1-844-764-7669 Health Care Professionals: 1 (902) 470-8161
Poisoning Information for the Public & Health Care Professionals


Poison Help Line:

     NS, NL and PEI:  1-844-POISONX (1-844-764-7669)

     Alternate contact number: 1-800-565-8161

     Health Care Professionals in all Atlantic Provinces can call 1-800-565-8161 or 902-470-8161

Fax Number: (902) 470-7213

Media Requests: (902) 470-7086   (Media Relations Communications and Public Affairs IWK Health Centre)

Administrative e-mail: Poison.centre@iwk.nshealth.ca

Medical Director: Dr. Nancy Murphy

Associate Medical Director: Dr. Caitlin Wolfe

Manager: Eileen Gillespie

Team Leader: Jill Duncan

Antidote Kit Program Coordinator: Shawn Smith

Provinces Served: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador

Language of Service: English

Hours/days of Operation: 24 hours per day; 7 days per week

Who can call: Public and Health care Professionals, no referral needed.

Population served: All ages- children, adolescent, adults, seniors.

Address: 5850/5980 University Avenue, PO Box 9700, Halifax NS B3K 6R8