Walk-in Clinic

Walk-in Clinic Schedule for OCTOBER 2021

PLEASE do not come to second floor walk-in clinic if you do not have an appointment.  During the pandemic, same day appointments must be booked over the phone.

You must wear a mask – please bring one with you.

For information about NSHealth services, as well as other services and programs at Our Health Centre

Admin office     902-275-3847    lburch@ourhealthcentre.ca
Walk-in clinic     902-273-2098    walkin@ourhealthcentre.ca

Address:  3769 Hwy #3 PO Box 74 Chester NS B0J 1J0

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/OurHealthCentre.ca
Website: 
www.ourhealthcentre.ca
Instagram: ourhealthcentre
Twitter: @OurHealthCentre

If you do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, you are encouraged to add your name to the provincial waiting list.   
 
Call 811 or you can register online at  needafamilypractice.nshealth.ca

 

The OHC Board of Directors wishes to acknowledge the generous assistance of the Municipality of the District of Chester.  The Municipality contributed a significant amount towards set up costs for the Walk-in Clinic.

FAQ

Who can be seen at the walk-in clinic?

Anyone can be seen but if you already have a family doctor we encourage you to visit him or her if your situation is not critical.

Do I need an appointment?

The clinic operates on a first come, first served basis.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring your health card with you. If you are from another province your valid health card will be accepted (except for Quebec which does not allow inter-provincial billing). There is a $50 fee charged for those without a valid health card, who are from Quebec or who reside outside Canada. It is also important to bring a list of medications along with dosages and any allergies you may have.

Will I have to pay?

No. Most of the medical services are covered by our provincial medical plan (MSI) so it is important to bring your health card with you. A fee will be applied for some services not covered by MSI. Click here for a full list of fees for non-MSI services. It is also posted at the clinic and on our Facebook page. We accept cash, credit or debit.

What if I have a cut needing stitches?

Minor cuts will be assessed and if necessary stitches will be provided. MSI pays for the visit to the doctor however there is a fee for supplies that is not covered under your provincial plan.

Can I get vaccines at the clinic?

Some vaccines provided by public health such as measles and tetanus can be provided at the clinic. If you have vaccination records please bring them with you. The physician might need to order blood tests to ensure you are not allergic to the vaccination being requested.

Vaccinations for Hepatitis A&B can be provided by the Chester Pharmasave on payment of a fee. B12 and depo-provera injections are available however the patient must supply medication for injections.

If tests are ordered, what happens to the report?

With your permission, a copy of the test result will be sent to your family physician. You may also have a copy. If the result comes back abnormal you will be notified and given the option to return to the clinic or to follow up with your family doctor. If the result is normal you will not be called.

Can I get refills for my medication?

Usually a 30 day refill on an existing medication will be provided so you can avoid an interruption in your medication until you are able to see your regular family doctor. NARCOTIC PRESCRIPTIONS WILL NOT be dispensed in the walk-in clinic. You must see the doctor who prescribed it.