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South Cumberland Community Care Centre

South Cumberland Community Care Centre is located in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. It provides long-term care services and care for people with unexpected, non-life-threatening health concerns that require same or next day treatment through its Urgent Treatment Centre.


Tel: 902-254-2540

Urgent Treatment Centre

South Cumberland Community Care Centre does not have an emergency department.

You can learn more about the Parrsboro Urgent Treatment Centre including hours of operation and how to make an appointment here.

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.

Visiting Hours

Long-term care residents can receive visitors as if they are in their own home. Check with the nursing staff for confirmation. Family and friends may bring food to a patient, but should confirm with nursing staff that it does not conflict with any food restrictions.

*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.


Free parking.

WiFi and Internet Access

Free public WiFi

Semi-private and Private Rooms in Nova Scotia Hospitals

  • Private room: Includes one bed and one washroom. You can find current rates here.
  • Semi-private room: Includes two beds separated by curtains and one washroom. You can find current rates here.

Space in our private and semi-private rooms is limited. The sooner we have your insurance information the more likely we are to be able to accommodate your request.

When the booking clerk calls with your hospital admission date, let them know you are interested in a private or semi-private room.

When you are admitted, be sure to have your private insurance card with you and let the admitting clerk know you have requested a private or semi-private room.TV & phone in your room.

You can find updated information about costs associated with semi-private and private rooms in the hospital here.

Fees and Bill Payments

You can find updated information about fees and bill payments for Canadians and out of country patients here.

TV and Phone in Your Room

TV and phone service can be arranged for long-term care residents. Please ask the nursing staff for assistance in making these arrangements.

Inpatient Meals

Meals are prepared and served onsite for long term care residents.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

There is a family room located in the long-term care wing.

Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Blood Collection Location

wed Dec 6 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
thu Dec 7 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
fri Dec 8 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
sat Dec 9 Closed
sun Dec 10 Closed
mon Dec 11 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
tue Dec 12 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Closed for holidays.

Appointments are required for blood collection service.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling 1-833-637-1350 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Covid testing Centres

Urgent Treatment Centre

wed Dec 6 Closed
thu Dec 7 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
fri Dec 8 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
sat Dec 9 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
sun Dec 10 Closed
mon Dec 11 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
tue Dec 12 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hours are subject to change.

* Please note, there are a specific number of appointments available each day at the urgent treatment centre (UTC).

Once those appointments are fully booked we will place a sign in the UTC entrance letting the public know.

We ask that you call back or attend in person the next day the UTC is open to book an appointment. 

To book an appointment call 902-254-2540, Option 1 during hours of operation, or attend in person during hours of operation.

When you call, we will ask you questions about what has led you to request an appointment at the Parrsboro Urgent Treatment Centre.

Then we will do one of the following:

  • Book an appointment for that day.
  • Book an appointment for the next day.
  • Advise you to continue on to the nearest Emergency Department or call 911.
  • Advise you to make an appointment with your family doctor or nurse practitioner.
  • If you do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, encourage you to register on the Need a Family Practice Registry. To register go to  or call 811.
  • If already on the Need a Family Practice Registry, we encourage you to call and book an appointment at a Primary Care Clinic in your community if available. VirtualCareNS may also be an option for you. 

Both walk in and booked appointments will be available for everyone in the community, whether or not they have a primary care provider. Booked appointments are preferred although walk ins will be triaged and scheduled to be seen as appropriate. If you already have a primary care provider, please contact them first to see if they can accommodate your same day or next day need. 

Clinics, Programs and Services

Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)

Offered at 25 locations

The ECG/EKG is an abbreviation for electrocardiogram.  It is a simple and painless test that checks your heart rhythm and electrical activity.

How do I cancel/change my appointment? 

If you...


General inquiries:
Tel: 902-679-3819

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


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...

wed Dec 6 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Dec 7 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Dec 8 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Dec 9 Unavailable
sun Dec 10 Unavailable
mon Dec 11 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Dec 12 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Contact us for more information on how to access physiotherapy at this location.

Tel: 902-679-2770
Fax: 902-679-2499


Offered at 41 locations

An x-ray takes images of internal body structures (bones and soft tissue) to help see an injury or disease. The x-ray using energy sources such as the high frequency electromagnetic...

wed Dec 6 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Dec 7 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Dec 8 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Dec 9 Unavailable
sun Dec 10 Unavailable
mon Dec 11 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Dec 12 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

General inquiries:
Tel: 902-679-3819x2

Patients with requisitions for general x-rays can book an appointment at this location online at 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.

Auxiliaries and Foundations

South Cumberland Community Care Foundation

This organization is not administered by Nova Scotia Health. Contact the organization directly for more information.

(902) 254-2415

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