SLMHC main entrance.

Hours and Entrances

 COVID-19 Update. Due to COVID-19, we have limited entrances to the hospital at this time.
Please view our page on COVID-19 for information on how we are currently impacted at the hospital and extended care unit for entrances and visiting your loved ones.

Due to COVID-19, we now have screening in place for everyone entering our facilities. This is a precautionary measure taken at all hospitals and long-term care homes across the province to limit the spread of the infection amongst a particularly vulnerable population.

Any individual, including staff and physicians, coming into the hospital or extended care facility will be greeted by screeners. Screening includes asking about symptoms (cough, difficulty breathing, etc.) and ensuring everyone practices hand hygiene and wears a face mask.

Anyone screening positive will not be permitted to enter unless seeking medical care. Information on self-monitoring and self-isolation will be available to those who are symptomatic.

The Main Entrance is open 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. If coming to the hospital for outpatient appointments, specialty clinics, day medicine, laboratory services or other services, please enter through the Main Entrance, check in with Screening, and report to the registration area in the ambulatory care/canoe hallway. Please note the Main Entrance is open for all outpatients and their essential care partners for weekday appointments and services.

The ambulatory entrance remains closed at this time.

The Emergency Entrance is open 24/7 for those coming into the Emergency Department or visiting inpatients.

If you are staying at the Hostel and require help getting to the Emergency entrance, please make arrangements through the hostel staff.

William A. George Extended Care Facility: The screening station is at the main entrance.


Laboratory Hours: Effective March 15, 2021, the lab hours for outpatient collection will change. The new hours are: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience and will update our website should the hours change.


Visiting Hours  
SLMHC Site: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily
William A. George Extended Care Facility:

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we implemented visitor restrictions in March 2020. Effective July 2020, we are now able to offer indoor and outdoor visits. To find out how you can schedule your visit with your loved one, click here for our Online Guide to Visiting your Loved One During COVID-19.

After-Hours and Weekend Access

For after-hours and weekend access, use the Emergency Entrance.

Access to the Jeremiah McKay Kabayshewekamik (Hostel) connecting link is currently closed during this time due to COVID-19 precautions.

SLMHC has 24/7 security on-site. If you feel unsafe or require assistance, you can contact Security for assistance at 737-3030 ext. 6572