Epilepsy Neuropsychology Service
Rehabilitative Services
This service provides comprehensive assessment of thinking, emotional, and behavioural skills (e.g., memory, mood, self-control) for people with epilepsy and other neurological disorders where seizures are a main symptom.  The assessment helps identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses to assist with diagnosis, surgical decision-making, and / or help provide recommendations for rehabilitation, return to school / work, and improving daily functioning.


Suite 4060 Abbie. J. Lane Building
5909 Veterans’ Memorial Lane
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2E2
Phone: 902-473-4799
Fax: 902-473-3582

How do I access the Epilepsy Neuropsychology Service?

Referrals are accepted from physicians or nurse practitioners in Nova Scotia Health Neurology and Neurosurgery clinics, or from neurology specialists in the community.  Referrals can be faxed to 902-473-3582.
To be referred, you must be:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Diagnosed with epilepsy OR have a documented unprovoked seizure

How do I prepare for my first visit with the Epilepsy Neuropsychology Service

You will receive a letter with your appointment time and location, as well as information on how to prepare for the appointment.

What will happen during my appointment?

The assessment may take 2-6 hours to complete and usually takes place over the course of one full day. The assessment will involve an intake interview and paper and pencil testing to assess your thinking skills. In some cases, parts of the assessment, or the entire assessment, may be completed virtually.

Will there be any follow up?

There will be a follow-up appointment to discuss your assessment results and recommendations.

For health care professionals

Dalhousie Division of Neurosurgery Epilepsy Program
Please submit a consultation request by fax to (902) 473-3582. Please briefly indicate the patient’s epilepsy/seizure status or diagnosis, any relevant medical and neurological history, current medications, and specify the reason for referral (i.e., the purpose of the assessment).