PSA: Upcoming mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone
Mobile primary care clinics run by Nova Scotia Health and Praxes will be available at the following location and times:
Cobequid Community Health Centre, 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville
Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.
Sunday, June 4, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.
This is a drop-in clinic. Please come to the site in person to be seen or receive an appointment time. Depending on wait times, you may be able to leave and return for your appointment. Please speak to clinic staff about this option.
2751 Gladstone Street
Friday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This is not a drop-in clinic. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-410-6672. Phone lines are now open and will remain open until the appointments are filled. The number of appointments each day is limited.
These are a temporary service to provide an appropriate primary care setting for an increased number of people with mild or moderate health concerns.
Have your health card and a list of your medications ready upon arrival. Care will be provided using a team approach, which includes nurse practitioners and family physicians.
These clinics are not a substitute for your primary care provider (doctor or nurse practitioner). However, there are times when you may not be able to see your primary care provider, or you do not have a primary care provider. Your patience is greatly appreciated as we aim to provide you with the best possible care.
The clinic can only address non-urgent, low-acuity health issues and is not an emergency service. See a list of the types of concerns below if you are unsure where to go.
Types of concerns that may be addressed at the mobile primary care clinic include:
- Prescription refills or renewals (except for controlled substances)
- Minor respiratory symptoms
- Sore throat
- Minor gastrointestinal concerns (vomiting and diarrhea)
- Cough, flu, or cold symptoms
- Urinary tract infections
- Muscle pain
Lab or diagnostic imaging requisitions will not be part of the mobile service.
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 access VirtualCareNS, which provides free, temporary access to primary health care. Visit www.virtualcarens.ca to register or request a virtual visit. VirtualCareNS is not an emergency service.
- For general health advice and information call 811, a service offered 24/7 by experienced registered nurses.
- The provincial Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line can also be reached 24/7 by calling 1-888-429-8167.
- Additional local resources are available at www.nshealth.ca/wheretogoforhealthcare.
We will keep communities updated as future dates and additional community locations are determined or if there are changes to the current schedule.
Additional information can be found at www.nshealth.ca/mobileprimarycare.