A clinic is a medical institution that provides non-emergency care. If you have any minor illness you should go to a clinic instead of a hospital.
Clinics usually have a couple of nurses and one or two doctors at them. You will usually have to wait at clincs but the quality of care is usually good.
To see when you should go to a clinic and when you should go to an emergency or urgent care centre, click here.
Walk-In Clinics are clinics that don't require an appointment. They are free but because you don't need an appointment you may have to wait a while (up to a few hours). To see wait times click the link here and then find the clinic you want to go to. The doctors that work there don't usually stay there week after week (they only temporarily work there).
To see a list of walk-in clinics click here.
Home clinics are clinics that act as your home base within the health care system.
At your Home Clinic is your main Primary Care Provider (your family doctor or Nurse Practitioner who is most responsible for your health care). You will need to apply to one of these. To fill out the application form click here. These clinics usually need an appointment.
ACCESS Centres offer health and social services that can vary between communities to meet the needs of the community.
Services include front-line health care from physicians or nurse practitioners to assistance with mental health, home care, employment and income assistance programs. Employment services for people with disabilities and other children special services can be found in community ACCESS Centres.
You will need to be approved as a patient for ACCESS. Once approved you can book an appointment or go during walk-in hours.
To see a list of ACCESS clinics click here.