FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northern Health has announced that it is expanding its hours of service for the COVID-19 Online Clinic and Info line.

According to a tweet from Northern Health, the new hours of operation for the COVID-19 Online Clinic and Info line will be 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week, including holidays.

Northern Health Communications Advisor, Haylee Seiter, says the reason for the extended hours is to provide access to people during hours that may be more convenient to the public.

“The Clinic has a lot of congestion in the first few hours creating long wait times every morning. By extending the hours we’re providing more options for accessing care without people having to wait a long time.”

While hours have been extended, you should still consider calling after 1:00 p.m. for shorter wait times.

For more information on COVID-19, you can call the info line at 1-844-645-7811.