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Aberdeen Hospital

Contact:

Patient Switchboard: 902-755-6260
Administrative Switchboard: 902-752-7600

Emergency Department

The emergency department is located at the south end of the hospital. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is a patient drop-off zone and dedicated parking area in front of the emergency department entrance.

If you need help immediately, call 911.

To access the provincial mental health mobile crisis team call toll-free at 1-888-429-8167. This is a 24-hour, seven days a week phone service to help you or your loved one cope with mental health and addiction challenges in the moment.

Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome daily between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. with the exception of a rest period between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. During the rest period, please limit visits to support patient recovery. Exceptions can be accommodated as needed.

Visiting hours may vary based on the unit. Please check with nursing staff.

*Learn more about NSH's Family Presence Policy, which welcomes up to two people named by the patient to be their family or primary support person/people.

Parking

A $2 parking fee will be charged when you exit the parking lot. Please make sure you have the correct change before leaving the hospital. A change machine is located in the main lobby.

WiFi and Internet Access

Free public WiFi.

Cafeteria and Vending Machines

Effective Feb. 5, 2023, the Aberdeen Hospital cafeteria will be closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Vending machines are available in the cafeteria and are accessible at all times.  

Gift Shop

Martha's Place Gift Shop, lobby, main level

Regular Business Hours
Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: noon to 6 p.m.

Fall/Christmas Hours (Oct/Nov/Dec)
Same as regular hours with the addition of 6 to 8 p.m.

Summer Hours (July/August)
Monday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

A non-denominational chapel is located on the second level of the Aberdeen Hospital.

Service Statuses

Advisory
(New Glasgow, NS)

All Clinics, Programs and Services

Aberdeen Regional Hospital is experiencing some phone service interruptions.  Callers may experience calls being dropped intermittently or have no access to voicemail.

Bell Aliant is working on the problem.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Water Testing Dropoff Site

sun Closed
mon 8:00 am - 9:00 am
tue 8:00 am - 9:00 am
wed 8:00 am - 9:00 am
thu 8:00 am - 9:00 am
fri Closed
sat Closed

No water testing available on Fridays, weekends, holidays or the day before a holiday.

902-752-7600 x4300

Samples must be collected using the water sample bottles and requisition provided by NS Health. E.Coli & Coliform testing is a white top 100 ML bottle / Chemical & Mineral testing is a black top 200 ML bottle. Include a completed Aberdeen Hospital Environmental Services request form (pdf).

Sample Bottle Pick-Up for Water Testing

Business Office Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. or Security desk in the front lobby. 

Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Emergency Care Site

sat Apr 13 Open 24 hours
sun Apr 14 Open 24 hours
mon Apr 15 Open 24 hours
tue Apr 16 Open 24 hours
wed Apr 17 Open 24 hours
thu Apr 18 Open 24 hours
fri Apr 19 Open 24 hours

The emergency department is located at the south end of the hospital. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is a patient drop-off zone and dedicated parking area in front of the emergency department entrance.

If you need help immediately, call 911.

To access the provincial mental health mobile crisis team call toll-free at 1-888-429-8167. This is a 24-hour, seven days a week phone service to help you or your loved one cope with mental health and addiction challenges in the moment.

You can also find estimated wait times for the Aberdeen Hospital and other select locations:

NSH Emergency Department wait times

Covid testing Centres

Community-Based Cancer Clinics

Clinics, Programs and Services

Breast Screening (External Site)

Offered at 10 locations

Breast screening in Nova Scotia is administered by the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program.

You can find them at https://nsbreastscreening.ca/

To book a screening appointment, women over the age of 40 who have no breast problems and no breast implants may self-refer by calling:

HRM: 473-3960

Toll-Free: 1-800-565-0548

A file will be made for you when you Call to book your screening mammogram appointment that includes your name, date of birth, mailing address and health card number. You do not need to have a doctor’s referral to make an appointment. However, please provide us with the name of your family doctor so that we can forward information regarding your mammogram results.

This service is available for all asymptomatic women over the age of 40 who have a current Canadian Health Card. Please have your health card ready when you call.

Cancer Patient Navigation

Offered at 8 locations

Cancer Patient Navigators are registered nurses with in-depth knowledge of cancer and the cancer system. They work with you, your family and your cancer care team throughout your treatment and...

Topics

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

Any health care provider may refer a patient, or a patient or family member can refer themselves.

