Public Service Announcements

Eastern Health Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Boosters Now Available for Eligible Individuals

May 3, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises that appointments are now available for individuals who are eligible for COVID-19 second vaccination boosters. The second booster dose should be administered at a minimum of 20 weeks after the first booster dose was administered. Those eligible for the second booster are:

  • Adults 70 years of age and over;
  • All residents living in long-term care or other senior congregate living facilities; and
  • Individuals 18 years of age and older that identify as Indigenous or live in remote/isolated communities.

LEARN MORE “Eastern Health Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Boosters Now Available for Eligible Individuals”



Public Service Announcements

Visitor Restrictions in Place at Some Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities

April 13, 2022 – St. John’s, NL:  Eastern Health advises the public that temporary visitor restrictions are in place in units/areas at several long-term and acute care facilities across the region due to cases of COVID-19 among residents/patients. The public is reminded that information regarding visitor restrictions is updated regularly, as needed, and is available on Eastern Health’s website. Please refer to the ‘Visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic’ webpage (https://www.easternhealth.ca/covid19/visiting-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/) prior to visiting a health-care facility for full details, including the affected sites/units and contact information. LEARN MORE “Visitor Restrictions in Place at Some Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities”



Public Service Announcements

Scheduled Power System Upgrade at Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre

April 8, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that there will be a scheduled power system upgrade at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre, including the Women’s Health Clinic and the underground parking garage. The upgrade is scheduled to begin at 6:00 a.m. this Saturday, April 9, 2022, and last for approximately 16 hours. LEARN MORE “Scheduled Power System Upgrade at Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre”



Public Service Announcements

Online Appointment-Based System for Blood Collection Expanded to Include St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital

April 4, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises that it is extending its online appointment-based system for outpatient blood collection to include St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital in St. John’s. Patients/clients of both St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital and the Major’s Path Clinic will be able to view, select and book an available time for their appointment directly on the Eastern Health website. LEARN MORE “Online Appointment-Based System for Blood Collection Expanded to Include St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital”



Public Service Announcements

Updates to Visitor Restrictions at Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities

April 2, 2022 – St. John’s, NL:  Eastern Health advises the public of changes to temporary visitor restrictions at several long-term and acute care facilities across the region due to cases of COVID-19 among residents/patients. The public is advised that information regarding visitor restrictions is updated regularly, as needed, and is available on Eastern Health’s website. Please refer to the ‘Visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic’ webpage (https://www.easternhealth.ca/covid19/visiting-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/) for full details, including the affected sites/units and contact information. LEARN MORE “Updates to Visitor Restrictions at Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities”



Public Service Announcements

Updates to Visitor Restrictions at Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities

March 25, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public of changes to temporary visitor restrictions at the following long-term and acute care facilities across the region due to cases of COVID-19 among residents/patients. While visitor restrictions are in place, each resident/patient on the impacted unit or facility is permitted to have one designated visitor. LEARN MORE “Updates to Visitor Restrictions at Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities”



Public Service Announcements

Updates to Visitor Restrictions at Long-Term Care Facilities

March 22, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that visitor restrictions are temporarily in place at the following long-term care facilities across the region due to cases of COVID-19 among residents. While visitor restrictions are in place, each resident on the impacted unit or facility is permitted to have one designated visitor. LEARN MORE “Updates to Visitor Restrictions at Long-Term Care Facilities”



Public Service Announcements

Updates to Visitor Restrictions at Long-Term Care Facilities

March 21, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that visitor restrictions are temporarily in place at the following-long-term care facilities across the region due to cases of COVID-19 among residents.  While visitor restrictions are in place, each resident on the impacted floor or unit is permitted to have one designated visitor. LEARN MORE “Updates to Visitor Restrictions at Long-Term Care Facilities”



Public Service Announcements

Update on COVID-19 Screening and Continued COVID-19 Protocols at Health-care Facilities

March 14, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public of updates to the COVID-19 screening process at points of entry to health-care facilities and hospitals across the region, in line with provincial guidelines. Effective March 14, 2022, visitors/support persons are directed to self-screen for COVID-19 and verbal screening by a staff member at facility entrances will be discontinued. Patients, residents and clients will continue to be screened at registration and should proceed directly to registration upon arrival at the health-care facility. LEARN MORE “Update on COVID-19 Screening and Continued COVID-19 Protocols at Health-care Facilities”



Public Service Announcements

Eastern Health Modifies Approach to COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in St. John’s

March 14, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises that the COVID-19 vaccine clinic in St. John’s will be relocating from the Village Mall to 50 Mundy Pond Road effective March 21, 2022. This approach will also assist with managing vaccine doses to maximize the amount of vaccine used in vials. LEARN MORE “Eastern Health Modifies Approach to COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in St. John’s”



News Releases

Eastern Health Opening Two Additional Collaborative Team Clinics in Metro Area

March 9, 2022 – St. John’s, NL:  Eastern Health is announcing the opening of two new Collaborative Team Clinics in the metro area as it moves forward with its long-term approach to delivering primary health-care for individuals without a family health-care provider. These two new clinics are in addition to the Collaborative Team Clinic on Pippy Place which opened in 2020. LEARN MORE “Eastern Health Opening Two Additional Collaborative Team Clinics in Metro Area”



Public Service Announcements

Eastern Health Provides Update on Visitation and COVID-19 Screening

March 4, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that visitor restrictions at all health-care facilities are being eased, in line with provincial guidelines. Effective Friday, March 4, inpatients in a hospital setting and residents of long-term care homes, personal care homes, community care homes and assisted living facilities can have two visitors at the same time. LEARN MORE “Eastern Health Provides Update on Visitation and COVID-19 Screening”



Public Service Announcements

Eastern Health Announces Changes in Operating Hours for COVID-19 Clinics at Village Mall

February 25, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises of new operating hours for the COVID-19 appointment-based and walk-in clinics at the Village Mall based on current demand. Starting this weekend, the clinics will remain open every second Saturday for first and second doses for individuals 12 years and older, booster doses for anyone 18 years of age and older and pediatric doses. The clinic at the Village Mall will be closed tomorrow and reopen on Monday, February 28, 2022. Individuals who had appointments scheduled for tomorrow will need to rebook. LEARN MORE “Eastern Health Announces Changes in Operating Hours for COVID-19 Clinics at Village Mall”



Public Service Announcements

Visitor Restrictions in Place on Unit at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital

February 24, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that visitation is temporarily suspended on the medical/surgical unit at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville, due to confirmation of 11 cases of COVID-19 among patients and staff. LEARN MORE “Visitor Restrictions in Place on Unit at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital”



Public Service Announcements

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Children Moving from Mundy Pond to Village Mall

February 16, 2022 – St. John’s, NL:  Eastern Health would like to advise the public that the COVID-19 vaccination clinics (first and second dose) at 50 Mundy Pond Road (formerly Public Service Commission Building) in St. John’s will move to the Village Mall as of Saturday, February 19, 2022. The clinic will accept walk-ins as well as appointments. LEARN MORE “COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Children Moving from Mundy Pond to Village Mall”


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Last updated: 2022-02-14