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Hants Community Hospital

Hants Community Hospital serves the communities of Windsor, Hantsport, the Municipality of West Hants and portions of the Municipality of East Hants.

Contact

Patient Switchboard: 902-798-5751
Administrative Switchboard: 902-792-2000

Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome throughout the day except during a rest period between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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

Parking

Free parking.

Semi-private and Private Rooms in Nova Scotia Hospitals

  • Private room: Includes one bed and one washroom. You can find current rates here.
  • Semi-private room: Includes two beds separated by curtains and one washroom. You can find current rates here.

Space in our private and semi-private rooms is limited. The sooner we have your insurance information the more likely we are to be able to accommodate your request.

When the booking clerk calls with your hospital admission date, let them know you are interested in a private or semi-private room.

When you are admitted, be sure to have your private insurance card with you and let the admitting clerk know you have requested a private or semi-private room.TV & Phone in your Room

You can find updated information about costs associated with semi-private and private Rooms in the hospital here.

Fees and Bill Payments

You can find updated information about fees and bill payments for Canadians and out of country patients here.

TV and Phone in Your Room

During your stay in hospital, you have the option of activating your bedside phone service. 

How to connect, transfer or disconnect your phone

  • Dial 499 from your bedside telephone and a BellAliant representative will arrange to have your phone service connected, transferred to another bed, or disconnected.
  • BellAliant’s office is open from Monday to Saturday between 8:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., except holidays. 
  • If you have questions about the service, please call 1-800-760-8969. 
  • When you are discharged remember to dial 499 to request that your phone be disconnected so that billing is stopped.
  • If you forget to request your hospital phone disconnected before discharged to home, call 1-800-760-8969 Monday to Saturday between 8:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. to arrange disconnection.

Service & Connection Rates

  • There is a $10 connection charge to set up in-hospital phone service. 
  • The following fees also apply:
    • $3.99 per day for the first 30 days
    • $2.00 for each day after 30 days

Billing

  • Daily service and connection charges are billed to your BellAliant home phone account. 
  • If you are with another provider, BellAliant will create a separate account for the duration of your hospital stay. 
  • Your bill can be paid the same way you would pay any other BellAliant bill.

TV Services
Bedside TV service is available at no charge if you request, receive and pay for a private or semi-private room either personally or by using your private health insurance.  If you do not have private health insurance, the following rates apply:

  • Premium TV: $12.45 per day plus taxes

Please note: A portion of the revenues generated is returned to the hospital to help fund various hospital improvements.

 How to set up bedside TV service

  • To activate your TV, dial 2999 from your bedside telephone.
  • A customer service representative is available every day between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. to address any questions or concerns, receive cash payment and process your request.

Inpatient Meals

During your stay at the hospital, you will receive breakfast, lunch and supper daily. You can choose from a variety of options each day. The menus typically include: 

  • Breakfast: An assortment of homemade muffins, hot and cold cereals, yogurt and fruit, coffee or tea. 
  • Lunch: Choose from soup and sandwiches, mixed vegetables, pasta and casseroles, including dessert of fresh fruit or a sweet. 
  • Supper: Options include meat, fish, potatoes and vegetables.   

If you follow a special diet or have food-related allergies or sensitivities, let us know when you arrive.

The procedure for ordering meals will be further discussed on admission by dietetic technicians. If you need help filling out your menu, or feel you or your family member may be unable fill out the menus daily, please talk to the dietetic technicians. 

Cafeteria and Vending Machines

Cafeteria, main lobby.
Hours of operations:
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Please note: The cafeteria is closed on holidays.

Gift Shop

Gift Shop, main lobby 
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (pending volunteer availability)
The gift shop is staffed by the volunteers of the Hants Community Hospital Ladies Auxilliary.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

Requests for spiritual care can be made by patients, family member and/or any member of the inter-disciplinary health care team.  

Bank Machines

A bank machine is located in the main lobby.
 

Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Blood Collection Location

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 on the first floor of the hospital and is open 24 hours a day.

Please note the below change in hours for the Emergency Department entrance:

  • The ED entrance will be used by ED patients (note: patients for other departments will continue to use the main front entrance).
  • ED Doors open from 6 a.m.  to 11 p.m. (7 days/week)
  • ED Doors will be locked from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. with remote entry for patients using a buzzer to alert security.

If you need help immediately, call 911.

To access the mental health mobile crisis team call 902-429-8167 or toll-free at 1-888-429-8167. This is a 24 hour, 7 days a week phone service to help you or your loved one cope with mental health and addiction challenges in the moment. 

