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St. Martha's Regional Hospital

Located in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, St. Martha's Regional Hospital provides a range of health care services. St. Martha’s Regional Hospital is the only Catholic hospital in the province.


Patient Switchboard: 902-863-0348
Administrative Switchboard: 902-867-4500

Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome from Monday to Friday throughout the day. However, our general visiting hours are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on week days, and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.
Rest Periods include: 
ICU: 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Children and Women's Health Unit: 1 p.m. to 3 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.


A $2 parking fee will be charged when you exit the parking lot. Please make sure you have the correct change before you leave the hospital. Change machines are located in the hospital lobby and the Martha Centre.
Weekly and monthly parking passes are available for those patients and families who need them. The fees are:

  • $10 per week 
  • $30 per month 

A deposit of $10 is required for the parking pass. It will be returned when the parking pass is returned.

There are also, parking meters are available at the front of the hospital.

WiFi and Internet Access

Free WiFi is available for patients and their families in all inpatient areas. 

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

TVs and phones are available for patients in all inpatient rooms.     

TV Service

If a patient upgrades to a private or semi-private room, tv service and newspaper are included in the room price. 

If you have private health insurance and provide the business office with the insurance information, we can bill your insurance provider directly. Any balance that is not covered by your insurance provider will be your responsibility.

If you do not have private health insurance and want to pay out of pocket for the TV services, you can set it up using your bedside phone  to call the Hospitality Network at ext 498 or 1-866-223-3686.The basic television charge is $9.40*/day (*subject to change without notice). This requires a credit card for payment.                 

Phone Service
To set up your bedside phone service, follow the instructions on the card found in your bedside table.

Phone service is billed directly to your home phone account. 

Please note: You need to call to have your phone disconnected at the time of discharge.  

Inpatient Meals

During your stay at the hospital, 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.

Meals are served at around 8 to 8:30 a.m., noon, and 5:00 p.m. 

Most patients receive a menu each day with choices for breakfast, dinner and supper. 

If you follow a special diet or have food-related allergies or sensitivities, let us know when you arrive. Please speak to your nurse if you wish to discuss your meals with a dietitian.

Patients can order meals through the Dial for Dining program. When using this line the patient will speak directly to a menu centre worker in the food service department and will receive their meal 45 minutes after hang-up. If a patient is unable to speak for themselves, a family member or friend can call from outside the hospital to place the food order.

Cafeteria and Vending Machines

Cafeteria, ground level 
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 9 1:30 p.m. 
Please note that breakfast is served from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 1:30 p.m.

Access to the dining area and microwaves is available to staff and visitors throughout the day and evening.

The Breakaway Café, main entrance
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, and some holidays: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Janet’s Canteen, main level (across from the blood collection/lab waiting room)
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gift Shop

The Gift Corner, main entrance
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

Our Spiritual and Religious Care Department offers support 7 days a week 24 hours a day at the St. Martha’s site. If your concern is of an urgent nature  please call the hospital switchboard 902-867-4500, when you reach the switchboard operator ask for The Spiritual and Religious Care person on call.
Regular office hours are:  Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00p.m.  Our office is located on the main floor of the hospital (2 J)
We have a family suite that we have available for overnight accommodations for families who have a critically ill person in the hospital.
Contact Information
Sr.Catherine Ann MacGillivray
Manager of Spiritual and Religious Care
902-867-4500 Extension 4291
Cell phone 902-870-3112
Rev. Doug Stewart
Associate in Spiritual and Religious Care
902-867-4500 Extension 4290
Cell phone 902-870-0254

Quiet Rooms 
There is a chapel, two quiet rooms, a solarium and the Place of Peace Garden available for families and visitors of patients at St. Martha's Regional Hospital. These are available for use 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The chapel is located on level three, to the left of the GARU/MEDSURG unit. To contact the chapel, call 902-867-4500 ext. 4290 or 4291


  • Inter-faith service Thursdays:  11 a.m.  

  • Catholic mass Saturdays: 7:15 p.m. 

The chapel is located on level three, to the left of the GARU/MEDSURG unit. To contact the chapel, call 902-867-4500 ext. 4290 or 4291

Eucharist is held in the third floor chapel bi-weekly.  Thursday we have an Ecumenical Prayer Service.
In the Patient Care Areas, there are family rooms available.

The solarium has a patient/family fridge that can be used when families are anticipating a long-term stay. There is access to a patio garden that is open for families to use when they need to take a quiet break from the hospital environment.

Please check with the ward clerk before using a quiet room of the solarium to make sure it is not in use. 

The solarium can be used for patient-related conference meetings for health care staff and families to discuss patient progress or care options. The rooms can also be reserved for special occasions for families wishing to celebrate birthdays or anniversaries with a patient who is receiving care at St. Martha's. 

Place of Peace Garden
The Place of Peace Garden is located at the front of the hospital. the garden provides a calming environment with a quiet walkway and peaceful spots to sit, eat and enjoy the fresh air. 

