Mobile primary care clinic in Canso on Sat., Jan. 27

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CANSO, NS

Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has this upcoming clinic date:

Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso
1746 Union Street
Saturday, January 27 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This is not a drop-in clinic. To schedule an appointment, please call 902-919-5340. Phone lines will be open 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on January 26 and again on January 27 at 8:30 a.m. for same-day appointment booking. The number of appointments each day is limited.

Have your health card and a list of your medications ready upon arrival. Care will be provided using a team approach, which includes nurse practitioners and family physicians.

This clinic is not a substitute for your primary care provider (doctor or nurse practitioner). If you have a primary care provider, we encourage you to call their office first to see if they have any same-day appointments available. However, there are times when you may not be able to see your primary care provider, or you do not have a primary care provider. Your patience is greatly appreciated as we aim to provide you the best possible care.

The clinic can only address non-urgent, low-acuity health issues and is not an emergency service. See a list of the types of concerns below if you are not sure where to go.

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

Lab and diagnostic imaging requisitions will not be part of this clinic.

Please note other options for care:

• Nova Scotians can now access VirtualCareNS, which provides free, temporary access to primary health care. Visit www.virtualcarens.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 24/7 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 information and local resources are available through www.YourHealthNS.ca.

We will keep communities updated as future dates and additional community locations are determined or if there are changes to the current schedule. Additional information can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/mobileprimarycareclinics.

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