Public Health Nursing Services – Eastern Health

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St John’s East                                  St. John’s Centre & North
(709) 752-3585                           Tel: (709) 752-3560

Torbay                                               Rabbittown
(709) 437-2201                           Tel: (709) 752-4946

St. John’s Downtown                        St. John’s West
(709) 752-4800                            Tel: (709) 752-4317

Portugal Cove
(709) 895-7051        



The goal of nursing services is to work with individuals and families to achieve an optimal level of well being. Community Health Nurses initiate and participate in activities that support healthy lifestyle and create supportive environments within a primary health care framework.The main focus of these programs is health promotion, health protection, disease and injury prevention, health surveillance, population health assessment and emergency preparedness and response.

Target Population:

Individuals of all ages / families

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Prenatal Education and Support
  • Healthy Beginnings Program: Support for Newborns, Young Children and their Families
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Child Health Clinics
  • Preschool Health Check Clinics
  • Communicable Disease Control and Follow-up
  • Environmental Public Health
  • Nursing services are provided on referral and are based upon assessed need.
  • Community Health Nurses work in partnership with other professionals (e.g. Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Nutritionists) to provide comprehensive services.

Referrals to any of the nursing programs may be made by family physicians, hospitals, or individuals requiring care and/or services. Nursing offices are located throughout the region.