Our Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centres typically see an increase in visits over long weekends. We want to help you better understand your healthcare options in Niagara.In non-emergency situations, your first option should be a family doctor or nurse practitioner.
Other options include:
- Walk-in clinics
- 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 at www.ontario.ca/healthcareoptions 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.
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
You can also view Niagara Health's Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centre wait times here.