Other health care options

We can help you figure out where to get the care you need. Whether that means a visit with your family doctor, the walk-in clinic, the hospital, or you are not sure entirely, refer to our helpful guide to discover other health care options in the community.

Visit your family doctor or walk-in clinic if you have: 

  • Minor illnesses like coughs and colds or minor injuries like cuts or sprains 
  • Long-standing or chronic medical problems 

To find a family doctor, walk-in clinics and other health care services in the community, visit:

Telehealth Ontario

If you are not sure what to do, Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Visit the nearest Emergency Department if you have:

    •  Pains or tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, severe abdominal pain
    •  Broken bones or wounds that may need stitches 
    •  Sudden severe headaches, vision problems, weakness, numbness and/or tingling in the face, arm or leg, trouble speaking, or dizziness 
    •  A child who is vomiting, has diarrhea and won’t eat or drink 
    •  A baby under six months with a fever over 37.9°C or 100°F 
    • Call 9-1-1 if you feel that your illness or injury is an emergency or potentially life threatening

    Osler’s Emergency Departments at Brampton Civic or Etobicoke General are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Visit the Urgent Care Centre for illnesses or injuries such as:

  • Sprains, strains or broken bones
  • Skin rashes
  • Minor burns
  • Cuts that might need stitches
  • Earaches, eye injuries
  • Fevers, coughs and colds
  • Minor infections
  • Nose and throat complaints

Peel Memorial’s Urgent Care Centre (UCC) is staffed by Osler’s emergency-trained physicians and staff, equipped with high-tech diagnostics, and ready to handle most non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. 

Open everyday from 8:00 am-10:00 pm every day. No referral or appointment needed.

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Helpful links to the most useful lists and forms for health professionals.

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