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Privacy and Freedom of Information

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is committed to ensuring that your personal and health information is private and safe. We only keep your information for as long as necessary. 

Your information is stored and disposed of according to the law and corporate and health unit policies. We are governed by the following acts: 

These Acts outline how we collect your information. We also follow other applicable provincial and municipal legislation. 

You have the right to request access to most records that contain your own personal information. 

Contact our Privacy Contact Christina Taylor at 1-888-221-2133 to access or correct your personal/personal health information, or to ask questions about how your information is collected, maintained or used. 

We collect as much personal and personal health information as needed to deliver our public health programs and services effectively. 

This may include: 

  • Ontario health card numbers | Service Ontario
  • names, addresses and dates of birth 
  • information related to eligibility or payment for services 
  • health-related assessments about individual or family health history including exposure to disease 

Your request for care from us implies consent for our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal health information for the following purposes: 

  • to provide and assist in the provision of healthcare to you through our services, programs, and facilities; 
  • to get payment for healthcare and any related goods and services provided to you, including from OHIP, 
  • your private insurer, WSIB, and others as necessary; 
  • to plan, administer, and manage the operation of our services, programs, and facilities; 
  • to manage risk and improve the quality and safety of our services and programs; 
  • to educate or train our agents to provide healthcare; 
  • to conduct research activities as approved by a research ethics board; 
  • to comply with legal and regulatory requirements; and, 
  • to fulfill other purposes that are permitted or required by law. 

From time to time, we may communicate about your care with your other healthcare providers, including collecting, using, and disclosing your personal health information through electronic medical information systems (sometimes called electronic health records, eHealth records, electronic medical records, etc.). If you would like more information about the electronic medical information systems we use, please speak with our Privacy Contact. 

For more information or to raise a concern about our privacy practices, please contact our Privacy Contact: 

Christina Taylor
653 West Gore Street
Stratford, ON N5A 1L4


Toll Free: 1-888-221-2133 

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario is responsible for making sure that privacy law is followed in Ontario. For more information about your privacy rights, or if you are unable to resolve an issue directly with our Privacy Contact and wish to make a complaint, contact: 

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400
Toronto, ON M4W 1A8


Toll Free: 1-800-387-0073 

TDD/TTY: 416-325-7539 

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