Contact:
Kathleen Clark: 902-898-2376
KathleenE.Clark@nshealth.ca

CAT Scan (CT)

Offered at 13 locations

CAT scans are a series of images that are made by a highly sophisticated computer and X-ray machine. CAT scans give more detailed pictures of bone and soft tissue organs...

sat Apr 13 Unavailable
sun Apr 14 Unavailable
mon Apr 15 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
tue Apr 16 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
wed Apr 17 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
thu Apr 18 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
fri Apr 19 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

A referral from your doctor or nurse practitioner is required.

Tel: 902-752-7600 x 2920

How do I cancel/change my appointment?

Please call 1-844-I-REBOOK (1-844-473-2665). You will be asked to select the location of your CT scan appointment.

You will be connected with a team member who can cancel your appointment and help arrange for a new appointment. 

Hip Arthritis and Hip Replacement

Offered at 14 locations

There are many options to help lower your pain and have a better quality of life when you have hip pain that is caused by arthritis. Knowing the tools to...

A completed referral form and updated X-rays are required to process the referral. Primary health care providers will need to arrange to have X-rays completed within one year, with specific views as indicated on the referral form.

Contact:

Switchboard: 902-473-1501

4th floor, Halifax Infirmary

This is an Orthopedic Assessment Clinic (OAC) and Pre-habilitation Program Location

Knee Arthritis and Knee Replacement

Offered at 15 locations

There are many options to help lower your pain and have a better quality of life when you have knee pain that is often caused by arthritis. Knowing the tools...

Topics

A completed referral form and updated X-rays are required to process the referral. Primary health care providers will need to arrange to have X-rays completed within one year, with specific views as indicated on the referral form.

Contact:

Switchboard: 902-473-1501

4th floor, Halifax Infirmary

This is an Orthopedic Assessment Clinic (OAC) and Pre-habilitation Program Location

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Offered at 8 locations

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a way to take detailed images of organs and tissues (muscles and fat) throughout the body, without the use of X-rays. MRI uses a powerful...

sat Apr 13 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sun Apr 14 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
mon Apr 15 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
tue Apr 16 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
wed Apr 17 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
thu Apr 18 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
fri Apr 19 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

A referral from your doctor is required to access this service

Contact:

Tel: 902-473-3618

Mammogram

Offered at 10 locations

This clinic, program or service is not administered by Nova Scotia Health. Information may be out of date. Please confirm details with the clinic, program, or service provider.

A mammogram is an x-ray image of the breast. It is used to help detect and diagnose breast diseases. Mammograms are used on women and men who have symptoms of...

sat Apr 13 Unavailable
sun Apr 14 Unavailable
mon Apr 15 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
tue Apr 16 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
wed Apr 17 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
thu Apr 18 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
fri Apr 19 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Tel: 902-752-7600 x 2920

Women or men that have symptoms of a breast problem should to go to the family doctor and get a referral.  

Women over the age of 40 with no breast problems or implants may self-refer by calling the numbers below. Please have your health card number ready when you call.

HRM: 902-473-3960 or Toll-Free: 1-800-565-0548

Music Therapy

Offered at 5 locations

The music therapy service consists of a team of five accredited music therapists (MTAs) who have been accredited by the Canadian Association for Music Therapists (CAMT).

MTAs use music to...

Referrals to music therapy are made through allied health care professionals (e.g physiotherapist, occupational therapist etc.) who are members of the care team and by the music therapist.

Contact: KelseyD.MacDonald@nshealth.ca
tel: 902-752-7600x5540

Nuclear Medicine Tests

Offered at 9 locations

Nuclear medicine tests help diagnose a variety of diseases. A very small, safe amount of a medical isotope (radioactive substance) is injected into a vein, swallowed or breathed in. Specials...

sat Apr 13 Unavailable
sun Apr 14 Unavailable
mon Apr 15 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
tue Apr 16 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
wed Apr 17 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
thu Apr 18 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
fri Apr 19 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

A referral from your doctor is required to access this service.

Contact:

Tel: 902-473-3618

Occupational Therapy

Offered at 33 locations

Occupational Therapists work at most sites within the Nova Scotia Health Authority. These therapists work in both mental health and physical medicine settings. Therapists/assistants work with inpatients and outpatients in...

sat Apr 13 Unavailable
sun Apr 14 Unavailable
mon Apr 15 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Apr 16 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Apr 17 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Apr 18 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Apr 19 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tel: 902-522-2882x236
Fax: 902-522-2556

Orthopedic Surgery

Offered at 6 locations

Orthopedic surgeons provide orthopedic surgeries at various hospitals across the province. These surgeries fall include:

If your primary care provider (family doctor, nurse practitioner etc.) believes you may benefit from orthopedic surgery they will make a referral to an Orthopedic surgeon. After receiving their referral the surgeon’s office will schedule an appointment with you.

