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Update to Emergency Services at Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre

Service Closures & UpdatesPublic Service AnnouncementsEastern-Rural
Posted: July 1, 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services advises the public that emergency services at Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre on Bell Island will now be available for Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. to Sunday, July 2, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. Emergency services had previously been announced as a temporary closure for this timeframe.

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 emergency department. If you are unsure if you should go to the emergency department please call the 811 HealthLine or click here.

While emergency services are closed, all other services will continue as usual, including:

  • Long-term care
  • Primary Health Care services (Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for statutory holidays). This includes the primary health-care clinic, community health, laboratory and X-ray services, and outpatient services. Patients may call 709-488-2821 for an appointment.
  • The Opioid Management Clinic (seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

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:

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


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