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Temporary support for Dr. Daya Kodagoda clinic

Due to the unexpected closure of Dr. Daya Kodagoda’s family practice, located at 201-185 Bentinck St., Sydney, Nova Scotia Health is offering short-term, immediate support for patients until February 2024. 

  • For patients with outstanding medical tests (laboratory or diagnostic imaging) requiring follow-up, you will be contacted throughout December for an appointment (virtual or in-person) with a physician at Dr. Kodagoda’s clinic. Please note, there is no need to call Dr. Kodagoda’s clinic, Cape Breton Regional Hospital laboratory, or Health Records to receive this information. 
  • For patients with urgent care needs, you can call Dr. Kodagoda’s clinic to request an appointment with a physician, however appointments will be limited
  • Dr. Kodagoda’s clinic will be open most Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. until the end of February.

As this physician support is temporary, Nova Scotia Health is reminding Dr. Kodagoda's patients to register with the Need a Family Practice Registry. You can do this online at or by calling 811.  

Once registered, you can access VirtualCareNS and book virtual appointments with a physician or nurse practitioner through your computer, mobile device, or by phone. 

The following health care services are also available:

Northside Urgent Treatment Centre - provides care for anyone with unexpected, non-life-threatening health concerns. 

  • Location: Northside General Hospital520 Purves St. 
  • Hours of operation:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 am to 7:30 pm; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 9 am – 4:30 pm.

Call 902-794-8966 or attend in person to book an appointment.

Pharmacy Plus+ Clinic - A pharmacist-led clinic that provides, free of charge, assessments and prescribing for strep throat, pink eye, UTIs and other minor ailments and common illnesses, chronic disease management (Diabetes, Asthma, COPD), prescription renewals for all medications, publicly funded vaccines for adults and children.   

  • Location: Sydney Shoppers Drug Mart, 254 Prince St, Unit A015. 

Call 902-562-1144, option 3 then 4 or visit to book an appointment.  

Mobile Primary Care Clinics – for non-urgent, low acuity health issues (not an emergency service). Care is provided by nurse practitioners and family physicians in a clinic environment. 

YourHealthNS app – an app and website ( that provides Nova Scotians with access to health information, resources, and services. Available for mobile and the web, YourHealthNS features a health services finder search tool and a virtual assistant to help guide you to the best care option. 

Visit Where to Go for Care for additional health care options. 


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