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IWK Health Centre
5850/5980 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia





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Our social media policy can be found here.


We sincerely appreciate feedback. We’ve tried to make the process as simple as possible by creating a page that outlines all the ways you can connect with us to share your experiences.



The IWK uses a number of platforms to post employment opportunities online.

Employment Opportunities

How to Help

There are many ways to contribute your time to making the IWK a better place.

Get Involved

If you'd like to contribute to the IWK financially you might consider connecting with the IWK Foundation

IWK Foundation

Media Inquiries

All media requests should be directed to the Communications team. We’ve created a page with resources and contact information to make connecting with the IWK team as simple as possible.

Media Resources

Contact Us Online

IWK Health cannot guarantee the security or confidentiality of online messages. Do not include personal health details or other information you wish to remain confidential, in the contact form.
Please review our Privacy Policy for more information on how your personally identifiable information may be collected, used and stored.
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If you or your child has been a patient of IWK Health, you can submit a written request to receive a copy of your health record. There is an administrative fee, as set by the Nova Scotia Hospitals Act, for all record requests that are for non-medical purposes.

Health Records and Release of Information

The IWK Blood Collection Lab provides outpatient blood collection service for children and women. Other patients should select outpatient blood collection services through a Nova Scotia Health location. In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the IWK Blood Collection Lab will see patients by appointment only with priority for urgent and time-sensitive patient care.

Blood collection information

Blood collection appointment booking online

Your safety is our main priority. Please ensure you are familiar with the IWK's current COVID-19 policies before coming to one of our buildings.

COVID-19 policies

Donations to the IWK can be made to the not-for-profit IWK Foundation, which is an independant registered charity. For more information, visit the IWK Foundation website.


There are over 50 family doctors who work at IWK Health—they help by providing maternity and newborn care, operating room assistance, and pediatric emergency care.

Family medicine information

The staff at IWK Health work to provide the best possible care for you and your baby. Learn more about the services and clinics we provide to expectant parents and those who have pregnancy complications on our website. You’ll also find helpful information about planning for your stay, admitting and specific services, resources, and educational programs for expectant mothers.

Pregnancy information

The IWK is committed to offering a welcoming and inclusive environment where diversity is respected, embraced, and valued in all that we say or do. To ensure that all IWK patients and their families are able to communicate with their physician or health care provider, we provide a professional interpretation and translation service.

Interpretation and Translation Services

Use the links below to find the appropriate job posting for you. For technical support with online applications, please contact

Job postings for external applicants

Job postings for internal employees

Job postings for physicians

Central Referral can help you get an appointment for mental health and addictions services. You can call yourself or your family doctor can make a referral on your behalf. Please call, toll free at 1-855-922-1122.

Mental Health and Addictions Central Referral

The Fetal Assessment and Treatment Centre helps by providing detailed ultrasounds, pre-natal screening, prenatal diagnostic testing, and treatment of your unborn baby, to help improve outcomes.

Fetal Assessment and Treatment Centre (FATC)

The Diagnostic Imaging department at IWK Health uses different imaging technologies to take images (pictures) of parts or all of your body to help your doctor diagnose a medical problem that you might have and to help your doctor make decisions about any treatment you might receive.

Diagnostic Imaging

A stay in the hospital can be stressful, and we know how much it helps to have the support of family and friends during such a time. So we make it a priority to create as inviting an environment as possible for our patients’ loved ones.

Visiting hours and policies

Volunteers are critical to the work we do at the IWK. Each year hundreds of volunteers play a key role in our efforts to provide the best care to Maritime women, children, youth, and families. Volunteers can be found in almost every area of the IWK, providing direct assistance to staff, patients, and families, and offering support when necessary. 

Volunteer opportunities