Looking for a Doctor
Finding a Physician in Nova Scotia
Let the Department of Health Know You Need Help Finding a Family Doctor. You may check their website here.
The NS Physician Referral Service of the Nova Scotia Department of Health helps individuals find family practitioners who are accepting new patients. The Physician Referral Service contact number is (902) 424-3047. Due to high demand, the referral service may not be able to respond immediately to patient requests.
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
Annapolis Valley Health is 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:
We promise, when we know new physicians arrive or hear of others taking patients, we'll send this news far and wide!
Note: As new physicians set up medical practices in the District, the AVH Office of the VP Medicine will update a list of family physicians currently accepting new patients. There may be delays between when a physician stops taking patients and when their name is removed from the list.
Family Physicians are independent professionals and choose how to develop and restrict their family practice. Some may practice part-time or full-time and some may or may not provide all services.