Water Testing Dropoff Site

sat Apr 13 Closed
sun Apr 14 Closed
mon Apr 15 7:00 am - 11:00 am
tue Apr 16 7:00 am - 11:00 am
wed Apr 17 7:00 am - 11:00 am
thu Apr 18 7:00 am - 11:00 am
fri Apr 19 Closed

(902) 792-2037

Samples must be collected using the water testing bottles 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

Diabetes Centre

Clinics, Programs and Services

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

Offered at 9 locations

Nova Scotia Health offers chronic pain self-management in-person and virtual services and at clinics in locations around the province.


Some of the pain management strategies discussed in our program may...

Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre

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

Referral by a physician or primary care provider is required.  For more information about the Persistent Pain Group sessions or the referral process, please contact the program coordinator at 1-800-270-4776 x3312.

Amherst Pain Self-Management Program

Phone: 1-800-270-4776x3312
Fax: 902-755-7322

The Northern Shared Chronic Pain Service offers 9 week interdisciplinary Persistent Pain Groups at each of the four clinics -  Antigonish, New Glasgow, Amherst and Truro.  Sessions are held in the fall, winter and spring.  Referral by a physician or primary care provider is required.  For more information about the Persistent Pain Group sessions or the referral process, please contact the program coordinator at 1-800-270-4776 x3312.

Chronic Pain Services

Offered at 10 locations

Chronic pain services helps individuals manage pain and improve their health, function and well-being. The chronic pain teams provides assessments, treatments and education for people with chronic pain.   

The teams...

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Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre

sat Apr 13 Closed
sun Apr 14 Closed
mon Apr 15 Closed
tue Apr 16 Closed
wed Apr 17 Closed
thu Apr 18 Closed
fri Apr 19 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

A referral from your primary care provider (doctor or Nurse Practitioner) is required to be seen in one of our clinics.   

Contact:

Tel: 1-800-270-4776 ext. 3312

*This clinic is only available when there is an active/established access to an anesthesiologist

COPD - INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program

Offered at 11 locations

The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program brings together a team of professionals to provide education and support to people with COPD and their families in their homes to help them cope...

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Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre

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: 902-719-6194
Fax: 902-425-4191
email: inspired@nshealth.ca

If you are a patient with moderate or advanced COPD who meets our eligibility criteria and would like to be part of the The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program, please ask your family physician or respirologist to fill out the INSPIRED COPD outreach Program referral form.

*What zone am I in?

Hants Health and Wellness Team

Offered at 1 location

The Hants Health and Wellness team is a health care team that promotes emotional and physical wellness and self-management of chronic conditions. We do this by helping individuals to gain...

sat Apr 13 Unavailable
sun Apr 14 Unavailable
mon Apr 15 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
tue Apr 16 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
wed Apr 17 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
thu Apr 18 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
fri Apr 19 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

2nd floor

Phone: (902) 792 -2052
Fax: (902) 792- 2253
Email: HHWT@nshealth.ca

Mon-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMF)

Offered at 6 locations

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMF) provides surgery to treat a wide variety of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face and jaws.

Various types of

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The majority of patients are seen initially for a consultation appointment only. Following the consult, a decision is made regarding the necessity and timing of surgery.

Patients must be referred by a physician or dentist to be seen in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery clinic.

Referrals must include the patient’s name, date of birth, health card number/expiry date, phone numbers for day and evening and a complete mailing address with postal code.

Referral forms may be mailed, faxed or emailed to: 
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 
Victoria General Hospital 
1276 South Park Street 
Halifax, Nova Scotia 
B3H 2Y9 
Fax: 902-473-6855 
Email: omfsbooking@cdha.nshealth.ca

Contact:

Tel: 902-473-2070 
Fax: 902-473-6855 

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

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

Tel: 902-634-7343
Fax: 902-634-7358

Social Work

Offered at 9 locations

Social Workers help with:

  • Adjustment or coping with illness, injury, and disability
  • Death, grief, and loss
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Referral to community agencies
  • Complex discharge needs (care at home, nursing home...
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

Referrals to an NSH social worker can be made by patients, family members, friends, community agencies and/or any member of the inter-disciplinary health care team.

Contact

902-473-5180

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 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 primary care provider is required to access this service.

Contact:

Tel: 902-473-3618

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 - 5:00 pm
tue Apr 16 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
wed Apr 17 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
thu Apr 18 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
fri Apr 19 8:00 am - 5:00 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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