Safety and Emergency Tips

Health Care For Non-Emergencies

Knowing what care is available for you and your family before you get sick can help ensure you receive treatment as quickly as possible.

If your health concern is not an emergency, you can:

Emergency room care

The emergency room can be extremely busy; your patience is appreciated. Whether walking in or brought in by paramedics, patients are seen based on the seriousness of their health condition as assessed by a registered triage nurse. Visit the emergency room for emergencies only.

A medical emergency is any situation when the safety of people is at risk and requires immediate assistance.

Examples of a medical emergency include:

  • Chest pain or tightness
  • A fracture or break in a long bone (arm or leg)
  • A wound that needs stitches
  • Severe pain or shortness of breath
  • Choking or difficulty breathing
  • Sudden, severe headache, vision problems, sudden weakness, numbness and/or tingling in the face, arm or leg, trouble speaking or dizziness
  • A child experiencing diarrhoea and vomiting that will not eat or drink
  • A baby under six months with a fever above 37.9°C or 100°F
  • A baby over six months with a fever above 38.5°C or 101°F

Visit the 911 website for more information about the service.

Peel Region Emergency Program911 Emergency Service

In an emergency, always call 9-1-1

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