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Looking for medical care in the Hamilton area?
There are many services available in our community.

Follow the steps below to find out
what options are available to you.

What are you looking for?

There are many different healthcare services available in our community where a doctor is on staff to help you.

Select what you’re looking for from the list below for a recommendation on what type of service is the best option for you.

REMEMBER: If you think you’re having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 right away.

I am looking for:

Medical care for a minor illness.

Such as : a cold, flu, earache, sore throat, migraine, low-grade fever, mild-rash.

Call your family doctor. Many doctor’s offices offer weekend and evening clinics and 24-hr on-call services.

If you don’t have a family doctor, an urgent care centre might be the most appropriate and quickest option for you.

Hamilton has two urgent care centres which are open 365 days a year. They are:

Main Street West Urgent Care (Hamilton Health Sciences)
690 Main Street West Hamilton, ON
Hours: 9:00am-9:00pm, 7 days a week

Urgent Care – King Campus (St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton)
2757 King Street East Hamilton, ON
Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm, 7 days a week

Three things you might not know about urgent care centres:

  1. You’ll see an emergency department-trained doctor.
  2. You’ll probably wait for less time than in an ER (based on average wait times).
  3. Your care team has access to services like X-ray, ultrasound (for certain conditions), and laboratory services (located off-site).

Medical care for a minor injury.

Such as: a sprain, back pain, minor cut or burn, minor broken bone (finger, toe, wrist, ankle), or a minor eye injury.

Call your family doctor. Many doctor’s offices offer weekend and evening clinics and 24-hr on-call services.

If you don’t have a family doctor, an urgent care centre might be the most appropriate and quickest option for you. Click here for a list of urgent care centres in Hamilton.

Hamilton has two urgent care centres which are open 365 days a year. They are:

Main Street West Urgent Care (Hamilton Health Sciences)
690 Main Street West Hamilton, ON
Hours: 9:00am-9:00pm, 7 days a week

Urgent Care – King Campus (St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton)
2757 King Street East Hamilton, ON
Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm, 7 days a week

Three things you might not know about urgent care:

  • You’ll see an emergency department-trained doctor.
  • You’ll probably wait for less time than in an ER (based on average wait times).
  • Your care team has access to services like X-ray, ultrasound (for certain conditions), and laboratory services (located off-site).

Support in managing a chronic illness.

Such as: diabetes, high blood pressure, COPD.

Your family doctor can support you in managing chronic health issues. Many practices offer weekend and evening clinics and 24-hour on call services.

If you do not have a family doctor, click here for a list of doctors in the Hamilton area who are accepting new patients.

A family doctor is an important resource for all people. They offer a wide range of supports for all ages, including:

  • Regular health check-ups and screening for certain types of illnesses.
  • Vaccinations and immunizations against diseases in children and adults, such as measles, tetanus, shingles, and influenza.
  • Treatment for common illnesses, such as strep throat, sinus infections, warts, and minor rashes.
  • If you need specialized care, your doctor can make a referral to a specialist for further testing and/or treatment.

A prescription for medication.

If you need to renew a prescription or have a medical issue that you think requires a prescription, call your family doctor. If you do not have a family doctor, click here for a list of doctors in the Hamilton area who are accepting new patients.

A family doctor is an important resource for everyone. They offer a wide range of supports for all ages, including:

  • Regular health check-ups and screening for certain types of illnesses.
  • Vaccinations and immunizations against diseases in children and adults, such as measles, tetanus, shingles, and influenza.
  • Treatment for common illnesses, such as strep throat, sinus infections, warts, and minor rashes.
  • If you need specialized care, your doctor can make a referral to a specialist for further testing and/or treatment.

Medical care for a non-urgent health concern.

If you’re due for a health review or have a non-urgent health concern, make an appointment with your family doctor.

If you don’t have a family doctor, click here for a list of family doctors in the Hamilton area who are accepting new patients.

If you’re looking for cancer screening services, such as screening for breast, colorectal or prostate cancer, visit hnhbscreenforlife.ca.

Support or medical care for a mental health issue.

REMEMBER: If you think you’re having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 right away.

For timely support or care for a mental health concern, you have several options:

  • Call the 24-hour Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) at 905.972.8338 or online at coasthamilton.ca
  • Call the 24-hour Salvation Army Crisis Line at 1.855.294.HOPE or online at hopesalive.ca.
  • Call your family physician.
  • Go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department.
    • FOR ADULTS: St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has emergency psychiatry services at 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton
    • FOR KIDS (17 and under): McMaster Children’s Hospital emergency department, 1200 Main St. West, Hamilton

A family doctor.

If you don’t have a family doctor, click here to find one.

I’m experiencing other symptoms not listed above.

REMEMBER: If you think you’re having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 right away.

If your symptoms are not urgent, call your family doctor.

Did you know?

Typically, you’ll wait for less time at an Urgent Care Centre than at an emergency department.

Hamilton’s urgent care centres are staffed by the same emergency-trained doctors as our emergency departments.

In most cases, the best way to treat the flu is with rest and fluids at home.

The flu can’t be treated with antibiotics.

An urgent care centre can treat minor broken bones.

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