Know your healthcare options in Niagara

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There are many other options for healthcare in Niagara. Understanding your medical options will help you get the right care as quickly as possible.

In non-emergency situations, your first option should be your family doctor or nurse practitioner.

Other options include:

  • Walk-in clinics
  • Call Telehealth 1-866-797-0000 for health advice and information from a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Visit Healthcare Options to search for a healthcare provider near you
  • Call 211 for information and services about healthcare in Niagara

For medical emergencies: Call 9-1-1 immediately or go to the nearest Emergency Department

Bring your medications with you

 

Please bring a list of your medications to all medical appointmens. Download your medication list brochure.

Current wait times at Niagara Health

 

For current wait times click here

Help is just a call away

Are you in need of mental health or addictions support?

Call the 24-hour Access Line at 1-866-550-5205 or visit the website.


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
  • Dizziness
  • 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

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