Four COVID, cold and flu care clinics open this week across Niagara
Published December 8, 2022 at 4:00 pm
Four COVID, cold and flu care clinics open this week across Niagara Region.
The new clinics come as respiratory illness is on the rise, and hospital emergency rooms report long wait times across Ontario.
Partnering members of the Niagara Ontario Health Team-Équipe Santé Ontario Niagara, namely primary care providers and Niagara Health, are opening the four clinics, according to a post on the Niagara Ontario Health Team-Équipe Santé Ontario Niagara website.
Health-care professionals are equipped to test, assess, and provide treatment for people with COVID-19 and other cold and flu-like illnesses at the clinics.
But people with respiratory illness are encouraged to call their primary care provider as the first option for guidance and care.
If you don’t have a primary care provider or your symptoms are worsening, you should book an appointment at a clinic to determine next steps.
Anyone with severe symptoms, should go to the nearest emergency department or call 911.
Niagara Health has also prepared Know Your Options, a resource that outlines when and where to access care.
The four clinics are:
- Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara -Vanier site – 1 Vanier Drive, Welland (opens Dec. 10), Saturday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Niagara Health – Niagara Falls site – 5546 Portage Road, Niagara Falls (opens Dec. 9), Monday – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Wednesday – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; and Friday – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Niagara North Family Health Team – Carlton site – 145 Carlton Street, Unit 7, St. Catharines (opens Dec. 8), Monday – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Quest Community Health Centre – 145 Queenston Street, St. Catharines (Opens Dec. 8) Tuesday – 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday – 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday – 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Appointments for the Niagara Health clinics must be booked by calling 905-378-4647, ext. 41985. All appointments for the primary care clinics must be booked by calling 289-267-2879.
A fifth clinic at 1882 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake is not yet open.
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COVID, Cold, and Flu Care Clinics are now open in the Niagara region. Know when to visit a clinic and where they are located by visiting https://t.co/z1LDk6ZAJc. #StaySafeNiagara #OHTs pic.twitter.com/zA9j8mpIDt
— NiagaraOHT (@NiagaraOHT) December 8, 2022