Primary care clinic for people without a family practice in the Middleton area
Nova Scotia Health Authority is expanded a clinic at the Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton to provide appointments three days a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays - for people who do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner in the Middleton area, beginning on June 11, 2020.
“We know that accessing primary care can be a challenge in the Middleton area; there are a number of people on the Need a Family Practice Registry,” said Mardi Burton, health services manager, Primary Health Care, Nova Scotia Health Authority. “By expanding our existing clinic from one day a week to three, and having people call to schedule an appointment as they need one, will really help to increase access for those who are without a family doctor or nurse practitioner. It also provides another option to receive the care they need.”
The majority of the appointments provided by the family doctor, nurse practitioner, and licensed practice nurse working with the clinic will be virtual, either by phone or video. Patients who need an in-person appointment will also be seen, as determined by the primary care provider.
Anyone who does not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner in the Middleton area can add their name online at needafamilypractice.nshealth.ca before calling to schedule an appointment.
People who are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 should complete the self-screen available at 811.novascotia.ca and then call 811 for advice, rather than make an appointment at the clinic.
All appointments at the primary care clinic must be arranged by phone. People who do not have a primary care provider and who are on the registry should call 902-825-5206.
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