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


The IWK Health Centre offers a competitive benefits package for full and part time employees (and their dependents with different options.  You can go online to find out more about our benefits at http://www.healthassociation.ns.ca

Dental Coverage  (Mandatory benefit)

100% coverage for Basic Services

80% coverage for Major Services

50% coverage for Orthodontic Services

Health and Prescription Drug Coverage (Optional benefit)

We offer two options – Plan A and Plan B.  While both plans cost the same the prescription drug, vision care, and paramedical coverage available under each plan is slightly different.  If you join the plan, you will select the option that best suits your individual situation.

Basic Life Insurance (Mandatory benefit after 3 months)

Life Insurance equals to two times your annual earnings until age 70. Under this program your spouse is insured for $10,000 and each dependent child is insured for $5000

Long Term Disability Insurance (Mandatory benefit after 3 months)

If you are unable to work due to illness or injury our Long Term Disability provides a benefit equal to 70% of your pre-disability monthly earnings. 

Optional Benefits

Optional Life Insurance for You and/or Your Spouse.  Coverage is available in units of $10,000 to a maximum of $500,000.00.  We also offer life insurance for dependent children.

Optional Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&d) Insurance

The coverage provided a benefit to you in the event of accidental injury or to your beneficiary in the event of your accidental death.  Coverage is available in units of $10,000 to a maximum of $300,000

Critical Illness Insurance for You and/or Your Spouse

This coverage provides a lump sum payment in the event that you are diagnosed with a critical illness.  Coverage is available for you and/or your spouse in units of $5000 with a minimum of $10,000 and a maximum of $150,000

Employee Discounts

The following is a list of some of the products and services available to IWK Health Centre staff by showing your ID card. Please note this may not be an all-inclusive list and the IWK Health Centre assumes no responsibility for these services.

IWK Health Centre employees are encouraged to inquire about potential hospital staff discounts available with other local service and product providers.


Westin Hotel

Hospital rate. The rates only applicable to the Halifax Westin Hotel. Other Westin hotels negotiate their own rates but most have hospital rates if you inquire

The Lord Nelson Hotel

Hospital rate

Best Western Chocolate Lake Hotel

Corporate Rate


Alexandra’s Pizza

15% off total price with delivery to the hospital. Must notify you are an IWK employee when ordering 


Royal Bank- RRSP

Contribution through payroll deduction


Goodlife Fitness 

Corporate Rate Premiums

Payroll Deduction


Corporate Rate Premiums

Payroll Deduction

Cole Harbour Place

Corporate Rate Premiums

Payroll Deduction

Canada Games Centre

Discount on membership

Payroll Deduction

Dartmouth Sportsplex

Corporate Discount


Killam Properties Inc.

5% discount on yearly leases to IWK employees with proof of employment

Home and Auto Insurance

Johnson Insurance (1-877-742-7490 | iwk.johnson.ca)

Group discount, bundled savings and payroll deduction available.