Crisis Response Services
Addictions
Mental Health

The IWK Health Centre provides children and adolescents throughout the province with specialized mental health and addictions services. To learn more about these services visit the IWK Health Centre website.

A crisis can happen when a person's usual coping strategies are overwhelmed and they need urgent support. The goal of the Crisis Response Services Team is to provide support to enable the person to handle the crisis while remaining in the community. 

We serve people across the lifespan, anyone from childhood to older adults (*with the exception of South Shore Regional Hospital who only sees people over 18). This program also offers bridging appointments for individuals until they are assigned to a clinician on a permanent basis. We are a team made up of social workers, psychologists, nurses and psychiatrists.

The provincial mental health crisis line is available 24 hours: 1-888-429-8167

Location, hours and contact information 

South Shore Regional Hospital*
Tel: 1-888-429-8167
Hours
Monday to Friday:  8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays 

Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Tel: 902-742-4222
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays 

Roseway Hospital
Tel: 902-875-4200
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays 

Digby General Hospital
Tel: 902-245-4709
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays 

Valley Regional Hospital
Tel: 1-855-273-7110
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays 

Chipman Building
Tel: 1-855-273-7110
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays 

Soldier’s Memorial Hospital
Tel: 1-855-273-7110
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays 

How do I access this program? 

To access this program you can be referred by your doctor or self-refer by calling:

  • 1-877-334-3431 – South Shore 
  • 1-855-273-7110 – Annapolis Valley 
  • 1-844-380-4324 – South West

If you need help immediately, call 911. You can also access the crisis response services at your local emergency department.