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Temporary Changes to Services at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre

Service Closures & UpdatesPublic Service AnnouncementsEastern-Rural
Posted: August 23, 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services advises the public of temporary changes to services at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre due to human resource challenges.

Virtual emergency services will be available from:

Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. to Friday, August 25, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.,

When virtual emergency services are in place, residents can proceed to the ER at Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre as usual where they will be assessed and transferred to another hospital, if necessary. The emergency department will be staffed by a nurse practitioner and a respiratory therapist, supported by a physician who will be available virtually.

Emergency services will be temporarily closed from:

Friday, August 25, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. to Sunday, August 27, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.

During this time, 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 the nearest open emergency department. If you are unsure if you should go to the emergency department, please call the 811 HealthLine or click here.

Urgent care services will be available on:

Saturday, August 26, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A limited number of same-day appointments are available via phone or walk-in on a first-come, first-served basis. To make a same-day appointment, patients may call 709-468-7881. Upon arriving onsite, patients are advised to proceed to admitting/registration.

Urgent care is open to patients with or without a family health-care provider, offers access to same-day, urgent, health-care services and is an alternative to visiting an emergency department for non-emergency issues. Examples of patients who may been seen at an urgent care clinic include those who have cold and flu symptoms, fever, earaches, urinary tract infections, rashes, and minor injuries such as cuts, scrapes. More information on urgent care can be found HERE.

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 in the eastern zones, 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 Bonavista area.


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