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Routine IT maintenance on Wednesday, June 19 will cause service interruptions between midnight and 6:00am affecting the YourHealthNS app and on-line appointment booking including COVID-19 testing, blood collection, X-Ray, EKG and the Need a Family Practice Registry.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Public Health mobile unit distributing COVID-19 rapid tests in Northern Zone

Access to COVID-19 testing remains widely available in Nova Scotia. In an effort to ensure all Nova Scotians have access to COVID-19 testing as needed, the Public Health mobile unit (PHMU) will be giving out rapid tests at the following location:

Rath Eastlink Community Centre
625 Abanaki Rd., Truro
Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

This clinic is drop-in only, no appointments will be booked. Those with and without symptoms are welcome to pick up rapid tests to take home. Nova Scotians are encouraged to have rapid tests on hand in case symptoms develop.

Please complete the 'Report and Support' screening form if you have a positive rapid test - You can also complete the form by calling 1-833-797-7772.

All upcoming PHMU clinics can be found online at

Please note:

  • Rapid tests are free and available to all ages.
  • Please dress accordingly, as you may have to wait in line outside.
  • Public Health mobile unit clinics are subject to weather conditions. Clinics may be cancelled due to weather.
  • Public Health mobile unit clinics are health care environments, and therefore masks are required for the safety of staff and visitors. Masks will be provided upon entry to the clinic.

All Nova Scotians are advised to continue monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and are urged to follow Public Health guidelines on how to access care. Up to date information about COVID-19 is available at

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Do you have a COVID-19 symptom? Get tested right away! Early detection is key when it comes to being considered for COVID-19 medication. Please complete the Report and Support form when you book a PCR test or have a positive rapid test.

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