Walk-In Clinic of St. Joseph Community Health Centre: hours of operation and services modified until further notice

Dalhousie, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Due to a lack of medical resources, Vitalité Health Network is obliged to modify the schedule and services of the Walk-In Clinic of the St. Joseph Community Health Centre in Dalhousie. Effective immediately and until further notice, the Walk-In Clinic will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays. And the services available during the week will be modified. A doctor will be providing services on Mondays and Tuesdays only. From Wednesday to Friday, nurse practitioners and registered nurses will be providing services.

The President and CEO of the Network, Gilles Lanteigne, is disappointed with this decision.  “After examining all our options, we unfortunately have limited solutions. Services will nevertheless be provided during the week with the help of nurse practitioners and registered nurses. Our shortage of medical resources is such that we are unable to cover certain days of the week as well as weekends,” he explained.

Please note the schedule below when services will be available. During the week, the clinic will remain open on its usual schedule, i.e. from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but services will be provided by either a doctor, nurse practitioner or registered nurse, depending on the day of the week and time of day.

New schedule for the Walk-In Clinic of the St. Joseph Community Health Centre

  • Mondays and Tuesdays: Services provided by a doctor from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: Services provided by nurse practitioners from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by registered nurses from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Note that a limited number of patients can be seen.
  • Saturdays and Sundays: Clinic closed.

People who need to see a doctor are asked to make an appointment with their family doctor or to visit the Emergency Department of their nearest hospital. Tele-Care 811 is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for health information and advice from a registered nurse.

The Network regrets any inconvenience that this situation could cause.