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Medical, Health and Wellness

General

HealthLine (HCS)

Provides people with health advice and information from a registered nurse 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. All calls are confidential and free of charge. For more help call the telephone number or visit the website below.

1-888-709-2929
www.yourhealthline.ca/en/

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Pediatric Telephone Advice Line (HCS)

Registered nurses provide health advice and information for children up to 18 years of age. Service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. All calls are confidential and free of charge. For more help call (709) 722-1126 or 1-866-722-1126.

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Mental Health Crisis Line (HCS)

Provides a 24 hour telephone service for people who may be having mental health problems and need some immediate help. This service provides support and can also refer callers to ongoing support. All calls are confidential and free of charge. For more help call 1-888-737-4668.

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Problem Gambling Help Line (HCS)

Provides a 24 hour telephone service for people who may be in crisis as a result of their gambling. This service provides immediate support and can also refer callers to ongoing support. All calls are confidential and free of charge. For more help call 1-888-899-4357(HELP).

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Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Care Plan (MCP) (HCS)

Covers the cost of insured medical services for residents of the province, including immigrants and foreign students. To apply for a MCP card or get help, call 1-800-563-1557.

For more information on provincial programs and services visit www.gov.nl.ca Click on Departments/Agencies and then click on the department responsible for the program you are looking for.

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65Plus Plan

Seniors who have limited residency in Canada, and do not qualify for OAS may also apply for coverage of eligible prescription drugs. To request an application form or for more help, call one of the telephone numbers or visit the website below.

1-888-724-7760
(709) 753-3615
Department of Health and Community Services

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Regional Health Authorities (HCS)

Health care services are delivered through the Regional Health Authorities. Each Authority provides institutional and community-based services for its region.

Institutional services include hospital and long-term care services. Hospitals and health care centers provide 24-hour emergency services, outpatient clinics, laboratory and x-ray services. Long-term care services are offered in long-term care homes and health care centres.

In the community, services may include:

  • Home Care and Supportive Services
  • Health Promotion
  • Community Corrections
  • Health Protection
  • Child Care Services
  • Mental Health
  • Addiction Services
  • Intervention Services
  • Child, Youth and Family Services
  • Residential Services
  • Community Health Nursing Services
  • Community Social Work Services

For more help call one of the Regional Health Authority telephone numbers below.

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Regional Health Authorities

Eastern Health Authority

  • St. John’s - 1-709-752-4800
  • Rural Avalon - 1-709-759-3354
  • Bonavista, Clarenville - 1-709-468-5243
  • Burin - 1-709-891-5025
  • Web: www.easternhealth.ca

Central Health Authority

Western Health Authority

Labrador-Grenfell Health Authority

  • St. Anthony - 1-709-454-3333
  • Happy Valley – Goose Bay - 1-709-897-2000
  • Web: www.lghealth.ca

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