The iconic Peel Memorial officially re-opened to the public on February 8, completing phase one of its redevelopment.

Its opening will hopefully bring some much-needed relief to the overburdened Brampton Civic Hospital.

But Peel Memorial and Brampton Civic will offer different services. Peel Memorial is not a full hospital, but an urgent care centre. When should you go to Brampton Civic for emergency services and when should you go to Peel Memorial for urgent care assistance? The guidelines below should help:

When to visit the urgent care centre (Peel Memorial)

  • Sprains, strains, and broken bones
  • Allergic reactions and skin rashes
  • Asthma attacks
  • Minor burns
  • Cuts that may need stitches
  • Ear aches and eye injuries
  • Fevers, coughs, colds
  • Infections
  • Nose and throat complaints

When to visit the ER (Brampton Civic)

  • Chest pain or abdominal pain
  • Shortness of breath, dizziness/faintness
  • Internal bleeding
  • Numbness or weakness in the arms or hands
  • Major trauma
  • Mental health issues
  • Fever in infants 3 months old or younger
  • Overdoses and poisonings
  • Pregnancy-related emergencies
  • Seizures and stroke symptoms
  • Any serious condition that you feel is worsening

It’s also important to remember that ambulances will not go to the urgent care centre at Peel Memorial. It is recommended that if you have severe chest pains, stroke symptoms or are uncertain about the state of your condition, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.