0THE BEDFORD BASIN REPORT
Health care can be challenging to access over the summer months when so many people are on holiday. I wanted to share some of the options available for accessing health care during July and August – whether you have a family doctor, nurse practitioner, or are still waiting for one. You can get more information on all the following services by visiting my website.
In recent months, the Health Authority added a mobile clinic at the Cobequid Health Centre to help serve patients (who may or may not have a family practitioner) with minor ailments not requiring emergency service. The past few months, the clinic has been running Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
VirtualCareNS provides Nova Scotians on the Need a Family Practice Registry with free online visits with a primary care provider (doctor or nurse practitioner) until they find a permanent family practice. If you’re on the Need A Family Practice waitlist, you can sign up online anytime.
I’m pleased to see the government continuing the work we did to expand access at pharmacies. Some pharmacies (for example, the Guardian at the corner of Southgate Drive and Larry Uteck, or the Brookline Pharmasave at Bloom Terrace) are Community Pharmacy Primary Care Clinics. To make an appointment at one of these pharmacies, please go to Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia website.
I hope this information is of assistance to you if you’re looking for health care this summer – have a great summer!
Kelly Regan, MLA for Bedford Basin