Public Notice: Service Level Updates in Sahtu, Dehcho and Yellowknife Regions

UPDATED August 26 to reflect extended reduced services in Yellowknife.


Please visit for more information on health care service levels for each region.

Sahtu and Dehcho Regions

All Health Centres in the Sahtu and Dehcho regions will be running on emergency services only until further notice. Emergency services are still available; regular appointments and non-urgent issues may be delayed. Contact your health centre for information.

Those that would like to book immunizations, including the COVID-19 vaccine, should call their local health centre to find out when they may be able to get vaccinated.

Those that have symptoms of COVID-19 or are concerned with being in contact with COVID-19 should remain at home and call their local Health Centre for screening. Please do not show up in person to the Health Centre without calling ahead. Call the Health Centre first and the Health Care staff will provide information on where testing will take place.

Yellowknife Region

Due to staffing redeployment to support outbreak management, Yellowknife Primary Care Clinic and Frame Lake Community Health Centre will be providing virtual appointments until September 11th for most appointments, some will still require patients to attend so please contact the clinic or if you have not been contacted assume your appointment will continue in person.

Yellowknife Public Health will be operating on reduced services until September 11. Appointments related to STI testing, Workers Safety and Compensation Commission, and newborn vaccinations will still be available during this time; if you are unsure if your appointment will proceed, please call ahead. Emergency services in Yellowknife are still available, however regular appointments and non-urgent issues may be delayed.

To book COVID-19 testing or vaccination in Yellowknife, please use the online booking service or call Public Health at 767-9120. Online booking is preferred.