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Hants Community Hospital

Hants Community Hospital serves the communities of Windsor, Hantsport, the Municipality of West Hants and portions of the Municipality of East Hants.

Contact

Patient Switchboard: 902-798-5751
Administrative Switchboard: 902-792-2000

Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome throughout the day except during a rest period between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

*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

Free parking.

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.

TV and Phone in Your Room

During your stay in hospital, you have the option of activating your bedside phone service. 

How to connect, transfer or disconnect your phone

  • Dial 499 from your bedside telephone and a BellAliant representative will arrange to have your phone service connected, transferred to another bed, or disconnected.
  • BellAliant’s office is open from Monday to Saturday between 8:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., except holidays. 
  • If you have questions about the service, please call 1-800-760-8969. 
  • When you are discharged remember to dial 499 to request that your phone be disconnected so that billing is stopped.
  • If you forget to request your hospital phone disconnected before discharged to home, call 1-800-760-8969 Monday to Saturday between 8:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. to arrange disconnection.

Service & Connection Rates

  • There is a $10 connection charge to set up in-hospital phone service. 
  • The following fees also apply:
    • $3.99 per day for the first 30 days
    • $2.00 for each day after 30 days

Billing

  • Daily service and connection charges are billed to your BellAliant home phone account. 
  • If you are with another provider, BellAliant will create a separate account for the duration of your hospital stay. 
  • Your bill can be paid the same way you would pay any other BellAliant bill.

TV Services
Bedside TV service is available at no charge if you request, receive and pay for a private or semi-private room either personally or by using your private health insurance.  If you do not have private health insurance, the following rates apply:

  • Premium TV: $12.45 per day plus taxes

Please note: A portion of the revenues generated is returned to the hospital to help fund various hospital improvements.

 How to set up bedside TV service

  • To activate your TV, dial 2999 from your bedside telephone.
  • A customer service representative is available every day between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. to address any questions or concerns, receive cash payment and process your request.

Inpatient Meals

During your stay at the hospital, you will receive breakfast, lunch and supper daily. You can choose from a variety of options each day. The menus typically include: 

  • Breakfast: An assortment of homemade muffins, hot and cold cereals, yogurt and fruit, coffee or tea. 
  • Lunch: Choose from soup and sandwiches, mixed vegetables, pasta and casseroles, including dessert of fresh fruit or a sweet. 
  • Supper: Options include meat, fish, potatoes and vegetables.   

If you follow a special diet or have food-related allergies or sensitivities, let us know when you arrive.

The procedure for ordering meals will be further discussed on admission by dietetic technicians. If you need help filling out your menu, or feel you or your family member may be unable fill out the menus daily, please talk to the dietetic technicians. 

Cafeteria and Vending Machines

Cafeteria, main lobby.
Hours of operations:
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Please note: The cafeteria is closed on holidays.

Gift Shop

Gift Shop, main lobby 
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (pending volunteer availability)
The gift shop is staffed by the volunteers of the Hants Community Hospital Ladies Auxilliary.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

Requests for spiritual care can be made by patients, family member and/or any member of the inter-disciplinary health care team.  

Bank Machines

A bank machine is located in the main lobby.
 

Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Blood Collection Location

Emergency Care Site

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
sun Jun 23 Open 24 hours
mon Jun 24 Open 24 hours

The emergency department is on the first floor of the hospital and is open 24 hours a day.

Please note the below change in hours for the Emergency Department entrance:

  • The ED entrance will be used by ED patients (note: patients for other departments will continue to use the main front entrance).
  • ED Doors open from 6 a.m.  to 11 p.m. (7 days/week)
  • ED Doors will be locked from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. with remote entry for patients using a buzzer to alert security.

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, 7 days a week phone service to help you or your loved one cope with mental health and addiction challenges in the moment. 

Water Testing Dropoff Site

tue Jun 18 7:00 am - 11:00 am
wed Jun 19 7:00 am - 11:00 am
thu Jun 20 7:00 am - 11:00 am
fri Jun 21 Closed
sat Jun 22 Closed
sun Jun 23 Closed
mon Jun 24 7:00 am - 11:00 am

(902) 792-2037

Samples must be collected using the water testing 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

Diabetes Centre

Clinics, Programs and Services

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...

