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At the EKMCHC, a psychologist is provided for adults on an individual basis for diagnostic and psychological assessment and, if warranted, individual therapy who present with a variety of problems such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, or living with a chronic medical illness.

Nurse Practitioner The NP is a registered nurse with advanced practice education and works in a collaborative relationship with doctors and other professional team members to provide health care to individuals and communities.

Breastfeeding is Encouraged and Supported at EKM

Nutrition Services-The Community Dietitian provides nutrition education and health promotion through workshops and group education sessions. As well, individual and mily outpatient nutrition counseling is provided. Physician referrals are not always required.

The EKM Council provides advisory support to the management of the EKMCHC, and supports the Mission, Vision and Values of the Annapolis Valley District Health Authority. Membership includes representation from community health boards, seniors organizations, youth, EKM Foundation, health auxiliaries, and Acadia University.

Valley Hospice Foundation


Established in 1996, the EKMCHB encourages public participation in health planning and services. Headed by a CHB Coordinator, the Board is made up of volunteers and examines the community’s needs and services and helps to solve identified deficiencies in health service delivery.

Phone: 542.1137 / Fax: 542.4619

A technician to perform electrocardiograms is on-siteeastern kings memorial health centre one day a week. No appointments are necessary, but patients must bring the physician’s order with them and their Health Card.

Monday – Friday – 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

A walk-in clinic providing access to medical care for non-urgent needs. The Clinic is staffed with one Registered Nurse and one Physician during hours of operation.

The public heath team includes a Medical Officer of Health, dental hygienists, public health nurses, RN’s, LPN’s, nutritionists, community outreach workers, community home visitors, community home visitor coordinators, tobacco strategy coordinators, and chronic disease prevention coordinators. Staff members have skills in a wide range of areas including advocacy and policy development, group cilitation, planning and evaluation, community development, health promotion, population health, disease prevention and control and interpretation of health status information.

Nancy McBay

Communicable Disease Prevention and Control

Physiotherapy promotes healthy, independent living through the prevention and/or alleviation of movement dysfunctions. They take part in wellness workshops at a community level, as well as provide individual treatment.

Palliative Care Clinic: Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – patients must be referred to the Palliative Care Program to be seen in the clinic.

Administrative Assistant


Eastern Kings Community Health Board

Hours of Operation:

Radiology (general x-rays)

Mental Health

This is a walk-in clinic where a physician’s order is required. Also required is the patient’s Health Card .

Palliative Care Program

Health Information

Site Manager and Director of Health Programs

The three core services are:

The Eastern Kings Memorial Community Health Centre works in partnership with the communities of Eastern Kings County mobilizing skills and resources to promote health and well-being and to build healthy communities. The Community Health Centre addresses needs through partnerships, advocacy and programs.

Healthy Development

ECG Services


Health Foundation The EKM Health Foundation is a charitable organization that supports initiatives that have a positive impact on the health of the people of Eastern Kings County. For more information and to learn how you can make a donation towards a healthier community, please call the Foundation Office at the phone number above.

Email: jdenton@avdha.nshealth.ca

Email: nmcbay@avdha.nshealth.ca

Phone: 542.1178 Fax: 542.4619

Wait Times

Janet Denton

Community Clinic- Non Urgent Clinic Services

Monday to Friday, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Laboratory Services A walk-in blood and specimen collection clinic is available. Patients are reminded that they must bring with them a physician’s order and their Health Card.

Saturdays, Sundays & most Holidays 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.


EKM Advisory Council

Public Health Services


Enterostomal Therapy The Enterostomal Therapist is a Registered Nurse who has advanced education and expertise in caring for a person with an ostomy or who has skin or wound problems.

Eastern Kings Memorial

A searchable database of Diseases/Illnesses, Drugs & Treatments.

Palliative Care or Hospice-Palliative Care is a special kind of health care for individuals and milies who are living with or dying from advanced illness or who are bereaved. Hospice Palliative Care strives to help patients and milies address physical, psychological, spiritual, social and practical issues surrounding the end of life and deal with their associated eWelcome to/eastern kingxpectations, needs, hopes and fears. With emphasis on the dignity of the person, it aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life.

Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention

The VHF is an independent registered charity. Its mission is to establish a residential hospice in the Annapolis Valley for those living with a life limiting illness, and to serve those who care for them

"We have a baby friendly space available if needed."

Telehealth-The Nova Scotia TeleHealth Network uses videoconferencing technology to connect patients and health care providers for consultation, assessment and education purposes.Public education sessions on various health topics are also available.

Info on Nova Scotia’s plan to improve wait times

Welcome to/eastern king,Non-Urgent Walk-In Clinic Services

The Eastern Kings Memorial Community Health Centre provides a wide range of primary health services to the East Kings County population, including health promotion and education programs, community development; diagnostic and treatment services. The staff of the Centre in partnership with numerous community groups and supported by many dedicated community volunteers are committed to building and supporting a healthy community with comprehensive, integrated, population health based programs and services.

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