Changes in health care ser­vice providers

The Pilot - - NEWS - christy.janes@pi­lotnl.ca BY CHRISTY JANES

As of Oct. 3, res­i­dents of New World Is­land and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties will see some changes in pri­mary care providers at the New World Is­land Com­mu­nity Health Cen­tre.

There will be no change to health care services.

In a press re­lease from Cen­tral Health it was noted that Cen­tral Health con­tin­ues to ac­tively seek both locum (in­terim) and long-term pri­mary care provider cov­er­age for the area.

Services cur­rently pro­vided at the New World Is­land Com­mu­nity Health Cen­tre will con­tinue with the ex­cep­tion of walk-in clinic services.

An email from Cen­tral Health to The Pi­lot stated, “Per­sons need­ing these services should go to the walk in clinic at the Notre Dame Bay Me­mo­rial Health Cen­tre in Twill­ingate.”

The Notre Dame Bay Me­mo­rial Health Cen­tre will con­tinue to sup­port the New World Is­land Com­mu­nity Health Cen­tre to en­sure that any walk in clinic needs, test re­sults and pre­scrip­tion is­sues are ad­dressed. Emer­gency services will con­tinue as nor­mal.

The email from Cen­tral Health went on to read that sched­uled clin­ics will con­tinue, how­ever, some clin­ics will be pro­vided by a physi­cian and oth­ers will be pro­vided by nurse prac­ti­tion­ers. A sched­ule of the cov­er­age by these pri­mary care providers can be found on the Cen­tral Health web­site at www. cen­tral­health.nl.ca as well as the Road to the Isles Pri­mary Health Care Face­book page at https:// www. face­book. com/ Isles- ofNotre-Dame-Pri­mary-Health­Care- 210797362431476/? hc_ ref=SEARCH.

Any can­cel­la­tions will also be posted through these sites. Res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to check these sites for up­dates.

Cen­tral Health ap­pre­ci­ates the pa­tience of clients dur­ing this time and apol­o­gizes for any in­con­ve­nience.

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