In addition to being an access point, 811 is also an e-mental health tool, confidential and free, and staffed by experienced Registered Nurses. It is available to all residents of Newfoundland and Labrador any time, day or night.

811 HealthLine nurses are available 24/7 to listen, provide support, and connect you to health services in your area. If you are experiencing a mental health and addictions crisis, need support, or are looking for health information, call 811.

811 HealthLine nurses can answer questions you may have about health-related topics that include but are not limited to:

  • Chest pain
  • Vomiting
  • High blood pressure
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Diabetes
  • High or low blood sugar
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Heart rate/heartbeat questions
  • Dizziness
  • Children’s health
  • Prostate cancer
  • Cancer screening
  • Sexually transmitted infection
  • Elder abuse
  • Early disease detection
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Substance abuse
  • Postpartum
  • Abuse
  • Gender and Identity

 

  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Swelling
  • Rash
  • Reflux
  • First aid
  • Disease prevention
  • Blood test questions
  • Screening
  • Allergies
  • Irregular periods
  • Post-surgery questions
  • Depression
  • Bullying
  • Pregnancy
  • Mental health crisis
  • Suicide
  • Flu
  • Dementia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anger
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting

Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Calls: Effective May 2, 2022 services traditionally offered through the Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line will now be provided by the 811 HealthLine. Individuals in need of crisis response or mental health and addictions support can simply dial 811, day or night, to speak with a registered nurse who is a trained crisis intervener.

Nurse Practitioner Virtual Care Service: This service can prevent unnecessary emergency room visits for non-emergent issues. Appointments are available everyday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., including weekends at no cost to any individual. The nurse practitioner can communicate over the phone or through videoconference. Individuals can book an appointment by calling 811 or using the 811 NL HealthLine app, free through the Apple and GooglePlay app stores.

Dial a Dietician: Dial a Dietician offers evidence-based healthy eating advice and is delivered by local dietitians by calling the NL HealthLine 811 or emailing a dietitian on the 811 HealthLine website. Dial-a-Dietitian connects residents directly to a dietitian; No referral from a health care provider is needed.  This service is available 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

If you use “Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)” or web-enabled telephone services like Canada VRS, Skype or Google Talk, 811 may not connect. Instead, call 1-888-709-2929 to reach the HealthLine. Out of Province cell phones will not connect to 811. Please use a landline.

Text option in the 811 HealthLine app is available ONLY for use by Deaf or hard-of-hearing callers and persons with communication difficulties who live within Newfoundland and Labrador. Register to text with a registered nurse using the 811 NL Healthline app. Download for free from the Apple and GooglePlay app stores.

 

Telephone
811 or 1-888-834-1252 (VRS)

A 24/7 emergency telephone service that responds to emergencies that require assistance form the police, fire department, or ambulance.

Telephone
911
The Bridges Program works collaboratively with youth, and their families, to build awareness, skills and the understanding needed to address mental health challenges.
What they do:
  • Focused, short-term individual psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Skill building groups
  • Psychiatric consultation

Admission to this program is coordinated through Child and Adolescent Central Intake.

 

Address
5th Floor, Southcott Hall
100 Forest Road, St. John’s, NL A1E 1E5
Telephone
(709) 777-7715/2200
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Facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.

For more information, call (709) 753-8550, or email office@cmhanl.ca or visit Canadian Mental Health Association Newfoundland & Labrador | CMHA-NL (cmhanl.ca)

Address
603 Topsail Road
St. John's, NL
A1E 2E1
Telephone
(709) 753-8550
Fax
(709) 753-8537
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A 24/7 text line that connects individuals with a trained, volunteer crisis responder. The service is free, confidential, and provided by Kids Help Phone.

Youth can text 'TALK' to 686868 to connect. Adults can text 'HOME' to 741741 to connect.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment that works to provide a balance of acceptance and change using validation, problem solving and behaviour change strategies. DBT strives to help people acquire, strengthen and generalize new skills. Comprehensive treatment consists of weekly individual therapy sessions, a 24-week skills group, a consultation team for therapists and the availability of coaching calls to assist with skill development if necessary. For more information or to make a referral please call:

Bonavista
(709) 468-5318
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Clarenville
(709) 466-5723
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Rural Avalon
(Harbour Grace, Bay Roberts, Old Perlican, Placentia, Whitbourne, St. Mary’s, Holyrood)
(709) 945-6513
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

St. John’s
Central Intake, Adult
(709) 752-8888
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A service of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (MUN) for it's students. The Counselling and Psychological Services at MUN Grenfell site in Corner Brook offers individualized personal counselling and health and wellness supports and is dedicated to helping students remain healthy and make good life choices while pursuing their academic goals.

Hours:

Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Address
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive
Corner Brook
Telephone
(709) 637-7919
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Mental health emergency unit at the Waterford Hospital that provides assessment of urgent mental health concerns on a walk-in basis.

This service is available 24/7; no referral needed.

 

Address
306 Waterford Bridge Road
St. John's
Telephone
(709) 777-3021/3022
Google Maps

Offers a safe and supportive environment for those who have lost someone to suicide to share their experiences.

Address
Sobeys Community Room
360 Torbay Rd, St. John's, NL A1A 4E1
Telephone
(709) 726-4223
Google Maps

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment that works to provide a balance of acceptance and change using validation, problem solving and behaviour change strategies. DBT strives to help people acquire, strengthen and generalize new skills. Comprehensive treatment consists of weekly individual therapy sessions, a 24-week skills group, a consultation team for therapists and the availability of coaching calls to assist with skill development if necessary. For more information or to make a referral please call:

Central Triage 1-844-353-3330.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment that works to provide a balance of acceptance and change using validation, problem solving and behaviour change strategies. DBT strives to help people acquire, strengthen and generalize new skills. Comprehensive treatment consists of weekly individual therapy sessions, a 24-week skills group, a consultation team for therapists and the availability of coaching calls to assist with skill development if necessary. For more information or to make a referral please call:

Corner Brook: (709) 634-4506, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Stephenville: (709)643-8740, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Psychiatric emergency services are available in any emergency department.  The emergency department is staffed on a 24-hour basis.  A health professional, such as a Doctor or Nurse, assess all patients who present with mental health and addiction concerns.  The department also has access, when needed, to 24-hour, on-call coverage by a Psychiatrist or psychiatric staff.

Visit the emergency department nearest you.