Upcoming mobile primary care clinic in Springhill
Nova Scotia Health, in partnership with IWK Health, is providing an upcoming mobile primary care clinic for the public in the Northern Zone.
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
All Saints Springhill Hospital
10 Princess St., Springhill
Note: This is a drop-in clinic. Please come to the site in person to be seen or receive an appointment time. Depending on wait times, you may be able to 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, more than 1,180 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 the 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
• Sore throat
• 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 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 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.
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