Where to go for care this weekend
If you find yourself in need of health care this weekend, here are some options
Here is information on where to go if you or a loved one are unexpectedly in need of care this weekend.
Urgent Care Centre at Hotel Dieu Hospital site
Open daily - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Located at our Hotel Dieu Hospital site (166 Brock Street), the Urgent Care Centre provides care for patients with injuries or illness that require urgent medical attention that cannot wait for a visit to a family doctor. This could include deep cuts and wounds that require stitches, sprains and strains or deep bruises, mild to moderate asthma attacks, infections of the ear, respiratory system or urinary tract, severe diarrhea, insect bites or rashes.
Queen's Campus Observation Room (COR)
Open on Sat., March 14 at 8 a.m. to Sun., March 15 at 7 a.m., and again on Tues., March 17 at 8 a.m. to Wed., March 18 at 8 a.m.
Located in Chez Lenny (across from the Leonard Dining Hall) and also at a secondary location on Tues./Wed. in MacGillivray-Brown Hall gym, COR is a voluntary, confidential, non-judgmental place where students who have had too much to drink can come to sleep it off.
Emergency Department at Kingston General Hospital site
Open 24 hours daily
The Emergency Department at the Kingston General Hospital site (entrance at 41 King Street West) provides care for patients with life-or-limb-threatening illness or injuries, or patients who have a high likelihood of requiring hospital admission. This could include severe bleeding, difficulty breathing, chest pain or pressure, trauma to the head, sudden dizziness or difficulty seeing and severe abdominal pain.
Patients who are experiencing chest pain, severe respiratory distress, allergic reactions, or the symptoms of stroke (sudden onset of arm/leg weakness, facial droop or slurred speech) should call 911 immediately.
Not sure where to go?
If you’re not sure where to go, Telehealth Ontario is available 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week and gives you access to a registered nurse who will assess symptoms and help decide what kind of help is needed and where to get it. Phone 1-866-797-0000.