Safe, Clean and Healthy Communities

Niagara Canada boasts an exemplary regional health system and exceptional seniors care. Our communities are amongst the safest in Canada.

Accessing Health Care

Find a doctor in Niagara

The Ontario government offers services on how to find a family doctor, nurse practitioner or specialist near you.

You may also visit for a list of local family physicians who are currently accepting new patients.

Ontario’s health insurance plan

Learn about Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) and how to apply.

Need more information on the many public health services that are available in Niagara?

The Niagara Region offers information on inspection results, clinics/courses/classes, vaccinations, pregnancy, parenting, physical activity, nutrition, smoking, drugs, dental health, mental health, schools, paramedics, dispatch and health care professionals.


An exemplary community health system

Niagara Health is a multi-site hospital that provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services including Acute Care, Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Complex Care, Emergency and Urgent Care, Kidney Care, Long-Term Care, Mental Health and Addictions, Stroke Care and Surgical Care.

It serves over 450,000 Niagara residents across six sites with a team of more than 4,800 employees, 600 physicians and 850 volunteers. Accreditation Canada has awarded Niagara Health with Exemplary Standing, a demonstration of its commitment to the highest safety and quality standards.

Safety Services

Policing and emergency services

  • Niagara Canada is in the top 10 for the lowest crime rate of Canada’s metropolitan areas, and is getting safer, with a 39% reduction in crime between 2011-2016
  • Emergency services are available throughout the region by dialling 911
  • Fire services are provided by a number of fire departments, many with a combination of full-time (urban areas) and volunteer firefighters (rural areas)
  • The Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to innovative community policing
  • The paramedics of Niagara Emergency Medical Services are ready to respond when the unexpected happens.

Seniors Services

Exceptional senior care

Niagara is an age-friendly community that supports the highest quality of life for residents. Many seniors are able to stay in their own homes and obtain assisted living support or access long-term care facilities in their own town or city to maintain ties with family, friends, neighbours and community.

Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant – Community Care Access Centre is responsible for applications to long-term care homes in Niagara. They determine your eligibility and priority for admission, and manage the waiting lists for homes.

Long term care, respite and convalescent care, dementia services and community programs are also offered.