Urgent Care Centre - Services

Conditions we treat

The Urgent Care Centre offers one-stop care for individuals of all ages who have a non-life-threatening illness or injury, including: 

  • Ear aches 

  • Eye problems 

  • Sprains and strains 

  • Broken bones 

  • Cuts that may need stitches 

  • Minor burns 

  • Fever 

  • Nose and throat complaints 

  • Minor abdominal pain (nausea, vomiting, flu-like symptoms) 

  • Any illness that cannot wait for your family physician and is unlikely to require a hospital admission. 

When to visit the ER 

Be sure to go to the emergency room (ER), NOT the Urgent Care Centre, if you are experiencing: 

  • Chest pain (heart attack, angina) 

  • Stroke or mini stroke 

  • Moderate to severe respiratory distress (shortness of breath, COPD or asthma attack) 

  • Severe abdomen/stomach pain (appendicitis, irritable bowel flare up, abdominal pain with fever) 

  • Any mental health issue  

  • Any obstetrical (pregnancy) complaints 

  • Any condition requiring blood transfusion 

  • Any medical or surgical emergency likely requiring admission to hospital 

Services not offered 

Services NOT offered at the Urgent Care Centre are:

  • Admission to hospital outside of St. Joseph’s specialty services. 

  • Care for patients requiring obstetrical, general surgery, cardiology, neurology and mental health care services. (see below) 

  • Continuing care for chronic conditions. 

  • Assessment of long term care residents. 

  • Prescription refills, including those for narcotics, are not routinely filled. 

Mental crisis help 

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, the following are options for care: 

 

What to Expect

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