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Hamilton Health Sciences asks the community to only present to the emergency department in an emergency.
December 31, 2021

HHS emergency departments are for emergencies only

Please only present to a Hamilton Health Sciences emergency department, including McMaster Children’s Hospital, if you, your child or teen require emergency care.

If you have a non-urgent medical concern, call your family doctor or visit to learn about your options for care.

Our emergency departments will not administer COVID-19 tests upon request. COVID-19 tests are reserved for healthcare workers and individuals in high risk categories. You can find more information on COVID tests here.

If you are eligible for a COVID test, you must book your test at