Access to a family doctor or nurse practitioner through VirtualCareNS is free for those who do not have a primary care provider and who have added their name to the Need a Family Registry. People on the registry can make a same-day virtual medical appointment for their health care needs.
Following a robust vendor selection process, Nova Scotia Health has partnered with Maple to provide the technology for this program. The primary care providers participating in this program are located and practicing in Nova Scotia.
The program is intended to add to, and not replace, your current family practice hours. It is expected that participating physicians continue their active family practice hours without any interruption to patient access.