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

Patient and Family Learning

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor.org

American Adademy of Pediatrics

Association of Cancer Online Resources

British Columbia Cancer Agency

Canadian Health Network now called Public Health Agency of Canada

Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Paediatric Society


Consumer Health Information, Univ. of Michigan

Harvard Health Publications

Healthfinder (US Federal Government site, with links)

Infotrac (through Halifax Regional Municipality Libraries; HRM Library card required for access)

Lab Tests Online 

Mayo Clinic


Merck Manual of Medical Information 2nd home edition 

MLA Consumer and Patient Health Information Section

Motherisk (information re. safety / risk of drugs, chemicals or disease during pregnancy & lactation

OncoLink (Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania)

Public Health Agency of Canada

Society for Adolescent Medicine

Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre Women's Health Matters