Eastern Health Launches New Information Platform for Family Practice Physicians

In an effort to keep family practice physicians from all over the Eastern Health region and beyond, we have launched a new information platform. Here, family practice physicians can learn the latest procedures, techniques, and protocols for everything from the latest blood collection guidance in Eastern Health to directions on the latest prescription options in family practice.


Dial 1-800 when Requesting Flu Shots for Home Visits

Eastern Health would like to remind the public of the importance of dialing
1-800 before 770-7741 when requesting a home visit to get their flu shot. Dialing the number without 1-800 directs calls to the wrong number.

Home visits by community health nurses are available to the very frail or homebound who cannot travel to a flu clinic, or visit a pharmacist or doctor to get their flu shot.

These individuals can also call their local Community Health Office from Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to arrange their flu shot. Contact numbers can be found at

Eastern Health thanks the public for their consideration and reminds individuals that getting a flu shot is important every year, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting vaccinated will help reduce the spread of influenza in our communities and help reduce the impact on the health-care system in the event of a potential surge of COVID-19 cases.


Eastern Health Offers Influenza Vaccinations for Clients requiring Home Visits

As of November 3, 2020, individuals with health concerns who are unable to access the flu vaccine through either the public clinics, their family physician, or pharmacist can request a home visit to get their flu shot.

Individuals requiring this service can call the Community Support Program at 1-800-770-7741 or call their local Community Health Office from Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact numbers for local Community Health Offices can be found at

Individuals leaving a message are asked to include their name, address, contact telephone number and MCP number. Calls will be returned within two business days.