For the Public

Emergency Health Services

For the Public

Special Patient Program

If you or a family member has a complex or rare illness or injury that requires its own medical care protocols, talk to your doctor about the EHS Special Patient Program.

The program makes sure paramedics know about the patient's needs. When EHS is called to help, paramedics will have quick access to the information they need.

How to register

Patients, families and their decision makers should talk to their healthcare provider about enrolling in the program.

Special Patient Program Enrollment Form (PDF)

You can use the same form to update a patient’s information by checking the “Update/revision” box

This video explains how healthcare providers can enroll a patient in the program: Enrolling in the EHS Special Patient Program (YouTube).

Contact us

For more information about the Special Patient Program, contact the program administrator.
Phone: 902-407-3271

Patients receiving palliative care

The Special Patient Program is also supports patients who are receiving palliative care.

Related information

Special Patient Program brochure for healthcare professionals (PDF 153 kB)
Special Patient Program brochure for patients and families (PDF 152 kB)
Special Patient Program Enrollment Form (PDF 465 kB)

Sign up for the AED Registry

To find out more information about the EHS AED Registry and to register your AED, please visit: Emergency Health Services - Automatted External Defibrillator Registry

Nova Scotia AED map

The EHS Nova Scotia Volunteer Map shows Nova Scotians where they can find AEDs (automatic external defibrillators).

This interactive map shows both public AEDs and AEDs for medical first responders (MFR).

The map is intended for public awareness, to help plan and prepare for a potential cardiac arrest and to increase the availability of AEDs in our communities.

It is not intended to be relied upon for emergency response or ongoing administration of AED programs.

Use at your own risk

Use the map entirely at your own risk. The information on the map is provided voluntarily by AED owners. EHS and GeoNova have tried to ensure that the information on the map is accurate, but we don’t guarantee that any AED on the map is:

  • still located at the location shown
  • available for emergency response
  • working

AEDs shown on the map may not be available for public use outside of the locations shown. To access or use an AED, you might need approval from the owner or their designate.

For AED owners

If you’re an AED owner and you want to register your AED for administrative and potential clinical application, please contact the EHS AED Registry Program Coordinator at

Visit EHS Nova Scotia Volunteer Map


Special Events

If you're holding a special event and you'd like a paramedic to attend, please fill out online special events form.