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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.

North Cumberland Health Care Centre

Contact

ph: 902 243-2521

Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome throughout the day based on patient needs and preferences. Family and friends may bring food to a patient but should confirm with nursing staff that it does not conflict with any food restrictions.

*Learn more about NSHA's Family Presence Policy, which welcomes up to two people named by the patient to be their family or primary support person/people.

Parking

Free parking.

WiFi and Internet Access

Free public WiFi.

Semi-private and Private Rooms in Nova Scotia Hospitals

  • Private room: Includes one bed and one washroom. You can find current rates here.
  • Semi-private room: Includes two beds separated by curtains and one washroom. You can find current rates here.

Space in our private and semi-private rooms is limited. The sooner we have your insurance information the more likely we are to be able to accommodate your request.

When the booking clerk calls with your hospital admission date, let them know you are interested in a private or semi-private room.

When you are admitted, be sure to have your private insurance card with you and let the admitting clerk know you have requested a private or semi-private room.TV & Phone in your Room

You can find updated information about costs associated with semi-private and private Rooms in the hospital here.

Fees and Bill Payments

You can find updated information about fees and bill payments for Canadians and out of country patients here.

TV and Phone in Your Room

TV and phones are available at no cost.

Inpatient Meals

During your stay at the hospital, you will receive breakfast, lunch and supper daily. Meals are prepared off-site and offer a full range of food services to inpatients. 

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

There is a family room onsite.

About

North Cumberland Health Care Centre provides enough space for the services housed in the old hospital and in the primary health collaborative practice next door to be under one roof. Through a shared reception area, doctor and nurse practitioner offices are connected to acute care services including the Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC), X-ray, rehabilitation, laboratory and inpatient care beds for observation, short stay and palliative patients.

Service Statuses

Disruption

Emergency Department

North Cumberland Health Care Centre's Collaborative Emergency Centre in Pugwash is closed Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16. A virtual urgent care service will be available onsite from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone requiring urgent care, can walk-in between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a virtual appointment.  

Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Blood Collection Location

sun Jun 16 Closed
mon Jun 17 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
tue Jun 18 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
wed Jun 19 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
thu Jun 20 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
fri Jun 21 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
sat Jun 22 Closed

Closed for holidays.

Appointments are required for blood collection service.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling 1-833-637-1350 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Emergency Care Site

sun Jun 16 Virtual Urgent Care 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
mon Jun 17 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
tue Jun 18 Virtual Urgent Care 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
wed Jun 19 Virtual Urgent Care 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
thu Jun 20 Virtual Urgent Care 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
fri Jun 21 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
sat Jun 22 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Hours are subject to change. Please see below for more details. 

This facility is a Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC).  We are open based on physician availability. Please call 902-243-2521 for more information. During overnight hours, we are staffed by a paramedic and a registered nurse who may consult with a virtual physician.

Virtual urgent care service will be available onsite Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

To access virtual urgent care, anyone with mild or moderate health concerns can walk-in to book an appointment. A Nova Scotia Health team member will support you by providing the technology and a quiet space for your virtual appointment with a health care provider. 
 
If you need help immediately, call 911.
 
To access the mental health mobile crisis team call 902-429-8167 or toll-free at 1-888-429-8167. This is a 24 hour, seven days a week phone service to help you or your loved one cope with mental health and addiction challenges in the moment

Clinics, Programs and Services

Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)

Offered at 26 locations

The ECG/EKG is an abbreviation for electrocardiogram.  It is a simple and painless test that checks your heart rhythm and electrical activity.

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General inquiries:
Tel: 902-679-3819

A referral (requisition) from your doctor and an appointment are required for an EKG.

Patients with requisitions for EKGs can book an appointment at this location online at https://booking.nshealth.ca

Physiotherapy

Offered at 40 locations

Physiotherapy is the health care profession dedicated to enhancing and restoring your mobility through a variety of hands-on treatments, education and exercise prescription.

Physiotherapists are university-educated experts who can help...

sun Jun 16 Unavailable
mon Jun 17 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
tue Jun 18 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
wed Jun 19 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
thu Jun 20 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
fri Jun 21 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
sat Jun 22 Unavailable

Contact us for more information on how to access physiotherapy at this location.

Tel: 902-532-7446

X-Ray

Offered at 41 locations

An x-ray takes images of internal body structures (bones and soft tissue) to help see an injury or disease. The x-ray using energy sources such as the high frequency electromagnetic...

sun Jun 16 Unavailable
mon Jun 17 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jun 18 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jun 19 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jun 20 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jun 21 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jun 22 Unavailable

A referral (requisition) from your primary care provider and an appointment are required for an x-ray.

General inquiries:
Tel: 902-532-2381

Patients with requisitions for general x-rays can book an appointment at this location online at https://booking.nshealth.ca or call 902-473-7771 or toll-free at 1-833-952-2782, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to schedule an appointment.

Auxiliaries and Foundations

North Cumberland Community Health Foundation

This organization is not administered by Nova Scotia Health. Contact the organization directly for more information.

(902) 661-4560

North Cumberland Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

This organization is not administered by Nova Scotia Health. Contact the organization directly for more information.

(902) 243-2074

Accessing Primary Care

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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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YourHealthNS App

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