Community Health Teams
Primary Health Care
The Community Health Team is a service of Primary Health Care offering wellness programs and services in the greater Halifax area. During this time of COVID-19, the team is offering FREE online Zoom wellness programs that are available to all Nova Scotians who have a valid NS health card number. These programs include:
  • How to get a better night’s sleep
  • Practicing skills to manage stress
  • Finding an online exercise program
  • Being a parent during Covid-19
  • And more!
Download the poster. The poster includes a list of free online wellness programs. Register online or call 902-460-4555 or toll free at 1-844-460-4555. Messages are checked Monday to Friday.
 
The poster and the website will be updated as more programs become available.
 
If you live in the greater Halifax area, FREE wellness navigation services are still available by phone or by Zoom. To find out more or to make an appointment, call 902-460-4560.                           

Location, hours and contact information

The Community Health Team is a service of Primary Health Care offering wellness programs and services in the greater Halifax area. There are 4 locations:

Bedford / Sackville Community Health Team
1658 Bedford Highway (Bedofrd Place Mall), Bedford, B4A 2X9
ph: 902-460-4560
Email: cht@nshealth.ca
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Chebucto Community Health Team
16 Dentith Road Halifax, NS B3R 2H9
ph: 902-460-4560
Email: cht@nshealth.ca

Dartmouth Community Health Team
Tacoma Plaza
58 Tacoma Drive
Dartmouth, NS B2W 3E5
ph: 902-460-4560
Email: cht@nshealth.ca
DIRECTIONS

Halifax Peninsula Community Health Team
Young Tower
6080 Young Street, Suite 105 Halifax, NS B3K 5L2
902-460-4560 (Option 4)
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Facebook: www.facebook.com/CommunityHealthTeams
Twitter: www.twitter.com/CHTs_NSHA

Upcoming online wellness programs

Mental Wellness

The COVID 19 Pandemic: How can I get a better night’s sleep?
Has your sleep been affected by the COVID 19 pandemic? How well you sleep can make a difference in your overall wellness and ability to cope. Join us to learn skills to help you sleep better.
Thursday, June 11: noon to 1 p.m.
Friday, June 26: noon to 1 p.m.

Practicing Skills to Support Managing Stress
Join your CHT wellness navigators as we introduce and practice skills to help manage stress. During this session you will have an opportunity to try practices such as breathing techniques that can support your mental wellness.
Wednesday, May 20: noon to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 3: noon to 12:30 p.m.
Monday, June 15: 7 to 7:30 p.m.

Self-Compassion
Being self-compassionate can help provide us comfort, improved health and increase our sense of satisfaction in our roles. Join us to practice ways to promote self-compassion when we experience difficulties in our everyday lives.
Tuesday, June 19: noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday, June 25: noon to 1 p.m.

Time Management and Well-being
Not enough time in your day? Too much time? Learning how to manage your time may help. Join us to discover time management skills that you can use in your life.
Tuesday, June 16: noon to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30: noon to 1 p.m.

Food, Nutrition and Weight Management

Nutrition Fact or Fiction: COVID-19
Many people are wondering about the role that food and nutrients play in protection from the Covid-19 virus. Join us to for two examples of nutrition myths currently circulating, show you how to spot the “red flags” of a myth, and direct you to trusted sources for COVID-19 information.
Friday, June 12: noon to 12:30 p.m.
Monday, June 29: 7 to 7:30 p.m.

Making the Most of your Food Dollar During COVID-19
COVID-19 presents challenges for accessing food. Join us to learn how to get more value and nutrition from your food dollar at home and in your community. You will receive recipes and resources to help you organize, plan, and prepare healthy low-cost dishes safely at home.
Monday, June 1: noon to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, June 17: noon to 1 p.m.

Why Am I Still Hungry?
Do you find yourself snacking a lot throughout the day? Or feeling hungry even after you just ate a meal? Join our dietitian to explore strategies that can help you feel full and satisfied after eating. Topics covered will include satiety, fiber, protein and meal timing.
Monday, June 22: noon to 1 p.m.

Physical Activity

Sit Less, Move More at Home
Is social distancing causing you to sit more? Starting or continuing an exercise program during COVID 19 can be challenging. Join your CHT physiotherapist to learn about the health benefits of exercise, and how to move more in your neighborhood, yard or home.
Wednesday, May 27: noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday, June 4: noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday, June 18: noon to 1 p.m.

Finding an Online Exercise Program
Are you somebody who had an exercise routine outside the home and now need a new plan to stay active? Or are you new to exercise and need a place to start? Join your CHT physiotherapist to explore some of the online exercise resources available to you.
Monday, June 8: noon to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 24: noon to 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 28: noon to 12:30 p.m.

Parenting (IWK) Call 1-844-460-4555 to register

Being a Parent During Covid-19
Parenting is a difficult job, now made more challenging during the pandemic. Join us to discuss parenting strategies to help take care of our children and ourselves.
Tuesday, June 23: noon to 1 pm

My Child is Anxious – Should I worry? 2 week series
Learn how to identify early signs of anxious feelings in your children and skills to help them manage everyday anxiety. For parents and caregivers of children up to 12 years old.
Mondays, June 8 and 15: 7 to 8 p.m.

Self-Compassion for Parents
Parenting is a difficult job. Being self-compassionate can help provide us comfort, improved health and increase our sense of satisfaction in our roles as parents. Join us to practice ways to promote self-compassion when we experience difficulties in our everyday lives.
Monday, June 29: noon to 1 p.m.

How do I register for Community Health Team services?

During this time of Covid -19, in person wellness programs are currently cancelled. The Community Health Team is offering FREE online Zoom wellness programs that are available to all Nova Scotians who have a valid Nova Scotia health card number.   

Register online or call 902-460-4555 or toll free at 1-844-460-4555. Messages are checked Monday to Friday.

How do I know which Community Health Team is offering services in MY community?

The Community Health Team is a service of Primary Health Care in the greater Halifax area.  During this time of Covid -19, the team is offering FREE online Zoom wellness programs that are available to all Nova Scotians who have a valid NS health card number.

If you live in the greater Halifax area, FREE wellness navigation services are still available by phone or by Zoom.  To find out more or to make an appointment, call 902-460-4560.

Currently, in person wellness programs are on hold due to recommendations for social distancing.  Once this is lifted, the Community Health Teams will again offer wellness programs and wellness navigation in many different communities in the greater Halifax area close to where you live, work and play. If you live in the greater Halifax area, see a list of communities below to determine your local Community Health Team:

Bedford / Sackville Community Health Team

  • Beaver Bank
  • Bedford
  • Fall River
  • Hammonds Plains
  • Lucasville
  • Mount Uniacke
  • Sackville
  • Waverley

Chebucto Community Health Team (Halifax Mainland)

  • Armdale
  • Beechville
  • Clayton Park
  • Fairview
  • Hatchet Lake
  • Herring Cove
  • Hubbards
  • Hubley
  • Lakeside
  • Pennants
  • Prospect
  • Purcell’s Cove
  • Rockingham
  • Sambro Loop
  • Spryfield
  • St. Margaret’s Bay
  • Tantallon
  • Timberlea

Dartmouth Community Health Team

  • Cole Harbour
  • Dartmouth
  • Eastern Passage
  • East Preston
  • Lawrencetown
  • Mineville
  • North Preston

Halifax Peninsula Community Health Team

  • Downtown Halifax
  • North End Halifax
  • South End Halifax
  • West End Halifax

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