Get medical advice: Telehealth Ontario

Get fast, free medical advice through Telehealth Ontario at:
1-866-797-0000
TTY: 1-866-797-0007

  In a medical emergency don’t call Telehealth. Call 911 immediately.

Call Telehealth for medical advice

Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • 1-866-797-0000
  • TTY: 1-866-797-0007

Telehealth Ontario is only offered over the phone. Email advice is not available.

How it works

When you call, a Registered Nurse will ask you to answer questions so they can assess your health problem and give you advice.

Telehealth Ontario nurses will not diagnose your illness or give you medicine. They will direct you to the most appropriate level of care or may put you in contact with a health professional who can advise you on your next steps.

The nurse will help you decide whether to:

  • handle a problem yourself
  • visit your doctor or nurse practitioner
  • go to a clinic
  • contact a community service
  • go to a hospital emergency room

Who can call

Anyone can call Telehealth Ontario to ask a health-related question. This service is:

  • confidential –  you may be asked to provide your health card number, but it is not required
  • provided in both English and French, with translation support for some other languages
  • free for all users

What you can ask

You can contact Telehealth Ontario when you have health-related questions or concerns about:

  • illness or injury that may need medical care
  • illnesses that don’t go away or keep coming back
  • food and healthy living
  • teen health and issues
  • depression, suicide or other mental health concerns
  • medications and drug interactions
  • breastfeeding

Feedback

If you have a comment or question about the Telehealth Ontario program, contact the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Updated: April 10, 2015