Health care options for Shelburne County residents affected by wildfires

Nova Scotia Health is continuing to offer temporary services for non-urgent primary health care and mental health and wellness support to people from Shelburne and surrounding areas affected by wildfires. Nova Scotia Health will continue to provide updates when other options are available.

Shelburne Family Practice team is continuing to offer telephone appointments. To book, call: 902-637-1278

Mobile Primary Care Clinic, 63 King St., Shelburne Community Centre, from Friday, June 2 until Monday, June 5 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day).

  • Drop -in appointments, please bring your health card
  • Care will be provided using a team approach, which includes nurse practitioners, family physicians, and mental health staff, who will provide: 

-         Primary care assessment, support and navigation including prescription refills or renewals (except for controlled substances).

-         Mental health and wellness supports and navigation.

Barrington Comfort Centre will have Mental Health and Addictions staff on site from June 1 to 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena: 12 Park Ln., Barrington

Queens Family Health, 175 School St., Liverpool

  • Same day phone or in-person primary care appointments are available by calling 902-354-3322 during day time hours, Monday to Friday.

Mobile Primary Care Clinic, Harbour South Medical Centre, 235 Main St., Yarmouth

  • Care for mild or moderate health concerns. This is a drop-in clinic. No appointment is needed. There is no blood collection or diagnostic imaging available at this mobile clinic. Dates:

Thursday, June 1 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, June 15 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, June 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Barrington Health Centre, blood collection hours have been temporarily increased to support Shelburne County patients. To book a blood collection appointment visit: or call 1-833-998-2722 

Additional supports:

  • Provincial Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167 Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Peer support phone service: 1-800-307-1686 – A toll-free, non-crisis, province-wide service, available to everyone 18 years of age or older
  • Access Wellness Nova Scotia 1-833-691-2282 A free single-session supported counselling service for individuals, couples, or families. Call or visit AccessWellnessNova to book an appointment
  • For general health advice and information call 811, a service offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week by experienced registered nurses.
  • Nova Scotians on the Need a Family Practice Registry may access VirtualCareNS, which provides free, temporary access to primary health care. Visit to register or request a virtual visit.
  • Call 911 if you experience a medical emergency.

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