East Coast Forensic Hospital
East Coast Forensic Hospital

88 Gloria McCluskey Avenue
Dartmouth, NS B3B 2B8

Main Switchboard: 902-460-7300

*Please visit our temporary closures page for up-to-date information about any unexpected closures and service interruptions at this facility.

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Visiting Hours

Please note: There are currently visitor restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Please visit www.nshealth.ca/temporaryclosures for up-to-date information.

To arrange a visit, please call 902-460-7300.

*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.


Free on-site parking.


East Coast Forensic Hospital (ECFH) works in partnership with the Departments of Health and Wellness, and Justice. This is the first time in Canada that both a hospital and correctional facility are co-located to make the most efficient use of shared resources and services.

The ECFH is unique within NSHA as the people it serves come strictly from the judicial system with the exception of the psychiatric intensive care unit. There are two rehabilitation units and a mentally ill offender unit where court ordered assessments are performed and treatment is provided to offenders diagnosed with mental illness.