Telehealth services are also available in the community. This free telephone service may be helpful in deciding if a visit to the hospital is recommended. Call 1-866-797-0000.
This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is a free, confidential telephone service provided by Teleheath Ontario. You can call the service to get health advice or general health information from a Registered Nurse. The nurse can help assess your symptoms and help you decide your next step.
A call to Telehealth Ontario does not replace dialing 911 in an emergency. Dialing 911 is the only number you should call in emergency situations.
To use Telehealth services, you do not need to provide your O.H.I.P. number, and all information is confidential.
Telehealth Ontario services are provided in English and French, with translation support for other languages and TTY access for callers with hearing and speech difficulties. Callers can also be connected with medication information and informative audio tapes.