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Update to Urgent Care and Emergency Services in Bonavista

Service Closures & UpdatesPublic Service AnnouncementsEastern-Rural
Posted: September 15, 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services advises the public of service updates at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre.  

Emergency services: 

Friday, September 15  

  • Temporary CLOSURE beginning at 8:00 a.m. 

Saturday, September 16 

  • Temporary CLOSURE 

Sunday, September 17 

  • Temporary CLOSURE until 8:00 a.m. 
  • VIRTUAL ER from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  • OPEN beginning at 4:00 p.m. 

Urgent care services will be available on Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 8:00 a.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. 

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. 

When a Virtual ER is operating, 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. 

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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