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West End Clinic/Urgent Care Centre

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Temporarily CLOSED
As of Monday April 19, 2021

This measure is necessary to create critical care capacity in response to the pandemic. Urgent care clinic staff and physicians are needed to support this effort across our hospitals.

The COVID Assessment and Testing Centre is closed at this location as of July 15, 2021.

Need a COVID-19 test?

Book at www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus/testing-centres for a test at St. Joe's Mountain COVID-19 Testing Centre at Mohawk College 135 Fennell Avenue West, Hamilton, N Wing. Please use the entrance on West 5th Street.

Need urgent care?

For Children (age 17 and under)
McMaster Children’s Hospital (Emergency)
1200 Main St West
Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

For Adults
Juravinski Hospital (Emergency)
711 Concession St
Hamilton, ON L8V 1C3

Hamilton General Hospital (Emergency)
237 Barton St East
Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2

West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (Emergency)
169 Main St East
Grimsby, ON L3M 1P3

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (Emergency)
Charlton Campus
50 Charlton Avenue East
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4A6

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (Urgent Care Centre)
King Campus
2757 King Street East
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8G 5E4


The Hamilton Health Sciences West End Clinic and Urgent Care Centre is a hub for various outpatient-based services.

The Urgent Care Centre is one of two in Hamilton and offers walk-in medical care for patients with urgent health concerns that can’t wait for a family doctor. It’s staffed by emergency room doctors and provides care for a range of issues including minor broken bones, respiratory illnesses, and minor infections.

The West End Clinic is home to Hamilton Health Sciences’ preoperative clinic, which provides services to patients scheduled for surgery at Hamilton Health Sciences. It’s also home to our special immunology clinic, which provides specialized care to children and adults who are living with HIV.

How to Get Here

From Toronto

  • Take the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) to Highway 403 West (to Hamilton).
  • Exit Hwy 403 at Main Street West. At the top of the hill, turn right onto Main Street West.
  • Continue along Main Street West for several blocks.
  • The West End Clinic/Urgent Care Centre will be on the left; turn left onto Macklin Street to access parking.

From Brantford

  • Take Highway 403 East (to Hamilton). Exit Hwy 403 at Aberdeen Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Longwood Avenue (first set of lights).
  • Turn right onto Main Street West.
  • The West End Clinic/Urgent Care Centre will be on the left; turn left onto Macklin Street to access parking.

Public Transit

Several Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) bus routes services this area, including the 1A – King, 5 – Delaware, and 51 – University which stop at the corner of King St and Macklin St (Westbound) and the corner of Main St and Macklin St (Eastbound).
For information on Bus Routes and Schedules please visit https://www.hamilton.ca/hsr-bus-schedules-fares/schedule-routes-maps.

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