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Urgent Care Centres

If you think you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 right away.

PLEASE NOTE: The West End Urgent Care Centre will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

In Hamilton, there are two urgent care centres that are operated and open 365 days a year. You are encouraged to visit an urgent care centre if your condition cannot wait for a scheduled doctor’s appointment. Urgent care centres provide care for all ages: children and adults.

Urgent care centres are staffed by emergency department-trained doctors and nurses and can provide you with faster access to a doctor, rather than waiting in the ER (based on average wait times). Urgent care centres allow access to services such as X-rays, ultrasounds (for certain conditions), and laboratory services (located off-site).

No appointments are required. Walk-in patients are seen seven days a week between the hours listed below.  Learn more about your healthcare options at

Whenever possible your family doctor is your first point of access for care. A virtual urgent care appointment may be right for you if you or a loved one have a medical issue that is NOT life threatening, but requires urgent medical attention.

Visit to find out more about virtual urgent care appointments.

Find an Urgent Care Centre:

HHS Main Street West Urgent Care

690 Main St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1A4
Noon – 7:00 p.m., 7 days a week*

*Closed December 25 and January 1

Urgent Care-King Campus
(St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton)

2757 King St E
Hamilton, ON L8G 5E4
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., 7 days a week
Parking rates are a flat $8.00

When to Visit an Urgent Care Centre

If you or your family member is experiencing an illness or injury that isn’t an emergency but can’t wait for an appointment with a family doctor, an urgent care centre is a good option for you.

Examples of medical issues which require urgent care:

  • minor cuts or wounds that may require stitches
  • simple broken bones
  • sprains, strains or deep bruises
  • ear infections
  • fevers, coughs, congestion, and sore throats
  • insect bites, rashes and scrapes

Main Street West Urgent Care
690 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 1A4
Hours: Noon – 7 p.m., 7 days a week*

*Closed December 25 and January 1

Urgent Care – King Campus (St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton)
2757 King Street East
Hamilton, ON L8G 5E4
Hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., 7 days a week

Resources Learn about your health care options in Hamilton.

Your health care options: Learn more about your health care options in Ontario on the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s website.

Health Connect Ontario: Call for free access to a registered nurse who can answer your general health questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 811, or TTY: 1-866-797-0007.