Community Health Nursing

Community health nurses delivers public health services for people of all ages in private homes, clinics, schools and other community sites. Programs inform, assess, educate and support individuals in the community and offer screening, referrals, and follow-up services. Services include Child Health Care such as childhood immunizations, vision/hearing screening, developmental screening and education sessions on nutrition, dental, smoking, childbirth, prenatal/postnatal education, reproductive and sexual health.

Community health nurses provides breastfeeding education to students, prenatal and postnatal clients. Community health nurses provide extensive breastfeeding support through home visits and telephone visits with clients. In some areas,  breastfeeding support groups are offered at work sites  or through Family Resource Centres.

Community health nurses play an important role in health promotion and work closely with the primary health care team in their local area to address the health needs of the community.

Community health nurses also provide Communicable Disease programs to help reduce the amount of contagious diseases in the community (such as chicken pox, measles, influenza, meningitis, head lice, scabies and HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases).

Please contact the Community Health Nurse in your community for more information:

Benoit's Cove - Public Health Nurse
P.O. Box 160
Benoit's Cove, NL
A0L 1A0
Phone: 789-2832

Burgeo - Public Health Nurse
Calder Health Care Centre
P.O. Box 460, 7 Peddle Place
Burgeo, NL
A0N 2H0
Phone: 886-3360

Cape St. George - Public Health Nurse
Box 15, Site 3, RR#2
Port au Port, NL
A0N 1T0
Phone: 642-5463

Corner Brook - Public Health Nurse
1 Brookfield Ave. - Corner Brook Community Health Care, fifth floor
Corner Brook, NL
Phone: 632-2830

Cow Head - Public Health Nurse
P.O.Box 100
125 Main Street
Cow Head, NL
AOK 2A0  
Phone: 243-2129

Deer Lake - Public Health Nurse
20 Farm Road
Deer Lake, NL
A8A 1J3
Phone: 635-7830, 635-7831

Doyles - Public Health Nurse
Doyles Clinic
P.O. Box 112
Doyles, NL
A0N 1J0
Phone: 955-2443

Hampden - Public Health Nurse
P.O. Box 57
163-165 Main Road
Hampden, NL
A0K 2Y0
Phone: 455-3333

Jeffreys - Medical Clinic
637 Main Road
Jeffreys, NL
A0N 1P0
Phone: 645-2541

Meadows - Public Health Nurse
11 A Community Hall Road
Meadows, NL
A2H 6B9
Phone: 783-2123

Norris Point - Public Health Nurse
P.O Box 70
131-133 Main Street
Norris Point, NL
A0K 3V0
Phone: 458-2381 ext. 264

Pasadena - Public Health Nurse
83A Midland Row
Pasadena, NL
A0L 1K0
Phone: 686-5052

Picadilly - Public Health Nurse
Box 15, Site 3, RR#2
97 Main Road
Port au Port, NL
A0N 1T0
Phone: 642-5463

Port aux Basques - Public Health Nurse
MP Place
P.O. Box 100
3-9 Barhaven Place
Port aux Basques, NL
Phone: 695-6250

Port Saunders - Public Health Nurse
Rufus Guinchard Health Center
P.O Box 40
157 Route 430-26
Port Saunders, NL
A0K 4H0
Phone: 861-9126, ext 6

Ramea - Public Health Nurse
P.O. Box 269
Ramea, NL
A0N 2J0
Phone: 886-2261 / 886-2294

Stephenville - Public Health Nurse
149 Montana Drive, 2nd Floor
Stephenville, NL
A2N 2T4
Phone: 643-8701

Stephenville Crossing - Public Health Nurse
P.O. Box 435
1 Hospital Road
Stephenville Crossing, NL
A0N 2C0
Phone: 646-2762

St. George's - Public Health Nurse
P.O. Box 106
St. George's, NL
A0N 1Z0
Phone 647-3851

Woody Point - Public Health Nurse
P. O Box 9
197 Main Street
Woody Point, NL
A0K 1P0
Phone: 453-2401