Primary Care Clinics
Primary Health Care

A primary care clinic provides short-term primary medical care for people on the Need a Family Practice Registry.

  • Your appointment may be provided in-person or virtually depending on your needs
  • Primary care clinics do not offer walk-in services. All appointments must be pre-booked, and are for people who do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner.
  • If you do not have a primary care provider, please add your name to the Need a Family Practice Registry online.
  • People on the registry, including those who are patients of a primary care clinic, are assisted with finding a primary care provider in their area when Nova Scotia Health is aware of family practices accepting new patients. 

Location and contact information:

Central Zone (Halifax Regional Municipality, Eastern Shore and West Hants areas)

Your primary care provider (doctor or nurse practitioner) is where most of your health issues can and should be addressed. However, there are times when you may not be able to see your primary care provider and you require urgent treatment. You may also not have a primary care provider. You can learn more about where you can go for health care here.

Halifax (Kearney Lake)
Kearney Lake Primary Care Clinic
This primary care clinic contacts people directly from the registry to make an appointment, in chronological order, based on when your name has been added to the list. 
998 Parkland Drive, Suite 203
Halifax, NS B3M 0A6
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Eastern Zone (Cape Breton, Antigonish and Guysborough areas)

Glace Bay
Senator's Health Centre
633 Main St, Suite 301
Open Monday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please call for an appointment: 902-842-2794
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New Waterford
New Waterford Consolidated Hospital 
716 King Street
Open Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Please call beginning at 4 pm on Tuesday or Thursday to make a same-day appointment: 902-862-2740
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North Sydney
Northside General Hospital 
520 Purves Street
Open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm
Please call for an appointment:  902-794-5400
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Sydney
196 Kings Road
Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Please call for an appointment:  902-563-8056
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Northern Zone (Colchester County and Municipality of East Hants, Cumberland County, and Pictou County)

Your primary care provider (doctor or nurse practitioner) is where most of your health issues can and should be addressed. However, there are times when you may not be able to see your primary care provider and you require urgent treatment. You may also not have a primary care provider. You can learn more about where you can go for health care here.

Colchester County PCC
Call between 9 am and 12 pm, Monday to Friday, to book a same day or next day appointment
Suite 205, 316 Willow Street
Truro NS B2N 5A4
902-843-2577 

Cumberland County PCC's
Call between 9 am and 12 pm, Monday through Friday, to make a same day or next day appointment.
1-855-597-2420
Participating providers located in: Advocate Harbour, Amherst, Parrsboro, Pugwash, River Hebert and Springhill 

Pictou County PCC
Call between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, to make a same day or next day appointment.
902-752-8643
688A East River Road
New Glasgow, NS B2H 3S8
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Western Zone (Annapolis Valley, South West and South Shore areas)

Your primary care provider (doctor or nurse practitioner) is where most of your health issues can and should be addressed. However, there are times when you may not be able to see your primary care provider and you require urgent treatment. You may also not have a primary care provider. You can learn more about where you can go for health care here.

Berwick – Western Kings Memorial Health Centre
See the Nova Scotia Health After Hours Clinics page

Bridgewater – South Shore Regional Hospital
See the Nova Scotia Health After Hours Clinics page

Digby and Areas Health Services Centre
There is a weekly call-in for appointments each Monday, starting at 8:30am. 
Hours:  Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm
71 West St 
Digby, NS B0V 1A0
902-245-1307
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Kentville
Professional Centre
Please call Monday through Friday for more information or to make an appointment.
70 Exhibition Street, Kentville, NS B4N 4K9
1-866-400-0060
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Lunenburg
Fishermen's Memorial Hospital (2nd Floor)
This primary care clinic contacts people directly from the registry to make an appointment, in chronological order, based on when your name has been added to the list. 
14 High Street, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0
902-634-7014
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Middleton
Soldiers Memorial Hospital
Please call Monday through Friday for more information or to make an appointment.
462 Main Street, Middleton, NS B0S 1P0
1-866-400-0060
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Shelburne
Shelburne Family Practice Care Clinic
Please call for information on upcoming clinics and the date to call to make an appointment.  
1606 Lake Road
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0
902-875-2321
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Wolfville - Eastern Kings Memorial Health Centre
See the Nova Scotia Health After Hours Clinics page

Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital (level 0 building B)
This primary care clinic contacts people directly from the registry to make an appointment, in chronological order, based on when your name has been added to the list. 
Hours: Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.
60 Vancouver Street
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2P5
P - 902-749-2556
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