There Will Be Popup Primary Care Clinics This Weekend In The Halifax Area And Kentville – See A Doctor Or Nurse Practitioner

Nova Scotia Health says their mobile primary care clinics will roll into The Halifax Regional Municipality and Kentville this weekend to help those experiencing mild or moderate health concerns.

The clinics can only address non-urgent, low acuity health issues and is not an emergency service

The service is in partnership with IWK Health, EHS and community partners. Care will be provided by a doctor or nurse practitioner.

When you arrive you are asked for the reason of your visit to ensure they can treat your concern. You will be screened for COVID-19 and given an approximate appointment time. Have your health card and list of medications ready.

Mobile Clinic Locations

Halifax Regional Municipality:
Cobequid Community Health Centre
40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville

Centennial Professional Centre
81 Exhibition Street, Kentville

The clinic locations will operate from from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The last booked appointment will be at 4:30 p.m.

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

• Prescription refills or renewals (except for controlled substances)
• Minor respiratory symptoms
• Sore throat
• Earaches
• Fever
• Headache
• Rashes
• Minor gastrointestinal concerns (vomiting and diarrhea)
• Cough, flu, or cold symptoms
• Urinary tract infections
• Muscle 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 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.
  • Additional local resources available at

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