The majority of children with viral illnesses for example can safely recover at home with rest & fluids, however some will need be assessed either by their GP/WIC (primary care) or urgent care (UPCC, ER).
The chronic overcrowding of emergency departments has reached a critical and acute level. This crisis is real, and it is happening now in ERs across BC. If you are unsure whether the emergency department is the right place to go, you should call 8-1-1 to get advice.
"If you’re concerned about your child, don’t hesitate to visit the ER in an emergency. You will be seen, you will be triaged, and we all need to be patient. It is important to get that care if you need it” -Dr. Bonnie Henry (BC's Provincial Health Officer)
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