Health Care

From hospitals and nursing homes to emergency clinics and family doctors, the health care sector in the Quinte region provides forward-looking, first-rate health care for those who live and work in the region.

Canada’s health insurance system is designed to ensure that all residents of Canada have access to health care.

All Canadian citizens and permanent residents may apply for public health insurance. When you have public health insurance, you do not pay directly for most health-care services. Instead, all Canadians share in paying for them through taxes. When you use public health-care services, you must show your health insurance card to the hospital or medical clinic.

Instead of having a single national plan, Canada’s health-care program is made up of provincial and territorial health insurance plans (the Bay of Quinte region is covered by OHIP).

Quinte Health Care

Quinte Health Care (QHC) provides a wide range of high quality health care services to 160,000 people living in the diverse region of the Bay of Quinte.

Care is provided through four hospitals - QHC Belleville General Hospital, QHC North Hastings Hospital, QHC Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and QHC Trenton Memorial Hospital - and includes four emergency departments, operating rooms at three sites, a rehabilitation day hospital, children's treatment centre, ambulatory care clinics, community mental health programs and a range of diagnostic services. There are 255 inpatient beds for acute medical patients, intensive care, obstetrics, paediatrics, mental health, complex continuing care, rehabilitation and surgery.

In addition to our local hospitals Bayview Medical Clinic provides an after hours walk-in clinic for the Belleville area at 274 Dundas Street East, Belleville, ON -  613-968-5709 (after hours walk-in clinic).

Telehealth Ontario

Telehealth is a free service of the Government of Ontario. You can call 1-866-797-0000 and speak to a qualified, registered nurse and get health advice or information. You can call any time of the day or night. The Telehealth service is in English or French with translation for other languages.

Health Care Connect

Health Care Connect helps Ontarians who are without a family health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) to find one. People without a family health care provider are referred to a family doctor or a nurse practitioner who is accepting new patients in their community.

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