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North End Community
Full-service Health Clinic

Primary health care is the first point of contact a person has with the health system. Our interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, crisis counsellors, dietitians and others collaborate to provide services and programs to our clients.

Working together, our team responds to the factors that impact the health and well-being of our clients. They ensure that our clients receive the best possible care.

Primary care includes the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of various health conditions, including referrals to specialists and diagnostic services.

Primary Care

  • Few measures in medicine are of such proven value against infectious diseases and as easy to implement as are immunizations. Immunizations carried out as recommended will provide good basic protection for most children against the many diseases. Following a provincial schedule ensures that the maximum available protection is achieved. Sometimes modifications of the recommended schedule may be necessary because of missed appointments, illnesses or transferring from other countries.
    Our qualified healthcare professionals can discuss the provincial schedule of immunizations with you and coordinate times to immunize your child here at NECHC.

Daily Bloodwork Clinics

Monday – Friday, 9-10am

Our nurses do blood and other specimen collections for our clinic patients by booked appointments on Monday to Friday from 9 to 10am. On Tuesdays and Fridays, we may offer this service at other hours. Call to book an appointment if you are an active patient and have a requisition from your provider.


Children’s Health

  • Well-baby visits are booked with your provider often within the first week of delivering to examine your baby. Growth and development are assessed using a standardized screening tool from the first and regular 2, 4, 6, 12- and 18-month visits.

    At each visit, the nurse incorporates health teaching on topics such as infant feeding, active parenting and safety. Immunizations are given according to provincial guidelines. Referrals are made to community programs and resources that assist parents in raising a happy, healthy child.

    The goals of visits for well-baby care are:

    • To assess growth using a developmental screen.
    • To immunize against preventable diseases.
    • To provide parents with reassurance and counselling on safety, nutrition and
      behavioural topics.
    • To identify and treat physical, developmental and parenting concerns.

Social Work Walk-in Clinic

Social Work services are designed to support individuals, couples and families who receive primary care at the Centre and need additional help for their health and well-being.

Reasons to seek help are varied and range from mental health to relationship issues. Services leverage personal strengths to help children, youth, and adults develop a sense of safety, self-worth and mastery over their future through skill building to achieve personal fulfilment, meaningful social roles and relationships in the community.

Our NECHC Social Worker works closely with clinical staff at the NECHC (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses), as well as clinical staff outside of the NECHC (social workers, physicians, nurses, etc. at the VG and QE2).

We provide support for life transitions, depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, financial problems, issues of abuse, and other life challenges. In addition, we provide support in accessing resources by working closely with a number of community partners and agencies – including ESIA, Dalhousie Legal Aid, and the Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority.


Mental Health

A mental health drop-in program where community members can access a 45 minutes counselling session on a first-come first-served basis.

Nutrition Services

Nutrition is the cornerstone of good health and well-being. A Registered Dietitian is a licensed, regulated practitioner who follows a science-based approach to nutrition. NECHC’s Registered Dietitian will work with you every step of the way to provide the knowledge, support, encouragement and accountability to help you meet your unique health goals.

Our Registered Dietitian provides nutrition counselling for individuals at all stages of life. 

Our Registered Dietitian can work one-on-one with you to provide realistic, proven strategies to help manage and prevent conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, celiac disease, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Areas of focus:

  • General healthy eating and lifestyle
  • Weight management – weight loss/gain
  • Emotional eating
  • Prevention or management of chronic disease
  • Menu planning for busy families
  • Budget planning to stretch your food dollars
  • Digestive problems
  • Vegetarianism
  • Food allergies
  • Healthy pregnancy
  • Infant/child nutrition – picky eating


Location & Contact

Primary Care Contact

Daytime (Monday to Friday)
9am–12pm, 1pm–5pm
Call for appointment.

After Hours (24/7):
For registered patients we offer on-call services
for urgent care that cannot wait until the next day.

Blood Clinic


Our Health Heroes

“The North End Community Health Centre is a true community health centre in the sense that it was a group of people around a kitchen table that discussed the idea and got it started, so it originates directly from the community because of the need.”

Dr. John Fraser

NECHC Physician