Nutrition Month

 March is Nutrition Month— a time to remember to take care of our families and ourselves by practising healthy eating habits.

Dr Moore

Sunset at OHC

AED Community Survey

Email us to participate in our survey at

Nancy LaPierre, Nurse Practitioner

Dr Hackshaw

Dr Jollymore

Dr Finnegan



The Community Health Centre model is unique because it is community-governed and focused on the conditions for health in the community, such as food security, housing, and social inclusion.

Visit to read more about Nova Scotia Community Health Centre’s and the latest information on vaccinations.


HEARTFELT thanks to the United Way of Lunenburg County for joining Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia in funding Our Health Centre`s THRIVE Mental Health Walk-In Clinic!

Tuesdays 3pm-8pm

(902) 273-2283


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
Need a Family Practice Registry – Nova Scotia Health Authority

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.



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 and on our Facebook page.

Call 902-273-2098 30 minutes before any walk-in clinic shift to book your appointment.

Our Mission

An innovative leader in providing health services and wellness education to the communities we serve

Our Vision

To improve the health and well-being of every person we serve

Guiding Principles






Walk in Clinic Schedule

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As a non-profit organization, we rely on our passionate team and the generosity of individuals, donations, and grants to provide our communities with free or low-cost services and programs.


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More than 12,000 Walk-in-Clinic visits in the past four years

The medical walk-in Clinic schedule is posted on ouiur Facebook page, website, and Twitter.

OHC Guiding Principals:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Respect
  • Equity

Wellness Programs & Services!

See our online monthly schedule for dates and times.

OHC provides Flex Rooms for rent to providers of services that complement existing services that are aligned with promoting health and wellness.

For example:

Reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon

The Hearing Specialist

LifeCare/ Sleep Clinic – in home equipments, sleep studies and support.

Clinical Foot Care

NS Works/ Employment Services Centre

OHC provides space to the NS Health Authority for a Proimary Care Clinic with family doctors & nurses; Mental Health & Addictions Counsellors, Continuing Care staff; Public Health staff, a Diabetic clinic and an Opioid use Disorder clinic. 

OHC is:

  • A Health and Wellness Resource serving the Municipality of Chester and surrounding areas since 2016
  • Owned and operatored by the community for the community
  • A not-for-profit charitable organization

OHC provides comprehensive health and wellness programs & services to the Municipality of Chester and surrounding areas such as:

  • The Hubbards area
  • The Tancook Islands
  • Mahone Bay
  • Bridgewater
  • Lunenburg
  • And beyond

1 in 2 of our walk-in patients does not have a family doctor. 

Actively seeking NEW doctors!


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

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 08:30 am – 04:00 pm

Phones not answered from 12:00 – 1:00pm for lunch

Health Care Team

Nancy LaPierre NP

Dr. Christian Hackshaw

Dr. Asim Aktar

Dr. Maria Finnegan

Dr. Kory Jollymore

Dominique Kwan, Clinical Therapist

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, please visit:

Currently, the Chester Community Clinic is NOT offering the Covid-19 Vaccine in office. For more information on eligibility and vaccination clinics, visit:

Book a vaccine appointment by phone:             1-833-797-7772

If you have questions for the NS Health Authority:                                                                        call: 1-902-527-5810 or 1-855-881-7061      email:

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  to add your name to the provincial waiting list

NSH Blood Clinic (first floor)

Patients wishing to book appointments online at Our Health Centre, or other locations, can now visit

Patients without internet access can still book blood collection appointments by phone by calling toll-free 1-833-998-2722 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). Unfortunately, there is no ability to leave a message on this phone line.

Blood collection at Our Health Centre takes place each Monday & Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and booking instructions can be found online:

Please note, appointments are needed for blood collection at all Nova Scotia Health sites due to COVID-19 precautions. Walk-in services are not available.

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 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

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 at 1-902-543-5400 or                          1-855-922-1122

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