Children’s Health – Bowel Management Program

Provided by: IWK Health Centre

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Service Description

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Provides children, youth and their families with the knowledge, skills and ongoing support needed to manage stool incontinence and eliminate the social stigma and embarrassment associated with incontinence


Many of their patients are treated for imperforate anus/anal stenosis, Hirschsprung’s disease, suffer from significant stool incontinence and/or constipation

Application Process

Referral from family doctor or pediatrician

Documents Required

Nova Scotia health card


No fees

Languages Offered


Coverage Area

Nova Scotia • Prince Edward Island • New Brunswick

IWK Health Centre – Halifax

5850/5980 University Avenue
Halifax NS  B3K 6R8
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 9700
Halifax NS  B3K 6R8

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Site Hours

Certain programs are a 24-hour service • Hours vary depending on program


Wheelchair accessible

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia • New Brunswick • Prince Edward Island