How you can see a nurse or doctor, often without an appointment.
As of January 1, 2023, Ontarians will be able to stop in at pharmacies across the province to receive prescriptions for 13 common ailments, such as rashes, pink eye, insect bites or urinary tract infections with just their health card. This service makes it more convenient to access care by removing a doctor’s office visit and will come at no extra cost to Ontarians.
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Walk-in clinics provide medical care for people who do not have a family doctor or have one and are unable to reach them.
You can see a nurse or doctor, often without an appointment at a walk-in clinic, and get advice, assessment and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries such as cuts, bruises, minor infections, sprains and skin complaints.
May vary by location:
- diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries
When to use this option
- you’re in a non-urgent situation
- your family doctor’s office is closed or if you don’t currently have a family doctor
- you need care for minor illnesses and injuries including infection and rashes, fractures, emergency contraception and advice, stomach upsets, cuts and bruises, and burns and strains
You do not need a referral to use this service.
You usually don’t need an appointment. Phone your walk-in clinic to confirm.
There is no fee for this service.
Please bring your health card to the walk-in clinic.