Central Health operations update

August 3, 2022


As a result of current road closures in the Central region, Central Health would like to advise those travelling through the Connaigre Peninsula may experience delays. Patients with in-person appointments impacted by the road closure will be contacted by Central Health to reschedule appointments. Patients are encouraged to call the booking office number on their appointment letter if there are questions about this.

Those requiring emergency services are asked to present to the Connaigre Peninsula Health Centre, in Harbour Breton, at this time. Air ambulance services will be available to those in need of emergency medical transport.

Residents are asked to remain vigilant and follow any directions provided by the Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture at https://twitter.com/FFA_GovNL

Road closures updates will be provided by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure at https://twitter.com/ti_govnl

811 HealthLine

Residents are also reminded of the 811 HealthLine which they can avail of anytime. 811 Healthline is a confidential and free telephone line staffed by experienced Registered Nurses. 811 is available to all residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, of any age. Call 811 at any time, day or night, to speak to a Registered Nurse. They are always there for you.

The HealthLine has a nurse practitioner (NP) virtual care service. A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with additional education and experience who can diagnose and treat illnesses, prescribe medications, if required, to treat a variety of common health care conditions at every stage of life. This service can prevent unnecessary emergency room visits for non-emergent issues. Appointments with NPs over the phone or by video are available everyday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, including weekends. PLEASE NOTE THAT, DEPENDING ON APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY, IT COULD TAKE UP TO 3 DAYS TO SEE THE 811 NP.



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