Emergency and After Hours Care

Oh no, what to do?!

In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911.

There are a number of excellent paediatric walk-in clinics and hospital emergency room services available for after-hours care. For further assistance with symptom-based decision making, visit the Symptom Checker on the AAP website. Should your child have a medical problem that cannot wait until the next business day, there are four options, depending on your child’s condition:

1) Call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 for advice to help you decide if you can wait to see your paediatrician during regular office hours. If it appears necessary to see a physician right away, take your child to the Emergency Room at The Hospital for Sick Children, the Emergency Room of your nearest hospital, or one of our Paediatric Walk-In Clinics that are staffed by paediatricians and are an excellent and reliable resource.
2) Take your child to the nearest emergency room (if possible The Hospital for Sick Children at 555 University Ave. Toronto, ON, M5G 1XB).

3) Take your child to the nearest Paediatric Walk-In Clinic.


Paediatric Walk-In Clinic:

Downtown Location:
235 Danforth Ave.

North York/Willowdale Location:
1100 Sheppard Ave. East, Suite #100

kidEcare – Pediatric Walk In Clinic

491 Eglinton Avenue West, Unit 301, Toronto, Ontario M5N 1A5
Tel: 416-860-6696

St. Joseph’s Health Centre “Just for Kids” Walk-In Clinic:

4) Medvisit Doctors’ Housecall Service: 416-631-3000 (until 11:00 pm)
Other Important EMERGENCY numbers:

Poison Control: 416 – 813 – 5900
If you think your child has ingested a poisonous substance, call the Centre of
Poison Control and/or take them to the Hospital for Sick Children.

Motherrisk: 416 – 813 – 6780
For the most up-to-date, evidence-based advice regarding the safety of medications while breast-feeing call Motherrisk.