Call your primary care provider first! Your family doctor or nurse practitioner are the best care providers for non-emergencies including the common cold, an ingrown toe nail or a UTI. They know your history and medications, and are your best place for consistent healthcare. If you cannot reach your primary care provider click here for a list of Alternative Healthcare Providers/Resources in our community.
If you are unsure you are having an emergency, you may also call Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) and speak with one of their nurses.
If you need to visit the Emergency Department there are a few items you should remember:
- Please bring an up to date list of your medications with you – you can obtain this from your pharmacy and it will assist the nurses and doctors when they are prescribing and giving medications during your stay.
- When you arrive to the ED please take off your coat and have your health card ready for the nurse.
- If you or your loved one has a DNR document, please bring this with you.