What is the HealthLine?

HealthLine is a confidential and free telephone line staffed by experienced Registered Nurses. It is available to all residents of Newfoundland and Labrador any time, day or night. Call 811 to speak to a Registered Nurse.

HealthLine can help you decide what steps to take to manage your physical and mental health, and the health of your family. HealthLine nurses can also provide information about health services in your area, and answer questions you may have about health-related topics.

What can I call about?

We all experience health concerns from time to time. Maybe you recently had surgery, you have a headache that will not go away, you fell and hurt your hip, or your baby has a rash and you are not sure what to do.

Maybe you are living with a chronic disease, like diabetes or heart disease that you are trying to manage by yourself at home.

No matter what your symptom, the HealthLine nurses will give you expert advice about the best approach to care and what to do next.

Examples of symptoms people call about:

  • Chest pain
  • Vomiting
  • High blood pressure
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Diabetes
  • High or low blood sugar
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Heart rate/heartbeat questions
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Swelling
  • Rash
  • Reflux
  • First aid
  • Disease prevention
  • Blood test questions
  • Screening
  • Post-surgery questions

Women’s Health

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast feeding
  • Irregular periods
  • Pregnancy
  • Breast screening
  • Cervical screening
  • Miscarriage
  • Menopause

Men’s Health

  • Colon cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Cancer screening
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Sexual dysfunction

Teen Health

  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Contraception
  • Depression
  • Healthy eating
  • Menstruation
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexually transmitted infection

Infant and Children’s Health

  • Allergies
  • Breastfeeding
  • Infant eating
  • Introducing solid food
  • Medications
  • Vaccinations

Senior’s Health

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cataract surgery
  • Dementia
  • Early disease detection
  • Elder abuse
  • Flu
  • High blood pressure
  • Medications