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 - IWK Health Centre

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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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Wait Time
Dartmouth
IWK Dartmouth
53 days
Lower Sackville
IWK Sackville
105 days
Halifax
IWK Halifax
158 days

50%

Community Facility Wait Time
Dartmouth
IWK Dartmouth
26 days
Lower Sackville
IWK Sackville
58 days
Halifax
IWK Halifax
82 days

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.