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Paq'tnkek Health Centre

Paq'tnkek Health Centre partners with a variety of organizations to provide education sessions, clinics, material and referrals for community members. Some services are open to surrounding communities. The Health Centre and the Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority (GASHA) work together to improve communication, service coordination and better access to GASHA's services and programs. For more information on this collaboration, click here.

The following outline Paq'tnkek Health Centre services and programs.

Human Resources

  • Visiting Mental Health Services
  • Visiting Addictions Services
  • A monthly visiting Physician
  • A visiting Nurse Practitioner
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Community Health Representative
  • Community Family Support Worker
  • Monthly Foot Care Clinics
  • Dental Therapist
  • Visiting Social Worker (child protection)

Medical Services:

  • Women's Health Services
  • Teen's Health Services
  • Reproductive Health
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Referrals to a variety of outside services, agencies and resources

Education Programs:

  • Diabetes Education
  • Menopause
  • Healthy Food Choices
  • Teen Health
  • Healthy Aging
  • Immunization
  • Oral Health
  • Maternal Child Health
  • Prenatal Education
  • Addictions
  • Child Development

Support Programs:

  • Parent Support
  • Teach Eating Activity Management Program for Families
  • Travel assistance for medical appointments

For more information, contact:

Paq'tnkek Health Centre

Phone: 902-386-2048

Fax: 902-386-2828

128 Saqamaw Road
R.R.#1 Afton
Antigonish Co., NS
B0H 1A0

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