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Emergency Services

Emergency Departments are open 24 hours a day to provide emergency care to people suffering from serious or urgent medical problems.
Emergency departments at Eastern Health are open during the pandemic, including the U.S. Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence with specific times.
If you experience a health emergency, please go to your local emergency department or call ambulance service. Our hospitals are equipped to treat emergencies safely during COVID-19, please do not delay seeking medical attention when you need it.
If you are not seriously ill, please do not visit the emergency department. Non-urgent issues presenting at the emergency department will not be seen more quickly than normal, and patients may be putting themselves at potentially higher risk of COVID-19 exposure by visiting for non-urgent reasons.
For more information on our emergency departments, please visit our website at:
Not urgent care? 
If you require non-urgent care, that is family practice and primary care, there are other options you can avail of: 
  • Please contact your family doctor or nurse practitioner if you have one. Many health-care providers are currently offering virtual care options such as phone or video conference appointments. 
  • If you do not have a family doctor, individuals can call the 811 HealthLine (811 / TTY 1-888-709-3555) to speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week about any health issue or concern. For more information about the 811 Health Line, please visit: For more information regarding family physicians who may be accepting new patients, individuals may also wish to visit the Find A Doctor NL webpage:   


Updated Mar 15, 2021