Are you or a member of your family sick with the flu? Find out what you can do to ease the symptoms, and when you should call your health care professional.
If you or a family member have the flu, use this Flu Assessment Tool to help you decide what to do next.
If you or someone in your home has the flu, there are some things you can do to make yourself feel better and avoid spreading the virus to others. Stay home and get plenty of rest. Clean your hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, particularly after coughing or blowing your nose.
To ease the symptoms of flu:
Seek medical care immediately for your child if his or her symptoms improve and then suddenly become worse.
In addition, seek care if you notice any of the following signs:
Most cases of the flu tend to be mild. However, if you do not start to feel better after a few days or if your symptoms get worse, you should either call your health care provider or Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000.
You should call your health care provider immediately if you experience flu symptoms and you:
Call the ServiceOntario INFOline at 1-877-844-1944
TTY (Toronto) 416-327-4282
Hours of operation : 8:30am - 5:00pm
Visit Telehealth Ontario or call 1-866-797-0000
Hours of operation : 24 hours, 7 days a week
Visit ontario.ca/healthcareoptions or call 1-866-330-6206.To find a health care provider
If you don’t have a health care provider, you can register for the Health Care Connect program. Visit ontario.ca/healthcareconnect or call 1-800-445-1822.