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N.S. launches new health app to book appointments, see ER wait times

By Steve MacArthur Nov 1, 2023 | 11:35 AM

You can now book blood work, X-rays and receive virtual care at the tip of your fingers.

A new app will offer all these features including estimated ER wait times and access to vaccination records.

It’s called YourHealthNS.

Premier Tim Houston calls it a game changer.

“If Nova Scotians can’t find the healthcare information they need, they can’t make decisions about how to access care,” said Premier Tim Houston. “YourHealthNS will help Nova Scotians find the right care when they need it, no matter where they are in the province.”

Nova Scotia Health

Key features of this first-of-its-kind app for Nova Scotia include:

— a home screen that can be personalized with information most important to the individual
— the ability to book blood tests, X-rays, flu shots and COVID-19 vaccine appointments
— a search tool to find the nearest health services
— predicted emergency department wait times
— access to vaccination records
— access to free, same-day virtual care
— the option to chat with a care navigator to help find the best service or information needed and, if appropriate, direct people to a virtual care visit.

“YourHealthNS will relieve pressure on our healthcare system by providing people with a single point of entry to book services, get care and find information. It is unique to Nova Scotia and makes it easier and faster to find what is available within the healthcare system. YourHealthNS is one more bold and innovative solution we have developed as we transform Nova Scotia’s healthcare system.” explains Gail Tomblin Murphy, Vice-President of Research, Innovation and Discovery and Chief Nurse Executive, Nova Scotia Health.

You can also access the information online through a website.

The app is available to download now.