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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.

Respite and Caregiver Support

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Caregivers often need support to take breaks and continue with their caregiving responsibilities. The Department of Seniors and Long-Term Care funds caregiver programs and services. You can find more detailed information by following the links below. To access these programs and services, call us toll-free at 1-800-225-7225.

Respite related programs and services

Caregiver education and training is available through organization such as Caregivers Nova Scotia, The Alzheimer Society of NS, The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, and The ALS Society of NB & NS.

Sharing What Matters with your Care Providers

When your care team knows as much as they can about you, they are able to provide the best possible care. One way you can help them get to know you is by filling out a Social History and sharing it with them. Please consider filling out this form and sharing it with your care team. (Or you can ask us to give it to them for you.)

Learn more about this voluntary form here.

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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