Join a Team
We’re continually working to strengthen and support collaborative family practice teams across the province. You become a patient of a collaborative family practice team when you get accepted as a new patient by a family doctor or nurse practitioner who works as part of a team, or if your family practice transitions to become a collaborative family practice team.
If you’re unsure if your primary care provider is part of a team, ask your family doctor or nurse practitioner.
Need a Family Practice registry
Having access to a primary care provider is important to all of us for our health and wellness. If you don’t have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, please register online with Need a Family Practice. You can also register by phone by calling 811, Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Many collaborative family practice teams accept new patients from the registry. We encourage all family doctors and nurse practitioners in Nova Scotia to contact the health authority for a list of names of people who are looking for a family practice. People are connected with a family practice based on when they have added their name to the registry. Primary care providers who are accepting new patients may work as part of a collaborative family practice team, or in a group or solo practice setting.
Primary Health Care Providers
Nova Scotia Health is currently recruiting family doctors, nurse practitioners, and other primary health care providers. To see the opportunities that are available, visit: