Pop-up clinic for people with acute respiratory symptoms taking place at St. FX today (Dec. 18)

In response to COVID-19 activity in the Antigonish community, Nova Scotia Health is holding a pop-up clinic for people with acute respiratory symptoms.

The clinic will be held today, Saturday, Dec. 18 at the St. FX Health Centre (Bloomfield Centre) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The clinic is by appointment only; no walk-ins. People can phone 902-870-7008 one hour before the clinic opens to book an appointment. Please note: the phone line is only open from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and there is no option to leave messages.

The clinic will be open for adults and children six months or older who are experiencing acute respiratory symptoms that cannot be managed at home. People who have tested positive for COVID-19 can also book an appointment for the clinic and may be offered a virtual or in-person appointment. The clinic is not for people with chronic respiratory illness, for those with general health concerns or requiring prescription refills or for COVID-19 testing or immunization.

People are asked to arrive five minutes before their appointment time and dress accordingly as they may need to wait in their vehicle until their appointment. Please bring your health card with you if you have one. Parking is free.

COVID-19 measures including social distancing, wearing a non-medical mask and good hand hygiene will also be in place.