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Emergency Department

Our Services During COVID-19

Our emergency department continues to operate 24/7.

As a reminder, masks are required at all times in the hospital. We strongly encourage visitors/patients to bring their own mask (to help us conserve our supply of medical-grade masks).

Please visit our COVID-19 page to check on the most current information about visitor/essential care partner restrictions and other updates relating to COVID-19 here at SLMHC: slmhc.on.ca/covid19

(Updated March 2021)

SLMHC provides a fully staffed emergency department (ER) 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

When arriving at the registration desk at the emergency entrance, individuals will be asked to report their main medical complaint, health card number, address and allergies. The patient will then be triaged by an emergency nurse and will be asked to provide a history of their medical complaint, report any medications they are taking and participate in a nursing assessment. Triage scoring is done at this time to help determine a pathway for care.

How do I request this service?

  • For emergencies call 911
  • Walk-in patients
  • Referrals:  Follow-up appointments for ER can be made for holidays, weekends and evenings when day medicine is closed