Family 1st Medical

When it comes to comfort & safety,
family comes first.

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Respiratory Clinics

New Minas, Truro, and Port Hawksbury.

Home Elevators

In-home and light commercial elevators that reflect your style.

Wheelchairs & Walkers

Lightweight folding, rigid and tilt in space wheelchairs.

Proud to be

A Family Business for more than 30 years

Family 1st Medical started in 1987 as a Division of Nova Industrial in New Minas. In 1989 it was established as an independent company. Family 1st Medical is a Nova Scotia based family business managed by Kimberley Monette. Kimberley joined her Father Robert Farris (who still takes an active interest in the business) in 1992.

In 1996 the company’s head office moved into a large building on Commercial Street in New Minas. Family 1st Sydney operation opened its doors in 2003 in a spacious location on the corner of Vulcan and Beech Street in Sydney. Family 1st Medical Yarmouth opened in the community of Dayton in 2007, and in 2019 doubled its clinic space with a major addition to the building.

Family 1stAntigonish has been servicing the community since 2010. All of our offices are staffed with qualified, caring individuals who enjoy providing exceptional service.

Family 1st is a locally owned and operated company – proudly serving Nova Scotians.

Let us introduce ourselves

Robert Farris and Kimberley Monette

Helpful Information

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Beginning April 6, 2020 all locations of Family 1st Medical will be adjusting their hours to 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Please note, we remain closed to the general public and are only receiving screened booked appointments at this time. Emergency home oxygen services still available 24 hours daily.

If you have any questions please contact your nearest Family 1st location:

New Minas (902) 681-0202
Sackville (902) 252-3177
Yarmouth (902) 749-2899
Sydney (902) 564-8811
Antigonish (902) 863-8178

You can also call us toll free at 1-800-565-2021 or email us at to ask any questions about your situation or if you require immediate service.

Thank you and stay safe!