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Knowing where to go will improve your care

As of October 3, 2017:

Knowing where to go will improve your care. Please use the guide below for easy reference:

Doctors and walk-in clinics provide the right care for everyday health concerns that do not require emergency or urgent care, such as:

  • minor illnesses, flu, rashes or infections
  • diagnosis and specialist referral
  • ongoing management of health conditions and preventative care
  • prescriptions, vaccinations and inoculations

Need to find a family doctor?

Contact the Family Doctor Finder
Call (204) 786-7111
Toll-free 1-866-690-8260
gov.mb.ca/health/familydoctorfinder

Urgent care at Victoria General Hospital is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address urgent but not life-threatening health concerns such as:

  • illnesses, injuries or infections requiring same-day attention
  • dehydration
  • cuts that won't stop bleeding
  • injured limbs that might be broken or sprained

Emergency departments in acute care hospitals listed above are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address the most serious and life-threatening health issues. Call 911 or go to emergency for issues such as:

  • stroke/facial weakness / extremity weakness
  • heart attack/chest pain or tightness
  • unable to wake/unconscious
  • sudden onset of severe headache or confusion
  • seizure and/or severe head injury
  • severe difficulty breathing or trouble speaking
  • uncontrolled or severe bleeding
  • major trauma such as loss of limb
  • severe allergic reaction
  • severe burns

If your issue is not life-threatening, you may wait longer at an emergency department because more serious cases will be given priority.

Mental Health services and supports

If someone is experiencing a mental health crisis, there are two options:

Voluntary

Call the Mobile Crisis Service at 204-940-1781 or go to the 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Response Centre at 817 Bannatyne Ave.

Not voluntary

Call 911 or go to an emergency department, especially if the person is at risk of hurting themselves or others.

Still unsure of where to go? Call Health Links - Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free 1-888-315-9257.

To explore alternatives to emergency departments, visit MyRightCare.ca.