Mental Health and Addictions Intake Phone Numbers


Mental Health Crisis Line
1-888-429-8167 (toll-free) 
Available 24 hours, seven days a week

Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868 (toll-free) 
Available 24 hours, seven days a week
Or call 911 or go to your closest emergency department.


You may refer yourself to  Mental Health and Addictions services (please note: some services may require referral from a physician) by calling the number for your area listed below. Our intake clinicians will ask you questions to help determine the services you need.  This intake call may take 30 to 45 minutes and you will be asked for your Health Card number.
You may also request a referral to our services from your doctor, other health care professionals or community agency familiar with your concerns.

Annapolis Valley, South Shore, and South West Nova Scotia
1-877-334-3431 – South Shore 
1-855-273-7110 – Annapolis Valley 
1-844-380-4324 – South West

Cape Breton, Guysborough and Antigonish

902-567-7951 - Cape Breton Area (Adult)
902-567-7731 -  Cape Breton Area (Child & Adolescent)
1-888-291-3535 - Guysborough, Antigonish & Strait Areas

Colchester, East Hants, Cumberland and Pictou

Halifax area, Eastern Shore and West Hants
902-424-8866/1-866-340-6700 (toll-free)