Western Health Services in the Port aux Basques Area

Dr. Charles LeGrow Health Centre

The Dr. Charles LeGrow Health Centre is located in Port aux Basques and provides many of the essential health care services for the area. The following is a summary of the services available at the hospital:

  • Medical Services (2 salaried physicians)
  • Nursing Services
  • Emergency Care Services (24-hour coverage)
  • Ambulatory Care Services including Chemotherapy and Dialysis
  • Laboratory & Diagnostic (including ultrasound)
  • Recreation Therapy & Outreach
  • Social Work
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Speech/Language Pathology
  • Clinical Dietitian
  • Telehealth consultation

It is important to note that it is situated (approximately 2 ½ hours) from the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook, which is the major acute health care site for Western Health.  



There are 4 family physicians in the Port aux Basques area.  

Rural Medical Clinics

In addition to the Dr. Charles LeGrow Health Centre, there are 3 medical clinics located in the area serviced by a nurse practitioner:

  • Rose Blanche Medical Clinic with Nurse Practitioner services
  • LaPoile Medical Clinic with physician or Nurse Practitioner services
  • Doyles Medical Clinic with physician services 2 days/week and Nurse Practitioner services 2 days a week

See contact info for Medical Clinics

Long Term Care

The Dr. Charles LeGrow Health Centre has 30 long term care beds.  

Community Based Health Services

Western Health also offers the following community based services to the population of the PAB area:

  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Audiology (located in Stephenville but has a travelling clinic)
  • Community Health Nurses: Continuing Care Focus
  • Community Health Nurses: Public Health Focus
  • Community Supports
  • Primary Health Care Wellness Facilitator (located in Stephenville Crossing but provides service to the area)