Placentia Health Centre has 75 long term care beds and 10 in-patient beds.  The long term care patients and 40 residental housing units for seniors are part of the Lions Manor Nursing Home.
Services include: 24 hour emergency care, chemotherapy, diabetes education, pastoral care.  Routine laboratory and radiology services are provided on site and a mobile ultrasound service is available by appointment. Allied health services are shared with long term care and other sites.  These services include: clinical nutrition, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, respiratory therapy and social work.  The ambulatory care services include EKG, Holter Monitoring, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Intravenous Medications, and Foot Care.

The Fort Louis Medical Clinic is located on Main Road in the Lawton’s Drug Building, approximately 1 km away from the Placentia Health Centre. 

Please remember to wear your name tag at all times while in the hospital / clinic. No aftershave, perfume or scented deodorants are permitted. 

As a medical student / resident you have already received an Eastern Health orientation in St. John’s.  As a result, medical students and residents are not required to redo the orientation while training elsewhere in the rural Eastern Region.

Community Overview

The population of the town and its catchment area is between 6,000 to 8,000 people depending on the industries peak times in the area.

General Information about Placentia can be found at:

Transportation & Accommodations

There is no public transit in Placentia.  The phone number for the various taxis are: Busy Bee Cabs: 709-227-1600; Placentia Cabs: 709-227-9211; and Jude’s Cabs: 709-227-4999. 

Learners completing training in either the hospital or clinic are provided accommodations whenever possible. For more information about accommodations, please contact the APA for Placentia at

Contact Information
Placentia Health Centre Switchboard:  709-227-2061

If you require the contact information or additional information about Placentia, please connect with the APA for Placentia at