The Yarmouth Regional Hospital provides care to 58,000 people in Shelburne, Yarmouth and Digby Counties.
Please note: Patients and approved visitors coming to Yarmouth Regional Hospital are reminded they must enter the hospital through the North-front main entrances ONLY:
- North Main Entrance – Building A (by Admitting/Registration). Doors are locked at night from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Patients must buzz to enter after 8 p.m.
- Rehab / Day Surgery Entrance – Building C. These doors are open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and locked evenings, weekends and holidays. Patients with appointments in Building C, doctors offices, cancer centre, etc., may use this entrance.
Visitors are welcome daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please check with nursing staff, if you want to visit outside of the standard visiting hours.
There is a rest period (no visitors) the Maternal-Child Unit, second floor, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
*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.
Patients and approved visitors should park in the North-front parking lot, closest to Vancouver Street, or the Grove Road parking lot. A $4 parking fee will be charged when you exit the hospital parking lot. Please make sure you have correct change before leaving the hospital. Monthly parking passes are available and can be paid with credit or debit. There are also a limited number of free accessible parking spaces available.
WiFi and Internet Access
Free public WiFi is available in patient rooms and most public 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
Bedside TV rental is available. The cost is $11 + tax per day. If you have requested a private or semi-private room, the cost of the TV services will be covered. There is information provided in your room to set up your TV.
Bedside telephone service is available. There is a connection fee for this service and you will also be charged a daily rate and will be billed for any long distance calls. To set up your phone service, dial 899 from your bedside phone.
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.
Cafeteria and Vending Machines
Cafeteria, basement level
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Breeze Thru Café, main lobby
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays
Vending machines located in the main lobby and emergency department waiting area.
Gift shop, operated by Yarmouth Hospital Auxiliary.
Hours of operations:
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms
There is a non-denominational chapel / quiet space located off the main lobby on the first level.
Having a baby at Yarmouth Regional Hospital
See the people, places, and procedures you'll encounter having a baby here in this video.
A bank machine and change machine are located in the lobby of the hospital.
Ask your primary care provider for a referral to a Diabetes Centre. It will be reviewed by our team and you will be contacted for an appointment.
Tel: (902) 742-3542 x1245
Fax: (902) 749-1753
Public Health Office
Building B, 4th Floor
Specimen Testing Dropoff Site
Water Testing Dropoff Site
Water sample must be collected the same morning as drop-off and not the evening before using the water testing bottle and requisition provided by NS Health. E.coli & Coliform testing is a white top 100 ML bottle / Chemical & Mineral testing it is a black top 200 ML bottle
Sample Bottle Pick-Up for Water Testing
Business Office Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. or at YRH Admitting (open 24/7)
Blood Collection Location
Appointments are required for blood collection service.
If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling toll-free 1-833-998-2722 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).
Covid testing Centres
Rapid test pick up and PCR testing, both by appointment only.
Emergency Care Site
The emergency department is located on the main level. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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 Yarmouth Regional Hospital and other select locations:
Clinics, Programs and Services
Offered at 13 locations
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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...
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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...
Offered at 4 locations
A program for persons with history of stroke, heart attack, TIA (mini-stroke), angina or risk factors for stroke and heart attack. Persons can register for this free 2-hour class offered...
Offered at 10 locations
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...
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...
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...
Offered at 10 locations
Prenatal Clinics provide care to pregnant women throughout their pregnancy. The Clinic provides a good setting for mothers to receive quality care and helps the mother-to-be and family make informed...
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...