Mobile upper respiratory access clinics come to Sydney

Nova Scotia Health is providing a series of mobile respiratory clinics in Sydney throughout January at Grand Lake Road Fire Hall, 850 Grand Lake Rd. These clinics are in collaboration with the COVID-19 testing centre, and care will be provided by a doctor or nurse practitioner.

Clinic schedule:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 12 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 19 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 22 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 26 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The clinic will address non-urgent, low-acuity respiratory issues and is not an emergency service. Types of concerns that may be addressed at the clinic include:

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Influenza
  • COVID-19
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Ear pain
  • Sore throat

Appointments can be booked by phone by calling (902) 574-3275. Phone lines will open at 3:30 p.m. on clinic days taking place from 5p.m. to 8 p.m. Phone lines for the Sunday clinics will open at 9 a.m.

Upon arrival at the clinic, you will be asked the reason for your visit to ensure your concerns can be treated. Please have your health card ready.

Please note other options for care:

Do not hesitate to visit an emergency department if you are experiencing an emergency. Anyone with urgent medical needs should call 911.

Nova Scotians who are on the Need a Family Practice Registry may now access VirtualCareNS, which provides free, temporary access to primary health care. Visit to register or request a virtual visit. VirtualCareNS is not an emergency service.

For general health advice and information call 811, which is a service offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week by experienced registered nurses.

The provincial Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line can also be reached 24/7 by calling 1-888-429-8167.