QHC Emergency Departments
Quinte Health Care hospitals provide 24-hour access to care for people experiencing trauma or sudden illness. We have Emergency Departments at our hospitals located in Belleville, Picton, Bancroft and Trenton.
When should I visit the Emergency Department? Click here for an infographic.
Prescriptions for Narcotics or Sleeping Medications: The emergency departments will not renew prescriptions for narcotics or sleeping medications. Under certain circumstances a one-time prescription may be provided, and only if the physician is able to determine through assessment that the prescription is medically indicated.
Fees: A fee is charged for medical equipment not covered by OHIP (e.g., crutches, cervical collars). The physician will charge $15.00 for return to work and sick notes.
Helpful hint: To save time, please be prepared with your health card, a list of medications and allergies, and emergency contact information.
Parking: There is limited short-term parking for dropping off and picking up patients in front of the Emergency Department. Longer-term parking is available in the marked visitor lots. Click here for directions and parking information.
How long will I have to wait?
That's hard to say for certain. Patients are cared for based on how sick or injured they are, not when they arrived. The wait time varies depending on how serious the conditions are of other patients coming into the emergency room.
Why am I waiting?