Services offered by The Family Focus Medical Clinics

Most of the medical services offered at our medical clinics are covered by your provincial medical insurance (MSI) so it is important to bring your Health Card with you when you visit the clinics. Some of the services that we offer are not covered by MSI so the cost of these services is the responsibility of the patient. The clinic accepts cash, debit and VISA and will issue a receipt for any services for which the patients incurs a charge. Please review our list of services to see where a fee might be applicable.

Dartmouth Family Focus Medical Clinic

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No Longer Available

Lower Sackville Family Focus Medical Clinic

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No Longer Available

Spring Garden Road Family Focus Medical Clinic

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Available Wednesday & Fridays 8am-10am

Medicine in Motion Medical Centre |
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Please Note: All fees are Cash Only

Please refer to our Calendar for a list of locations, dates and times.

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that affects 1.4 million Canadian men and women. Due to the loss of bone mass, people with this disease have fragile bones and are at increased risk of fractures. Here are a few quick facts about osteoporosis:

  • Broken bones from osteoporosis are more common than heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer combined.
  • At least one in three women and one in five men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime.
  • Osteoporosis has been called the “silent thief” because you can have significant bone loss without any symptoms.
  • Osteoporosis is preventable and treatable if diagnosed early enough to receive effective therapy. That is why have a bone density assessment is so important.
  • The wait time to have a bone density test done in a hospital in the HRM is now several months.
No need to wait for your bone density test…

You can have a bone density assessment performed by a qualified technician at one of our clinics. You will be provided a printed, detailed report about your bone health that can be taken to your family physician for interpretation and advice. The procedure is safe, painless and only takes 20-25 minutes.

Please Note: The cost for this service is $25.00 (cash, debit or Visa accepted).

To book an appointment at one of the Family Focus Medical Clinics please call the clinic where you would like to have your Osteoporosis Screening done at 420-6060 for further information.
This service is also available at

For more information about osteoporosis please visit www.osteoporosis.ca.

Our Women’s Health Clinics are generally held on Saturday mornings at all of our clinic locations except the Medicine in Motion Medical Centre. The frequency of these clinics depends on physician availability and the patient demand for these services. These clinics are staffed by female physicians and offer the following services:

  • Pap smears
  • STD testing/screening
  • Breast examinations
  • Birth control and menopause counseling
These clinics require an appointment. Please check the calendar for the next Women’s Health Clinic in your area and call the clinic directly for more information and to book an appointment.

The suturing of minor lacerations can be performed at any of our clinics. Because not all of our clinic physicians perform this procedure, we recommend that you call the clinic where you would like to be seen before you go to make sure that the physician on duty will be able to properly assess and suture your laceration.

Please Note: There is a $20.00 fee for this service.

Wart treatment called cryotherapy is available at all of our clinics. The substance used is very similar to liquid nitrogen and treats the wart by freezing and killing the skin cells that are infected with the wart virus. Thicker warts may require more than one treatment.

Please Note: There is a $15.00 fee for this service

Driver’s Medical Examinations and other pre-employment examinations can be performed at any of our clinics. Because these assessments can be time consuming, it is recommended that you call the clinic where you would like to have this done in order to make a same day appointment and to confirm that the physician on duty is able to complete the type of assessment that you are looking for.

Please Note: There is a $65.00 fee to complete the Driver’s Medical Examination. The fee for other types of assessments (pre-employment medicals) will be determined by the treating physician.

Having trouble hearing? Does one of your ears feel “plugged”? Your external ear canal may be blocked with ear wax. A quick, safe and effective way to deal with this problem is to have the wax flushed out of your ear canal. Ear syringing can be performed by the physicians at any of our clinics.

Please Note: There is a $20.00 fee for this service.

Planning a trip south? Your travel agent may suggest that you get some vaccinations before you go. You can also visit wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel to get up-to-date travel health recommendations for your particular destination. You can visit any of our clinics to have your travel vaccinations administered by one of our physicians.

Please Note: There is a $20.00 fee for this service.

Many sore throats are viral and do not require an antibiotic. A physician may take a throat swab to help them determine if your sore throat is caused by a bacteria (streptococcus) that might require an antibiotic or a virus that would not need an antibiotic. Generally, throat swabs are sent to the hospital and it takes a few days to get the result. Another option is to have a Rapid Strep Test done in any of our clinics. This way you can find out right away if your sore throat will require an antibiotic for treatment.

Please Note: There is a $10.00 fee for this service

This year the influenza vaccine will protect you against two strains of the Influenza A (including a H1N1 strain) and two strains of Influenza B. Similar to the last several years, Public Health is offering the influenza vaccination free of charge to all Nova Scotians above the age of 6 months. . All Nova Scotians are encouraged to be immunized, however, the traditional high risk groups will still be a priority.

Who should be immunized?
  • Adults and children with chronic diseases (heart or lung disease, diabetes mellitus and other metabolic diseases, cancer, immunodeficiency, immunosuppression, renal disease, anemia, and hemoglobinopathy
  • Adults and children with any condition that can compromise respiratory function or the handling of respiratory secretions or that can increase the risk of aspiration
  • Children and adolescents (age 6 months to 18 years) with conditions treated for long periods with acetylsalicylic acid (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis patients)
  • People of any age who are residents of long term or chronic care facilities
  • All pregnant women
  • All children from 6 to 23 months of age
  • Those with morbid obesity (body mass index of 40 or more)
  • Aboriginal peoples
  • Those 65 or older
  • Those who live or care for someone in the above groups
  • Health care workers and students in a health care profession educational program
  • First responders (EHS, fire and police)
  • People living in a home that is expecting a newborn during the regular influenza season
  • Anyone who lives with, or cares for children less than 24 months of age.

The influenza vaccine will be available during regular clinic hours at ALL of our locations. Alternatively, you can book an appointment in one of the Flu Shot Clinics being offered at each clinic location. Call any of the clinic locations anytime during our regular clinic hours to book an appointment at one of the clinics listed below. More information on Nova Scotia’s seasonal flu program is available online at Important Information about Influenza and Influenza Vaccine or Communicable Disease Prevention and Control.

You can refer to our Calendar for a list of locations, dates and times.

On-site Work Place Flu Shot Clinics. For groups larger than 25 people we will arrange to come to your place of work to administer the influenza vaccine. Email us for more information or to book a Flu Shot Clinic for your work place.

For more information on Nova Scotia’s seasonal influenza vaccination program visit 'Communicable Disease Prevention and Control'.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions about the services we offer. Our Calendar lists the dates and times for flu shot clinics, osteoporosis screenings and blood collections services.

For Blood Collection Services, Flu Shot Clinics and Women’s Health Clinics please refer to our calendar.

Flu Shot Clinics

Every fall all of our clinics offer Flu Shot Clinics that are free and open to the public. Please check our website at end of September for a schedule of the Flu Shots Clinics at all of our clinics for the current influenza season.

Osteoporosis Screening Program

You can have a bone density assessment performed by a qualified technician at one of our clinics. You will be provided a printed, detailed report about your bone health that can be taken to your family physician for interpretation and advice.

Blood Collection Services

We offer several blood collection clinics throughout Halifax and Dartmouth with flexible hours to provide the most convenient blood collection services.