May 13, 2022
Central Health is experiencing a temporary physician shortage at the Baie Verte Peninsula Health Centre (BVPHC) in Baie Verte. Residents requiring emergency services during this time are advised to call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room where they will be seen. Individuals presenting to BVPHC may be assessed through a virtual emergency room service. There will be a healthcare provider available to support patient care on-site, as determined through the initial virtual ER assessment.
VIRTUAL ER at BVPHC
On-site emergency services will be supported through Virtual ER assessment on the following date and time:
Friday, May 13 from 4:00 pm to Sunday, May 15 at 8:00 am
Sunday, May 15 from 8:00 am to Wednesday, May 18 at 8:00 am
For more on Virtual ERs please click here.
Central Health continues its efforts in recruitment for this area for both physicians and non-physician healthcare workers. We apologize for this interruption of service and thank the public for their understanding and patience as we continue to focus on providing safe and quality care for the residents of the central region.
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.
A new webpage has been created to keep a list of Virtual ERs and/or Temporary Closures in one place. Please visit www.centralhealth.nl.ca/temporary-closures-and-ver.