Emergency rooms provide treatment of severe illnesses and life-threatening injuries 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you need urgent medical attention for serious illness or injury, visit an ER. A doctor or nurse will assess your condition and decide on a course of treatment.

When to use this option

Call 911 when you need emergency care for symptoms like:

  • loss of consciousness
  • pain not relieved by pain medication
  • confusion
  • persistent, severe chest pain
  • breathing difficulty

Wait times

You can find average wait times for emergency rooms near you.

Search emergency wait times


May vary by location:

  • urgent medical attention for serious conditions and injuries
  • access to a wide range of health care specialists and diagnostic equipment


You do not need a referral to use this service.


You do not need an appointment for this service.


There is no fee for this service.

Please bring your health card to your appointment.

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