Our 2 Astrolabes, dated from the early 1600's were discovered near Channel-Port aux Basques. They are both in mint condition and in working order. A very rare and valuable find for Newfoundland and all of Canada.

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The healthcare system in Canada is funded by the federal, provincial and territorial governments with the main source of revenue being taxation. In Newfoundland and Labrador, the health care system consists of services between a patient and a health professional, including physicians, nurse practitioners, public health officials, social workers, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists.

Ensuring that individuals have access to services in a timely manner is one of the most important goals of the primary health care system in the province. The Town of Channel-Port aux Basques provides residents with tremendous access to health resources.

Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre

The main source of healthcare is given to individuals at the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre, which serves approximately 9,000 people of the Southwest Coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. This facility has 44 beds, with 26 of those being designated for Long Term Care, 2 slow paced Rehab beds, 2 Respite, 12 Acute Care, 21 ICU beds and 1 Palliative Care Room.

Additional services include:
• Medical Services
• Nursing Services
• Ambulatory Care (OPD, Chemotherapy, Day Surgery)
• Emergency Services 24/7
• Obstetrical Services (minimal)
• Surgical Services (minimal)
• Lab & Diagnostic (including ultrasound)
• Recreation & Outreach
• Rehab Services (OT, Physio, Social Work)
• Pharmacy Services
• Speech/Language Pathology
• Nutritional Services
• Support Services (Housekeeping, Maintenance, Dietary, Medical Records, Accounting, Material Management)
• Volunteer Services

The health centre also provides health services at three satellite clinics, Doyles in the Codroy Valley, Rose Blanche Clinic on the Southwest coast and the La Poile clinic which is accessible only by boat or helicopter. Under the Auspice of the centre there is a Senior Complex adjacent to the site that consists of twenty one cottages and a twenty one unit apartment building.

Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre
1 Grand Bay Road (P.O. Box 250)
Channel-Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-2175
Website: www.westernhealth.nl.ca

Medical Care Plan In Newfoundland

The provincial Medical Care Plan was developed in 1969 and was designed to cover costs affiliated with physician services received by residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Medical Care Plan (MCP) merged with the Department of Health and Community Services on April 1, 2000 and continues to provide services including:
• visits to Physician Office, Hospital or Beneficiary’s Resident
• surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including anesthesia
• pre- and post-operative care
• complete maternity care
• radiology interpretive services
• certain surgical-dental procedures which are medically necessary to be performed in hospital by a dentist or oral surgeon


Those eligible in being covered by the Medical Care Plan must be in at least one of the following categories:
• Canadian Citizens
• Landed Immigrants
• Foreign Workers
• International Students (program of study must be at least 12 months)

Those types of individuals not eligible for the Medical Care Plan, even if they are living in Newfoundland and Labrador include:
• Students from other provinces and territories
• Dependents of residents of another province/territory
• Certified refugees and refugee claimants
• Foreign workers with Employment Authorizations that do not meet the established criteria
• Tourists, transients and visitors
• Dependents of any of the above excluded categories
• Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police personnel
• Inmates of federal prisons
• Armed Forces personnel of other countries stationed in the province

MCP Application

In order to qualify for the MCP in Newfoundland and Labrador, the individual must provide required documentation. For further information, visit http://www.health.gov.nl.ca.

For inquiries regarding MCP registration:
Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Care Plan
22 High Street (P.O. Box 5000)
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2Y4
Tel: 1-800-563-1557

Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Care Plan
St. John’s/Avalon Area
57 Margaret’s Place (P.O. Box 8700)
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6
Tel: 1-866-449-4459

Dental Health Plan-Children Dental Health Program

Children 12 years and under and between the ages of 13-17 are eligible for dental services in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador if their parents are in receipt of income support benefits. This category of children has automatic coverage. Coverage now extends to those children between the ages of 13-17 living in families with low income, with an annual net income of $30,000.00 CDN or less but are not in receipt of income support benefits. Families under this category must first apply for coverage through the Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program.

The children’s dental program covers the following dental services for all children, up to and including age twelve:
• examinations at six-month intervals
• cleanings at 12-month intervals
• fluoride applications for children ages six to 12 at 12-month intervals (except where the School Rinse Program is in place)
• some x-rays
• routine fillings and extractions
• sealants

Services covered for children 13 to 17 in families receiving income support or eligible families with low incomes include:
• examinations every 24 months
• some x-rays
• routine fillings and extractions
• emergency examinations when a patient has pain, an infection or experienced trauma

For further information on Newfoundland and Labradors Dental Health Plan, visit: http://www.health.gov.nl.ca.

Dental Health Plan Application

To apply for the Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Health Plan, visit: http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/mcp/CDHP_Application.pdf

For Inquiries Regarding Dental Eligibility and Dental Letters:
Tel: 1-888-859-3535 Fax: 1-888-272-2444
For Inquiries Regarding Dental Services:
Tel: 1-800-440-4405

General Practioners in Channel-Port aux Basques

Dr. David Thomas
37 Main Street
Channel-Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-6295 Fax: (709) 695-6296

Dr. Mothafar Mosawe
11 Water Street West (P.O. Box 68)
Channel-Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-7303 Fax: (709) 695-7345

Dr. Richard Taor
37 Main Street (P.O. Box 658)
Channel-Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-3921 Fax: (709) 695-7946

Dr. Tamazadeene Razaik
11 Water Street West (P.O. Box 370)
Channel-Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-2196 Fax: (709) 695-2198

Dr. Tawfik Husni
11 Water Street West
Channel-Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-3303 Fax: (709) 695-3342

Dr. Wendy Graham
37 Main Street (P.O. Box 10)
Channel-Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-7775 Fax: (709) 695-5757

Massage Therapy South West Coast Massage Clinic
3-9 Bar Haven Drive
Channel-Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-9333


Dr. Douglas Cote
27 Grand Bay Road; Suite 3
P.O. Box 1209
Channel-Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-2169 Fax: (709) 695-2160


Dr. Dulach O’Brien
37 Main Street (P.O. Box 1150)
Channel-Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-7557 Fax: (709) 695-3061

View Provincial Newcomers Guide
We strongly recommend the Newfoundland & Labrador official Newcomers Guide as a highly valuable resource. This 94 page guide is maintained with useful information surrounding government, housing, transportation, travel, education, childcare, healthcare, legal system, employment and much more. This indispensible tool contains information about many essential facts which will greatly help your adaptation to our province & Channel-Port aux Basques.

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