A new $2.5-million medical facility has officially opened near Boat Harbour on the Burin Peninsula, N.L. The 4,000-square-foot building, known as the Placentia West Medical Clinic (Placentia West), will provide medical and community health services to approximately 3,000 residents in the surrounding communities.
Primary care services and programs offered at the new facility include:
- Community health nursing – public health, home and community care;
- Family medicine outpatient clinics;
- Blood collection; and
- Mental health services.
“The new clinic reflects our strategic priorities of increasing access to services in rural areas and improving population health,” says David Diamond, President and CEO of Eastern Health, the largest integrated health organization in Newfoundland and Labrador. “With the opening of the Placentia West Medical Clinic, our service levels to residents of the area will increase and stabilize, enhancing the quality of care to the residents we serve on the Burin Peninsula.”
The facility replaces existing medical clinics in Parker’s Cove, Petite Forte and the St. Bernard’s Community Health Office.
Community-based services and physician hours are offered at Placentia West five and three days per week, respectively.