Re-opening will increase access to urgent care for Osler’s communities
Effective March 21, 2022, William Osler Health System (Osler) will re-open the Urgent Care Centre (UCC) at Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness (Peel Memorial). The re-opening of the UCC will help increase timely access to quality, urgent health care for residents with non-life-threatening conditions.
With COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and ICU admissions declining at Osler, the UCC at Peel Memorial will resume full hours of operation on March 21, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. On January 9, 2022, Osler temporarily closed the UCC due to ongoing capacity challenges, to direct its highly-skilled staff and physicians to where demand was greatest. The communities served by Osler have been among the hardest-hit throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to significant capacity pressures across its hospital sites. The UCC at Peel Memorial is resourced with emergency-trained staff and physicians ready to provide care to patients in need of immediate but non-life-threatening care and enables ready access to diagnostic services. Planning is underway to transition the UCC to a 24 hour/7 days a week service in 2022.
For more information, including on when to visit the UCC versus the emergency department, please visit www.williamoslerhs.ca/emergency-and-urgent-care. Osler’s Virtual Urgent Care is also available to provide a convenient alternative to visiting Osler’s Emergency Departments or the UCC. Virtual Urgent Care is suitable for any condition where a patient can safely wait a few hours for an appointment. Patients can book a Virtual Urgent Care appointment and find more detail on Osler’s website at https://www.williamoslerhs.ca/en/areas-of-care/virtual-urgent-care.aspx.