Know your healthcare options in Niagara
Community partners working together to inform you
During the months of November to May, flu and other illnesses spread in our communities.
Niagara Health, Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre, Niagara Region Public Health and Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Community Care Access Centre are working together to help the public better understand the options available for healthcare.
When to go to an Emergency Department
Our specialized ED teams treat patients who call 9-1-1 and arrive by ambulance. They also treat walk-in patients for such emergencies as:
- Broken bones
- Complications of pregnancy
- Serious illness
- Serious injury
- Mental health issues
When to go to an Urgent Care Centre
- Minor abdominal pain (nausea, vomiting)
- Ear, nose, throat and eye problems
- Minor mental health issues
- Cuts that may need stitches
- Sprains, strains, sports injuries
- Minor asthma attacks or allergic reactions
For wait times visit: www.niagarahealth.on.ca/EDUCCWaitTimes
Please bring a list of your medications to all medical appointments. A medication list brochure is available here.
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