Primary Health Care

Primary Health Care

Primary health care is a patient’s first point of contact with the health-care system. For many people, that first contact is with a family doctor, but there are other ways to access that care. By increasing access to teams of healthcare providers that could include doctors, nurses, social workers, mental health professionals and others, patients will be able to see the right health professionals at the right time.

A more collaborative approach is better for doctors who will have more support and balance. It is better for nurses and other health care professionals who can work to their full scope of practice. And it is better for Nova Scotia patients.

For more information on the delivery of primary health care in Nova Scotia visit http://www.nshealth.ca/primary-health-care.