Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre
You might need the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre if you have a minor illness or injury that needs immediate attention, but is in no way life-threatening and is not likely to need surgery or sophisticated diagnostic equipment. This means something like a bump, bruise, graze, cut, cough, cold or earache.
Urgent Care Centre Services
We provide you with assessment and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, such as sprains, strains, scrapes, cuts, coughs, colds, earaches, bumps or bruises, with onsite access to x-rays, ultrasounds and laboratory (blood) tests.
Daytime Diagnostic Services
On weekdays between 8:00am and 4:00pm, when the Urgent Care Centre is closed, the facility will still be open for people who need basic diagnostic tests. If you are referred for an x-ray, ultrasound or blood test you can ask your doctor to refer you to the Urgent Care Centre instead of travelling to the hospital, or other providers in Hamilton.
Who you’ll find at the Urgent Care Centre
When the Urgent Care Centre is open in the evenings and weekends, there will be a trained physician, registered nurse, and diagnostic technologists. During the week day between 8:00am and 4:00pm, there will be a diagnostic technologist on site for diagnostic tests only.
Urgent Care is not Emergency Care!
If your injury or illness is serious, or potentially life threatening, you should call an ambulance (911) or go straight to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. The Urgent Care Centre has basic diagnostic equipment (x-ray, ultrasound and blood tests) and a small team including a doctor, nurses and diagnostic technologists. We can treat minor illnesses and injuries.
Only the hospital has sophisticated equipment to diagnose head injuries, clots, strokes, heart attacks, major trauma (road accidents), and the surgical support services that could save your life in a true emergency.
If you have any of the following, go straight to the hospital or call an ambulance:
- You are injured and have a large gash or cut with a lot of blood
- You faint or have a head injury that knocks you out
- You are hurt in a motor vehicle accident
- You have chest pains