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Cape Breton Newcomer Primary Care Clinic

Nova Scotia Health and Cape Breton University have partnered to create a primary health care clinic for newcomers in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM).

The clinic provides timely access to safe and culturally sensitive care for those without a permanent primary care provider (physician or nurse practitioner).
This clinic is for residents of all ages who are:

  • New to Canada within the last five years
  • Living in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality
  • Without a primary care provider 

How do I access this service?

To book an appointment, a referral is required from the following partners:

To obtain a referral, please reach out directly to these community partners. Once the clinic receives the referral, patients will be contacted with an appointment time.

Patients are not required to register with the Need a Family Practice Registry.


Cape Breton Newcomer Primary Care Clinic one pager (.pdf)

Accessing this Clinic, Program or Service

Nancy Dingwall Health & Counselling Centre
Cape Breton University
1250 Grand  Lake Rd.
Nova Scotia, NS, B1M 1A2
Hours of operation:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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