How to find a doctor

There is an online directory managed by the Province of Nova Scotia to help residents find out if there are any family physician who are taking on new patients.

Physician participation in this directory is voluntary. The information it contains is based on the latest information provided to the Department of Health and Wellness. You can access the information at

If For further information, please call 811 (available Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.) or visit

Residents who require medical attention and do not have a family doctor can go to the ER department of a local hospital. The closest ER’s can be found at the following three hospitals:

  • Roseway Hospital 1606 Lake Rd, Shelburne. Phone 902-875-3011
  • Yarmouth Regional Hospital 60 Vancouver St. Yarmouth. Phone 902- 742-3541
  • Digby General Hospital 75 Warwick Street. Phone 902-245-2501

You may also want to call 811 which is the provincial Health Link service as they provide access to non-emergency health information and services

When new physicians set up their practice in our area and are ready to accept new patients, they often will post notices in the local newspaper. We also share this information on our Municipality of Argyle Facebook page as well as on our website.

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