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Primary care at your local pharmacy

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Did you know that primary care is now available at select pharmacies in Nova Scotia?

There are two different styles of clinic:

1. Community Pharmacy Primary Care Clinics

You can find location, contact information and make appointments for these clinics here.

These pharmacist-led clinics will provide an extended suite of pharmacy primary care services at no charge to people with a valid Nova Scotia Health Card. These services include assessment and prescribing for Strep Throat, Pink Eye, UTIs, Chronic Disease Management (Diabetes, Asthma, COPD), prescription renewals for all medications and more. Publicly funded vaccines for adults and children are also available at these clinics as well as medical injections (fee may apply).

The services offered include:

2. Pharmacist Walk In Clinic+

You can find location, contact information and make appointments for these clinics here.

Sobeys and Lawtons Drugs, and Nova Scotia Health have partnered since 2022 on a collaborative care model pairing pharmacists and nurse practitioners in a walk-in clinical setting to practice to their full scope to serve Nova Scotians who may not have access to other healthcare options. Pharmacists and nurse practitioners can now provide consults for non-emergency health concerns, which now includes point-of-care testing. Nova Scotians can book an appointment, during business hours at their nearest Pharmacy Walk-in Clinic+ site.

Pharmacy Walk-in Clinic+ can:

  • Order and interpret patient lab work

  • Diagnose and treat routine and more immediate health concerns (e.g. urinary tract infections, Lyme prevention, contraception, shingles)

  • Prescribe medications and prescription renewals

  • Medication management or modifications

  • Chronic disease management (diabetes, cardiovascular and lung diseases)

  • Mental health support

  • Health screening and preventative care

  • Ordering and interpreting tests

  • Vaccinations and injections

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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