Nova Scotia Health, in partnership with IWK Health and Emergency Health Services (EHS), is continuing to provide a mobile primary care clinic today, Sunday, Jan. 22, in Halifax.
6960 Mumford Road (near Shoppers Drug Mart)
9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.
Note: Please come to the site in person to be seen or receive an appointment time. Depending on wait times, you may be able leave and return for your appointment. Please speak to clinic staff about this option.
Upon arrival, you will be asked the reason for your visit to ensure we are able to treat your concern. If yes, you will be screened for COVID-19 prior to receiving your appointment time. Your patience is greatly appreciated as we aim to provide you with the best possible care.
This is a temporary service to provide an appropriate primary care setting for an increased number of people experiencing mild or moderate health concerns. Since launching the mobile clinics, over 1180 people have been treated across the province. The clinics average about 75 visits per day.
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 at the clinic will be provided by a doctor or nurse practitioner.
Please have your health card and a list of your medications ready.
Types of concerns that may be addressed at the mobile primary care clinic include:
Prescription refills or renewals
Minor respiratory symptoms
Minor gastrointestinal concerns (vomiting and diarrhea)
Cough, flu, or cold symptoms
Urinary tract infections
The clinic cannot address urgent or life-threatening concerns. You will need to call 911 if you are experiencing any of the following:
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
Severe difficulty breathing or trouble speaking
Uncontrolled or severe bleeding
Major trauma such as loss of limb or laceration
Severe allergic reaction
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. Visitvirtualcarens.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.