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Ways to Access Care

When you need healthcare in Nova Scotia, you have more options than you think for care right in your community.

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Pharmacy Primary Care Clinics 

Access to primary care through select pharmacy clinics, where pharmacists can assess and prescribe treatment for common and chronic illnesses.

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Mobile Primary Care

Mobile Primary Care Clinics 

Primary care clinics that travel to communities across the province to provide treatment for non-urgent health issues.

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Electronic Referrals (eReferrals)

Primary care providers and surgeons can now send electronic referrals for surgery, magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) and ultrasounds.

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Free online visits with a primary care provider for Nova Scotians on the Need a Family Practice Registry. 

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Emergency Room Healthcare Professionals

Urgent Treatment Centres 

Providing access to care for those with unexpected, non-life threatening health concerns. 

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More Ways to Access Care

Mental Health & Addictions

Mental health and addictions services (outpatient, inpatient and crisis support) to help make sure that addictions treatment and recovery is accessible throughout the province.

Access Wellness

A free, single-session supportive counselling service available to all Nova Scotians.


A free online counselling service for individuals experiencing mild to moderate depression and anxiety. 


Access to vaccination records online through your Nova Scotia health card. 

Seniors and Long-Term Care

Providing older Nova Scotians with the wellness and care they deserve, where and when they need it.

Air Ambulance LifeFlight

New EHS LifeFlight airplane to transport non-critical care patients and free up ground ambulances and paramedics.

Care Coordination Centre (C3)

A new centre that shows information in real-time to help reduce wait times and improve patients’ experiences.