Clinics & Services

Alert
July 21, 2016 - 12:31pm

Hamilton Fire Department Issues Open Air Burning Ban - July 21, 2016

HAMILTON, ON – July 21, 2016 – Due to current dry weather conditions coupled with the continued forecast of extreme temperatures with no appreciable rain in the near future, the Hamilton Fire Department has issued an immediate ban on all open air burning in the City of Hamilton.  This ban suspends all approved Open Air Burning Permits.

More information and details about the ban.

Holiday Closures
July 27, 2016 - 12:33pm

Civic Holiday Monday, August 1 - What's Open & What's Closed

All City of Hamilton administrative offices will be closed on Civic Holiday, Monday, August 1

  • For emergencies involving roads, water mains, sewer systems, public health and safety issues, please call 905-546-2489.

Green Cart, Recycling and Garbage Collection

  • There will be no green cart, blue box, bulk waste, yard waste, or garbage pick-up on Monday, August 1.
  • Your pick-up will be one day later if it falls on or after the holiday.
  • Waste must be at the curb by 7 am.

To view your collection schedule, visit www.hamilton.ca/waste.
Community Recycling Centres and Transfer Stations will be closed on Monday, August 1.

HSR Bus Schedules

  • The HSR will be operating on Sunday/Holiday service hours on Monday, August 1.
  • Call HSR information at 905-527-4441 or visit www.hamilton.ca/hsr for more details.

ATS-DARTS

  • DARTS will be operating holiday service hours on Monday, August 1.
  • All subscription trips on DARTS, with the exception of dialysis, are cancelled for Monday, August 1.
  • If passengers need to travel on this day, they must make an advance reservation to do so.

ATS customer service will be closed on Monday, August 1.

Recreation

  • Recreation Centres, Seniors Centres and Arenas will be closed on Monday, August 1.
  • Seniors Clubs will be open.
  • Wading Pools will be closed on Monday, August 1, with the exception of Dundas Driving Park and Gage Park sites. 
  • Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre and outdoor pools (with the exception of Birge) will be open on Monday August 1 on a modified holiday schedule.
  • For more information, visit Civic Holiday Outdoor Pool Schedules

Hamilton Civic Museums

  • All museums will be closed on closed on Monday, August 1.

Tourism Hamilton Visitor Information Centre

Hamilton Farmers' Market

The Farmers' Market hours are as follows:

  • Sunday, July 31 - Closed
  • Monday, August 1 - Closed
  • Tuesday, August 2 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Wednesday, August 3 - Closed
  • Thursday, August 4 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Friday, August 5 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday, August 6 - 7 am to 5 pm

Hamilton Public Library

  • All Hamilton Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, August 1 for the Civic holiday.
  • Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, August 2 for all library locations. Please visit www.hpl.ca for more information.

Public Health Services

For Public Health matters concerning:

  • Reports of suspected reportable diseases and food poisoning, call 905-546-2063
  • Reports of environmental spills, fires or other events that may be a health hazard or safety issue, call 905-546-2489
  • Reports of rabies animal exposures, call 905-546-2489
  • Safe Water Program issues that may be a health hazard, call 905-546-2489 or visit www.hamilton.ca/safewater

Ontario Works

  • All Ontario Works offices will be closed on Monday, August 1, and will reopen Tuesday, August 2 at 8:30 am.
  • The Employment Resource Centre located at 181 Main St. West (Career Development Centre) will be closed on Monday, August 1. It will be open to assist you with any employment service needs on Tuesday, August 2 at 8:30 am.

Animal Services

  • The Animal Services Shelter will be closed on Sunday, July 31 and Monday, August 1.
  • For 24-hour Animal Services emergency issues, please call: 905-574-3433

Property Tax Payments

  • During the holiday, you may submit your property tax payment into a drop box at the rear doors of City Hall, 71 Main Street West or at one of our Municipal Service Centres. Only cheque payments will be accepted in the drop box.
  • All Municipal Service Centres will be closed on Monday, August 1 and will reopen on Tuesday, August 2.
  • Tax payments can also be made online or through telebanking, set up through your financial institution.

Municipal Service Centre locations:

Payments may also be made anytime by mail to:

The City of Hamilton
c/o Tax Department
71 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5

Parking Tickets

Payment of parking violations can be made by mail to the pre-printed address indicated on the parking tag or dropped off into the drop box at the nearest Municipal Service Centre or Taxation Division (noted above). The Hamilton Municipal Parking System office at 80 Main St. West, at Summers Lane, also accepts payments for parking violations at its drop box.

Traffic Violations

Service at a Glance

What services are available at Sexual Health Clinics?

Services at Sexual Health Clinics include:

  • Sexual health, safer sex practices, abstinence and birth control information
  • Low-cost birth control based on medical eligibility. 
  • Free Emergency Contraceptive Pill
  • Free urine pregnancy testing
  • Free testing for sexually transmitted infections, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis, syphilis, herpes (if a sore is present) and HIV
  • Free treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, HPV (genital warts) and syphilis
  • Anonymous and nominal HIV testing
  • Rapid HIV testing
  • Free condoms
  • Free hepatitis A and B vaccines for persons at risk
  • Free needle exchange and harm reduction supplies 
What services are provided on the Dental Health Bus?

The Dental Health Bus provides emergency dental services for people who have a low income and do not have dental insurance.  Services include:

  • X-rays
  • Dental fillings
  • Extractions or removing teeth
  • Antibiotics for dental infections
  • Dental screening for the Children In Need Of Treatment program 
Where can I get my child’s vaccines?

The City of Hamilton provides several vaccine clinics:

  • Hepatitis B school clinics
  • HPV school clinics
  • Meningococcal A, C, Y, W135 school clinics
  • Community vaccine clinics
  • Flu clinics
  • Outbreak clinics
What services are available for alcohol, drugs and gambling?

The City of Hamilton provides counselling and programs for alcohol and drugs and programs through:

  • Alcohol, Drugs and Gambling Services

The City of Hamilton provides needles, safe injection supplies and needle disposal through:

  • Van Needle Syringe program
  • Street Health Clinic 
Where can I get my flu shot?

A free flu shot is available for everyone who lives, works or attends school in Ontario.

If you are six months of age and older you can get a flu shot from your doctor or at a clinic.  If you are five years of age and older you can also get a flu shot from your pharmacist.

What do green, yellow and red cards posted by restaurants in Hamilton mean?

The Food Safety Certificates of Inspection are posted in food premises in Hamilton to let the public know whether the premise passed their last food safety inspection. 

  • A green card means the premise passed their inspection.
  • A yellow card means the premise received conditions for their premise.
  • A red card means the premise was closed due to health risks to the public.