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Buchanan Memorial Community Health Centre

Buchanan Memorial Community Health Centre is a short-term care facility located in Neil’s Harbour. It serves the communities of Neil’s Harbor, Dingwall, Bay St Lawrence, Meat Cove, Ingonish and surrounding areas.

Visiting Hours

Please note: There are currently visitor restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Please visit  http://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus-home/nova-scotia-health-visitor-rest… for up-to-date information.

Visitors are welcome daily between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. according to patient preference and care needs.

*Learn more about NSHA's Family Presence Policy, which welcomes up to two people named by the patient to be their family or primary support person/people.

Parking

Free parking.

WiFi and Internet Access

There is free public Wifi. To request access, send an email to wifi@cbdha.nshealth.ca requesting connection information. There will be an automated reply with the information required.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

The chapel is located on the nursing unit.
 

Blood Collection Location

Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Emergency Care Site

mon May 20 Open 24 hours
tue May 21 Open 24 hours
wed May 22 Open 24 hours
thu May 23 Open 24 hours
fri May 24 Open 24 hours
sat May 25 Open 24 hours
sun May 26 Open 24 hours

The emergency department is located at the front of the hospital and is open 24 hours a day.

If you need help immediately, call 911.

To access the mental health mobile crisis team call 902-429-8167 or toll-free at 1-888-429-8167. This is a 24 hour, seven days a week phone service to help you or your loved one cope with mental health and addiction challenges in the moment.

Mobile Primary Care Units

mon May 20 not available
tue May 21 not available
wed May 22 not available
thu May 23 not available
fri May 24 not available
sat May 25 not available
sun May 26 not available

Located in the Highlands Medical Clinic in the Buchanan Memorial Hospital. To schedule an appointment, please call (902) 776-0297. Phone lines open at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 for same-day appointment booking. The number of appointments each day is limited.

Public Health Office

Clinics, Programs and Services

Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)

Offered at 26 locations

NOTICE: Appointment booking for ECGs/EKGs will be unavailable Wednesday, May 15 from 0000 – 0600 for routine IT updates. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience...

Topics

A referral (requisition) from your doctor and an appointment are required for an EKG.

Patients with requisitions for EKGs can book an appointment at this location online at https://booking.nshealth.ca

Occupational Therapy

Offered at 33 locations

Occupational Therapists work at most sites within the Nova Scotia Health Authority. These therapists work in both mental health and physical medicine settings. Therapists/assistants work with inpatients and outpatients in...

mon May 20 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue May 21 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed May 22 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu May 23 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri May 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat May 25 Unavailable
sun May 26 Unavailable

Occupational Therapists are primary care professionals (just like doctors and dentists) which means you can complete an Outpatient Self Referral to go directly to an occupational therapist. In some circumstances your physician may be required to complete a Physician Outpatient Referral Form -  on your behalf.

Contact

Tel: 902-889-4102
Fax: 902-889-2470

Physiotherapy

Offered at 40 locations

Physiotherapy is the health care profession dedicated to enhancing and restoring your mobility through a variety of hands-on treatments, education and exercise prescription.

Physiotherapists are university-educated experts who can help...

mon May 20 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue May 21 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed May 22 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu May 23 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri May 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat May 25 Unavailable
sun May 26 Unavailable

Physiotherapists are primary care professionals which means you can complete an Outpatient Self Referral to go directly to a physiotherapist.

In some circumstances your physician may be required to complete an Outpatient Physiotherapy Referral on your behalf.

Contact

Tel: 902-889-4113
Fax: 902-889-2470

X-Ray

Offered at 41 locations

NOTICE: Appointment booking for X-Ray will be unavailable Wednesday, May 15 from 0000 – 0600 for routine IT updates. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience...

mon May 20 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue May 21 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed May 22 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu May 23 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri May 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat May 25 Unavailable
sun May 26 Unavailable

A referral (requisition) from your primary care provider and an appointment are required for an x-ray.

General inquiries:
Tel: 902-889-2200

Patients with requisitions for general x-rays can book an appointment at this location online at https://booking.nshealth.ca or call 902-473-7771 or toll-free at 1-833-952-2782, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to schedule an appointment.

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