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Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital

Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital is a community hospital that serves the communities of Inverness and surrounding areas. The hospital’s Community Health Centre provides a space where services, programs and physicians offices are all under one roof.

Contact

Patient Switchboard: 902-258-2600
Administrative Switchboard: 902-258-2100

Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. according to patient preference and care needs. Please check with nursing staff, if you want to visit outside of the standard visiting hours. 

*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.

WiFi and Internet Access

There is free public Wifi. To request access, send an email to wifi@cbdha.nshealth.ca requesting connection information. There will be an automated reply with the information required.

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

Bedside TV and phone rentals are available for a fee.

Inpatient Meals

During your stay, you will receive breakfast, lunch and supper daily. If you follow a special diet or have food-related allergies or sensitivities, let us know when you arrive. Food is provided based on your doctor’s diet order. 

Cafeteria and Vending Machines

Cafeteria, main level. 
Hours of operation:
Daily: 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., noon to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

The chapel is located on the level 2 in the Active Care-West Wing. The family room is located on the level 1, next to the emergency department waiting room.

Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Blood Collection Location

Water Testing Dropoff Site

(902) 258-2100

Bacterial testing is currently not available at this location. Please drop samples to Bureau Veritas Laboratories, 465 George St, Sydney, NS (902-567-1255). Chemical testing is still available through the NSH clinical laboratories and sent to CZ Environmental Services.

Pick-up only

Front desk 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Community-Based Cancer Clinics

Emergency Care Site

mon Jul 22 Open 24 hours
tue Jul 23 Open 24 hours
wed Jul 24 Open 24 hours
thu Jul 25 Open 24 hours
fri Jul 26 Open 24 hours
sat Jul 27 Open 24 hours
sun Jul 28 Open 24 hours

The emergency department is located at the front of the hospital. It is open 24 hours a day. 

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, seven days a week phone service to help you or your loved one cope with mental health and addiction challenges in the moment.

Diabetes Centre

Public Health Office

Clinics, Programs and Services

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...

mon Jul 22 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
tue Jul 23 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
wed Jul 24 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
thu Jul 25 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
fri Jul 26 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
sat Jul 27 Unavailable
sun Jul 28 Unavailable

A referral from your doctor or nurse practitioner is required.

Tel: 902-473-3618

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. 

mon Jul 22 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
tue Jul 23 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
wed Jul 24 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
thu Jul 25 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
fri Jul 26 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
sat Jul 27 Unavailable
sun Jul 28 Unavailable

A referral from your doctor or nurse practitioner is required.

Tel: 902-473-3618

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. 

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...

Topics

St. Martha's Regional Hospital

mon Jul 22 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jul 23 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jul 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jul 25 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jul 26 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jul 27 Closed
sun Jul 28 Closed

Tel: 902-870-7581
Fax: 902-867-1085
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.

Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)

Offered at 26 locations

The ECG/EKG is an abbreviation for electrocardiogram.  It is a simple and painless test that checks your heart rhythm and electrical activity.

How do I cancel/change my appointment? 

If you...

Topics

General inquiries:
Tel: 902-679-3819 

A referral (requisition) from your doctor and an appointment are required for an EKG.

Patients with requisitions for EKGs can book an appointment at this location online at https://booking.nshealth.ca

Hip & Knee Arthritis Conservative Management

Offered at 6 locations

For people living with arthritis that do not need joint replacement surgery the Conservative Management program may be available to help give you the tools to live a healthier life...

Topics

You will need a referral from the Orthopedic Assessment Clinic.

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:

Room 4426,
Tel: 902-473-1501

Hip and Knee Pre-habilitation Program

Offered at 9 locations

The Hip and Knee Arthritis Pre-habilitation program helps you get mentally and physically ready for joint replacement surgery, so that you can have the best possible results from your surgery...

You will need a referral from the Orthopedic Assessment Clinic.

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:

Tel: 902-543-4604x2396

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: 902-465-8300

Note - This is not an Orthopedic Assessment Clinic (OAC) or 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: 902-465-8300

Note - This is not an Orthopedic Assessment Clinic (OAC) or Pre-habilitation Program Location

Occupational Therapy

Offered at 32 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...

mon Jul 22 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jul 23 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jul 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jul 25 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jul 26 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jul 27 Unavailable
sun Jul 28 Unavailable

Occupational Therapists are primary care professionals (just like doctors and dentists) which means you can complete an Outpatient Self Referral to go directly to an occupational therapist. In some circumstances your physician may be required to complete a Physician Outpatient Referral Form -  on your behalf.

Contact

Tel: 902-473-2151
Fax: 902-473-3398

Orthopedic Assessment Clinic OAC

Offered at 6 locations

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...

Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital

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*

*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

Inverness Hip and Knee Clinic – Orthopedic Assessment Clinic and Pre-habilitation Program

Tel: 902-258-1955

Physiotherapy

Offered at 39 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...

Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre

mon Jul 22 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jul 23 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jul 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jul 25 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jul 26 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jul 27 Unavailable
sun Jul 28 Unavailable

Physiotherapists are primary care professionals which means you can complete an Outpatient Self Referral to go directly to a physiotherapist.

In some circumstances your physician may be required to complete an Outpatient Physiotherapy Referral on your behalf.

Contact

Tel: 902-473-1288
Fax: 902-473-3581

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...

St. Martha's Regional Hospital

To get an appointment at the Pre Admission Clinic, you will be contacted by the Pre Admission clerical support staff.

Contact

Tel: 902-867-4500x4498 or 902-867-4500x4466

Located on level 2

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...

mon Jul 22 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jul 23 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jul 24 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jul 25 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jul 26 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jul 27 Closed
sun Jul 28 Closed

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

Contact:

Tel: 902-473-3618

X-Ray

Offered at 41 locations

An x-ray takes images of internal body structures (bones and soft tissue) to help see an injury or disease. The x-ray using energy sources such as the high frequency electromagnetic...

mon Jul 22 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Jul 23 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Jul 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Jul 25 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Jul 26 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Jul 27 Unavailable
sun Jul 28 Unavailable

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

All bookings can be made by calling 902-473-7771 or toll-free at 1-833-952-2782

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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