Private clinic opens in Halifax as health-care debate continues – CTV

Feb. 28, 2023

It hasn’t officially seen any patients yet, but Monday was the first day open for Halifax’s new private medical clinic, called Bluenose Health Primary Care Clinic.

With four exam rooms, the nurse practitioner in charge of the primary care facility on Young Street says the phones have already been busy.

“There has been a lot of interest, we have a lot of people who are wanting to sign up,” says Lori Anne Peckford.

The ongoing debate over whether privatization should fill gaps in public health care means Peckford is aware of the many questions and concerns Maritimers may have about the service.

Adult patients signing up at the clinic first pay a monthly subscription fee of $27.50 plus tax, while the monthly fee for children is $9.50 plus tax.

After that, clients then also pay for individual services, such as $29 for medication refills, according to Bluenose Health’s website.

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