Where can I go for care during the holidays?
December 23, 2016
There are many options for care over the holidays. If you have a medical emergency please phone 911, or go directly to your nearest Emergency Department. For those with non-life threatening illnesses and injuries, we ask you to consider the following options before coming to the ED:
- Contact your family doctor or a walk-in clinic for flu or flu-like symptoms – many family physicians provide various options for after-hours care
- Go to St. Joseph’s Hospital Urgent Care Centre for treatment of non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries that can’t wait but are unlikely to require a hospital admission. This includes such health issues as cuts that need stitches, sprains, strains, broken bones, earaches, fevers, coughs, colds, nausea, vomiting, flu-like symptoms, eye problems and minor abdominal pain. Please note that the Urgent Care Centre does not provide continuing care for chronic conditions, assessment of long-term care residents, or prescription refills, including those for narcotics. The Urgent Care Centre is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends and holidays
- For health advice and general information 24 hours a day, seven days a week contact Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000
- For a more robust listing of non-emergency resources available to you over the holiday season (medical care, pharmacies and mental health crisis lines), please visit the SouthWest healthline