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

In response to COVID-19 patient and visitor restrictions are in place. Entrances have been reduced and screening is in effect. Please visit our COVID-19 information page for up to date guidance and information.

Nearby Accommodations

Ronald McDonald House®

1133 Tower Road, Halifax, N.S.

Halifax’s Ronald McDonald House® serves as a “home away from home” for out-of-town families with sick children who require frequent or long stays at the IWK Health Centre. The House is located on Tower Road (only a five minute walk from the IWK Health Centre). For reservations or more information, please call 902.429.4044 or visit www.rmhatlantic.com.

The Ronald McDonald Family Room®

The Ronald McDonald Family Room® provides an oasis of calm and support right inside the walls of a hospital, allowing families to be just steps away from their child when receiving medical care. Located inside the IWK Health Centre, the Family Room includes four bedrooms, a living room and television, an adult wellness room, an arts and crafts area, a kitchen/dining area, laundry facilities, and wifi zone. For more info, visit rmhcatlantic.ca/en/our-programs/halifax-ronald-mcdonald-family-room/

The Canadian Cancer Society's The Lodge that Gives

5826 South Street, Halifax, N.S.

The Lodge that Gives is located directly across the street from the Health Centre. The Lodge that Gives serves cancer patients who live 50 miles outside of the Halifax Regional Municipality city limits. Please call ahead for reservations as The Lodge that Gives is often full to capacity, 902.420.1849. For more information please visit, http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/how-we-can-help/?region=ns


Please note: Hotels often offer special rates for patients and families visiting the Health Centre, so remember to ask if a special rate is avaialble when booking your stay.