What's an Emergency?

It is a health problem that appears suddenly and whose symptoms require immediate treatment. Untreated, it poses a risk to the survival of the individual. Here are some examples: cerebrovascular accident (stroke), myocardial infarction (heart attack), pulmonary embolism, psychological distress or suicidal ideations.

What to do in an emergency situation?

If you or a family member requires an emergency assessment or intervention, CALL 911. Do not wait! It would be unwise or even fatal to wait for your next visit to the clinic.

How to recognize the signs of a stroke?

How to recognize the signs of a heart attack?

How to recognize the signs of a pulmonary embolism?

Immediate support for psychological distress

Call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000
You will quickly obtain free medical advice and this, in a completely confidential way. Available 24/7.

  • Mental health: 1-866-531-2600
  • Drug and alcohol dependency: 1-800-565-8603
  • Gambling addiction: 1-888-230-3505

Hospitals in the region


Telephone: 613-746-4621
Toll free: 1-866-670-4621

713, Montreal Rd
Ottawa, Ontario
K1K 0T2

The Ottawa Hospital (TOH)

Telephone: 613-722-7000
TTY: 613-761-4024

Civic Campus

1053, Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Y 4E9

General Campus

501, Smyth Rd
Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 8L6

Riverside Campus

1967, Riverside Dr
Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 7W9

Queensway Carleton

Telephone: 613-721-2000
Toll free: 1-888-824-9111

3045 Baseline Rd
Ottawa (Ontario)
K2H 8P4