Foundation and Auxiliary

St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation
St. Martha's Regional Hospital Auxiliary

Bank Machines

There is bank machine located in the lobby on the main level. 


Covid testing Centres

tue Dec 5 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
wed Dec 6 Closed
thu Dec 7 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
fri Dec 8 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
sat Dec 9 Closed on weekends and holidays
sun Dec 10 Closed
mon Dec 11 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rapid test pick up and PCR testing, both by appointment only.

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Diabetes Centre

Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Water Testing Dropoff Site

tue Dec 5 8:30 am - 10:30 am
wed Dec 6 8:30 am - 10:30 am
thu Dec 7 8:30 am - 10:30 am
fri Dec 8 Closed
sat Dec 9 Closed
sun Dec 10 Closed
mon Dec 11 8:30 am - 10:30 am

(902) 867-4500 x4311

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

Sample Bottle Pick-Up for Water Testing

Business Office Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and/or Main Desk (open 24/7)

Blood Collection Location

Emergency Care Site

tue Dec 5 Open 24 hours
wed Dec 6 Open 24 hours
thu Dec 7 Open 24 hours
fri Dec 8 Open 24 hours
sat Dec 9 Open 24 hours
sun Dec 10 Open 24 hours
mon Dec 11 Open 24 hours

The emergency department has a separate entrance located by the ambulance bay and can be access through the emergency entrance off of Bay Street. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week*. 

If you are arriving after 11 p.m., use the main entrance. The emergency department is located to left of registration. There are signs throughout the hospital indicating direction. 

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.

You can also find estimated wait times for St. Martha's Regional Hospital and other select locations:

NSH Emergency Department wait times

Clinics, Programs and Services

Ambulatory Care Clinics

Offered at 1 location

(This service may vary by region)

Ambulatory care clinics are where patients come to have  simple procedures (such as IV medications, phlebotomies)  that otherwise generally aren't performed in a doctor’s...

St. Martha's Regional Hospital

The Ambulatory clinic at St Martha's Regional Hospital is accessed by a referral to one of the specialists who have clinics there, or by a family doctor who books procedures through there. Patients that have booked appointments proceed to registration on the main floor before presenting to the Ambulatory Care area.

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...

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...


Colposcopy Clinic

Offered at 2 locations

Colposcopy is an examination of the cervix using a special microscope called a colposcope. The microscope allows the doctor to see the cervix and other areas in detail. The doctor...


Community-based Cancer Clinics

Offered at 8 locations

At a Community Cancer Clinic, an oncologist (cancer specialist) or General Practitioner in Oncology (GPO) travels to a hospital closer to your home or arranges to meet with you via...



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...

Midwifery Care

Offered at 2 locations

Midwives are trained to care for women who are experiencing a normal pregnancy, and for their healthy newborns. They work closely with the prenatal clinic, family physicians, nurse practitioners, obstetricians...

St. Martha's Regional Hospital

Are you a pregnant person living in Antigonish, Guysborough, Richmond, or Inverness county and are seeking midwifery care, or are interested in learning more about midwives?
Are you a primary care provider looking to refer a client to our care?

Call us at: 902-867-4500x4465

If no answer, leave a message. Phones are answered Monday- Friday 8:00-4:00. Messages will usually be returned within 24 hours.

Fax: 902-867-1841

Email us:

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.

tel: 902-473-8625

Nutrition Education and Counselling (Dietitians)

Offered at 22 locations

The following lists include some of the programs that are led by clinical dietitians. Please note that programs may vary by location. Please contact one of the locations listed below...

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

tue Dec 5 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Dec 6 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Dec 7 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Dec 8 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Dec 9 Unavailable
sun Dec 10 Unavailable
mon Dec 11 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

A primary care provider's referral is not required for this service at this location.


Tel: (902) 893-5528

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



Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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 


Tel: 902-473-2070 
Fax: 902-473-6855


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.


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...

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

A referral from your primary care provider is required.


Tel: 902-567-7845


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...

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

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

Tel: 902-893-5520
Fax: 902-895-3572

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...

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

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


Tel: 902-893-5544

Postpartum Assessment Clinic (6 weeks postpartum)
Tel: 902-893-5544

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...

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

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


Pre-Operative Clinic
Tel: 902-893-5558

Located on the 2nd Floor, Room E2829

Pre-anaesthesia Clinic

Offered at 2 locations

The Pre Anaesthesia Clinic is a Pre Operative clinic where patients that are moderate to high risk are seen prior to their scheduled  surgery by an Anaesthetist.

How do I


St. Martha's Regional Hospital

To get an appointment at the Pre-anaesthesia Clinic,  you must  be referred by your Surgeon or the  Registered Nurse in the Pre-admission Clinic


Tel: 902-867-4500 x 4498 or 902-867-4500 x 4466

Located on level 2

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

Offered at 20 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...

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

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 1-833-757-SANE (7263)


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...


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...

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