*Please visit our temporary closures page for up-to-date information about any unexpected closures and service interruptions at this facility.
Urgent Treatment Centre
NOTE: Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital's emergency department is currently CLOSED but an urgent service is available at least two days per week.
The urgent treatment centre will provide care for people with unexpected, non-life-threatening health concerns that require same or next day treatment. Some examples include simple fractures, sprains, earaches, minor cuts and mild abdominal pain. The centre will be available to people with or without a family doctor or nurse practitioner.
The Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital urgent treatment centre will be open on the following dates and hours:
- Sunday, June 4 - 8:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 6 - 8:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 7 - 8:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday, June 9 - 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 13 - 8:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 14 - 8:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sunday, June 18, - 8:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Tuesday June 20 - 8:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 21 - 8:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday, June 23 - 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday, June 25 - 8:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 27 - 8:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 28 - 8:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday, June 30 - 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Patients can book appointments starting at 8:15 a.m. each day the urgent treatment centre is open by calling 902-384-2220. When people call, they will be assessed by a nurse to determine if they will be scheduled for an appointment, either later that day or the next available day.
This service replaces the collaborative emergency centre that has been operating Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
An urgent treatment centre differs from an emergency department in that it will provide care for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses; it will not receive ambulances and it will only see patients by appointment. Patients who require emergency care should continue to call 911.
For after hours emergency service you can go to Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital (Collaborative Emergency Centre) in Musquodoboit Harbour, Colchester hospital in Truro, Cobequid Community Health Centre in Sackville, Dartmouth General Hospital or the QEII.
*Please visit our temporary closures page for up-to-date information about any unexpected closures, unscheduled openings, and service interruptions at this facility.
To access the mental health mobile crisis team call 902-429-8167or 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.
Clinics and Services
View the list of NSHA programs and services
- Diagnostic imaging will NOT be available on Thursday, April 27, Monday, May 1, and Thursday, May 4.
Please note: There are currently visitor restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Please visit www.nshealth.ca/temporaryclosures for up-to-date information.
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.
WiFi and Internet Access
Free public WiFi.
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
Wall mounted TV services are available in your room.
TV fee schedule is as follows:
1 day = $5.00
1 week = $10.00
1 month = $25.00
There is a separate $20 deposit for the remote, which is refunded upon return.
During your stay in hospital, you have the option of activating your bedside telephone service. The cost is $10 per stay. To place a local call, you must dial ‘9’ before the number. If you wish to make long distance calls you must use a calling card
During your stay, you will receive breakfast, lunch and supper daily. The kitchen staff will collect your order daily and provide fresh cooked meals based upon the diet ordered by your doctor.
Cafeteria and Vending Machines
Cafeteria, main level.
Hours of operation:
Daily: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Family meals can be purchased with advance notice. If you want to place an order for supper, you must order it before 3:30 p.m.
Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms
There is a patient/family lounge within the inpatient area that can be used as a quiet space for families or for spiritual care. Check with nursing staff for availability. Requests for spiritual care can be made by patients or family members at anytime.
Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital serves a population of approximately 5,000 people between the communities Dean Settlement, Meaghers Grant, Dutch Settlement and surrounding communities. The Braeside Nursing Home is attached to the hospital.