Orthopedic Assessment Clinic OAC

Orthopedic Assessment Clinics are located throughout the province (see list below) to help patients with hip and/or knee arthritis better manage their pain and increase their quality of life. 

After receiving a referral from your primary care provider (family doctor, nurse practitioner etc.) the OAC team will complete a medical and physical assessment to help you make an “Arthritis Action Plan.” This plan may include non-surgical options such as Conservative Management or going on to see a surgeon to see if joint replacement surgery may be the best option. 

If you do have joint replacement surgery you may also visit the OAC for a checkup visit in the year after your surgery.

More about this service

Location and contact information

Central Nova Scotia

Halifax Infirmary
Halifax Orthopedic Assessment Clinic 
1799 Robie Street, Room 4426,
Halifax, NS B3K 4N1
Tel: 902-473-1501

Queens Square Building
Dartmouth Orthopedic Assessment Clinic & Pre-habilitation Program 
45 Alderney Drive, 11th Floor,
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2N6
Tel: 902-460-3638

Eastern Nova Scotia

Sydney Hip and Knee Clinic – Orthopedic Assessment Clinic
200 Churchill Drive, Suite 101
Membertou, NS B1S0H5
Tel: 902-563-8512

Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital
Inverness Hip and Knee Clinic – Orthopedic Assessment Clinic and Pre-habilitation Program
39 James Street
Inverness, NS B0E 1N0
Tel: 902-258-1955

Northern Nova Scotia

Orthopedic Assessment Clinic 
10 North Novie Drive (East River Business Park – near Aberdeen Hospital)
Plymouth, Nova Scotia B2H 5C5
Tel: 902-396-1198  

Western Nova Scotia

Valley Regional Hospital 
Orthopedic Assessment Clinic 
3rd floor, 150 Exhibition Street 
Kentville, NS B4N 5E3
Tel: 902-690-3802   
Toll free:1-844-594-4314

How do I get an appointment?

If your primary care provider (family doctor, nurse practitioner etc.) believes you may benefit from joint replacement surgery they will make a referral to an Orthopedic Assessment Clinic. After receiving their referral the OAC team will schedule an appointment with you

Referral form

Provincial form for all hip and knee joint replacement referrals