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Update to Services Impacted Due to Adverse Weather

Service Closures & UpdatesPublic Service AnnouncementsEastern-RuralEastern-Urban
Posted: February 14, 2024

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services advises the public of the following service changes due to adverse weather today (February 14, 2024):

  • Outpatient blood collection clinics offered at locations other than hospitals in Eastern zones have been cancelled. Blood collection will continue at hospitals as usual.
  • Central bookings for outpatient medical imaging services will be unavailable for the remainder of the day.
  • Urgent care services at Dr. William H. Newhook Community Health Centre in Whitbourne are closed for the remainder of the day. Please note that paramedic services at the site are not impacted by the change in service.
  • The community walk-in clinic located at 50 Mundy Pond Road in St. John’s will be closed for the remainder of the day.

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 (February 14, 2024). 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 site, News Centre, or visit NL Health Services’ Facebook page and Twitter/X feed.


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