After-hours Clinic FAQ

Q: What is the After-hours Clinic?

The After-hours Clinic cares for enrolled patients of Montebello Medical Centre outside of regular appointment times. No appointments are needed. Please remember your Health Card.

Q: When is the After-hours Clinic open?

Monday through Friday: 5:00 – 7:30pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 9:00 – 12:30pm

No appointments are needed.

Q: Where is the After-hours Clinic?

Montebello Medical Centre, 118 Lake St, St. Catharines

Q: What kinds of medical issues are appropriate for the After-hours Clinic?

The After-hours Clinic is available for urgent medical needs.

For medical emergencies (e.g., chest pain, problems with breathing, wounds requiring stitches, fractures) go to the Emergency Department or Urgent Care Centre now located at the new hospital on 4th Avenue, St. Catharines. If you have a life and death emergency, call 911. 

Q: Can I use walk-in clinics?

We ask that your first stop for all medical needs is your family doctor at Montebello Medical Centre.

We strongly discourage use of walk-in clinics for a number of reasons:

  1. Doctors at our After-hours Clinic have access to your medical record, allergies and medication history. Access to this information allows for safer prescribing and less duplication of tests
  2. Your family doctor will receive a note about your After-hours Clinic visit including what tests were ordered and what medications were prescribed. This allows for a more comprehensive medical record.

A walk-in clinic does not offer these benefits.

Q: What happens if I am sick when the After-hours Clinic is closed? 

If you have a medical emergency, go immediately to the Emergency Department or Urgent Care Centre located at the new hospital on 4th Avenue, St. Catharines.