811 – Nova Scotia Healthlink

811 – With these three numbers you will have access to non-emergency health information and services, any time any day. When you call 811, Registered Nurses will give you the advice and information you need and provide reassurance concerning all kinds of general health issues and questions. Advice and information may include a recommendation to see your doctor or visit your local emergency department. You can also obtain information about health issues and services available in your community. Nova Scotia Healthlink

Blood Collection Services

Hubbards Blood Collection Services, Saturdays from 9:00-10:30am, Fee: $15, Hubbards Pharmasave store, 11 Hwy #329, 857-1743.

St. Margaret’s Bay Blood Collection Service (Capital Health), information for St. Margaret’s Bay and other locations. Suite 204, 5110 St. Margaret`s Bay Rd. – St. Margaret’s Square. Tel. (902) 826-3377. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7 am – 2:30 pm; Wednesday: 7 am – 7:30 pm; Saturday: 8 am – 3:30 am.

Capital Health – Community Health Teams

Capital Health Community Health Teams

Click image to go to their website, and learn more about their Free Wellness Programs and Wellness Navigation. Click here for a list of local programs (Tantallon, Timberlea and Hubbards).

Visit CHT for a free health assessment. This Personal Wellness Profile helps to identify areas that may be putting you at risk for health problems such as cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, body fat and waist circumference. You will receive a personal report so you can see where you are doing well and get recommendations on where you can start to improve your health.


Nova Scotia Health Card

MSI Health Card Information – full Information; application forms, etc.

MSI Health Card Contacts – contact their office

MSI Health Card Eligibility – information about eligibility

Nova Scotia Seniors Pharmacare

NS Seniors’ Pharmacare – basic introductory Information

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Nova Scotia’s Continuing Care Programs

Continuing Care Evaluation and Strategy, June and July, 2015. Click on image to view and/or download report.

NS Continuing Care Report NS Continuing Care Report

Long Term Care – Nursing Homes, Residential Care Facilities, and Community Based Options

Home Care – personal care, respite, and light housekeeping; nursing includes-dressing changes, catheter care, and intravenous therapy and home oxygen.

Entering Long Term Care – For those who can no longer live in their home or community alone, or with relatives/friends with Home Care supports, long-term care may be the answer.

Caregiver Benefit – for low income care recipients who have a high level of disability or impairment as determined by a home care assessment.

Personal Alert Assistance Program – provides financial assistance to low income seniors who live alone, receive publicly funded home care services, have experienced recent falls, and use a cane, walker or wheelchair

Adult Protection Services – help and support for people age 16 or older who are abused or neglected and who cannot physically or mentally protect or care for themselves.

HELP – Bed Loan Program – supports individuals to stay independent in their homes as long as possible by providing temporary loans of hospital-type beds to eligible Nova Scotians to use in their homes (this service is provided by the Red Cross).

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Nova Scotia Department of Health Programs

Various Health Programs

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cardiovascular Health Nova Scotia

Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia

Legacy of Life: Nova Scotia Organ and Tissue Donation Program

Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program

Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres

Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program

Nova Scotia Renal Program

Reproductive Care Program/Rh of Nova Scotia

Personal Directives in Nova Scotia

Your Way to Wellness Workshops – Winter 2013: Free workshops around HRM for adults with chronic health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, COPD, depression, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, asthma or high blood pressure. Conducted by NS Health & Wellness, Central District Health Authority.

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Safety in the Home

Fall Prevention Videos (click on title):

If You Fall or Witness a Fall, Do You Know What to Do?

Exercises at the Kitchen Sink – a booklet from the Strategy and Actions for Independent Living, Province of BC

HRM Seniors’ Home Safety Program – Free home safety evaluations for seniors living in private residences in HRM.

Installation of Bathroom Safety Bars – Research Information from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Installation Information from US Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Senior Abuse

NS Justice: Senior Abuse Awareness and Prevention

NS Health and Wellness: Adult Protection Services – help and support for people age 16 or older who are abused or neglected and who cannot physically or mentally protect or care for themselves.

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