COVID-19 Updates
IWK & COVID-19: Latest Updates
Hotline: 1-902-233-3495



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Telecare: 811
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IWK COVID-19 Hotline

Updated: June 9, 2022 / 03:38 PM

Questions about COVID that may affect your visit to the IWK? Call the IWK COVID-19 Hotline:



IWK COVID Hotline will close service on June 30th, 2022.

Staffed Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30pm
Our Patient Experience team is available to answer your questions about IWK’s response to COVID-19. We are trialing this new service based on your feedback. If you can’t find the answer to your question on our website, call our hotline and we will do our best to respond to you within 24 hours. This line is staffed Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30. Response times may take longer for calls that come in over the weekend. Staff answering this line will also be able to dial in phone interpretation services as needed.

Long Distance
If you are calling long distance or live outside of Nova Scotia please call our toll-free number, 1-888-470-5888 and ask for the IWK COVID-19 Hotline. The switchboard team will not be providing advice directly but they will redirect your callto the hotline.

For up-to-date guidance and information on COVID-19 from the Government of NovaScotia visit

To find out if you need a COVID-19 test complete the online self-assessment. You can call 811 for assessment if you’re unable to complete the COVID-19 Self-assessment online (or to speak with a nurse).