Eastern Health Provides Update on Mental Health and Addictions Services

January 6, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises that Mental Health and Addictions services are proceeding virtually throughout the region.

In-person services will continue to be available for clients when clinically necessary. Individuals who have a previously scheduled mental health or addictions in-person counselling or psychiatry appointment should call their clinic prior to their visit to confirm the method of appointment.

All in-person mental health and addictions groups for outpatients have temporarily been suspended and individuals will be contacted regarding alternative service options. Residential treatment centres will operate at a reduced capacity.

DoorWays single session counselling services as well as other mental health and addictions services continue to be available virtually throughout the region. Individuals can also use Bridge the gapp, a provincial online mental health resource. The Mental Health and Addictions Systems Navigator can help guide those seeking mental health and addictions services and can be reached by calling 709-752-3916 or toll-free at 1-877-999-7589.

A full listing of available Eastern Health services, along with contact information, can be found on the Mental Health and Addictions Services website at https://mha.easternhealth.ca/help-over-the-phone/.

If you are at risk of an opioid overdose or might witness an overdose, please call 811 or visit https://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/naloxonekits/ for information on where to get a free lifesaving Naloxone kit. If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 911 or the Mental Health Crisis Line at 709-737-4668 or 1-888-737-4668.

Eastern Health thanks the public for their support and reminds them of the importance of continuing to follow public health guidance to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.

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