Trends in healthcare can be very unpredictable. But one thing that is easy to predict is during the winter months, flu and other illnesses spread in our community.
Niagara Health, Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre, Niagara Region Public Health and the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network are working together to help the public better understand the options available for healthcare.
There are many community-based care options for people who don’t require emergency or urgent care. 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
• Call 211 for information and services about healthcare in Niagara
Always call 9-1-1 for emergencies or if you are uncertain about your condition.
Information about healthcare options and when to visit a Niagara Health Emergency Department or Urgent Care Centre is available here.
Information about the flu and tips on how to stop the spread of infection is available here.