Temporary Schedule for Emergency Services at U.S. Memorial Health Centre

November 10, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that due to unanticipated human resource challenges at U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence, the previous schedule for emergency services is no longer in effect. The updated temporary schedule is as follows:

Date  Hours of Operation 
Sunday, November 13 CLOSED: starting at 8:00 a.m.
Monday, November 14 OPEN: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15 OPEN: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16 CLOSED
Thursday, November 17 CLOSED
Friday, November 18 OPEN: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 19 OPEN: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 20 OPEN: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Some patients with primary care appointments will be contacted to have their appointments rescheduled.

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 every day from 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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Last updated: 2022-11-10