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Obstetrical and Gynecological Services Temporarily Unavailable at Labrador West Health Centre

Service Closures & UpdatesPublic Service AnnouncementsLabrador-Grenfell
Posted: December 19, 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services advises the public that obstetrical and gynecological services at the Labrador West Health Centre in Labrador City will be temporarily unavailable due to human resource challenges from:

  • Thursday, December 21, 2023, at 12:00 p.m., until Sunday, January 7, 2023, at 8:00 p.m.

Pregnant/expectant individuals who are not currently receiving care from a physician should immediately contact the Labrador West Health Centre at 709-285-8370 to begin prenatal planning.

During the above noted times any individual requiring obstetrical and/or gynecological services can still proceed to the Labrador West Health Centre Emergency Department for assessment. There, providers will ensure they receive access to appropriate care from other NL Health Services providers, if necessary.

In case of emergency: Patients with a medical emergency who require an ambulance should call 911. Those who feel they have a serious or urgent medical problem should proceed to their nearest emergency department. If you are unsure if you should go to the emergency department, please call the 811 HealthLine.

Other information:

811 HealthLine is available 24/7 to provide:

  • medical advice (including virtual nurse practitioner appointments);
  • health information; and
  • support in a mental health crisis.

For more information, please visit:  

For the most up-to-date information on temporary service closures throughout the province, please visit:

NL Health Services thanks the public for their understanding as we continue to focus on providing safe and quality care for people of the Labrador area.


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