Monday, August 04, 2008

Health - TeleHealth Ontario

If you are sick, but you do not know if you need to go the emergency department at your local hospital, call Telehealth Ontario.

Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential telephone service you can call to get health advice from a registered nurse. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can get service in English and French, and translation for some other languages.

Call 1-866-797-0000 from anywhere in Ontario. When you call Telehealth Ontario, you will talk with a registered nurse. The nurse will ask you to describe your problem and answer questions about how serious your problem is.

Then the nurse will give you advice about how to take care of yourself, or tell you if you need to visit a doctor or give you the phone numbers of community resources near you.

Do not call Telehealth if you know it is an emergency – call 911 in an emergency.

I hope you won't need any of these .. but who knows ... just in case ;)


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