There are many hospitals throughout the GTA. In the city itself, a hospital is only a few minutes away. Outside of the city hospitals are spaced further apart, and it can take half an hour or more to reach one.
- Toronto General Hospital
Located in “Hospital Row”, on University Avenue, this is one of Toronto’s teaching hospitals, where some of Canada’s finest medical practitioners have gotten their start. This hospital is also know for its excellent organ transplant facilities.
- Mt. Sinai
A leader in cancer research and treatment, Mt. Sinai is also located on hospital row. Most of the city’s medial research is done here as well.
- St. Michaels
Located in the heart of Toronto’s downtown, this is one of two major trauma centres in Toronto.
- Sunnybrook Medical Centre
A huge hospital in the northwest part of Toronto, Sunnybrook is the second major trauma centre, and the recipient of most of Toronto’s airlift patients. Sunnybrook also offers a veteran’s hospital, and the Holland Centre for Orthopedic Care.
- St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Servicing the southwestern portion of Toronto, St. Joe’s is also where Toronto’s best fracture clinic and physiotherapy facilities can be found.
For a complete list of Toronto hospitals, click here.
There are hundreds of doctors throughout Toronto. Some accept new patients, but many have a waiting list, particularly in the outlying parts of the GTA. When you arrive in Canada, seek a general practitioner as soon as possible. If you require medical care before you have a regular doctor, you will likely need to go to the emergency room at your local hospital, or seek a walk-in clinic.
Here are a few Toronto General Practitioners who, at the time of this writing, are currently seeking new patients.
- Dr. M Chung-Tack
3269 Bloor Street West
- Dr. B Adno
200 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
- Dr. L Wengle
347 College Street, Toronto
- Dr. M Dales
2917 Bloor Street West
- Dr. Romana Fagan
71 Howard Park Ave
To seek more general practitioners in Toronto, use this site, designed to help you find medical resources in Toronto.
Dental care is generally not covered under OHIP, and not all health insurance plans will cover dental. Your place of employment might offer health benefits that include extra dental care that is not covered under your health insurance plan.
Here are a few options for finding a dentist in Toronto:
- Eglinton Dental
Located in northwest Toronto, this office provides dental emergency services, teeth whitening, smile make over, bonding, orthodontics braces, veneers, crowns, implants, bridges, dentures and more.
- Dr. Christina Binert & Associates
Located east of Toronto’s downtown, this offices offers all general, cosmetic, and emergency dental services available.
- University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry
The U of T Dentistry faculty often requires patients to give their students hands-on experience. Students work closely with their professors in this well-maintained, medically safe facility. While not all cosmetic, and no emergency, services are available, the U of T is a safe, cost-effective way to receive general dentistry services.
- Dentistry in Motion
A quality office in north central Toronto, this dentistry service is currently accepting new patients.
- Asadi, Lewis and Associates
Quality dentists in the heart of Toronto’s downtown.
For a complete list of dentists in Toronto, click here.
Optical care is also not covered under OHIP, with the exception of eye exams for the young and the elderly. Make sure that your health insurance has coverage for eye exams and other eye care, including the purchase of glasses or contacts.
Here are a few optometrists in Toronto to get you started.
- University Eye Clinic
A full-service eye care facility in the heart of Toronto’s downtown.
- Dr. Leung & Associates
Dr. Leunge handles all major eye conditions with care, as do his associates.
- Dr. Kristin Heeney
With an office at King St. and Spadina Ave., Dr. Heeney provides all the bases in eye care.
- St. Clair Optometry
Let Dr. Jason Hershorn take a peep at your peepers.
- Dr. Kyle Pae & Associates
A full service optometrist with offices in Toronto’s downtown and nearby Mississauga.
For a complete list of optometrists in Toronto, click here.