EMERGENCIES

Emergency Mental Health cases are seen immediately. If you are facing a crisis, call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-429-8167, or call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Mental Health Child and Adolescent Community-Based Services

Service/Procedure Summary

Mental health outpatient or community-based services are available across the province for children and adolescents under the age of 18 years. To learn more about services available in your area, visit: http://www.gov.ns.ca/health/mhs/.

Wait times are measured from the time the referral is received by the clinical service to the date the patient has their first Choice appointment with a clinician. Wait times do not include patients who choose to wait longer.

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Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
97 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Wait Time
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
44 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
54 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
60 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
75 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
78 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
87 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
89 days
Dartmouth
IWK Dartmouth
94 days
Lower Sackville
IWK Sackville
98 days
Halifax
IWK Halifax
111 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
163 days
Inverness
Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital
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50%

Community Facility Wait Time
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
21 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
35 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
35 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
36 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
51 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
53 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
62 days
Dartmouth
IWK Dartmouth
64 days
Lower Sackville
IWK Sackville
76 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
84 days
Halifax
IWK Halifax
87 days
Inverness
Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital
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Reduce your wait time

Not all wait times are the same, and you may reduce your wait time for health care services. Explore options and talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner.

Talk to your doctor

Wait time information can help you and your doctor make informed decisions. Find wait times and share the numbers with your healthcare provider.