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Know your healthcare options in Niagara

Posted Dec 22nd, 2017 in News

Trends in healthcare can be very unpredictable. But one thing that is easy to predict is during the holiday season and 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.

For information about healthcare options and when to visit a Niagara Health Emergency Department or Urgent Care Centre: www.niagarahealth.on.ca/options or www.ontario.ca/locations/health/

For Niagara Health Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centre wait times: www.niagarahealth.on.ca/en/waiting-times

For information about the flu: www.niagararegion.ca/health/