Call 24/7: 1 (800) 565-8161
Call about poisons, herbals, household products, etc.


IWK Regional Poison Centre
5850/5980 University Avenue
PO Box 9700
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8

Emergency Telephone Number: 1-800-565-8161 (within NS and PEI only)
(902) 470-8161 (Halifax or outside NS, PEI)

Administrative Telephone Number: (902) 470-8132

Fax Number: (902) 470-7213

Administrative e-mail:

Medical Director: Dr. Nancy Murphy

Manager: Eileen Gillespie

Clinical Leader: Laurie Mosher

Antidote Kit Program Coordinator: Jill Duncan

Provinces Served: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island

Language of Service: English

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

Description: Available to Public and Health Care Professionals. Services offered: Poisoning first aid, treatment advice, toxicology information, also provide information to both public and veterinaries on animal exposures when information is available to us.