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Find Health Information


Use the following resources to find health information. Discuss this information with your physician or other healthcare professional, as appropriate for individual diagnosis or treatment.



Search the P&FRC Catalogue

The Patient & Family Resource Centre offers free membership to the staff, patients and their families, and residents in the community to borrow books and audiovisual materials from our collection. Search our catalogue and request to reserve any title from the list. Browse the new additions to the collection!


Find Patient Education Classes

Patient Education classes are an important part of your experience at Humber River Hospital. The classes will give you and your family the information and tools to understand your medical conditions and treatment processes. Patient Education classes meet in the Patient & Family Resource Centre, Level 0 (on the West side of the central elevator). The classes are free but requires registration. To register, please  send an email to:, or call the Patient & Family Resource Centre at 416-242-1000 ext. 81200.


Find Patient Education Publications

Patient Education publications have been developed by Humber River Hospital to provide information to patients and families about preparing for your stay, your upcoming procedures, diseases and conditions as well as what to do when you go home. These publications complement the health education you are receiving from your health care providers.


Search Health Databases

The Patient & Family Resource Centre gives free access to consumer health databases. Find full text articles, videos and interactive tools from a variety of electronic books, journals and other sources here.


Browse Recommended Web Sites

These web links have been compiled by P&FRC staff. Browse the links to find web sites with information on various topics and support resources in the community.


Evaluate Websites

These questions can help you determine whether the health information you find on the Internet or receive by e-mail from a website is likely to be reliable.


Find Telephone Information and Crisis Lines (PDF)

Find contact information for immediate telephone intervention, emotional support, and referrals. Download  the Telephone and crisis lines PDF..


Locate Services Near Humber River Hospital

Find walk-in clinics (PDF)Resources for seniors (PDF) and services for children (PDF) with developmental disabilities near HRH.

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