A primary care clinic provides short-term primary medical care for people on the Need a Family Practice Registry.
Most appointments will be provided over the phone. In some cases, you may be offered a video appointment. The primary care provider will determine if you need to be seen in-person based on your health care need.
Location and contact information
Sterling Health Centre
3 Sterling Road, Glace Bay NS B1A 3X2
Halifax (Kearney Lake)
Temporarily relocated to:
Mumford Professional Centre
6960 Mumford Road, Suite 0265 (main level)
Halifax, NS B3L 4P1
Centennial Building (Lower Level)
81 Exhibition Street, Kentville, NS B4N 1C2
Soldiers Memorial Hospital
462 Main Street, Middleton, NS B0S 1P0
69 Abercrombie Road
New Glasgow, NS B2H 1K4
1606 Lake Road
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0
Truro (Bible Hill)
241 Pictou Road
Bible Hill, NS B2N 2S7
How can I make an appointment?
Primary care clinics do not offer walk-in services. All appointments must be pre-booked, and are for people who do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner.
If you do not have a primary care provider, please add your name to the Need a Family Practice Registry online.
People on the registry, including those who are patients of a primary care clinic, are assisted with finding a primary care provider in their area when NSHA is aware of family practices accepting new patients.
For clinics in Glace Bay, Halifax, Kentville and Lunenburg:
These primary care clinics contact people directly from the registry to make an appointment, in chronological order, based on when your name has been added to the list.
For the clinic in Middleton:
Please call on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday to make a same-day appointment.
For the Clinic in Shelburne:
Please call beginning on Tuesday to make an appointment during the week; appointments are booked Wednesday through the following Tuesday.
For clinics in Cumberland County, New Glasgow and Truro:
Please call between 9 am and 12 pm, Monday through Friday, to make an appointment. These clinics offer same-day or next-day appointments for more immediate health concerns such as:
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Back, joint, or muscle aches and pains
- Mild headaches
- Eye irritation and infections
- Urinary problems
- Asthma (mild to moderate)
- Bites and stings
- Rashes, hives, and mild allergic reactions
- Cuts, scrapes, bruises, and other minor wounds
- Other minor conditions or minor injuries