Over 70 years and counting

Health care in Annapolis West has a long tradition beginning with the doctors who crossed the region making home visits. With the opening of the Annapolis General Hospital in 1940 in Annapolis Royal, residents were finally able to access centralized medical care close to home. A Board of Trustees was established to oversee the needs of the hospital. This group was the forerunner to the Annapolis General Health Foundation.

The community’s needs grew and so did the hospital. A new wing was built and services were expanded. In 1992 the Annapolis General Hospital Foundation incorporated and the organization was renamed the Annapolis West Health Foundation in 1994. In 1995, in order to reflect changing priorities and services, the Annapolis General Hospital was renamed the Annapolis Community Health Centre (ACHC).

Today, the Annapolis Community Health Centre is a busy place. The Annapolis West Health Foundation is also very active, implementing its vision to complement provincially funded health care in Annapolis West and to support and enhance ACHC services. VIEW OUR TIMELINE









The Annapolis Community Health Centre is committed to giving each patient efficient and compassionate care and to building a culture where patients feel respected and empowered. The Centre offers extensive programs and services to residents across a large geographical area. These include:

  • Diabetes Centre
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Collaboritive Emergency Centre
  • Laboratory Services
  • Physiotherapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Well Woman Clinic

The ACHC is also one of the locations for the Dalhousie Family Medicine Residency Program, which gives medical residents the chance to learn family medicine focused clinical experiences within a true rural family medicine environment.