Eastern Health Services Impacted Due to Adverse Weather

March 16, 2023 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public of the following update to its services for the remainder of the day (Wednesday, March 16, 2023) due to adverse weather conditions:

  • Doorways Counselling Services in St. John’s and all rural areas, will be offered by phone or video due to adverse weather condition. To arrange an appointment, please visit the Doorways website for phone numbers.
  • Urgent care services at the Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne are closed. Patients with a medical emergency who require an ambulance should call 911 and those who feel they have a serious or urgent medical problem should proceed to the nearest open emergency department in Carbonear, Placentia or St. John’s.

Eastern Health advises patients and clients to check with their health-care provider’s office to confirm that their appointment is going ahead, and reminds patients and clients throughout the region that there may be delays. Eastern Health also recommends that individuals notify the respective health-care area(s) if they are not able to present for a scheduled appointment.

Emergency services continue to be available during adverse weather. General contact information is available at: www.easternhealth.ca/contactus/.

Eastern Health continues to monitor the progress of severe winter conditions closely. For updates pertaining to Eastern Health’s facilities or its operations, please visit the Weather Watch section regularly at Eastern Health’s website at https://news.easternhealth.ca/weather-watch/, or visit Eastern Health’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.

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Last updated: 2023-03-16