Ontario Wait Times
Emergency Room Wait Times
Thank you for visiting the Emergency Room (ER) section of the Ontario Wait Times website. Here, you will find the most current and accurate information on wait times at 126 Ontario ERs and Urgent Care Centres. The information on this website will give you an idea of how long a patient who needs immediate, unscheduled health care services can expect to spend in an ER.
Reporting the time patients spend in the ER is an important part of the Ontario government’s commitment to being open and accountable about how well we are doing in achieving our two top health care priorities: reducing ER wait times and improving access to family health care.
On this website, members of the public and health care professionals can easily find out the most recent information on how much time you can expect to spend in an ER and how well the province’s hospitals are doing in achieving targets the province has set for the most time a patient should spend in the ER. The information on this website is updated on the last Thursday of every month.
Search here for wait time information for the ER in your area. Alternatively, health care professionals section of this site has more detailed information on ER wait times.
If you are visiting this website because you have an injury and / or symptoms that you think need immediate medical attention :
- This website is not for medical emergencies. If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.
- You can search here for the most recent information on time spent in the ER.
- Going to the ER is one of several choices to receive the care that you need. The others include walk-in and after hours clinics, urgent care centres, family health care providers, Community Care Access Centres and Telehealth Ontario. Visit www.ontario.ca/healthcareoptions for more information.
- If you have time, and would like to speak with a health care professional about your injury or symptoms, consider calling Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000. Telehealth Ontario is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week, free and confidential telephone service. You can get advice on whether you need to get emergency care or whether another option is right for you.
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