Urgent Care

The Urgent Care Centre at St. Joseph's Hospital is open 365 days a year and has on-site access to diagnostic imaging and laboratory services.

How to find or contact us

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:

How to find or contact us

Our Urgent Care team members are a highly-qualified group of professionals, including emergency physicians, registered nurses, registered practical nurses and clinical receptions assistants.

Together we provide a coordinated team approach that meets individual and family needs.

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