Bocking spent four years working as a public health physician with Thunder Bay District Health Unit and Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority. In her role, she supported the development of a community-based, First Nations-governed public health system for 31 rural and remote First Nations. This included overseeing tuberculosis and hepatitis C programming, population health assessment, and maternal and child health support.

In addition to her work in public health, Dr. Bocking has worked as a locum family physician in northwestern Ontario. She has published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented at provincial and national conferences.

“I went into public health because I thought that some of the issues or health problems I was seeing in family medicine really could have been addressed so much more effectively at a population level and that was really where public health fit for me,” she says.

Dr. Bocking is a Public Health and Preventive Medicine Specialist and was certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2015, following the completion of her specialty training at the University of Toronto. Dr. Bocking’s academic training also includes a Medical Doctorate from McMaster University and Master’s in International Public Health from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Currently, Dr. Bocking lives in the City of Kawartha Lakes with her husband and two children.

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Careers

The HKPR District Health Unit provides programs and services to residents of Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

We employ a variety of professionals who work with our communities to help prevent illness, protect against disease and promote healthy lifestyles.

Interested in joining our team? Resumes may be submitted for positions listed under External Job Postings.

If no positions are listed, please check back frequently for future openings.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Accommodations are available, upon request, to support the participation of persons with disabilities in the recruitment process. All recruitment documents are available in alternative format, upon request.

Annual Report 2019 – Strong Roots in Our Communities

What does the Health Unit do? It’s a question we often hear… and the simple answer is that our public health staff:

  • Provide programs and services that help people stay healthy.
  • Provide information to help local residents prevent illnesses and injury.
  • Carry out work that helps protect people from diseases.
  • Encourage people to make healthier choices to benefit their well-being.

Our work often goes unnoticed, but if you have eaten at a restaurant, been vaccinated against disease, gone into the water at a public beach or had a visit from a nurse after having a baby, you have benefited from public health programs.

In our Annual Report 2019, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is pleased to share our promotion, protection and prevention efforts in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes. We are pleased to be your health partner for life, working closely together to foster healthy communities!

Read on to learn more on what we do (click on the Annual Report image for a printable PDF file). You can also click here to connect with us.

Large image marked 2019 Annual Report. The image features a tree image with leaves on it, detailing different programs and services offered by the Health Unit

Call Us Direct

Have a specific question for our staff?

Call at 1-866-888-4577 and choose one of the following extensions:

  • Animal Bites – 5006
  • Beach Water Testing – 5006
  • Breastfeeding Support – 5003
  • Dental Health Clinics – 1247
  • Food Handler Courses – 5006
  • Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program – 5003
  • Immunization Questions/Clinics – 1507
  • Infectious Diseases – 1232
  • Prenatal Classes – 5003
  • Speech and Language – 5003
  • Quitting Smoking – 2202
  • Sexual Health Clinics – 1205
  • Well Water Testing – 5006

For questions regarding COVID-19, specifically, call:

  • COVID-19 – 5020

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