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

Screening & Entry

As of March 19, we will be screening everyone who enters the IWK Health Centre. Patients are only able to enter the health centre through:

  • The Women's Building entrance on University Avenue
  • The Children's Building entrance on South Street

The Children's Emergency entrance will remain open but should only be used by emergency patients.

We encourage families to find child care ahead of appointments as we will be monitoring our visitor and support person restrictions at this time as well.

We understand that screenings could cause delays but they are critically important and we ask for your patience.


In order to screen our patients, we are restricting Health Centre access to: 

  • The Women's Building entrance, University Ave. 
  • The Children's Building entrance, South St. 

The Children's Emergency entrance is open to emergency patients only.