PMH in Nova Scotia
In Nova Scotia, there are 96 Collaborative Family Practice Teams, a group of health care providers who provide responsive, patient-centered, comprehensive, and accessible primary care. The teams can consist of family doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, dietitians, and other allied health professionals.
Supported by the Nova Scotia Health Authority through the provincial government, Collaborative Family Practice Teams work within a Health Home model, a patient-centred, team-based, primary health care delivery system that promotes access to timely, coordinated, comprehensive, and continuous primary care with the potential to ease the workloads of family physicians, improve doctor retention, and allow better access to care.
The Health Home model aligns most with the Patient’s Medical Home vision. The Home Health functions as a sustainable hub where patients, families, and caregivers develop continuous relationships with their health care providers while receiving accessible, timely, coordinated, and comprehensive health care services. It also serves as a mechanism for the delivery of primary care by Collaborative Family Practice Teams and as a blueprint for achieving the Triple Aim: improved population health outcomes, improved patient experience, and reduced per capita costs.
It is envisioned that all Nova Scotians and their families will eventually have access to comprehensive primary care services from a Collaborative Family Practice Team working in the Health Home model.
Successful examples of practices operating as a PMH in the province
7704 # 7 Highway
Musquodoboit Harbour NS B0J 2L0
Unit #4, 2751 Gladstone Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 4W6
Phone: 902 420 0033
Fax: 902 420 0707
2176 Windsor Street
Halifax NS B3K 5B6
Phone: 902 406 1500
Fax: 902 406-1501
42 High St
Lunenburg NS B0J 2C0
Phone: 902 634 7000
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