Nova Scotia Health is providing Nova Scotians with increased ways to access care. The Mobile Primary Care Clinics and VirtualCareNS are two innovative models of care that have been implemented quickly in response to the need for primary care services. Informed by best practice evidence, they are being evaluated in real time to inform spread and scale across the province.
With the holiday season upon us, Nova Scotia Health is anticipating an increase in people looking to visit their loved ones in our facilities. With COVID-19 still active in our communities, along with other respiratory viruses, like influenza and RSV, we want to remind Nova Scotians about who is permitted to visit or accompany patients, and what is required when entering Nova Scotia Health facilities.
Nova Scotia Health is made up of an incredible team of more than 30 thousand employees, physicians, researchers, learners and volunteers who are dedicated to providing the best possible care to our patients, clients and community.
When a physician begins their practice in Nova Scotia, this moment represents a culmination of many months’ work by the physician, our physician recruitment team, and many other partners. Throughout the physician’s journey to practicing in Nova Scotia, they are supported with immigration, licensure, practice preferences, family needs, connecting to their community, and more.
COVID testing continues to be available to Nova Scotians experiencing symptoms. In an effort to ensure all Nova Scotians have access to COVID-19 testing as needed, especially those in rural communities where testing is not available nearby, the Public Health Mobile Units will be offering testing in the communities listed below. All upcoming Mobile Units can be found online at https://www.nshealth.ca/PHMU.