Health Care Options Over the Christmas Holidays – Be Prepared

Know your healthcare options for the holidays. Have a plan for non-emergency situations.

  1. Make sure that everyone in your family has enough of their medications to last and that medical equipment is in good working condition.
    • This includes inhalers, oxygen, needles, glucose testing equipment, etc.
  2. Get your flu shot
  3. Contact your family health care provider for office hours over the holidays
  4. Find when local after-hours or walk in clinics are open by checking:
  5. Speak to a registered nurse 24/7 at Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000

Non-Emergency Situations

In non-emergency situations, your family doctor or nurse practitioner is your best option. If the office is closed, visit  to search for alternate options near you, including:

  • Walk-in clinics
  • Pharmacies
  • Crisis intervention
  • Telehealth 1-866-797-0000. Available 24/7 for health advice and information from a registered nurse.

When to Go to the Emergency Department

Being prepared could help you avoid a visit to emergency over the holidays, but sometimes there’s things you can’t prepare for.

  • Pains or tightness in the chest
  • Symptoms of stroke
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Wounds that may need stitches
  • Severe pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden severe headaches, problems with vision, weakness, numbness and/or tingling in the face, arm or leg, trouble speaking, or dizziness
  • If your child is vomiting, has diarrhea and won’t eat or drink
  • When a baby under six months has a fever over 37.9 degrees C or 100 degrees F
  • When a child over six months has a fever over 38.5 degrees C or 101 degrees F

Download the South West LHIN holiday poster.

Holiday Hours of Operation

OCCHC Holiday Hours

Monday, December 23rd: Open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Tuesday, December 24th: Open 8:30 am to 12:15 pm

Wednesday, December 25th: Closed

Thursday, December 26th: Closed

Friday, December 27th: Open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Monday, December 30th: Open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Tuesday, December 31st: Open 8:30 am to 12:15 pm

Wednesday, January 1st: Closed

Thursday, January 2nd: Open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Friday, January 3rd: Open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

COPD Coffee Talk

COPD Coffee Talk!

Join us for a warm drink, a snack AND COPD Education!

Guest speakers could include:

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Dietician
  • Therapist
  • Physiotherapist

When: One Wednesday each month. January 23rd, February 20th, March 20th & April 17th.

Time: 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Where: Oxford County Community Health Centre, 35 Metcalf Street, Woodstock

Call Kathy Nyman for more information 519-539-1111 Ext. 201

Oxford County Community Drug & Alcohol Strategy

Excerpt: “On behalf of the Oxford County Drug and Alcohol Strategy Steering Committee, I am pleased to present the Oxford County Community Drug and Alcohol Strategy. This Strategy is the product of extensive consultation and reflects the contributions and input of a wide range of community stakeholders who brought their insights and expertise to bear on the issue of reducing problematic substance-use and related harms.”


Download full PDF document.

Keep Your Bones Strong


  • About Osteoporosis
  • Eating Well for Strong Bones
  • Fall Prevention Techniques
  • Appropriate Exercises
  • Medication Education

Join :

  • Angela – Physiotherapist
  • Tina – Nurse Practitioner
  • Angie – Dietitian

All of our community programs are open to anyone living in Oxford County.

When: Attend both sessions, January 21 and 28 2019

Time: 1:30—3:00 pm both days

Where:  Oxford County Community Health Centre, 35 Metcalf Street Woodstock

To register call Angela at 519-539-1111 ext. 227

Click here to download PDF Poster.

Planning Ahead; Your Health Care Options Over the Holidays

Non-emergency medical assistance.
First call your family doctor, nurse practitioner or their on-call service.
If not available, consider visiting a walk-in clinic or urgent care

Health-related advice from a Registered Nurse 24/7.
Call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.

Serious medical injuries and conditions.
Call 911 or go to an Emergency Department.


Want to find out more?

Visit to find out what’s open including:
● Walk-in clinics

● Crisis intervention assistance

● Pharmacies

● Urgent care centres


Click here to download PDF poster.