IWK Regional Poison Centre

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 a 24-hour phone consultation service to both the public and health care professionals.

Services offered:

  • Poisoning first aid
  • Treatment advice
  • Toxicology information
  • Information on animal exposures when information is available


Open to all

Application Process

Call the toll free number

Documents Required

No documents required


No fees

Languages Offered


Coverage Area

Nova Scotia • Prince Edward Island

Contact Details

IWK Regional Poison Centre

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

24-hour service


Wheelchair accessible

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia • Prince Edward Island