Urgent and Primary Care Centres (UPCC) are for people with same-day, non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses when you are unable to see a family doctor or health care provider. Visit a UPCC if you are experiencing:
For life-threatening illnesses or injuries, call 911 or go the Emergency Department to be assessed and treated immediately.
For health concerns, including referrals and prescription renewals, the best option is to call your primary care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) first. Same-day urgent appointments are often available.
A UPCC is not intended to replace family doctors or care providers as a person's first point of contact for health concerns, nor will it replace Emergency Departments for life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Rather, it is intended to be an additional service in the community, working in conjunction with all touch points for care to provide appropriate urgent services to patients, when and where they need it.
Open evenings and weekends, seven days a week all year long, the UPCC will see patients according to urgency.