Changes to the Walk-In Clinic

For the past five years, Frontenac Doctors have been operating weekly clinics on the Island. In addition to enabling rostered patients to schedule appointments on the island, they have seen non-rostered patients on a walk-in basis.

Unfortunately, due to changes in the healthcare system, Frontenac Doctors are no longer going to see patients who are not rostered with one of their physicians.

As of March 15, 2023, only rostered patients will be seen at the walk-in clinic. On average only 1-2 non-rostered island residents have been seen at the weekly walk-in clinic, so this change is not a significant reduction in service.

Resources for those without a Family Doctor

  • If you do not currently have a family doctor, you are welcome to have your name added to the waiting list for Frontenac Doctors by calling their office at 613-384-7640 or visiting their clinic on Wolfe Island on a Tuesday between 1:00 and 7:00. Patients will be assigned to one of their physicians as spots become available in their practices.
  •  You are also strongly encouraged to register with Health Care Connect, a service that has been designed to help individuals find doctors in their area who are able to take on new patients. Call 1-800-445-1822 or visit  Health Care Connect Website  
  • As of January 1, 2023, pharmacists in Ontario are authorized to prescribe medications for 13 minor ailments including:
    • Allergic rhinitis
    • Candidal stomatitis (oral thrush)
    • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) – bacterial, allergic and viral
    • Dermatitis (atopic, eczema, allergic and contact)
    • Dysmenorrhea
    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Herpes labialis (cold sores)
    • Impetigo
    • Insect bites and urticaria (hives)
    • Tick bites, post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent Lyme disease
    • Musculoskeletal sprains and strains
    • Urinary tract infections (uncomplicated)
    • such as rashes, pink eye, insect bites or urinary tract infections


  • According to Southeast Healthline, there is a walk-in clinic currently located at: CDK Family Medicine and Walk-in Clinic – Call  613-766-0318 or visit (175 Princess Street) – same-day service for semi-urgent issues if you do not have a family physician.

The Board of Directors of the Wolfe Island Community Medical Clinic, the volunteer group that facilitates services on the island, will be investigating alternate services over the coming months.

We thank Frontenac Doctors for the services they continue to provide.