Pharmacists in Nova Scotia can assess and prescribe for minor ailments.

The following are possible Minor Ailments that your pharmacist can assess and prescribe for:

✅Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)/Bladder Infections
✅Birth Control
✅Dyspepsia (indigestion)
✅Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (acid reflux)
✅Non-infectious Diarrhea
✅Allergic Rhinitis
✅Nasal Congestion
✅Sore Throat
✅Mild Headache
✅Minor Muscle Pain
✅Minor Joint Pain
✅Minor Sleep Disorders
✅Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps)
✅Emergency Contraception
✅Xerophthalmia (dry eyes)
✅Oral Ulcers
✅Oral Fungal Infection (thrush)
✅Fungal Infections of the Skin (such as Athlete’s Foot)
✅Vaginal Candidiasis (yeast infection)
✅Threadworms and Pinworms
✅Herpes Simplex (cold sores)
✅Contact Allergic Dermatitis (skin reaction from coming into contact with an allergen)
✅Mild Acne
✅Mild to Moderate Eczema
✅Mild Urticaria (including bites and stings) (hives)
✅Calluses and Corns
✅Warts (excluding facial and genital)
✅Smoking Cessation

For more information on minor aliments, what happens during and after an assessment and more please visit,

It is important to note that:
📌most, but not all, pharmacies in Nova Scotia provide minor ailment assessment and prescribing services.
📌an appointment may be required to access this services

Please visit your pharmacy for more specific local details.

Blood Collection

Nova Scotia Health is expanding its online appointment booking service. Online appointment booking is now available at the following sites:

-- Bayview Memorial Health Centre (Advocate Harbour) blood collection
-- River Hebert Blood Collection
-- Queens General Hospital (Liverpool) blood collection and X-ray
-- Roseway Hospital (Shelburne) blood collection, X-ray, EKG
-- Lockeport Medical Centre blood collection

Patients wishing to book appointments online at these locations or other existing locations can visit

Roseway Hospital

Roseway Hospital is a community hospital serving about 15,000 Shelburne County residents with primary care services, inpatient, ambulatory and emergency care.

Nineteen inpatient beds include acute medical care, convalescent, cardiac care, pediatrics and care for people awaiting long-term care placement.

Jodi Ybarra
Roseway Hospital Site Manager
PO Box 610
Shelburne, NS
B0T 1W0

  • Main number: 902-875-3011
  • ER department, patient inquiries: 902-875-4390 (fax: 902-875-1428)
  • Patient calls: 902-875-2696
  • Mental Health: 902-875-4200
  • Addiction Services: 902-875-8645
  • Public Health: 902-875-2623

Click here for information regarding temporary ER closures at Roseway Hospital.

Collaborative Care Clinic

A collaborative family practice team includes family doctors, nurse practitioners, family practice nurses, and other health professionals working together to provide comprehensive care for patients.

A collaborative family practice team provides:

  • Comprehensive care – the team provides a full range of health care, from basic wellness check-ups to managing complex conditions.
  • Accessible care – the team works to offer appointments at various times that best meet the needs of patients.
  • Coordinated care – patients see the right health care provider for their needs.
  • Continuity of care – patients see the same team of providers throughout their life, building a medical history and trusting relationship over time.
  • Community-oriented care – the team works to meet the specific health needs of patients, and of the community.

Primary Health Care is working to create more and strengthen existing collaborative family practice teams across the province. Having access to a primary care provider, such as a family doctor or nurse practitioner, is important to all of us for our health and wellness.

Living Without a Family Doctor?

If you don’t have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, please register with Need a Family Practice.

Shelburne Family Practice - Care Clinic  - For patients from Shelburne County without a provider

We can see you for non-urgent care such as: prescription refills, follow-ups, ordering blood work, ordering tests & imaging, etc.

Appointments are booked starting each Tuesday for the upcoming week. Patients can call any weekday to book an appointment, 902-875-2321.

Patients using this service will be seen by either a family doctor or nurse practitioner and the LPN. This clinic is being set up to provide primary care for people without a family physician or nurse practitioner living in Shelburne County. The health care provider who sees the patient will NOT become the person’s regular family doctor or nurse practitioner.

This is NOT a walk-in clinic and people cannot walk-in for an appointment.

Anyone with an emergency should go to the Emergency Department or call 911.

Senior Assisted Living Facilities

Shelburne County has three large homes that provide Senior Citizens a place then can feel protected and obtain the assistance they require to enable them to continue comfortable daily living.

Roseway Manor
1604 Lake Rd.
Sandy Point,
Shelburne, N.S.
B0T 1W0

Bayside Home
96 Bayside Dr.
Barrington, Nova Scotia
B0W 1E0

Surf Lodge Nursing Home
73 Howe Street, PO Box 160
Lockeport, Nova Scotia
B0T 1L0