About Us

President Robert Farris, General Manager Kimberley Monette and Marketing Assistant Rachael Monette

Family 1st Medical is a Nova Scotia family business managed by Kimberley Monette that proudly celebrated 30 years of business in 2017. 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 at our spacious location on the corner of Vulcan and Beech Street in Sydney. Family 1st Medical Yarmouth opened in the community of Dayton in 2007. Family 1st Antigonish starting providing service in the Spring of 2010. All offices are staffed with qualified caring individuals who enjoy providing exceptional service.

Family 1st is a locally owned and operated firm – proud to serve the people of Nova Scotia.

As of July 21st, 2020, Family 1st Medical requires patients and visitors to wear a non-medical mask when entering any of our locations.


The health and safety of our clients is our top priority.

We want to do everything we can to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

Family 1st Medical asks that all patients and visitors bring a non-medical mask to wear when entering any of our locations.

Please remember that masks are not a replacement for physical distancing so it’s still necessary to maintain a distance of two metres (six feet) where possible.

It is also important to continue frequent hand washing, practice respiratory etiquette and avoid touching your mask and face.

Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to protect our families, our communities and our most vulnerable.