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Colchester East Hants Health Centre

Contact:

Patient Switchboard: 902-893-4321 
Administrative Switchboard: 902-893-4321

Blood Collection Clinic/Online Appointment Booking

The blood collection clinic is located on the main floor, wing C (Next to the Auxiliary Coffee Shop and main elevators) 
Monday to Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
Closed on holidays 
Phone: (902) 893-5554 x49999 (12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. only)  
Fax: (902) 893-5527

Online appointment bookings are available at this location

Visiting Hours

Please note: There are currently visitor restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Please visit www.nshealth.ca/temporaryclosures for up-to-date information.

Visitors are welcome throughout the day with some exceptions. Please check with nursing staff.

*Learn more about NSHA's Family Presence Policy, which welcomes up to two people named by the patient to be their family or primary support person/people.

Parking

Parking is located near the main entrance and next to the emergency department. 

Colchester East Hants Health Centre has a paid parking lot for patients and visitors. When you enter the parking lot you will be given a ticket. Take this ticket with you into the hospital. When you leave the hospital, you can pay for parking at the machines located by the main entrance and emergency department entrance. These machines accept cash, debit, Visa and Mastercard. 

Visa and Mastercard can also be used to pay at the parking gate upon exit. 

The following rates apply:

  • $2 per hour up to a maximum of $5 per visit.

Special long term parking passes are available for $15 per week through the cashier's office (located on level 1, next to ATM machine) during regular business hours (Monday to Friday:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Semi-private and Private Rooms in Nova Scotia Hospitals

  • Private room: Includes one bed and one washroom. You can find current rates here.
  • Semi-private room: Includes two beds separated by curtains and one washroom. You can find current rates here.

Space in our private and semi-private rooms is limited. The sooner we have your insurance information the more likely we are to be able to accommodate your request.

When the booking clerk calls with your hospital admission date, let them know you are interested in a private or semi-private room.

When you are admitted, be sure to have your private insurance card with you and let the admitting clerk know you have requested a private or semi-private room.TV & Phone in your Room

You can find updated information about costs associated with semi-private and private Rooms in the hospital here.

Fees and Bill Payments

You can find updated information about fees and bill payments for Canadians and out of country patients here.

When you are admitted, be sure to have your private insurance card with you and let the admitting clerk know you have requested a private or semi-private room.

TV and Phone in your Room

During your stay, tv and phone service is available in your room.

All patients have access to free local phone service and radio.

Daily rates will apply for tv services.

Patients that have semi-private or private rooms will receive basic cable TV services.

You can purchase basic cable or premium packages with premium cable and internet for daily rates between $13.80 and $23.00 a day (plus tax).

Accommodation services clerks are available seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to set up access. 

Inpatient Meals

During your stay, you will receive breakfast, lunch and supper daily. Our dietary team offers a patient meal service with flexible hours. The hours of service are:    

  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Supper: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

You can find the menu on your bedside terminal by pressing the "food menus" button, and then selecting the appropriate menu according to your diet. Paper copies are also available from your nurse.

Once you have made your choices you can place your order using the phone on your bedside terminal. Dial 44444 to reach our call center and one of our staff will take your order. You can expect to receive your selected meal within 45 minutes.

Family members/care givers outside the hospital may also place orders by calling 902-893–5465 during the hours for room service listed above. This can be done for each meal or for multiple meals in advance.

Cafeteria and Vending Machines

Cafeteria, level 1 - Wing A  
Hours of operation: 
Daily: 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Cash and Interac payments are accepted. 

Coffee shop, level 1, beside the Blood Collection Clinic.  
Hours of operation: 
Monday to Thursday:  8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Sunday:  Noon to 7p.m.  
Holidays: Noon to 6 p.m. 

Vending machines can be found in the cafeteria, by our inpatient units (level 3) and near the emergency department.

Gift Shop

Gift shop, level 1, beside the Blood Collection Clinic. 
Hours of operation:  
Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  
Saturday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Sunday: Hours vary based on volunteer availability

Bank Machines

Bank machines are located near the main entrance (next to cashier’s office) and in the emergency department.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

A prayer room is located on the second level beside the healing garden. It is open 24 hours a day. Spiritual care services are available to provide you and your family with spiritual and emotional support. Clergy representatives from all denominations are on-call to help meet your needs. Talk to your nursing staff for more information.

Foundation and Auxiliary

Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation 
http://www.cehhcfoundation.ca/

Colchester Hospital Auxiliary 
https://www.colchesterhospitalauxiliary.ca/

About

The Colchester East Hants Health Centre serves the residents of Colchester East Hants. The health centre has inpatient units and operates a wide range of clinics and satellite services.

