Almost 55,000 people now on Nova Scotia's Need A Family Practice Registry

Hundreds of Nova Scotians may have found a family doctor last month, but the total number of people on the province's Need A Family Practice Registry is still higher than it was in June.

There were 54,915 registrants not yet placed with a family practice as of August 1 -- up from 52,507 on July 1.

According to the health authority's latest report, 1,392 people were matched with a family practice in July, but 4,128 people added their names to the registry during the same time frame.

Locally, in the northern zone, which covers Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou counties, as well as East Hants, there are still 6,642 people on the registry.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Need a Family Practice registry was launched on November 1, 2016. 

People with a family doctor can register themselves and their family members online at needafamilypractice@nshealth.ca or by calling 811.