Looking for a Doctor

Finding a Physician in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotians who do not have access to a family practice, such as a family doctor or nurse practitioner, can call 811 Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to add your name and contact information to a provincial wait list.  You can also visit needafamilypractice.ca to register yourself online.
Patients who are experiencing urgent health problems should call 911. If you have a health issue that is not an emergency, call 811 to speak to a registered nurse.

Until you Find a Family Doctor

We are aggressively recruiting for family doctors. Unfortunately, there are fewer family doctors than patients, many residents still go without and have to rely on our clinics until more arrive. 

Patient Safety is our highest priority! We encourage patients without Family Physicians to utilize the following clinics:

Community Walk-In Clinics