There are many health-care options in Hamilton. Which one is right for you? Not everything is an emergency. If you know before you go, you may not have to wait as long.
Remember: If you think you're having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 right away.
Your family doctor should be your first stop for medical concerns and illnesses that are not urgent or life-threatening. Many practices offer weekend and evening clinics, 24-hour on-call services and/or virtual appointments.
Some reasons to visit your family doctor include, but are not limited to:
Hamilton has two urgent care centres which offer care by emergency-trained doctors who can address a variety of health conditions requiring immediate medical attention, but are not life-threatening. This could include, but is not limited to:
690 Main Street West Hamilton
Hours: 12:00pm – 7:00pm every day
2757 King Street East Hamilton
Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm every day
There are four emergency departments in Hamilton hospitals. They are designated to treat patients experiencing any type of life-threatening emergency or trauma. Care is provided based on the severity of symptoms. This could include, but is not limited to:
Hamilton General Hospital
237 Barton Street East, Hamilton
Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre
711 Concession Street, Hamilton
McMaster Children’s Hospital
(for kids aged 17 and under), 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton
Wait times for all these locations are available on the Hamilton Emergency wait times website. Please keep in mind these times are an average. Patients are prioritized based on urgency, not order of arrival, so if your symptoms are less severe and not life-threatening, your wait will be longer.