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

Getting Here and Around

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Bus Routes (Metro Transit)
The IWK is close to many bus routes that connect you to other parts of Halifax and surrounding areas (downtown, shopping centres, hotels and restaurants). For more information on bus routes, schedules and fares, please visit www.halifax.ca/transit, or call the Metro Transit Information Line at 902-490-4000.

Be sure to identify which entrance you want the taxi to pick you up at when calling for a taxi pick up at the IWK (i.e. IWK Women's Building entrance on University Avenue, IWK Children's Building entrance on University Avenue or IWK South Street entrance). 

  • Yellow Cab - 902-420-0000
  • Casino Taxi - 902-429-6666 or 902-425-6666


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Main IWK Site (H)

IWK Health Centre
5850/5980 University Avenue
P.O. Box 9700
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 6R8
(For a detailed breakdown of buildings and entrances see the map at right.)

Phone: (1) 902-470-8888
Email: contact us

Please note before you email:
The contact us form is for general enquiries only. Please do not provide personal or patient information. Refer questions regarding your condition, test results, appointments, and follow-up to your caregiver, whether it be your family physician or your contact within the appropriate clinical area at the health centre.


View Other IWK Locations in a larger mapOther Locations:

2. IWK Administrative Offices
Charter Place Offices, 1465 Brenton Street, Halifax, N.S.

3. IWK Foundation
5855 Spring Garden Road, Suite B220, Halifax, N.S. 


Children's Health

4. Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention for Autism Treatment
7071 Bayers Rd, Halifax, NS B3L 4P3


Mental Health & Addictions

5. Halifax Community Mental Health and Central Referral Service
Young Tower, 6080 Young Street, Suite 1001, Halifax, N.S., B3K 5L2

6. Dartmouth Community Mental Health
99 Wyse Road, Suite 1420, Dartmouth, N.S., B3A 4E5

7. Sackville Community Mental Health
Cobequid Community Health Centre, 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville, N.S., B4C 0A2

8. Adolescent Intensive Services
2760 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, N.S. B3L 4E5 

9. Children's Intensive Services
APSEA Building, 5944 South Street, 4th Floor, Halifax, N.S., B3H 1S6

10. Youth Forensic Services
277 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth, N.S., B2Y 4B7

11. Waterville Mental Health Team
Nova Scotia Youth Centre, 1442 Country Home Road, Waterville, N.S., B0P 1V0


Women's Health

Women’s Health Community Clinics
Various locations throughout Halifax Regional Municipality
For an appointment at the location nearest you, please call: 470-6755