Blood Collection Location

sun Jun 16 Closed
mon Jun 17 6:30 am - 1:00 pm
tue Jun 18 6:30 am - 1:00 pm
wed Jun 19 6:30 am - 1:00 pm
thu Jun 20 6:30 am - 1:00 pm
fri Jun 21 6:30 am - 1:00 pm
sat Jun 22 Closed

Closed for holidays.

Appointments are required for blood collection service.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling 1-833-637-1349 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Water Testing Dropoff Site

sun Jun 16 Closed
mon Jun 17 8:30 am - 9:15 am
tue Jun 18 8:30 am - 9:15 am
wed Jun 19 8:30 am - 9:15 am
thu Jun 20 8:30 am - 9:15 am
fri Jun 21 Closed
sat Jun 22 Closed

(902) 893-4321 x45513

Samples must be collected using the water sample bottles provided by NS Health. E.Coli & Coliform testing is a white top 100 ML bottle / Chemical & Mineral testing is a black top 200 ML bottle

Water sample bottles for pick-up are available at the lab (2nd) floor, Mon-Fri from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Covid testing Centres

Community-Based Cancer Clinics

Emergency Care Site

sun Jun 16 Open 24 hours
mon Jun 17 Open 24 hours
tue Jun 18 Open 24 hours
wed Jun 19 Open 24 hours
thu Jun 20 Open 24 hours
fri Jun 21 Open 24 hours
sat Jun 22 Open 24 hours

The emergency department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The emergency department is located near the main entrance. As you turn into the driveway turn right to access the patient drop-off loop and emergency department parking area.

If you need help immediately, call 911.

To access the mental health mobile crisis team call 902-429-8167 or toll-free at 1-888-429-8167. This is a 24 hour, seven days a week phone service to help you or your loved one cope with mental health and addiction challenges in the moment. 

You can also find estimated wait times for select locations on our Emergency Department Wait Times page.

NSH Emergency Department wait times

Diabetes Centre

Public Health Immunization Clinics

Public Health Office – Wing B, 1st floor    
2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month   
Call 902-893-5820 for booking

Clinics fill up quickly, please book early. If you require assistance getting to the clinic, please mention this when you call to book your appointment.  

Public Health Office

Clinics, Programs and Services

Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Testing

Offered at 9 locations

A bone density scan measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are in an area of your bone.

The scan may help your health care provider to determine...

sun Jun 16 Closed
mon Jun 17 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jun 18 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jun 19 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jun 20 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jun 21 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jun 22 Closed

A physician referral is required to access this service.

Contact:
902-634-3106

How do I change or cancel an appointment?
Please call 1-844-I-REBOOK (1-844-473-2665). You will be asked to select the location of your appointment and service.


You will be connected with a team member who can cancel your appointment and help arrange for a new appointment. 

Breast Screening (External Site)

Offered at 10 locations

Breast screening in Nova Scotia is administered by the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program.

You can find them at https://nsbreastscreening.ca/

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

To book a screening appointment, women over the age of 40 who have no breast problems and no breast implants may self-refer by calling:

HRM: 473-3960

Toll-Free: 1-800-565-0548

A file will be made for you when you Call to book your screening mammogram appointment that includes your name, date of birth, mailing address and health card number. You do not need to have a doctor’s referral to make an appointment. However, please provide us with the name of your family doctor so that we can forward information regarding your mammogram results.

This service is available for all asymptomatic women over the age of 40 who have a current Canadian Health Card. Please have your health card ready when you call.

Cancer Patient Navigation

Offered at 8 locations

Cancer Patient Navigators are registered nurses with in-depth knowledge of cancer and the cancer system. They work with you, your family and your cancer care team throughout your treatment and...

Topics

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

Any health care provider may refer a patient, or a patient or family member can refer themselves.

Contact:
Kathleen Clark: 902-898-2376
KathleenE.Clark@nshealth.ca

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Offered at 12 locations

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a program to support your heart health and management of cardiovascular risk factors to decrease your risk for cardiac events.  There are many benefits to attending cardiac...

Contact:

Phone :902-563-8566 
Fax: 902-563-8572

You need a physician referral to access this program.

CAT Scan (CT)

Offered at 13 locations

CAT scans are a series of images that are made by a highly sophisticated computer and X-ray machine. CAT scans give more detailed pictures of bone and soft tissue organs...

Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital

sun Jun 16 Unavailable
mon Jun 17 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jun 18 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jun 19 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jun 20 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jun 21 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jun 22 Closed

A referral from your doctor or nurse practitioner is required.

Tel: 902-258-1922

How do I cancel/change my appointment?

Please call 1-844-I-REBOOK (1-844-473-2665). You will be asked to select the location of your CT scan appointment.

You will be connected with a team member who can cancel your appointment and help arrange for a new appointment. 

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

Offered at 9 locations

Nova Scotia Health offers chronic pain self-management in-person and virtual services and at clinics in locations around the province.


Some of the pain management strategies discussed in our program may...

New Glasgow Community Health Centre

sun Jun 16 Unavailable
mon Jun 17 Unavailable
tue Jun 18 Unavailable
wed Jun 19 Unavailable
thu Jun 20 Unavailable
fri Jun 21 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jun 22 Unavailable

Referral to the Program by physician or Primary Care Provider is required.  Referrals can be faxed to 902-755-7322

Contact:

New Glasgow Pain Self-Management Program
Community Health Center, 690 East River Rd, New Glasgow
Phone: 1-800-270-4776x3312
Fax: 902-755-7322

The Northern Shared Chronic Pain Service offers 9 week interdisciplinary Persistent Pain Groups at each of the four clinics -  Antigonish, New Glasgow, Amherst and Truro.  Sessions are held in the fall, winter and spring.  Referral by a physician or primary care provider is required.  For more information about the Persistent Pain Group sessions or the referral process, please contact the program coordinator at 1-800-270-4776 x3312.

Chronic Pain Services

Offered at 10 locations

Chronic pain services helps individuals manage pain and improve their health, function and well-being. The chronic pain teams provides assessments, treatments and education for people with chronic pain.   

The teams...

Topics

New Glasgow Community Health Centre

A referral from your primary care provider (doctor or Nurse Practitioner) is required to be seen in one of our clinics.   

Contact:

Tel: 1-800-270-4776 ext. 3312

COPD - INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program

Offered at 11 locations

The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program brings together a team of professionals to provide education and support to people with COPD and their families in their homes to help them cope...

Topics

Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital

sun Jun 16 Closed
mon Jun 17 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jun 18 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jun 19 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jun 20 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jun 21 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jun 22 Closed

Tel: 902-258-7195
Fax: 833-258-3341
email: inspired@nshealth.ca

If you are a patient with moderate or advanced COPD who meets our eligibility criteria and would like to be part of the The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program, please ask your family physician or respirologist to fill out the INSPIRED COPD outreach Program referral form.

Early Mobility Program

Offered at 9 locations

To reduce the risk of people becoming frailer in hospital, Nova Scotia Health’s Frailty and Elder Care Network is taking steps to enhance how we deliver services to seniors and...

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

The Early Mobility Program is for patients aged 65+ in hospital who are moving well, but may be at risk of losing strength and mobility while in hospital are assessed by a member of the care team using the Clinical Frailty Scale. This could happen in the emergency department or on an inpatient unit. Based on their level of frailty, they may be referred to our Early Mobility Program during their hospital stay. If you have any questions about the Mobility Program, please ask a member of your care team.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Offered at 8 locations

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a way to take detailed images of organs and tissues (muscles and fat) throughout the body, without the use of X-rays. MRI uses a powerful...

sun Jun 16 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
mon Jun 17 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
tue Jun 18 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
wed Jun 19 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
thu Jun 20 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
fri Jun 21 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
sat Jun 22 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

A referral from your doctor is required to access this service

Contact:

Tel: 902-473-3618

Mammogram

Offered at 10 locations

This clinic, program or service is not administered by Nova Scotia Health. Information may be out of date. Please confirm details with the clinic, program, or service provider.

A mammogram is an x-ray image of the breast. It is used to help detect and diagnose breast diseases. Mammograms are used on women and men who have symptoms of...

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

sun Jun 16 Unavailable
mon Jun 17 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jun 18 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jun 19 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jun 20 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jun 21 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jun 22 Unavailable

Tel: 902-893-4321

Women or men that have symptoms of a breast problem should to go to the family doctor and get a referral.  

Women over the age of 40 with no breast problems or implants may self-refer by calling the numbers below. Please have your health card number ready when you call.

