Emergency: 911
Telecare: 811
Poison: 1-800-565-8161
5850/5980 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3K 6R8

In response to COVID-19 patient and visitor restrictions are in place. Entrances have been reduced and screening is in effect. Please visit our COVID-19 information page for up to date guidance and information.

Getting Here and Around


Bus Routes (Metro Transit)
The IWK is close to many bus routes that connect you to other parts of Halifax and surrounding areas (downtown, shopping centres, hotels and restaurants). For more information on bus routes, schedules and fares, please visit www.halifax.ca/transit, or call the Metro Transit Information Line at 902-490-4000.

Be sure to identify which entrance you want the taxi to pick you up at when calling for a taxi pick up at the IWK (i.e. IWK Women's Building entrance on University Avenue, IWK Children's Building entrance on University Avenue or IWK South Street entrance). 

  • Yellow Cab - 902-420-0000
  • Casino Taxi - 902-429-6666 or 902-425-6666


Main IWK Site (H)

IWK Health Centre
5850/5980 University Avenue
P.O. Box 9700
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 6R8

(For a detailed breakdown of buildings and entrances see the map above.)

Note: IWK Emergency Department entrance is located on South Street

Phone: (1) 902-470-8888
Email: contact us

Please note before you email:
The contact us form is for general enquiries only. Please do not provide personal or patient information. Refer questions regarding your condition, test results, appointments, and follow-up to your caregiver, whether it be your family physician or your contact within the appropriate clinical area at the health centre.


Other Locations:  

Child Safety Link
1200 Tower Road
Suite 100
Halifax, NS B3H 4K6
Tel. 902-470-6336

EIBI - Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention Treatment Program
7071 Bayers Road
Suite 160
Halifax, NS B3L 4P3

Home-based workers – transcription staff and coders

IWK Foundation
Suite B220, 5855 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4S2
Tel. 902-470-8085

Read to Me
1200 Tower Road
Suite 104
Halifax, NS B3H 4K6
Tel. 902-470-3847

Social work staff – New Glasgow and Sydney

Mental Health & Addictions:

Adolescent Intensive Services (AIS)
2760 Joseph Howe Drive
Halifax, NS B3L 4E5
Tel. 902-491-5570

Central Referral Service
277 Pleasant Street
Suite 400
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4B7
Tel. 902-464-4110

Children's Intensive Services (CIS)
5944 South Street
4th floor APSEA
Halifax, NS B3H 1S6
Tel. 902-470-3803

Community Mental Health:

Dartmouth Community Mental Health
99 Wyse Road
Suites 1420 and 810
Dartmouth, NS B3A 4S5
Tel. 902-461-0939

Halifax Community Mental Health
6080 Young Street
Suite 1001
Halifax, NS B3K 5L2
Tel. 902-422-1611

Sackville Community Mental Health
Cobequid Community Health Centre
40 Freer Lane
Lower Sackville, NS B4C 0A2
Tel. 902-864-8668

Mobile Crisis
7071 Bayer’s Road
Suite 140A
Halifax, NS B3L 2C2
Tel. 902-429-8167

School Mental Health and Addictions Service
6080 Young St.
10th floor, Suite 1001
Halifax, NS B3K 5L2
Tel. 902-491-4085

Shared Care
6080 Young St.
10th floor Suite 1001
Halifax, NS B3K 5L2
Tel. 902-491-4085

Teen Mental Health
5670 Spring Garden Road
10th Floor
Halifax, NS B3J 1H6
Tel. 470-6582

Youth Forensic Services
277 Pleasant Street
Suite 400
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4B7
Tel. 902-491-2444

(Waterville) Clinical and Health Care Services to the Nova Scotia Youth Facility and Secure Care Unit
1442 County Home Road
PO Box 100
Waterville, NS B0P 1V0
Tel. 902-538-4220

Women's Health:

68 Highfield Park Drive
Suite 202
Dartmouth, NS, B3A4X1
Tel. 902-491-2292

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Associates
182 Victoria Rd Ext
Dartmouth, NS B3A 1W2
Tel. 902-461-2246

Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program:

Cobequid Community Health Centre
40 Freer Lane
Lower Sackville, NS B4C 0A2

Dartmouth General Hospital
325 Pleasant Street
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4G8

Halifax Shopping Centre
603L-7001 Mumford Road
Halifax, NS B3L 2H8
Tel. 002-473-3960

Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia
Halifax Professional Centre
Suite 700
5991 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS B3H 1Y6
Tel. 902-470-6798