The emergency department at Kings County Memorial Hospital in Montague is closed for most of the day Tuesday due to a "temporary lack of physician coverage," Health PEI said.

The emergency department will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, a written release said. It will be open again from 4-10 p.m.

Anyone with urgent medical needs should call 911 or seek emergency services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown if they have:

  • Discomfort or tightness in the chest.
  • Unusual shortness of breath.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Prolonged, persistent headache or dizziness.
  • An injury that requires stitches or a broken bone.
  • A child with prolonged diarrhea or vomiting.
  • A baby under six months of age with a fever of 38 C or higher.

Health PEI suggests for non-urgent care, people visit their primary care provider or a walk-in clinic.

Islanders can also call 811 to speak with an experienced registered nurse for advice on any health concerns.