You can refer yourself or you can be referred by a health care provider. In either case, you must call to activate your referral and express interest before you start the program. Your readiness and suitability for the program will be assessed to determine the best way to meet your needs.

Contact:

Hants Pain Self-Management Program
Tel: 902-792-2142
Fax: 902-798-9704

The Pain Self-Management Program (PSMP) can help anyone who is ready to take an active part in learning strategies to improve their quality of life and learn non-medicinal ways of managing long-term pain.
 

The PSMP philosophy recognizes that pain affects the whole person (body, mind and spirit). It builds on concepts from psychology, physiotherapy and occupational therapy to introduce strategies that can help people living with long-term pain make positive change possible.

You can benefit from the program if you are eager to: learn more about yourself, learn non-medicinal ways of managing long-term pain, and learn how thoughts, emotions and behaviour can impact your pain. 

You must be willing and open to exploring current pain science and new possibilities in pain management, as well as challenging old attitudes and beliefs. Throughout the group program you will take an active part in learning strategies to improve your quality of life and developing a new plan for living more successfully with long-term pain.

During the sessions, the facilitators present material on by blending lecture, discussion from group participants, and hands-on learning experiences.

  •     Hants PSMP format: This is a 5-session in-person group program of 8 to12 people with long-term pain. It takes place in the afternoons, one session per week for 5 weeks.  The program runs 2-3 times per year.

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...

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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 Closed
sat Jun 22 Closed
sun Jun 23 Closed
mon Jun 24 Closed

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

Contact:

Tel: 902-792-2271
Fax: 902-473-4126

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...

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Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre

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
sun Jun 23 Unavailable
mon Jun 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tel: 902-719-6194
Fax: 902-425-4191
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.

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Hants Health and Wellness Team

Offered at 1 location

The Hants Health and Wellness team is a health care team that promotes emotional and physical wellness and self-management of chronic conditions. We do this by helping individuals to gain...

tue Jun 18 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
wed Jun 19 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
thu Jun 20 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
fri Jun 21 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
sat Jun 22 Unavailable
sun Jun 23 Unavailable
mon Jun 24 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

2nd floor

Phone: (902) 792 -2052
Fax: (902) 792- 2253
Email: HHWT@nshealth.ca

Mon-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm

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...

tue Jun 18 Unavailable
wed Jun 19 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jun 20 Unavailable
fri Jun 21 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jun 22 Unavailable
sun Jun 23 Unavailable
mon Jun 24 Unavailable

Contact

Tel: 902-657-3523x3

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMF)

Offered at 6 locations

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMF) provides surgery to treat a wide variety of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face and jaws.

Various types of

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The majority of patients are seen initially for a consultation appointment only. Following the consult, a decision is made regarding the necessity and timing of surgery.

Patients must be referred by a physician or dentist to be seen in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery clinic.

Referrals must include the patient’s name, date of birth, health card number/expiry date, phone numbers for day and evening and a complete mailing address with postal code.

Referral forms may be mailed, faxed or emailed to: 
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 
Victoria General Hospital 
1276 South Park Street 
Halifax, Nova Scotia 
B3H 2Y9 
Fax: 902-473-6855 
Email: omfsbooking@cdha.nshealth.ca

Contact:

Tel: 902-473-2070 
Fax: 902-473-6855 

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...

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
sun Jun 23 Unavailable
mon Jun 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

Tel: 902-366-2794x2227
Fax: 902-366-2740

Social Work

Offered at 9 locations

Social Workers help with:

  • Adjustment or coping with illness, injury, and disability
  • Death, grief, and loss
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Referral to community agencies
  • Complex discharge needs (care at home, nursing home...
tue Jun 18 Unavailable
wed Jun 19 Unavailable
thu Jun 20 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jun 21 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jun 22 Unavailable
sun Jun 23 Unavailable
mon Jun 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Referrals to an NSH social worker can be made by patients, family members, friends, community agencies and/or any member of the inter-disciplinary health care team.

Contact

902-889-4103

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...

Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre

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
sun Jun 23 Closed
mon Jun 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

General inquiries:
Tel: 902-876-6429

Ultrasound is only available to adult (16+) patients at this location.

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...

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
sun Jun 23 Unavailable
mon Jun 24 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

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

General inquiries:
Tel: 902-366-2794

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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