General Health Care Services
Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)
A Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) can connect you with the care you need in your home or in the community, including home care and specialized support services. If it becomes too difficult for you to live independently at home, the CCAC can review available community services to help you, and when necessary, options for long-term care.
Family doctors identify, diagnose and treat a wide variety of health problems including non life-threatening illnesses and injuries; diagnose minor ailments before they become more serious; help manage chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes, heart disease, asthma, arthritis); and promote wellness.
Walk-in and after-hours clinics provide general medical services similar to the services offered in a family doctor’s office. Services are usually available without an appointment. Most clinics offer evening and weekend hours.
In addition to dispensing prescription medications, your local pharmacist can counsel you on the safe and appropriate use of these drugs, provide advice on over-the-counter products to treat minor illnesses and injuries, and help you in the management of chronic diseases (e.g. asthma, diabetes, arthritis).