Visiting the emergency department
In life-threatening situations, emergency services are vital:
- Go to the emergency department if you believe your situation requires urgent care, or is life threatening. You can also call 9-1-1.
- Do not go to the emergency department if you can apply home treatment safely and can wait to see your regular doctor during their hours of operation. You can also consult your local Urgent Primary Care Centre or call 8-1-1 for advice.