Mobile upper respiratory access clinics extended in Sydney
Nova Scotia Health is extending the series of mobile respiratory clinics in Sydney into February at Grand Lake Road Fire Hall, 850 Grand Lake Road. These clinics are in collaboration with the COVID testing centre, and care will be provided using a team approach, which includes nurse practitioners and family physicians.
Sunday, February 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 12 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 16 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 23 from 5:00 – 8:00 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)
• Shortness of breath
• 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 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Phone lines for the Sunday clinics will open at 9:00 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 virtualcarens.ca 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.