Updated hours: Temporary mobile primary care clinic in Halifax for long weekend

Nova Scotia Health's mobile van
Nova Scotia Health's mobile unit.

Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic, in partnership with IWK Health and Emergency Health Services (EHS), will be available to the public beginning on Friday, November 11, 2022, until Sunday, November 13, 2022. The mobile clinic will be located at 6960 Mumford Road, near Shoppers Drug Mart, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day.

This is a temporary service for the long weekend to provide an appropriate primary care setting for an increased number of people with mild or moderate health concerns currently being experienced. The clinic can only address non-urgent, low-acuity health issues and is not an emergency service. See a list of types of concerns below if you are not sure where to go.

Care will be provided by a doctor or nurse practitioner. 

Upon arrival, you will be registered and will be provided with an appointment time. You may leave and come back for your estimated appointment time. Please have your health card ready and bring a list of your medications. A COVID screening will be part of your registration process.

Types of concerns that may be addressed at the mobile primary care clinic include:

Prescription refills or renewals
Minor respiratory symptoms
Sore throat
Minor gastrointestinal concerns (vomiting and diarrhea)
Cough, flu, or cold symptoms
Urinary tract infections
Muscle pain
Minor pelvic pain or abdominal pain

The clinic cannot address urgent or life-threatening concerns. You will need to call 911 if you are experiencing any of the following:

Stroke/facial weakness
New onset of weakness
Heart attack/chest pain or tightness
Unable to wake/unconscious
Sudden onset of severe headache or confusion
Seizure and/or severe head injury
Major assault
Severe difficulty breathing or trouble speaking
Uncontrolled or severe bleeding
Major trauma such as loss of limb or laceration
Severe allergic reaction
Severe burns

There will not be access to lab or diagnostic imaging services at the mobile clinic.

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.