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Visiting the hospital during flu season


Flu cases are on the rise as the season peaks in Canada, so it's important to keep the following information in mind when visiting the hospital. 

Visiting patients at SRH

If you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, fatigue, weakness, nasal congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, you should avoid visiting patients at the hospital. Instead, consider sending them a card or email, or give them a call. This will prevent the transmission of your cold/flu symptoms to hospital patients and staff.

Know your health-care options

If you are experiencing milder flu symptoms and you are looking for care, consider your options within the community, including: family physicians; Urgent Care, Walk-in, or After Hours Clinics; Telehealth Ontario (call toll-free to speak to a Registered Nurse at 1-866-797-0000 or TTY: 1-866-797-0007).

For more information on health care options, the flu, and norovirus, visit: Toronto Public Health (Influenza Fact Sheet / Norovirus Fact Sheet), and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Health Care Options / Flu Facts)