In the event of a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or visit an emergency room.

Family Physicians Accepting New Patients

Finding a family doctor is an important step to proper medical care. If you're not registered to a physician and need support to assist you in finding one, Health Care Connect or call 1-800-445-1822 to help you.

Medical Education Opportunities

Port Colborne is a vibrant community on the shores of Lake Erie that are minutes away from many major centres but surrounded by water and green space. We have an active medical community and our family physicians are involved in a wide range of clinical activities including office practices, ER work, office procedures, counselling, addictions/methadone clinic, eating disorders treatment and birth control clinics. Many of our physicians in town have been active in teaching medical studies, clinical clerks and residents for years. They have faculty appointments through McMaster University and we are a community who is active with Rural Ontario Medical Program in teaching students and hosting an annual Rural Medical Week to showcase our opportunities for medical students. We are also involved in teaching through the Niagara Campus of the DeGroote Medical School at McMaster University.

Port Colborne is actively seeking medical professionals to come to our community for locums, learning, lifestyle and long-term opportunities. We are also committed to excellence not only among our existing physicians, but also working to teach future doctors in our community. We have an enthusiastic medical staff that is eager to welcome students for elective rotations or core family medicine rotations. The community is eager to welcome learners both professionally and personally in work settings and on the street downtown.

If you are interested in coming to learn in Port Colborne please contact the Rural Ontario Medical Program or our Health Services Coordinator. We look forward to learning with you and showing you all that medicine in a small community can be.

Medical Facilities & Centres

Port Colborne Urgent Care Centre is located in the downtown core along Lake Erie waterfront.

Speciality services are provided by Niagara Health System partner sites within a one-hour drive at facilities in the Niagara Region, Hamilton and Buffalo.

Bridges Community Health Services
380 Elm Street

Mapleview Medical Clinic
340 Elgin Street

Niagara South Family Medicine
200 Catharine Street, Second Floor

Ontario Beast Screening Program (OBSP)

The Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Regional Mobile Cancer Screening Coach offers free, monthly OBSP screening services at Bridges Community Health Centre in Port Colborne the first Wednesday of each month. Niagara Health has three full-service Ontario Breast Screening Program Centres and Assessment Clinics in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and Welland.

To book an appointment on the Mobile Coach call 1-855-338-3131 or 905-975-4467.

Walk-ins are also welcome on a first come first served basis.

Pathstone Mental Health

Pathstone Mental Health The Hear & Now walk-in clinic is available in Port Colborne on Wednesday at the Bridges Community Health Centre. This clinic is open to those between the ages of six and 17 years old who are experiencing:

  • Feeling sad, worried or angry
  • Having fights with your parents
  • Being bullied
  • Dealing with a personal issue
  • Feeling like you might hurt yourself
  • Suffering because someone has hurt you
  • Getting in trouble at school, home or in the community
  • Feeling like you are being treated unfair
  • Or if there is anything else on your mind.

*Parents and caregivers can also use the walk-in clinic for children under the age of six. If they are concerned about child related ages and stages, are constantly arguing with their child or are worried about their child's social and emotional challenges.

Appointment is Required Call Crisis & Support Line 1-800-263-4944.

Physician Employment Opportunities

Port Colborne is actively seeking family physicians to join the existing medical community. We are in need of family physicians because of continued growth in our practise and the retirement of several physicians in the coming years. The family physicians in Port Colborne have a range of practice interests, and participate fully with teaching medical students from several medical schools in Ontario, including McMaster University, University of Toronto, and University of Ottawa. Port Colborne is proud to host a Rural Medical Week every year through the Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP). We host students and our physicians are preceptors in all areas of family medicine.

Port Colborne is committed to finding and retaining quality physicians for the community. We are offering an exciting, lucrative incentive package for new physicians coming to the community, and will ensure your arrival is as smooth as possible. Relocation expenses are included as part of our exciting package. We would be happy to showcase our community and the surrounding attractions on a site visit that we will arrange and fund for you and your spouse.

Urgent Care Centre Contact Information

Port Colborne Urgent Care Centre
260 Sugarloaf Street
Port Colborne, Ontario
L3K 2N7

Main Telephone Number: 905-834-4501

Niagara Health System Main Switchboard: 905-378-4647

Port Colborne Urgent Care is located at the corner of Sugarloaf and Steele St. Parking lot is located off of Steele St. Street parking is available along Sugarloaf Street.

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