Public Health Mobile Unit

The Public Health Mobile Unit (PHMU) program was developed in fall 2020 to bring COVID-19 services to communities across the province, and quickly provide testing support during outbreaks. The PHMU fleet includes seven vans staffed by a collaborative team of Public Health nurses, emergency support aides, administrative professionals and drivers. PHMU staff provide on-site PCR testing, distribute rapid test kits, and can help people find answers to their COVID-19 questions.

Upcoming PHMU Clinics 

Central Zone (Halifax Regional Municipality, Eastern Shore and West Hants areas)

Hants County Exhibition Grounds (Weather Permitting)
221 Wentworth Rd, Windsor
Thursday, June 30 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Eastern Zone (Cape Breton, Antigonish and Guysborough areas)

Emera Centre Northside - Scotiabank Room
175 King St., North Sydney
Wednesday, June 29 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Northern Zone (Colchester County and Municipality of East Hants, Cumberland County and Pictou County)

Elmsdale Legion
850 Hwy. 2, Elmsdale
Monday, July 4 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Western Zone (Annapolis Valley, South West and South Shore areas)​

New Minas Fire Department
6 Jones Rd., New Minas
Tuesday, July 5 from 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

New Ross Legion
64 Forties Rd., New Ross
Wednesday, July 6 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where else can you find PHMU clinic locations?

  • Check Nova Scotia Health social media
  • Tune in to local news and radio stations for announcements
  • Visit the Nova Scotia Health COVID-19 news page
  • Phone 811 or complete the online self-assessment to find out if you need a COVID-19 test, and book your appointment at a Mobile Unit in your area.  

When you visit the Public Health Mobile Unit, please remember to wear a mask, as it is a health care environment.

Thank you for doing your part to keep your community safe.

Please note: If you test positive on a rapid test and/or if you have booked a PCR testing appointment, complete the Report and Support screening form at or call 1-833-797-7772 if you require assistance completing the form.

The form will:

  • identify people who may need additional support from Public Health
  • collect information to help quickly identify people who are eligible for and may benefit from COVID-19 medications and treatments to reduce the risk of severe disease and hospitalization  

The information will be shared with Public Health, the Infectious Diseases COVID-19 care team, and the COVID-19 Community Virtual Care Team to support management and follow-up of priority cases. For those who complete the form before PCR testing and test negative, your information will not be used further, and will be deleted.