Looking for primary health care?

If you have a health emergency, please go to your local emergency department or call an ambulance service at 911.

If you have a regular primary health provider, such as a family doctor or nurse practitioner

Please call your regular health provider to make an appointment.

Many health-care providers, including some walk-in clinics, offer virtual care options such as phone or video conference appointments.

If you have concerns about your health, please contact your doctor or nurse practitioner. Family physicians are able to consult with on-call specialists to determine whether urgent investigation of a patient’s health issue is required.

If you do not have a regular primary health provider

Find a family physician

For information regarding family physicians who may be accepting new patients, please visit the Find A Doctor NL webpage.

Patient Connect NL

Patient Connect NL is a provincial web-based list of individuals who have identified as being without a primary care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) in Newfoundland and Labrador. Individuals may register online or by telephone at 1-833-913-4679 to be placed on the list, with the goal of becoming a patient of a CTC and attached to a primary care provider.
For more information about Patient Connect NL, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/hcs/patient-connect-nl/.

Collaborative clinics and other primary health-care services

Eastern Health offers primary health-care clinics around the region, including community-based services to specific groups and walk-in clinics. Please see a listing of clinics for the St. John’s metro area and rural regions.

Other options

NL HealthLine 811

If you do not have a family doctor or a regular health provider, you can call the 811 NL 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, or you may visit a walk-in clinic.

Virtual care

The 811 NL HealthLine has a nurse practitioner virtual care service. Virtual appointments can also be scheduled with a nurse practitioner for urgent, non-emergency health issues via telephone, text or video. Appointments for these virtual walk-in clinics are available seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Mental health

Access mental health services:


Call your pharmacy if you need a prescription renewed.

Pharmacists can provide short-term renewals for most prescriptions, as well as provide health advice for common health concerns.

Dietitian services

Dial-a-Dietitian is a free, confidential service that connect with a registered dietitian for trusted nutrition advice. Call 811 to speak to a local dietitian today.

If you have a health emergency

If you have a health emergency, please go to your local emergency department or call ambulance service at 911.

Emergency departments are staffed 24 hours a day. Nurses and physicians are there to support you during urgent situations.

Our hospitals are equipped to treat emergencies safely during COVID-19, please do not delay seeking medical attention when you need it.

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Last updated: 2022-03-09