Collaborative Family Practice Teams

A collaborative family practice team includes family doctors, nurse practitioners, family practice nurses, and other health professionals working together to provide comprehensive care for patients.

A collaborative family practice team provides:

  • Comprehensive care – the team provides a full range of health care, from basic wellness check-ups to managing complex conditions.
  • Accessible care – the team works to offer appointments at various times that best meet the needs of patients.
  • Coordinated care – patients see the right health care provider for their needs.
  • Continuity of care – patients see the same team of providers throughout their life, building a medical history and trusting relationship over time.
  • Community-oriented care – the team works to meet the specific health needs of patients, and of the community.

Primary Health Care is working to create more and strengthen existing collaborative family practice teams across the province.  Having access to a primary care provider, such as a family doctor or nurse practitioner, is important to all of us for our health and wellness.  If you don’t have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, please register with Need a Family Practice.

Collaborative Family Practice Team Locations in Nova Scotia
There are almost 80 collaborative family practice team locations in the province, in various stages of development, that are supported by Nova Scotia Health Authority and the Department of Health and Wellness. (You can watch a video about the Westville Collaborative Family Practice here.)

We consider a collaborative family practice team to have at least three primary health care providers with two or more professional disciplines (e.g. two family physicians and a nurse practitioner or a family practice nurse).

As well, some family physicians or other organizations such as First Nations or universities directly employ nurses or other health professionals in their family practices; these practices are not captured in the list below. 

Annapolis and Kings Counties, Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties, Lunenburg and Queens Counties

  • Annapolis Collaborative Practice, Annapolis Royal
  • Berwick Family Practice, Berwick
  • Birchwood Professional Centre, New Minas
  • Bridgewater and Area Family Health Clinic, Bridgewater 
  • Chester Community Clinic @ OHC, Chester
  • Clare Health Centre, Meteghan Centre
  • Coldbrook Well-being Clinic, Coldbrook
  • Covington Practice, Kentville
  • Digby Collaborative Family Practice Team, Digby
  • Dr. King & Dr. White, Kentville
  • Dr. Sinclair & Dr. Targett, Kentville
  • Family Medical Centre, Bridgewater ​
  • Greenwood Family Health Centre, Greenwood
  • Harbour South Medical Clinic, Yarmouth
  • Hubbards Medical Centre, Hubbards
  • Kingston Family Health, Kingston
  • Lunenburg Family Health, Lunenburg
  • Middleton Collaborative Practice, Middleton
  • Mud Creek Medical Co-op Ltd., Wolfville
  • Pelham Medical Services, Lunenburg
  • Queens Family Health, Liverpool
  • Shelburne Family Practice, Shelburne
  • Wolfville Collaborative Family Practice, Wolfville

Cape Breton, Victoria, Inverness, Richmond, Guysborough and Antigonish Counties.

  • Anita Foley Health Services Centre, Guysborough
  • Antigonish Family Practice, Antigonish 
  • Arichat Medical Clinic, Arichat
  • Cheticamp Medical Clinic, Cheticamp
  • Dr. W. K. Kingston Memorial Health Centre, L’Ardoise
  • Eskasoni Community Health Centre, Eskasoni First Nation
  • Inverness Heath Clinic, Inverness
  • Island Family Health Care, Sydney
  • Island Gateway Medical Clinic, Port Hawkesbury
  • New Waterford Collaborative Practice, New Waterford 
  • Northside Family Collaborative Practice, North Sydney
  • Northside General Collaborative Practice, North Sydney
  • Sterling Health Centre, Glace Bay
  • Sydney Collaborative Family Practice Team, Sydney
  • Sydney Collaborative Practice, Sydney
  • Theresa Cremo Memorial Health Centre, Waycobah First Nation
  • Victoria County Memorial Hospital Family Practice, Baddeck
  • Wagmatcook Health Centre, Wagmatcook First Nation

Colchester County and Municipality of East Hants, Cumberland County, and Pictou County 

  • East Side Collaborative Practice, New Glasgow
  • Kennetcook Medical Centre, Kennetcook
  • Lillian Fraser Memorial Collaborative Practice / Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC), Tatamagouche 
  • North Cumberland Collaborative Practice / Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC), Pugwash
  • Parrsboro Primary Health Care Clinic / Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC), Parrsboro 
    (connected to locations in River Hebert and Advocate Harbour)
  • Pictou West Collaborative Practice, Pictou
  • Sipekne'katik Health Centre, Sipekne'katik First Nation
  • Springhill Primary Health Care Clinic / Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC), Springhill
  • Truro Collaborative Practice, Truro
  • Village Family Physicians, Truro/Bible Hill
  • Westside Medical Centre, New Glasgow 
  • Westville Medical Clinic, Westville

Halifax area and West Hants

  • Albro Lake Medical Clinic, Dartmouth
  • Avon Medical, Windsor
  • Clover Medical Clinic, Halifax  
  • Cole Harbour Family Medicine, Dartmouth
  • Community Health and Wellness Centre, North Preston & East Preston
    (serving North Preston, East Preston, Cherry Book, and Lake Loon)
  • Crossroads Family Practice, Upper Tantallon
  • Dalhousie Family Medicine, Halifax
  • Dalhousie Family Medicine, Spryfield
  • Duffus Health Centre, Halifax
  • Elmsdale Medical Centre, Elmsdale
  • Fall River Family Practice, Fall River
  • Forest Hills Medical, Dartmouth
  • Hantsport Collaborative Practice, Hantsport
  • Hatchet Lake Medical Centre, Hatchet Lake
  • Musquodoboit Harbour Medical Clinic, Musquodoboit Harbour
  • Musquodoboit Valley Family Practice, Musquodoboit Valley
  • Newcomer Health Clinic, Halifax
  • North End Community Health Centre, Halifax
  • Pleasant Street Medical Group, Dartmouth 
  • Ravines Medical Centre, Bedford
  • Regency Park Family Practice, Halifax
  • Spryfield Medical Centre, Spryfield
  • Timberlea Medical Clinic, Timberlea
  • Windsor Collaborative Practice, Windsor
  • Woodlawn Medical Clinic, Dartmouth