HRM: 902-473-3960 or Toll-Free: 1-800-565-0548

Nuclear Medicine Tests

Offered at 9 locations

Nuclear medicine tests help diagnose a variety of diseases. A very small, safe amount of a medical isotope (radioactive substance) is injected into a vein, swallowed or breathed in. Specials...

sun Jun 16 Unavailable
mon Jun 17 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
tue Jun 18 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
wed Jun 19 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
thu Jun 20 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
fri Jun 21 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
sat Jun 22 Unavailable

A referral from your doctor is required to access this service.

Contact:

Tel: 902-473-3618

Nutrition Education and Counselling (Dietitians)

Offered at 22 locations

The following lists include some of the programs that are led by clinical dietitians. Please note that programs may vary by location. Please contact one of the locations listed below...

Occupational Therapy

Offered at 33 locations

Occupational Therapists work at most sites within the Nova Scotia Health Authority. These therapists work in both mental health and physical medicine settings. Therapists/assistants work with inpatients and outpatients in...

Orthoptics

Offered at 7 locations

Orthoptists are allied health professionals in ophthalmology who specialize in ocular motility and visual development. Their primary role is to investigate and aid in the diagnosis of visual system dysfunctions...

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

Appointments are by referral from ophthalmology or neurology only.

Contact

Ambulatory Care Department

Phone: (902) 752-7600 x 2950
Fax: (902) 755-3340

Physiotherapy

Offered at 40 locations

Physiotherapy is the health care profession dedicated to enhancing and restoring your mobility through a variety of hands-on treatments, education and exercise prescription.

Physiotherapists are university-educated experts who can help...

sun Jun 16 Unavailable
mon Jun 17 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
tue Jun 18 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
wed Jun 19 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
thu Jun 20 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
fri Jun 21 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
sat Jun 22 Unavailable

Contact us for more information on how to access physiotherapy at this location.

Tel: 902-532-7446

Postnatal Care

Offered at 8 locations

Checking your baby’s feeding, weight gain and a general physical wellbeing will continue after your leave the hospital. Advice, ongoing support and follow-up will be available as you need it...

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

Please contact us for information on how to access postnatal care. 

Contact

Tel: 902-893-5544

Postpartum Assessment Clinic (6 weeks postpartum)
Tel: 902-893-5544

Pre-admission (aka Pre-assessment) Clinic

Offered at 9 locations

The Pre Admission clinic is an information session that will prepare you for your upcoming surgery. It is an hour or sometimes longer patient information session with a nurse to...

Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital

To get an appointment at the clinic, you will be contacted by the pre-admission clerical support staff.

Contact

Pre-admission Clinic
Tel: 902-285-1916

Located in room 236

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Offered at 5 locations

Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) is provided by a health care team and covered by MSI. PR combines exercise, education, and additional support to improve your overall health and well-being. Programs run...

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

Talk to your family doctor or a member of your health care team about being referred to your local PR Program. If you would like more info about the PR Program, please call the program nearest you.

Contact

Tel: 902-893-5520
Fax: 902-895-3572

Referral Form

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

Offered at 22 locations

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are registered nurses who have completed specialized education and clinical preparation in medical forensic care for patients who have experienced sexual assault or abuse. Delivered...

SANE services are supportive, nonjudgmental and confidential. SANE care can be provided to you by doing one of the following:

  • Go to any open emergency department. At those centres where SANE Program response is provided, the staff will call the SANE. At other locations, staff will coordinate care or provide information regarding nearest SANE response site.
  • Call local police or RCMP
  • Through your primary health care provider
  • Call the SANE 24 hour response line for this area at 1-833-577-SANE (7263)

Ultrasound

Offered at 21 locations

Ultrasounds are used to view and take pictures of the organs inside your body. It uses high-frequency sound waves which cannot be heard. These sound waves bounce off of tissues...

Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital

sun Jun 16 Closed
mon Jun 17 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jun 18 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jun 19 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jun 20 8:00 am - 4:00 am
fri Jun 21 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jun 22 Closed

A referral from your primary care provider is required to access this service.

Contact:

Tel: 902-258-1922

X-Ray

Offered at 41 locations

An x-ray takes images of internal body structures (bones and soft tissue) to help see an injury or disease. The x-ray using energy sources such as the high frequency electromagnetic...

sun Jun 16 Unavailable
mon Jun 17 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jun 18 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jun 19 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jun 20 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jun 21 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jun 22 Unavailable

A referral (requisition) from your primary care provider and an appointment are required for an x-ray.

General inquiries:
Tel: 902-532-2381

Patients with requisitions for general x-rays can book an appointment at this location online at https://booking.nshealth.ca or call 902-473-7771 or toll-free at 1-833-952-2782, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to schedule an appointment.

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