Skip to main content


Back to all news

Services in Central Zone Impacted by Adverse Weather

Service Closures & UpdatesPublic Service AnnouncementsCentral
Posted: March 8, 2024

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services advises the public that the Bay d’Espoir Medical Clinic in St. Alban’s and the St Alban’s Community Health Clinic are closed for the remainder of the day (March 8) due to adverse weather.  Please note the Bay d’Espoir Ambulance Service is not impacted by the change in service and can be accessed by calling 911.

NL Health Services reminds the public that, due to adverse weather, all Eastern-Urban and Eastern-Rural zone administrative buildings and community buildings/health sites 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, are closed today (March 8). 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.

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. 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 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 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 Health Services continues to monitor the progress of severe winter conditions closely. 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.


Back to all news