Fuel the Care Program

Provided by: IWK Health Centre

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Service Description

• COVID-19 UPDATE – IWK's services may be affected by evolving COVID-19 response • Information regarding IWK services and patient and visitation protocols will be shared via its website http://www.iwk.nshealth.ca/COVID-19

Provides free fuel cards to families who must frequently travel to provide their children with urgent medical care.

Assistance is not guaranteed and may not be available every visit.

Program funded by Irving Oil


Families with children who travel at least 100km outside of Halifax Regional Municipality, have a financial need, and receive frequent care

Application Process

Contact by phone to speak with a social worker for more information

Documents Required



No fees

Languages Offered


Coverage Area

Nova Scotia

Contact Details

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

Site Info

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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