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Nova Scotia Health Renal Program

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The Nova Scotia Health Renal Program cover all areas of kidney disease including early identification of at risk individuals, treatment options for management and end-stage kidney disease including end-of-life care. The program is committed to developing relationships and collaborative initiatives with partners to improve renal health and care for all Nova Scotians.


Cape Breton Regional Hospital (Eastern Zone)
Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tel: 902-567-7817 
Satellites:  Glace Bay Hospital, Inverness Consolidated Memorial HospitalNorthside General

QEII Health Sciences Centre, Dickson Building, Victoria General Site (Central/Northern Zone)
Monday to Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Tel: 902-473-7544 
Satellites: All Saints Community Hospital, Colchester East Hants Health CenterDartmouth General Hospital, Halifax InfirmarySutherland Harris Memorial Hospital 

Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Monday to Saturday, 7a.m. to 11 p.m.
Tel: 902-742-3542, extension 1149
Satellites: Digby General Hospital, Queens General Hospital, Valley Regional Hospital 

Programs and Services

The Nova Scotia Health Authority Renal Program offers a number of programs and services for people with kidney disease.   
Below is a list of the programs and services Nova Scotia Health Authority Renal Program offers:

There are other organizations that can play a role in you and your family's health. Peer support can play an important role for you and your family. The Kidney Foundation of Canada offers the KIDNEY CONNECT program - providing one-on-one support for you and your family. Caregivers can receive support too. Caregivers Nova Scotia is an organization that focuses on empowering caregivers, supporting their efforts, and recognizing the invaluable contribution they make.

Hemodialysis Patients Traveling to Nova Scotia

How do I arrange for hemodialysis treatments in Nova Scotia?

To arrange hemodialysis during a visit to Nova Scotia contact the dialysis program closest to where you want to visit.

You must provide the fax number for your regular dialysis unit and forms will be faxed to your unit.  

Please note: We try to help all visitors, but keep in mind that space may be limited. Treatments for visitors will be provided on a first come, first served basis.  

All international hemodialysis patients must pay for their treatments before arrival. This will need to be arranged with the business office for the dialysis unit you are requesting.  

Important Payment Information for International Visitors

All international hemodialysis patients must pay for their treatments before arrival.

Payments should be made at the business office of the Renal Program where you made your request. Below are the contacts to the business offices.

  • Cape Breton Dialysis Program  
    Tel: 902-567-6141
  • Halifax Dialysis Program   
    Tel: 902- 473-8475 
  • Yarmouth Dialysis Program  
    Tel: 902- 473-8475 ext. 1352

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