prideHealth works to improve access to health services which are safe, coordinated, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate for people who are two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual (members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community).

The prideHealth navigator works with individuals and groups to help members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community connect with: 
  • Services within the Health System, such as STIBBI (sexually transmitted and blood borne infections) testing, and services related to gender transition
  • Resources in the community such as peer supports, social groups, and advocacy 
prideHealth provides the following services:
  • Navigation through the health system
  • Workshops and learning opportunities on 2SLGBTQIA+ health
  • 2SLGBTQIA+ cultural competency training for health professionals and family practices
  • General health and wellness information
  • Sexual health information
  • Referrals for addictions, mental health, and other health services
  • Information and referrals for transgender and gender identity issues
prideHealth is a partnership between the NSHA and the IWK Health Centre.   
prideHealth operates in Mi’kma’ki, the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. We are all treaty people.

More about this service

Location, hours and contact information 

The prideHealth navigator provides navigation support for adults and youth via phone and at safe community location chosen by you. 
Tel: 902-487-0470

How do I access this service?

Contact prideHealth to access these services:
Tel: 902-487-0470

Hormone pathway

prideHealth houses an interactive online tool to help people understand the various steps for accessing hormone therapy in Nova Scotia. This tool was developed in partnership with Gabriel Enxuga from The Youth Project and Halifax Sexual Health Centre.

Gender Affirming Surgery

prideHealth houses an interactive online tool to help people understand the various steps for accessing gender affirming surgery in Nova Scotia.

Legal Transition

prideHealth houses an interactive online tool to help people understand the process of officially updating your government and identity documents to reflect your lived gender identity.

2SLGBTQIA+ COVID-19 Resource Guide

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