TRURO - The Colchester East Hants Health Authority has established a toll-free line to collect information from residents who do not have a local family physician.
Residents of Colchester County and the Municipality of East Hants who do not have a family physician in the district are asked to call 1-855-893-1930. Callers will then be asked to leave a message with their full name, phone number, date of birth, name of community and the number of family members in the household that do not have a family physician.
Staff will compile the information they receive into a confidential database. This database will assist with physician resource planning and recruitment by helping identify how many people don't have a family physician and the communities where they live.
At this point the health authority is not able to put patients in contact with physicians that are accepting new patients, however, this would be the goal in the longer term.