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WRHA Virtual Library: UpToDate

What is UpToDate and what do I use it for?

UpToDate is an electronic Clinical Decision Support tool used in the delivery of healthcare.  It includes more than 10,500 topics covering general internal medicine and more than 20 specialties; a select drug database and drug interaction tool (in partnership with Lexicomp®); more than 1,500 patient education topics; more than 28,000 graphics; links to more than 400,000 references; and a number of medical calculators.

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Note that as of 31 December 2023 UpToDate will no longer support Internet Explorer.

Do I have to create an account to access UpToDate?

No.  However, you will want to create an account if you want to:

Create an Account with UpToDate

Access UpToDate using your WRHA Virtual Library username and password. You will create a different login for UpToDate itself.

Next click "Register" from the UpToDate website.  

screenshot of Register link on UpToDate website

Fill in the form then click “Submit Registration”. You’ll receive an email from UpToDate confirming your registration.  You may now proceed with downloading the mobile app on up to two different devices.

In addition to the mobile app, you can access UpToDate from any computer with internet access outside of the WRHA.  Simply go to and click the “Log In” button located in the top right corner of the UpToDate home page, and enter your UpToDate username and password.

Please note that you must re-verify your affiliation with WRHA at least once every 90 days in order to maintain uninterrupted remote access to UpToDate Anywhere.  To re-verify, simply log in to UpToDate via the WRHA network.


 UpToDate logoType of App: Point of Care

Free for WRHA staff

  1. Visit iTunes or Google Play Store and download UpToDate.
  2. Once you've installed the app open it and you will be prompted to enter the login and password you created in UpToDate to activate the app. 
  3. Sign in to UpToDate on the web every 90 days to ensure you don't lose access when you need it most.


UpToDate has developed a comprehensive training program that includes a number of resources, in print and online.