Accessing medical services during Fort Erie’s UCC temporary closure

FORT ERIE (Jan. 6, 2022) Effective today (Jan. 6) at 11 p.m., Niagara Health will be temporarily closing Fort Erie’s Urgent Care Centre in order to redeploy its emergency-trained physicians and nurses to other Emergency Departments. This decision was made to fulfil an immediate need created by a current staff shortage.

While the Fort Erie Urgent Care Centre is temporarily closed, Fort Erie residents have a few options when looking for medical care:

  • Primary Care should be the first point of care if emergency care is not needed. This includes family doctors’ offices, walk-in clinics, nurse practitioner clinics, community health centres and other healthcare options.
  • Port Colborne’s Urgent Care Centre can address concerns for patients that cannot wait for a scheduled medical appointment. Residents can also access online urgent care without leaving home by visiting Urgent Care Ontario or calling 844-227-3844.
  • Emergency Departments provide 24-hour access to care for people experiencing trauma, serious injury or serious illness. Those experiencing a medical emergency, should call 9-1-1 immediately or go to the nearest Emergency Department.

For more information, please visit the Niagara Health website at or refer to Niagara Health’s Know Your Healthcare Options handouts.

One thought on “Accessing medical services during Fort Erie’s UCC temporary closure

  1. Joyce

    Once again it’s our Fort Erie community that suffers due to poor planning and leadership by the powers that be. How long before before our urgent care is gone for good? What a shame.

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