Cold and flu season is upon us, and with that, comes germs – lots of them. Kids bring home germs from everywhere and it may be hard to prevent your kids from getting a cold or the flu this winter, but it’s not impossible. There are plenty of things you can do to keep your kids as healthy as possible this season. However, despite our best efforts, sometimes our kids get sick, so we’ve put together a list of walk-in clinics in Niagara for you to keep handy, should you need it.
Tips to Prevent the Spread of Germs
Here are 10 things you can do as a family to prevent the spread of germs in your house and keep your kids from getting the much-dreaded fall and winter illnesses.
- Keep your sneezes and coughs to yourself (use a tissue or your elbow instead of your hand).
- Wash your hands often, especially before eating and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
- Keep your hands away from your eyes, mouth, and nose.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Get a good night’s sleep.
- Take vitamins.
- Get the flu shot.
- Clean toys and objects your family touches.
- Use hand sanitizer when soap isn’t available.
- Skip sharing food and drinks.
Just in case those germs make their way into your house, despite your best efforts, we’ve put together a list of walk-in clinics in the Niagara region, should you or your kids need to see a doctor.
Walk-In Clinics in Niagara:
Walk-in clinics provide medical care for people who do not have a primary care provider or are unable to reach them, such as after hours. Usually, appointments are not necessary.
|AdvancedMD Urgent Care Clinic
589 South Pelham Rd, Welland
|Bunting and Carlton Medical Clinic
574 Carlton St, St Catharines
|Comprehensive Health Clinic
125 Welland Ave, St Catharines
|Ferry Street Medical Clinic
5845 Ferry St, Niagara Falls
|Glenridge Walk-In Clinic
209 Glenridge Ave, St Catharines
|Grantham Medical Clinic
400 Scott St, St Catharines
|Minor Emerg Walk-in Clinic
Court Street Medical Centre, 9 Court St, 1st Fl, St Catharines
|Niagara Health System
176 Wellington St., Niagara-on-the-Lake
|Niagara Walk-in Clinic
7481 Oakwood Dr, Niagara Falls
|Ontario St Walk-in Clinic
318 Ontario St, St Catharines
|Pathstone Mental Health Walk-in Clinic
1338 Fourth Ave, St Catharines
|Portage Walk-in Clinic
5400 Portage Rd, Suite 402, Niagara Falls
|Primary Care Niagara – Niagara Falls
6150 Valley Way, Suite 104, Niagara Falls
|Primary Care Niagara – Welland
Seaway Mall, 800 Niagara St, Suite G1, Welland
|PromptDoc Urgent Care Clinic
532 Lake St, St Catharines
|Scott Street Medical Centre – MedCare Clinics
387 Scott St, Unit A2C, St Catharines
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