Service Description

• COVID-19 UPDATE: 8-1-1 is experiencing higher than normal call volumes • It will take longer than usual to respond to your call • To use the COVID-19 self-assessment online tool, visit

Provides telephone access to a registered nurse who can give advice and information concerning all kinds of general health issues and questions. Advice and information may include a recommendation to see your doctor or visit the local emergency department. Individuals can also obtain information about services available in their community.

Website provides searchable information on a variety of health topics.

If there is a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.


Open to all

Application Process

Dial 8-1-1

Documents Required

No documents required


No fees

Languages Offered

English • French • Interpretation in other languages available through a 3rd party service

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia

Contact Details

8-1-1 HealthLink

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Site Hours

Telephone access to a registered nurse for health information and advice is a 24-hour service


Not applicable

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia