Dickson Building - QEII
Dickson Building

5820 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9

Administrative Switchboard: 902-473-2700

More about this location


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. 

Clinics & Services

  • Blood Collection (for patients with hospital appointments only)
  • Colposcopy Clinic
  • Dermatology Clinic and Treatment
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Clinic
  • Echo Lab
  • General Internal MedicineGynecology Clinic
  • Hernia Clinic
  • Hyperbaric Unit
  • Hypertension Clinic (High Blood Pressure)
  • Immunology Clinic
  • Infectious Diseases Clinic
  • STD/STI Clinic
  • Nutrition Education Clinic
  • Nova Scotia Cancer Centre
  • NS Hearing & Speech
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat) Clinic
  • Pain Management Clinic
  • Physiotherapy Clinic
  • Self Check-in Kiosks
  • Surgery Clinic
  • Transplant Clinic
  • Ultrasound


The parking lot entrances are located on University Ave. and South Park St. When you exit the parking lot, you can pay the parking fee by cash or credit card. The following fees apply: 

  • $3 per hour for the first two hours
  • $2.50 for the third hour
  • $2 for each additional hour
  • There is a maximum daily rate for $14.50

Discounted rates may also be available for outpatients with long-term treatment schedules. See your clinic's registration area for more information.                

WiFi & Internet Access

Patients and visitors have free access to wireless internet

Food & Drink

Apple A Day, Main lobby
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4p.m.

Spiritual Spaces & 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

There is a bank machine located in the lobby.


The Dickson building is located at the Victoria General site of the QEII. It houses the cancer care program, the James and Edna Claydon radiation treatment centre and a number of outpatient clinics.

Places to Stay Nearby

If you are from outside the Halifax area and need a place to stay, there are not-for-profit lodgings located near the QEII site that specialize in accommodations for patients and families

        Halifax Haven Guest Home
        5897 Inglis St.

        Point Pleasant Lodge
        1121 South Park St.

        The Lodge that Gives (The Cancer Lodge)
        5826 South St.

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