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How do I get a doctor at OHC?  

Family Medicine Clinic: The first thing you can do is make sure your name is on the Nova Scotia provincial waiting list . There are two ways to register – call 811 or go to www.needafamilypractice.ca 

All NS Health (NSH) doctors who work at the first floor family medicine Community Care Clinic at OHC take on new patients, in sequence, from the provincial waiting list. Once your name comes up to the top of the list you will be called by one of the NS Health receptionists from the first floor clinic .

Walk-in with Appointment Clinic The OHC Association offers a Walk-In with Appointment Clinic on the second floor at OHC. The walk-in clinic is for anyone- people without a doctor ,people with a doctor who cannot get in to see their doctor, people from anywhere in Nova Scotia, and people from anywhere outside Nova Scotia .  The Walk-in with Appointment Clinic schedule is posted on our website  www.ourhealthcentre.ca  and on our Facebook page .Call 902-273-2098 1 hour before any walk-in clinic shift to book your appointment 

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 NS Health has reopened the OHC blood clinic site Appointments can be booked by calling 1-833-998-2722 . On-line booking is not yet available for the OHC site.

  • Thursday blood clinic hours are 7:30-1:00 ; samples can be dropped off between 7:30 and 10:30, no appointment required.
  • If the blood clinic staffing situation degrades due to Covid complications in the days leading up to the clinic dates, or on the days of the clinic, patients will be called and either re-directed to one of the local hospital labs ,or rebooked for an alternate date.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.!

COVID TESTING SITE

  • Bridgewater – 210 Aberdeen Rd. DIRECTIONS                                           By appointment only Book now Open daily from from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. *Serial Testing Site for Partially Vaccinated NSH employees

Walk-In clinic

Nova scotia health services at OHC

Contact Information:
Phone: 1-902-275-4414 *option 2*
Fax: 1-902-275-5080

Address:
P.O. Box 580
3769, Hwy 3
Chester, NS
B0J 1J0

Health Care Team:
Nancy LaPierre NP
Dr. Nina Lucas
Dr. Christian Hackshaw
Dr. Asim Aktar

Dr. Maria Finnegan

Dominique Kwan, Clinical Therapist

 
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 08:30 am – 04:00 pm
Phones not answered from 12:00 – 1:00pm for lunch

Chester Community Clinic, Nova Scotia Health COVID-19 update:

  • Our clinic is operating in a reduced capacity to help reduce the spread of Covid-19. At this time, we are offering phone and in-person appointments depending on your clinical concern. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
  • In person appointments: please ensure you follow current covid-19 guidelines when visiting our clinic. For more information: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/
  • Currently, the Chester Community Clinic is NOT offering the Covid-19 Vaccine in office. For more information on eligibility and vaccination clinics: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/vaccine/#getting-the-vaccine
  • Book a vaccine appointment by phone: 1-833-797-7772

NSH Mental Health & Addiction Services- first & second floors  :

  • The Opioid Use Disorder Clinic :Self-referral, for more information or to book an appointment call 902-634-8807 ext. 171-3307
  • For other Mental Health & Addictions services please call the Bridgewater office intake line 1-902-543-5400 or 1-855-922-1122

NSH Continuing Care- second floor:

  • If you have questions or concerns please call the intake line 1-800-225-7225

NSH Public Health -second floor:

  • Staff will be working from home; if you have questions or concerns please call  1-902-275-3581; 1-902-634-4014 or 1-902-543-0850

NSH Blood Clinic-first floor: 

NS Health Blood Clinic @ OHC 

February 11, 2022 Update  

 NS Health will reopen the OHC blood clinic site on Thursday February 24th

  • Appointments can be booked for Feb.24th starting on Wednesday Feb.16th by calling 1-833-998-2722 . On-line booking is not yet available for the OHC site

  • Thursday blood clinic hours are 7:30-1:00 ; samples can be dropped off between 7:30 and 10:30, no appointment required.

  • If the blood clinic staffing situation degrades due to Covid complications in the days leading up to the clinic dates, or on the days of the clinic, patients will be called and either re-directed to one of the local hospital labs ,or rebooked for an alternate date.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.!

  • Open every Thursday from 7:30am-1:00pm. To book an appointment call 1-833-998-2722 between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. to Fri. or book online (online bookings coming soon for Chester location). Online appointments can be made for South Shore Regional Hospital, Lunenburg Hospital, Tantallon, etc
  • You may drop off specimens at the Chester OHC first floor blood collection clinic Thursdays from 7:30am-10:30am 

http://www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection

NSH Diabetic Clinic- first floor:

  • Please call 1-902-624-7338 for an update on the satellite services offered at OHC.

NSH Smoking Cessation Program- second floor

  • To minimize the risk of exposure, groups will continue to be temporarily suspended. Individual services will be offered via Telephone or Zoom. If you would like to self-refer, please call Caelin Campbell at 1-902-527-5083

If you have questions for the NS Health Authority contact 1-902-527-5810 or 1-855-881-7061; wearelistening@nshealth.ca

For trusted, everyday health information and advice, call the Nova Scotia Health Authority`s 811 line to speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

 

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A FAMILY DOCTOR : Please call 811 or visit www.needafamilypractice.nshealth.ca   to add your name to the provincial waiting list