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Health811 is a free, secure and confidential service people in Ontario can call or access online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to receive health advice, find local health services and get trusted health information. The service can be accessed by calling 811 (TTY:1-866-797-0077), chatting online or visiting Health811's website at (or for service in French).

Health811 is for non-emergent health inquiries and questions only. In the event of an emergency, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency department. 

Additional features and services provided by Health811:

• Translation support in more than 200 languages, including Indigenous languages such as Cree, Ojibwe and Inuktitut, through Health811’s phone service
• Connections to regional virtual urgent care services
• Assistance finding a family doctor or nurse practitioner accepting new patients, support to quit smoking and/or a referral for vaping cessation services, nutrition counselling by a registered dietitian, breastfeeding assistance, colorectal cancer screening information and refugee health supports
• Free FIT kits for those eligible
• An online symptom assessment tool to check symptoms
• A medical library to browse health information
• An online health services directory to find local health services or health providers



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