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.

PHMU sites are open for booked appointments and drop-ins while supplies last. If you require testing and would like to book your appointment at a Mobile Unit, visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en.

Upcoming PHMU Clinics 

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

Cobequid Community Health Centre
40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville
Saturday, November 26 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 27 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Primary Care Mobile Clinics also on site

Eastern Shore Community Centre
67 Park Rd., Musquodoboit Harbour
​Saturday, November 26 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Harriestsfield Community Centre
1138 Old Sambro Rd., Halifax
Sunday, November 27 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tantallon Public Library
3646 Hammonds Plains Rd., Tantallon
Monday, November 28 from 12 – 4 p.m.

Windsor Curling Club
174 Grey St., Windsor
Wednesday, November 30 from 12 – 4 p.m.

Lawrencetown Community Centre
3657 Lawrencetown Rd., Lawrencetown
Friday, December 2 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Windsor Curling Club
174 Grey St., Windsor
Wednesday, December 14 from 12 – 4 p.m.

Windsor Curling Club
174 Grey St., Windsor
Wednesday, December 28 from 12 – 4 p.m.

Eastern Zone (Cape Breton, Antigonish and Guysborough areas)

Mabou Parish Hall
11538 Nova Scotia Trunk 19, Mabou
Thursday, November 24 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Emera Centre Northside - Scotiabank Room
175 King St., North Sydney
Friday, November 25 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Whitney Pier Legion Parking Lot, Branch 128
836 Victoria Rd., Sydney
Monday, November 28 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m

Dominion Fire Hall
14 Commercial St., Dominion
Tuesday, November 29 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Spanish River Community Centre
1842 Kings Rd., Sydney
Wednesday, November 30 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bold Centre
490 Chebucto St., Baddeck
Sunday, December 4 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

St Louis Catholic Parish Hall
156 Grandique Ferry Rd., Louisdale
Friday, December 9 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bold Centre
490 Chebucto St., Baddeck
Sunday, December 18 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Shubenacadie Fire Hall
22 NS-215, Shubenacadie
Thursday, November 24 from 1:30 – 5 p.m.

River Hebert Fire Department
1495 Hwy. 242, River Hebert
Saturday, November 26 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Parrsboro Lions Club
210 King St., Parrsboro
Sunday, November 27 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

River John Fire Department
32 School St., River John
Tuesday, November 29 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Rawdon Fire Hall
3869 Nova Scotia Trunk 14, Upper Rawdon
Friday, December 2 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Weekly PHMU Clinic:
COVID Testing Centre - Roseway Hospital
1606 Lake Rd., Shelburne
Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.​

Centennial Professional Centre
81 Exhibition St., Kentville
Saturday, November 26 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 27 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Primary Care Mobile Clinics also on site

Bridgetown Fire Hall
31 Bay Rd., Bridgetown
Monday, November 28 from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

North Queens Fire Department
9793 Nova Scotia Trunk 8, Caledonia
Tuesday, November 29 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 as accurately as possible or call 1-833-797-7772 if you require assistance completing the form.

The Report and Support screening form will collect information to: 

  • help quickly identify people within 5-7 days of testing positive who are eligible for and may benefit from COVID-19 medications and treatments to reduce the risk of severe disease and hospitalization, and
  • help identify people as part of a priority group that might be at risk of severe illness for Public Health follow-up. 

COVID-19 treatments do not benefit everyone. Please note, you will only be contacted if you qualify for medication or Public Health follow-up. If you do not qualify, you will not be called.

Learn more at https://www.nshealth.ca/reportandsupport.