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COVID-19 Visitor Information

Nova Scotia Health entrances no longer have COVID-19 screeners in place, however anyone with an appointment is asked to follow some steps to ensure everyone’s safety.

Attending a scheduled appointment within a Nova Scotia Health facility

  • COVID-19 and respiratory screening starts with your appointment letter. Please refer to this letter prior to entering our facilities to ensure you are not exhibiting symptoms or risk associated with COVID-19.
  • You may receive a call 48 hours prior to your appointment to complete COVID-19 screening and ensure you have all you need for your scheduled appointment.
  • When you arrive, your treatment provider will complete screening questions related to COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses. Your treatment team will then determine how to best provide care and services, based on your screening outcomes.

Masking is still required in some Nova Scotia Health locations including emergency departments, inpatient units and in high-risk patient areas. Your care team will ask you to don a mask in these areas and signs will be posted to indicate that masks are required.

If you are symptomatic when arriving at our facilities, you must don a mask upon entry and inform your care team that you are symptomatic. This will ensure you are provided with appropriate care and those around you can be protected.


You can find our family presence information here.

What to Expect for Designated Caregivers in our Long Term Care Facilities

Designated caregivers can watch this instructional video to learn what to expect in our long term care facilities.

Also, view our COVID-19 Toolkit – Designated Caregivers in Long-term Care

Access Control

Access control measures remain in place at our facilities which includes limiting the number of entrances to our buildings. Please enter and exit at the identified access points.

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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