How to Search for Wait Times
To help you find wait times, there are two ways to use the Find Wait Times search function -- 1) Keyword Search and 2) Select Category/Procedure. You can access the search at https://waittimes.novascotia.ca/.
Keyword Search – If you know the word or phrase you're looking for, enter a service, procedure or surgeon name (ex. MRI) and click Search to see results.
Select Category/Procedure – You can also browse by Category or Service/Procedure to find wait times.
Click Select Category … (or the arrow to the right) to see category options. Then select a category to narrow results to that category. Click Find to see results.
Click Select Service/Procedure … (or the arrow to the right) to see service/procedure options. Then click a service/procedure to select that procedure, and click Find to go to the selected procedure wait times.
To help narrow service/procedure options, after selecting a category the service/procedure list only shows services and procedures related to the selected category.
The Find button is only available if you select something from the Category or Service/Procedure dropdown lists.
Click + view category definitions to see category descriptions and samples of common services/procedures for each category.
If you select the Surgery & Surgeon Consultations category, Specialty and Surgeon options are available on the form.
As you make a selection on the form, the following options are narrowed to only include options that are related to your previous selection(s).
Clicking the Find button takes you to the most specific results or wait times you selected.