Just three numbers - 8-1-1, and you will have access to non-emergency health information and services. When you call 811, our Registered Nurses will give you the advice and information you need and provide reassurance concerning all kinds of general health issues and questions.
Provides a continuum of care and service relating to health promotion, addiction prevention, early intervention, and treatment.
Better Care Sooner is a plan to improve emergency care in Nova Scotia by keeping emergency rooms open, reducing patient wait times and providing better health care for Nova Scotians and their families.
The Continuing Care branch serves people who need ongoing care outside of hospital, either on a long-term or short-term basis. It's services include Home Care, Nursing Homes, Protection for Vulnerable Adults, Caregiver Benefit, Supportive Care Program and other programs and services.
Also, this section provides information about the Continuing Care Strategy and progress on its initiatives. As well as information on Aboriginal Health and Nova Scotia's Continuing Care Strategy.
Nova Scotia has made significant progress in establishing robust e-health solutions, or information technology systems, across the province to better support the delivery of health care to Nova Scotians.
Emergency Health Services is responsible for the continual delivery, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of emergency care and out of hospital primary and urgent care through the ground ambulance and LifeFlight service.
Looking for a Family Doctor? The Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness has an online directory listing physicians within the province who are taking new patients.
Nova Scotia's health insurance programs are designated to provide eligible residents with coverage for medically required hospital, medical, dental and optometric services with some restrictions. Nova Scotians who are eligible for health insurance should have a Nova Scotia Health Card. This site includes answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Nova Scotia Health Card.
Focuses on the mitigation, prevention, response and recovery to events that could impact the health system.
For health-care professionals, Nova Scotia is your chance to finally find balance. Here, you can establish and grow an extremely fulfilling career. Here, you can live a life rich in substance, culture, and fun. Here, you can focus on the people and things that really matter.
Our medical field is accomplished, dynamic, and full of opportunities. Beyond amazing opportunities for growth and an equally amazing lifestyle, there are many financial advantages and incentives available to those practicing in Nova Scotia.
Infection Prevention and Control contribute's to enhanced coordination, integration and consistent infection prevention and control practice across health care provider organizations, as well as collaboration amongst other government departments and service.
Nova Scotians of all ages have access to mental health services. Provincial programs and services based on community need are delivered by each of the nine district health authorities and the IWK Health Centre.
The Nova Scotia Nursing Strategy is our comprehensive and coordinated approach to enhancing the quality of work life for nurses. Through it we're making sure that Nova Scotia has what it needs to keep experienced nurses here and to attract high-caliber recruits.
Nova Scotia provides assistance to eligible residents through various programs to help pay for prescribed medications and supplies listed in the Nova Scotia Formulary.
Focuses on achieving better health outcomes and improving the quality of life through participation in physical activity, sport and recreation for all Nova Scotians.
In Nova Scotia, and right across Canada, Primary Health Care is being strengthened and expanded, so you and your family can live healthier lives. In fact, health care that supports people, whatever their circumstances, maintain and enhance their own health, is recognized and promoted by the World Health Organization as the fundamental tenet of health care.
Responsible for program development related to vaccine and non vaccine preventable diseases inclusive of the publicly funded immunization program and outbreak management.
Protects health, reduces risk, and enhances and promotes a safe and healthy environment.
Works to address and prevent chronic disease and injuries, as well as disparities in the health of populations.
Supports the development and implementation of policies, strategies and initiatives that improve the health of Nova Scotia's children, youth and families.
Collects, analyzes and interprets data to inform public health decision-making.
We are committed to continuous quality improvement of the provincial health care system, so that Nova Scotians continue to have access to appropriate, coordinated and safe health care that responds to their needs.
Nova Scotians who are approved to travel out of province for insured medical care that is not available here are now eligible for some assistance.
Thrive is about a healthier Nova Scotia…for kids, for families, for all of us. It’s a movement that’s bringing Nova Scotians together to reshape our future. Thrive inspires, informs and supports everyone making the smart choices today, so our kids have a healthier, happier tomorrow.
Wait Times Web site provides information on Nova Scotia's plan to improve wait times, highlighting the progress to date, and sharing wait time information for publicly funded tests, treatments, and services across the province.