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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.

PSA: Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone

Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinics have these upcoming clinic dates:
 
Cobequid Community Health Centre
40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville
Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care Clinic
58 Tacoma Drive (Located at Tacoma Family Medicine Clinic)
Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
These are drop-in clinics. You will be asked the reason for your visit to ensure we are able to treat your concern. If we are able to help you, you will be screened for acute viral respiratory infection and given an approximate appointment time.
 
This is a temporary service to provide an appropriate primary care setting for an increased number of people with mild or moderate health concerns. Have your health card and a list of your medications ready upon arrival. Care will be provided using a team approach, which includes nurse practitioners and family physicians.
 
This clinic is not a substitute for your primary care provider (doctor or nurse practitioner). If you have a primary care provider, we encourage you to call their office first to see if they have any same-day appointments available. However, there are times when you may not be able to see your primary care provider, or you do not have a primary care provider. Your patience is greatly appreciated as we aim to provide you the best possible care.
 
The clinic can only address non-urgent, low-acuity health issues and is not an emergency service. See a list of the types of concerns below if you are not sure where to go.
 
Types of concerns that may be addressed at the mobile primary care clinic include:
• Prescription refills or renewals (except for controlled substances)
• Minor respiratory symptoms
• Sore throat
• Earaches
• Fever
• Headache
• Rashes
• Minor gastrointestinal concerns (vomiting and diarrhea)
• Cough, flu, or cold symptoms
• Urinary tract infections
• Muscle pain
 
Lab or diagnostic imaging requisitions will not be part of the mobile service.
 
Please note other options for care:
 
Do not hesitate to visit an emergency department if you are experiencing an emergency.
Anyone with urgent medical needs should call 911.
 
• Nova Scotians can now access VirtualCareNS, which provides free, temporary access to primary health care. Visit www.virtualcarens.ca to register or request a virtual visit. VirtualCareNS is not an emergency service.
• For general health advice and information call 811, which is a service offered 24/7 by experienced registered nurses.
• The provincial Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line can also be reached 24/7 by calling 1-888-429-8167.
• Additional information and local resources are available through www.YourHealthNS.ca.
• We will keep communities updated as future dates and additional community locations are determined or if there are changes to the current schedule.
 
Additional information can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/mobileprimarycareclinics.
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