November 4, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence has implemented a four-week temporary schedule for emergency services. This schedule allows U.S. Memorial Health Centre to maximize available human resources in order to continue to offer both emergency services and appointment-based physician clinics.
Effective November 7 to December 4, 2022:
Emergency services will be CLOSED on Tuesday and Thursday starting at 8:00 a.m. for 24 hours (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. the following day);
Emergency services will remain OPEN on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 8:00 a.m. for 24 hours (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. the following day).
During emergency service closures, appointments for primary health-care visits will continue. Family practice clinics and outpatient laboratory services, such as blood collection and X-ray, are available by appointment at the U.S. Memorial Health Centre. Patients may book an appointment for these services by calling 709-873-2330.
Patients requiring emergency services during the closures should call 911 or proceed to the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre, or the Dr. S. Beckley Clinic in Grand Bank if they feel they have a serious or urgent medical problem.
If you are unsure whether you or a loved one should go to the Emergency Department, please call the NL Health Line at 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours, seven days a week. The HealthLine also has a nurse practitioner (NP) virtual care service that can prevent unnecessary emergency room visits for non-emergent issues. Appointments with NPs over the phone or by video are available everyday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., including weekends. Please note that appointments to see the 811 NP can usually be accommodated within three days.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the NL Health Line at 811.
For the most up-to-date information on temporary service closures in the region, please visit the Eastern Health website at: https://www.easternhealth.ca/prc/service-closures-and-updates/.
Eastern Health thanks the public and employees for their cooperation and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
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