Within the Central Zone – Halifax area, Eastern Shore and West Hants, patients will often be scheduled for a Halifax area, Eastern Shore, West Hants referrals are managed through the Orthopedic Assessment Clinic and you will be scheduled for an appointment with the clinic. In all other areas referrals are made directly to surgeons offices and you will be contacted for an appointment.

You can learn more about wait times for surgical consults and surgeries here.

Orthoptics

Offered at 7 locations

Orthoptists are allied health professionals in ophthalmology who specialize in ocular motility and visual development. Their primary role is to investigate and aid in the diagnosis of visual system dysfunctions...

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

Appointments are by referral from ophthalmology or neurology only.

Contact

Ambulatory Care Department

Phone: (902) 752-7600 x 2950
Fax: (902) 755-3340

Pediatric Inpatient Services

Offered at 4 locations

Nurses experienced in the care of children and their families provide service for children who require hospitalization.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to remain in hospital with children throughout the course of...

A referral from your primary care provider is required.

Contact

Tel: 902-752-7600 x 2530

Physiotherapy

Offered at 40 locations

Physiotherapy is the health care profession dedicated to enhancing and restoring your mobility through a variety of hands-on treatments, education and exercise prescription.

Physiotherapists are university-educated experts who can help...

sat Apr 13 Unavailable
sun Apr 14 Unavailable
mon Apr 15 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Apr 16 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Apr 17 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Apr 18 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Apr 19 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Contact us for more information on how to access physiotherapy at this location.

Tel: 902-522-2882x236
Fax: 902-522-2556

Postnatal Care

Offered at 8 locations

Checking your baby’s feeding, weight gain and a general physical wellbeing will continue after your leave the hospital. Advice, ongoing support and follow-up will be available as you need it...

Please contact us for information on how to access postnatal care. 

Contact

Postnatal Clinic
Tel: 902-752-7600

General inquiries
Tel: 902-752-7600 x 2530

Pre-admission (aka Pre-assessment) Clinic

Offered at 9 locations

The Pre Admission clinic is an information session that will prepare you for your upcoming surgery. It is an hour or sometimes longer patient information session with a nurse to...

To get an appointment at the clinic, you will be contacted by the pre-admission clerical support staff.

Contact

Pre-Admission Clinic
Tel: 902-752-7600 ext. 4080

Located in the basement

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

Offered at 21 locations

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are registered nurses who have completed specialized education and clinical preparation in medical forensic care for patients who have experienced sexual assault or abuse. Delivered...

SANE services are supportive, nonjudgmental and confidential. SANE care can be provided to you by doing one of the following:

  • Go to any open emergency department. At those centres where SANE Program response is provided, the staff will call the SANE. At other locations, staff will coordinate care or provide information regarding nearest SANE response site.
  • Call local police or RCMP
  • Through your primary health care provider
  • Call the SANE 24 hour response line for this area at 1-877-880-SANE (7263)

Ultrasound

Offered at 21 locations

Ultrasounds are used to view and take pictures of the organs inside your body. It uses high-frequency sound waves which cannot be heard. These sound waves bounce off of tissues...

sat Apr 13 Closed
sun Apr 14 Closed
mon Apr 15 Closed
tue Apr 16 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
wed Apr 17 Closed
thu Apr 18 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
fri Apr 19 Closed

A referral from your primary care provider is required to access this service.

Contact:

Tel: 1-877-742-2571

X-Ray

Offered at 41 locations

NOTICE: Appointment booking for X-Ray will be unavailable Wednesday, April 17 from 0000 – 0600 for routine IT updates. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience...

sat Apr 13 Unavailable
sun Apr 14 Unavailable
mon Apr 15 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
tue Apr 16 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
wed Apr 17 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
thu Apr 18 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
fri Apr 19 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

A referral (requisition) from your primary care provider and an appointment are required for an x-ray.

General inquiries:
Tel: 1-877-742-2571

Patients with requisitions for general x-rays can book an appointment at this location online at https://booking.nshealth.ca or call 902-473-7771 or toll-free at 1-833-952-2782, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to schedule an appointment.

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