Accessing healthcare

Determine the best place to start your healthcare journey based on your situation.

Family doctor or nurse practitioner

Call your family doctor or nurse practitioner

Your first point of contact should always be your primary health care provider (your family doctor or nurse practitioner).

Check your symptoms

Other options for care

If you do not have a primary healthcare provider (a family doctor or nurse practitioner) or your primary healthcare provider is unable to see you, there are other options to access care.

Tele-Care 8-1-1

Are you unsure about where to go for support or have general health questions?

  • Get 24-hour support from a nurse
  • Be referred to additional community services 

8-1-1 nurses can refer you for an in-person or virtual appointment


Do you need an existing prescription refilled or have questions about minor ailments?

  • Pharmacists can now renew many prescriptions whether you have a provider or not.  They can prescribe treatment for minor ailments, including urinary tract infections

Walk-in and virtual clinics

Do you require an in-person or virtual healthcare consultation for a common illness, injury, infection, or general health concern?

  • Visit a community walk-in clinic, many with newly expanded hours
  • Talk with a healthcare provider virtually

Addiction and Mental Health

Are you looking to talk with someone or to work on your mental health, addiction or gambling?

Access helplines, online resources and programs in the province.

Pregnancy, sexual and reproductive health

Get more information about sexual and reproductive health, counseling, and services including sexually transmitted and blood born infections, testing, and referral for treatment.

Be matched with a health care provider

Information for New Brunswickers without access to a primary health care provider on how to register or to be added to the provincial registry and be matched to a permanent family doctor or nurse practitioner.

Contacts, information, and resources

Get a Medicare card

Information on how to get your New Brunswick Medicare card.

My Health NB

The MyHealthNB provides individuals with secure access to their personal health information.

New Brunswick’s health plan

Evolving health care for the future of our province.

Horizon Health Network

Horizon Health Network is one of two New Brunswick health authorities.

Vitalité Health Network

Vitalité Health Network is one of two New Brunswick health authorities.

2-1-1 New Brunswick

Find information on social, community, health and government services in your community.


Stay informed and learn how we can work together to keep New Brunswickers safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Poison information line

High-priority response helpline with poison information to New Brunswick residents and health care providers.

Chronic diseases

Information for those living with chronic illness, including general medical information, resources and information on specific diseases.

Extra-mural program

Home and community-based health care to people of all ages. Questions about EMP Services or Referrals? Contact the Care Coordination Center at

Communicable disease control

The prevention and control of communicable diseases by Public Health enhances and protects the health and well-being of New Brunswickers.

Smokers helpline

Smokers' Helpline helps you with the things you need to quit - the people, the plan, and the support that are proven to get you smoke-free and vape-free for good.