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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.