Hastings County developed the Family Physician Recruitment Program in 2006 to help ease the family doctor shortage that was 

being experienced across the 14 member municipalities of Hastings County.





Emergency Room PHYSICIANS

To receive further information

fill out our recruitment contact form

Key Contacts

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John Nicholas

Communications/Project Coordinator

(613) 966-1311 ext. 2335
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Connor Dorey

Chief Administrative Officer

(613) 966-1311 ext. 3204

If you are interested in becoming a patient of any of our physicians, please contact 

Health Care Connect at: 1-800-445-1822.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, unfortunately, our program is open to medical students and residents in a Canadian Medical School. However, if you complete medical school outside of Canada and do your residency in Canada you would qualify.

No, Hastings County’s program requires the setting up of a family medicine practice in one of our 14 member municipalities. While Belleville and Quinte West are located within Hastings County, they are separated cities and not eligible.


Yes! As long as you practice for a minimum of 5 years after being licensed in one of our 14 member municipalities you are eligible for the program and we would love to have you here.

No, the program is for family physicians that practice full-time family medicine in one of our 14 member municipalities.

Yes! Hastings County program is separate from any provincial incentives, including the Northern, Rural and Remote Recruitment Incentive (NRRRI) which is available to physicians who set up their practice in most of our member municipalities.