The health and safety of Yarmouth's residents
The Yarmouth Regional Hospital provides care to 64,000 people in Shelburne, Yarmouth, and Digby Counties, with a broad range of medical specialists. Services range from emergency care and diagnostic imaging to dealing with mental illness, addictions, physiotherapy, diabetes, cancer, renal dialysis, and veterans' issues. To explore some of Yarmouth's clinics, pharmacies, and other community resources, check out our Community Directory.
If you need help right away, the Province of Nova Scotia provides some
Call 211 to get access to thousands of essential services anywhere in Nova Scotia, including:
- Child, Youth and Family
- Continuing Care
- Food Support
- Older Adult Services (Seniors)
- Newcomer Services
- Health, Mental Health, and Addiction Services
- Disability Support and Services
- Community and Cultural Services
For trusted non-emergency health information, call 811 to talk to a registered nurse. If you think you may
If someone's health, safety, or property
Looking for a Family Doctor?
Call 1 (844) 491-5891 if you're looking for a family doctor, nurse practitioner, or other primary health care service. There are also a variety of programs and services available to people without family physicians, outlined by the Nova Scotia Health Authority.
Continuing Care, a program of the Nova Scotia Department of Health, serves people who need ongoing care outside of hospital, either on a long-term or short-term basis. They provide access to:
- Long-Term Care (Nursing Homes, Residential Care Facilities, and Community-Based Options)
- Home Care
- Self-Managed Care
- Adult Protection Services
- HELP Bed Loan Program
The toll-free number in Nova Scotia to connect with Continuing Care services is 1 (800) 225-7225. They operate every day, including weekends, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can also contact them by visiting www