Central Health launches Virtual Care Services at Bay d’Espoir Medical Clinic
Effective April 30th, 2020, residents of St. Alban’s and surrounding areas will be able to attend appointments with a physician from the comfort of their home. Residents can call the clinic to set up an appointment beginning today, Tuesday April 29, 2020. To reach the clinic, residents can call (709) 538-3244.
On the day of the appointment, the patient will have the option of speaking to a physician over the phone or via video from a personal device. If an in-person clinical assessment is required, that will be booked with the physician (virtually) and/or Registered Nurse (in person). A Nurse Practitioner may also be available at that time to further assist a patient in person. If necessary, patients that present to their appointment with emergent concerns will be tended to by an EMS team initiated by a 911 call from the physician or Registered Nurse and transported to the most appropriate Emergency Department.
Virtual appointments with physicians will take place two days a week, with the intent to expand the hours in line with demand. In addition to the virtual care services, the Bay d’Espoir Medical Clinic will continue to operate Monday to Friday with a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner on hand and offer services such as X-Ray, EKG and blood work. To reach the clinic, residents can call (709) 538-3244.