Mobile primary care clinic for Bridgewater
Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has an upcoming clinic date:
Bridgewater and Area Family Health Clinic
42 Glen Allen Dr.
Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This is a temporary service to provide an appropriate primary care setting for mild or moderate health concerns.
These are drop-in clinics. You will be asked the reason for your visit to ensure we are able to treat your concern. If we are able to help you, you will be screened for acute viral respiratory infection and given an approximate appointment time.
Have your health card and a list of 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). 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
• 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 mobile service.
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 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 local resources are available at www.nshealth.ca/wheretogoforhealthcare.
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 www.nshealth.ca/mobileprimarycare.