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Places to get care in East Toronto
If you are experiencing a severe, potentially life-threatening health issue, please call 9-1-1 or go to a hospital emergency department near you.
Michael Garron Hospital’s (MGH) Stavro Emergency Department is open 24 hours, seven days a week. Severe, potentially life-threatening health issues may include severe physical trauma, loss of consciousness, serious bleeding and sudden chest pain, shortness of breath or weakness.
Toronto's Virtual Emergency Department offers online urgent care services from emergency nurse practitioners and doctors across Toronto. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and University Health Network operate this service.
The CAMH Virtual Urgent Care Clinic offers convenient, confidential, same-day virtual mental health advice wherever you are in Toronto, using a computer, smartphone or tablet. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health operates this service.
If you are experiencing an urgent but non-life threatening health issue, please consider one of the following resources in East Toronto. Urgent but non-life threatening health issues may include mild cold, flu and COVID-19 symptoms; minor cuts and burns; and sprains, fractures and small broken bones.
- Your family doctor, nurse practitioner or other primary care provider
- Urgent care centres and walk-in clinics in East Toronto
- Your local pharmacy can treat and prescribe medications for 19 common medical ailments, including pink eye, dermatitis (atopic, eczema, allergic and contact), menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea), sprains and strains (musculoskeletal), urinary tract infections (UTIs), nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, and more.
- MGH's E-Booking Tool for Minor Injuries
- If you have a minor injury like a sprain, fracture or small broken bone, you can book a same-day or next-door in-person appointment in our Emergency Department to minimize your wait time.
- Toronto Health and Social Services Directory
- A website that helps people more easily find health, social and community services in Toronto, including the former municipalities of East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough and York.
- You can search by location combined with keyword or topic.
- Call 8-1-1 (TTY: 1-866-797-0007) or go online to talk to a registered nurse, get health advice and find health services.
- An online tool that helps people in Ontario find the regional health and social services they need.
- 211 Ontario
- Call 2-1-1 or go online to find social services, programs and community supports in Ontario.
- Connex Ontario
- Call 1-866-531-2600 or go online to find free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling.
- A resource page that helps people more easily find health, social and community services in East Toronto.
- Health Access Taylor-Massey
- If you live in and around Taylor-Massey, you can see a family doctor, nurse practitioner, resource navigator and other care providers.
- Thorncliffe Park Youth Wellness Hub
- A welcoming space for services related to health, wellness, employment and more for individuals aged 12 to 25.
- Oakridge Health and Harm Reduction Hub
- Offers walk-in services, including harm reduction supplies, counselling and peer support, for people who use drugs and other substances.
- Toronto Public Health
- For information about COVID-19, vaccines and general health concerns.
- Toronto Seniors Helpline
- Call 416-217-2077 or go online to find services related to community supports, such as Meals on Wheels; care at home, such as nursing and personal support; and more.