HEALTH PEI CLOSURES FOR TODAY - Blog - CFCY
February 8, 2021 | by: jolene

HEALTH PEI CLOSURES FOR TODAY

Due to weather the following Health PEI services have been impacted:

·         COVID-19 Testing Sites (Borden, O’Leary, Slemon Park, Park Street, Montague) cancelled

·         Cough and Fever Clinic at Park Street, Charlottetown cancelled

·         COVID-19 Vaccine toll-free line is closed

·         Women’s Wellness Program & Sexual Health Services closed

·         Morning appointments at the Charlottetown Ob/Gyn Clinic, located at the Mount cancelled further update at 12

·         Non-essential Ambulatory Care Services at Prince County Hospital which includes Oncology, Endoscopy and Day Surgeries are cancelled

·         QEH Ambulatory Care, Cancer Treatment Center, and Diagnostic Imaging at QEH and Prince County Hospital are requesting patients call ahead before their appointments.

·         Central Queens Health Centre, Cornwall Health Centre, Four Neighborhoods Health Centre, Gulf Shore Health Centre, Parkdale Medical Centre delayed opening until 10 am with further announcement at 9 am

·         Eastern Kings Health Centre in Souris and the Montague Health Centre are closed for patient appointments.

·         Alberton, O’Leary and Tyne Valley health Centers closed for the day

·         Queens East Primary Care Network is canceling all appointments until 12 with a further announcement at 10:30. This includes INR, COPD and hypertension appointments at the Polycinic and the Diabetes Education Center at Sherwood Business Centere.

  •   Health PEI Garfield street and Medicare Office will be closed to the public until 10:30.

Here are four additional Health PEI services impacted by today’s weather:

  • Kings County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department Closure until 10:30
  • Kensington Health Centre and Harbourside Health Centre morning appointments cancelled
  • Jennifer Wood, Nurse Practitioner (Crapaud) delayed until 10 a.m with further announcement at 9 a.m
  • Dr. Michelle McKenna’s office (Polyclinic) as well as the former practice of Dr. George Carruthers (Queen Street Medical) morning appointments cancelled

Appointments for all of the following Public Health & Children’s Developmental Services programs and services are delayed until 10:30, further announcement by 9:30am (a few exceptions for school-based programs that are cancelled for the day):

·       Public Health Nursing – appointments cancelled until 10:30, further announcement by 9:30am, in all offices – West Prince, East Prince, Queens and Kings

·       Speech Language Pathology – appointments cancelled until 10:30, further announcement by 9:30am, in all offices – West Prince, East Prince, Queens and Kings

·       Audiology – appointments cancelled until 10:30, further announcement by 9:30am, (office is located in Charlottetown)

·       Pediatric Psychology Services – appointments cancelled until 10:30, further announcement by 9:30am (office is located in Charlottetown)

·       Dental Public Health – appointments cancelled until 10:30, further announcement by 9:30am, in all offices – Summerside and Charlottetown; school-based program cancelled for the day (due to school closure)

·       Hep C Treatment Program – appointments cancelled until 10:30, further announcement by 9:30am (office is located in Charlottetown)

·       Community Nutrition Program – appointments cancelled until 10:30, further announcement by 9:30am,  in all offices – West Prince, East Prince, Queens and Kings

·       School Therapy Occupational Therapy – school-based program cancelled for the day (due to school closure)

Depending on the program or service, virtual care may be offered in place of an in-person appointment where applicable.

Information related to services impacted by the weather is available at www.healthpei.ca/storm-centre

Anyone with emergency medical needs should call 911 or seek emergency services when:

·             experiencing discomfort or tightness in the chest;

·             experiencing unusual shortness of breath;

·             experiencing abdominal pain;

·             experiencing prolonged and persistent headache or dizziness;

·             an injury may require stitches or involve a broken bone;

·             a child has prolonged diarrhea or vomiting; or

·             a baby under six months of age has a fever of 38°C (100.4°F) or higher.

If you have any health concerns or need immediate health information, call 811 to speak to an experienced registered nurse for advice on the best course of action.

Contact information for primary care walk-in-clinics: www.healthpei.ca/walkinclinics

A Stroke is medical emergency, not drive to the hospital CALL 9-1-1. Learn the signs of stroke, think FASTFace: is it drooping? Arms: can you raise both? Speech: is it slurred or jumbled? Time to call 9-1-1 right away.

Islanders with appointments at hospitals, clinics and other health care services are reminded to please call ahead to confirm their appointment – or notify staff if they are unable to make the appointment.