Patient & Family Resource Centre


If this is an emergency. Call 911.

The Patient & Family Resource Centre is a health information library. It’s free to use by patients, families and anyone in our community. You can borrow books, attend education classes, consult a librarian, and more! Our friendly services can help you take care of your health and make informed decisions.

The Patient & Family Resource Centre provides free access to reliable and up-to-date materials to enable you to make a health care decision.

At the Centre, you can:

  • Borrow a book, video, DVD, or CD from our collection
  • Access our computers to find health information or connect with your family members
  • Learn about resources in your community
  • Access health information in other languages
  • Ask a Librarian, our friendly and professional staff will find up-to-date and reliable information. We are here to help!
  • Enjoy the library’s quiet area to read or just to sit and relax.

If you need help finding a family doctor, you can:

Search on your own for a family doctor

Humber River Hospital keeps a list of family doctors affiliated with our hospital who are accepting new patients. Check the list here.

Use Health Care Connect

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care can help you find a family doctor. For more information visit the Health Care Connect program or call 1-800-445-1822.

Search the College of Physicians and Surgeons website.

If you need medical care while you wait to find a family doctor:

Visit a Walk-in Clinic

Visit an Urgent Care Centre

Call Telehealth Ontario
Call 1-866-797-0000 to get health advice or general health information from a registered nurse.

If you don’t have an OHIP card, you can visit a Community Health Centre.

Our publications cover many topics. You’ll find information about preparing for your hospital stay, and how to care for yourself at home. You’ll also find information about disease and treatments.

These publications are not a substitute for medical advice. Always consult with your doctor before making a decision about your health care.

Some materials are available in other languages. View a list of our multilingual resources:

Hungarian Italian Russian Spanish Vietnamese

You can also find a list of web resources in our database.