The Fort Erie Urgent Care Centre will fully reopen to provide 24/7 service beginning Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 8 a.m.
“Thankfully, the number of COVID-19 cases in the community and in the hospital continue to decrease, and our staffing levels have stabilized,” says Lynn Guerriero, Niagara Health President and CEO. “We are now in a position to safely redeploy our UCC staff and physicians back to the Fort Erie Site.”
In early January, Niagara Health made the difficult decision to temporarily close the Fort Erie Urgent Care Centre to redeploy our emergency-trained staff and physicians to our Emergency Departments where they were most needed.
“We are grateful to the impacted teams, our patients and the community for their cooperation and understanding throughout this grueling fifth wave,” Dr. Johan Viljoen, Chief of Staff. “We look forward to welcoming patients at the Fort Erie Urgent Care Centre once again.”
We also want to remind the community that there are different levels of care available in Niagara depending on their needs.
- Primary Care should be the first point of care. This includes family doctors’ offices, walk-in clinics, nurse practitioner clinics, community health centres and other healthcare options.
- Urgent Care Centres are for concerns that are not an emergency but cannot wait for a scheduled appointment. Our Urgent Care Centres are open 24/7.
- The Fort Erie Urgent Care Centre is located at 230 Bertie Street.
- The Port Colborne Urgent Care Centre is located at 260 Sugarloaf Street.
- In an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest Emergency Department. Our Emergency Departments are open 24/7.
- The St. Catharines Emergency Department is located at 1200 Fourth Avenue.
- The Niagara Falls Emergency Department is located at 5546 Portage Road.
- The Welland Emergency Department is located at 65 Third Street.