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Services Impacted Due to Adverse Weather

Service Closures & UpdatesPublic Service AnnouncementsEastern-RuralEastern-Urban
Posted: March 7, 2024

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services advises the public that, due to anticipated adverse weather, all Eastern-Urban and Eastern-Rural zone community health sites and administrative buildings that do not provide a 24-hour service, with the exception of the dialysis treatment centres located at Mount Pearl Square and Coish Place in Clarenville, will be closed tomorrow (March 8, 2024).

In addition:

  • All breastfeeding support groups have been cancelled.
  • The walk-in clinic at 50 Mundy Pond Road in St. John’s will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a further update to come.
  • Outpatient blood collection will be unavailable at all non-hospital sites.
  • In-person Doorways service will be unavailable; virtual service will proceed.

Eastern-Urban and Eastern-Rural zone hospitals, the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, long-term care facilities, and other sites with 24-hour operations will remain open, and emergency services continue to be available. An update on urgent care services will be provided, as needed. Virtual services will continue where available and other booked appointments with be rescheduled.

NL Health Services 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 that there may be delays. Individuals travelling long distances are encouraged to call ahead to make sure their appointments are not impacted by the weather. Cancer care patients who are unable to attend their appointments are advised to call 709-777-6480.

NL Health Services also reminds individuals that if they are not able to present for a scheduled appointment to notify the respective health-care area(s). General contact information is available at:

In case of emergencyPatients 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 or click here.

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:


NL Healt Services continues to monitor the progress of severe winter conditions closely. Additional information will be provided, as required. For updates pertaining to NL Health Services facilities or its operations, please visit the NL Health Services Weather Watch siteNews Centre, or visit NL Health Services’ Facebook page and Twitter/X feed.



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