Nova Scotia Health is committed to providing safe abortion care and other reproductive care services.
There is a provincial self referral line (1-833-352-0719) for information about accessing medical and surgical abortions at the QEII and other locations across the province. You can work with the referral line to learn more about accessing services closer to home.
Our experienced staff can provide accurate information and compassionate counselling to all.
Provincial self referral line: 1-833-352-0719
Phone hours: Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(Callers may also leave a message at any time and staff will return the call during these hours.)
How do I prepare for my appointment?
There are two types of abortions.
- Procedural - You must have someone who will accompany you home. If you do not have someone with you, your appointment will be rescheduled. Bring your health card.
- Medical - You should have your health card and information about your drug insurance plan if applicable.
How do I access these clinics?
To get an appointment, call 1-833-352-0719 on Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or use this self referral form.
*You can call this number for information about accessing medical and surgical abortions at the QEII and other locations across the province. You can work with the referral line to learn more about accessing services closer to home.
What happens after my surgery?
Please refer to our Patient Education Resources (below) for detailed information about what happens after your your surgical appointment.
Documents and Forms
Accessing this Clinic, Program or Service
Patient Education Resources
This pamphlet explains the differences between medical and procedural abortions. How each type of abortion works, and the advantages and disadvantages of each type are listed. Who to contact for further information is included.
This pamphlet explains what a medical abortion is, who can get a medical abortion, what happens during a medical abortion, and possible risks and side effects. Instructions for taking the medication Mifegymiso, and who to contact for further information are included. This pamphlet is also available in French.
La présente brochure explique ce qu’est l’avortement par médicaments, qui peut avoir un avortement par médicaments, ce qui se passe durant l’intervention et les risques et effets secondaires possibles. Vous y trouverez des instructions pour prendre le médicament Mifegymiso afin de provoquer un avortement par médicaments et les coordonnées pour obtenir plus d'information. This pamphlet is also available in English.
This pamphlet explains how to take the medication Mifegymiso. It lists the supplies you will need, how to take the medications, and symptoms that require you to call the Clinic Nursing Line. Information about sex and birth control after taking Mifegymiso, and follow-up care is provided. This pamphlet is also available in French.
La présente brochure explique ce qu’est l’avortement par instruments, qui peut avoir un avortement par instruments, ce qui se passe durant l’intervention et les risques possibles. On y indique ce à quoi vous attendre après votre retour à la maison et qui contacter pour de plus amples renseignements. This pamphlet is also available in English.
Instructions for after your procedure are given, including a list of activities to avoid for 24 hours (1 day). Information on preventing infection, what to expect after you go home, and who to contact if you have questions is given. A list of symptoms that require medical attention is provided. This pamphlet is also available in French.