Emergency: 911
Telecare: 811
Poison: 1-800-565-8161
5850/5980 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3K 6R8


The IWK Health Centre offers a competitive benefits package for full and part time employees (and their dependents with different options.  You can go online to find out more about our benefits at http://www.healthassociation.ns.ca

Dental Coverage  (Mandatory benefit)

100% coverage for Basic Services
80% coverage for Major Services
50% coverage for Orthodontic Services

Health Coverage (Optional benefit)
Prescription Drugs

The plan covers drugs that require a written prescription. For each eligible prescription fill, you pay a co-pay which is $5.00 plus the dispensing fee.

Vision Care

Reimbursement for reasonable and customary costs of prescribed lenses or contact lenses every 4 years (every 2 years for children under 21), or when there is a reasonable prescription change. $150 for frames every 4 years (every 2 years for children under 21).


$1,800 annual max for all practitioners combined, ($10.00 co-pay applies to certain services).


100% Pay-Direct for semi-private or private room.

Private Duty Nursing

100% coverage of eligible expenses, to maximum of $10,000 per calendar year.

Supplies and Services

100% coverage of eligible expenses. Some supplies and equipment may be governed by annual and/or lifetime maximums or other limits.

Emergency Travel

100% coverage of eligible expenses due to emergency illness or injury while travelling outside of the country. 60-day maximum per trip.

Basic Life Insurance (Mandatory benefit after 3 months)

Life Insurance equals to two times your annual earnings until age 70. Under this program your spouse is insured for $10,000 and each dependent child is insured for $5000

Long Term Disability Insurance (Mandatory benefit after 3 months)

If you are unable to work due to illness or injury our Long Term Disability provides a benefit equal to 70% of your pre-disability monthly earnings. 

Optional Life Insurance

Optional Life Insurance for You and/or Your Spouse.  Coverage is available in units of $10,000 to a maximum of $500,000.00.  We also offer life insurance for dependent children.

Optional Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&d) Insurance

The coverage provided a benefit to you in the event of accidental injury or to your beneficiary in the event of your accidental death.  Coverage is available in units of $10,000 to a maximum of $300,000

Optional Critical Illness Insurance for You and/or Your Spouse

This coverage provides a lump sum payment in the event that you are diagnosed with a critical illness.  Coverage is available for you and/or your spouse in units of $5000 with a minimum of $10,000 and a maximum of $150,000