Formerly IWK Regional Poison Centre
Nova Scotia & PEI: 1 (800) 565-8161 Newfoundland & Labrador: 1 (844) POISON-X
Poisoning Information for the Public & Health Care Professionals


Poison Help Line:

     NS and PEI:  1-800-565-8161

     NL:  1-844-POISONX (1-844-764-7669)

     Local Halifax: (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:

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