Primary Health Care is the first and continuing point of contact for Nova Scotians with the healthcare system.
It focuses on promoting health, preventing illness, managing chronic diseases and treating people when they are sick. Primary Health Care also helps ensure continuity of care across the system.
By partnering with individuals, communities, health professionals and government, Primary Health Care addresses the factors that affect health such as family, education, job, income and social economic situation. Primary Health Care is developed with full participation of the people it serves.
The goal of Primary Health Care in Nova Scotia is to improve access to services, while ensuring the appropriate use of resources in the delivery of care.
The Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness recognizes that a strong Primary Health Care system is the foundation needed to address the continuing health needs of Nova Scotians in their communities.
More information on Primary Health Care in Nova Scotia can be found by reading Primary Care Research and Evaluation Meeting 2008 Report.
For more information on any of our projects or programs, please contact us at
Phone: (902) 424-5375
Fax: (902) 424-3243
Primary Health Care
Department of Health and Wellness
PO Box 488
Halifax, NS B3J 2R8
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Page last updated 2013-02-01.