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Routine IT maintenance on Wednesday, June 19 will cause service interruptions between midnight and 6:00am affecting the YourHealthNS app and on-line appointment booking including COVID-19 testing, blood collection, X-Ray, EKG and the Need a Family Practice Registry.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Long-Term Care

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When living at home is no longer possible, it may be time to consider alternative living arrangements. Long-term care homes may be appropriate for the care you need. To find out about the process and to arrange for a Care Coordinator to assess your care needs, call us toll-free at 1-800-225-7225.

We also encourage you to view A Guide to Moving Into Long-term Care in Nova Scotia:

A guide to moving in to long term care brochure cover

These resources will guide you through the long-term care application process and help you to identify the best path to meet your needs.

The Department of Seniors and Long-Term Care funds and licenses nursing homes and residential care facilities across the province. View a list of the approved facilities or using Google maps.

For more information about long-term care, please follow the links below.

Accessing Primary Care

There are many ways to access primary care, even if you're not currently attached to a primary care provider.

Answer a few quick questions to receive personalized instructions for accessing Nova Scotia Health's primary care options near you including in-person, virtual and telephone options.

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Find Emergency Care

Use this tool to identify the emergency care options that are currently available nearest to you.

If this is a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 for immediate assistance

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