Key Source for Holiday Health Care Options

The winter season brings with it an increased demand for health services in tandem with holiday closures between Christmas and New Year’s. Knowing where to go for health care is key for many individuals and families this time of year. is a free, comprehensive on-line resource featuring up-to-date information on services available for non-emergency medical needs in our communities across Chatham-Kent, Sarnia/Lambton, and Windsor/Essex.

“Access to information about where you can go for health needs is especially important during the holidays as emergency departments are very busy this time of year,” says Shannon Sasseville, Director of Communication, Public Affairs, and Organizational Development, Erie St. Clair LHIN. “We encourage members of the public to access when they are looking for help with non-emergency medical issues over the holidays.”

The site’s Holiday Hours – Non-Emergency Medical Services - page lists information on hours of service, contact numbers and maps for medical walk-in clinics, urgent care centres, pharmacies with extended hours, and crisis intervention assistance. The goal is to help inform people of medical resources, other than hospital emergency departments, that are open and available during statutory holidays.

The site is a trusted and comprehensive source of health and community services right at your fingertips listing over 1200 health care organizations. This helps people across the region to navigate the health system by way of local health information not only during the holiday season, but year round.