Posted: December 19, 2022

The holidays are a time when it can be difficult to see your doctor if you’re unwell. Below is some advice and care options for potential patients should you need to seek care over the holidays.

To avoid a hospital visit;
  • Making sure everyone in your family has enough medications (both prescription and non-prescription) to get through the holidays
  • Making sure all medical equipment (such as inhalers, respirators) is in good working order
  • Asking your doctor’s office what back-up coverage they offer or recommend when they are closed, and find out where and when non-urgent medical care is being offered at local clinics. If you have a family doctor, check the health team's website for an after-hours clinic.
  • If you are unsure about your health condition, call TeleHealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) for free and confidential health advice.
Alternative care options in the Waterloo Region;

The Regional COVID, Cold and Flu Care Clinic (CCFCC) located at 50 Sportsworld Drive, Kitchener will be open over the holidays. COVID testing is available by walk-in for those who are eligible. Patients can book an appointment to be treated for cold and flu symptoms.

December 24 - 26: 8am-4pm

December 27 - 29: 8am-8pm

December 30-January 1: 8am-4pm

Book an appointment for all ages for the following:

•COVID-19 Symptoms

•Cold & Flu like symptoms

Call 226-806-5690 to book an appointment.

Please see holiday checklist to manage your health over the holidays.

Click here to see a list of Urgent Care / Walk-in Clinics.