Questions & Answers (FAQ)
For information on the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program please click here.
To view a video about this provincial program please click here.
To book a screening appointment, women over the age of 40 who have no breast problems and no breast implants may self-refer by calling:
Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM): 473-3960
For information on Lyme disease from the Public Health Agency of Canada please click here.
The NS Department of Health and Wellness has some excellent resources on Bed Bugs. Please click here to view these resources in English and in French.
For more information about head lice check out the following links: http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/head_lice
Tips for testing your well water from the Government of Nova Scotia: Click Here
To view a list of water testing labs in Nova Scotia: Click Here
For information about arsenic in Nova Scotia’s drinking water: Click Here
Frequently asked questions for the Nova Scotia Home Assessment program: Click Here
Information for private wells: Click Here
The Department of Agriculture is responsible for the Food Safety Section, which provides protection for Nova Scotians through quality food products. To make a food safety complaint, please click here.
Visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for information related to high-risk food recalls and allergy alerts.
The Public Health Agency of Canada has information related to food safety.
International Travel Clinic
Location: Dartmouth NS
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Phone: (902) 481-5900
Yellow Fever vaccination centers in Canada: Click Here
First you need to check with your school. For example the NSCC Lunenburg Co Campus has VON come in and do the students as a group. If this option is not available at your school then you can consult VON or any of the travel clinics in Halifax, please see question 8 above.
VON Lunenburg County: (902) 624-1897
Scheduled monthly clinics are held at Public Health Services in Bridgewater. This is for people who do not have a family doctor or have to travel outside of the district to see their Health Care Provider.
Appointments can be made by calling 543-0850.
Contact your Primary Health Care Provider or Pharmacist. Public Health offers flu clinics during early flu season. Outside of early flu season, scheduled monthly appointments outside of flu season, when public clinics are offered.
Some pharmacies will also give the vaccine - ask your pharmacy if they offer this service. Costs changes may vary and some drug plans will cover the cost so it will be best to check your drug plan.
To request a copy of your immunization record, please complete the Request for Immunization Record form and fax to (902) 543-8024 or contact us toll free at 1-844-515-0675. You can expect a response within five business days.
Department of Environment are the people to touch base with. Please call: (902) 543-4685
Health Canada has information related to mould. Please click here to view the web page.
To review frequently asked questions related to the Nova Scotia Health Card click here.
For a listing of family physicians accepting new patients click here.
Please click here visit the Family Physicians Accepting New Patients website. If you need health advice, please dial 811 on your land line to connect with HealthLink 811, and you will have access to non-emergency health information and services.