Nova Scotia Health Authority


On April 1, 2015, Nova Scotia launched a new health system structure to create a foundation for better health and health care.

The nine previous district health authorities have come together as the Nova Scotia Health Authority , partnering with the IWK Health Centre to plan and deliver care for Nova Scotians. 

You can visit the new Nova Scotia Health Authority website to learn more. Information on local programs, services and facilities continues to be available on the former district health authority websites at this time.

To find more information on the programs and services available in each area served by the Nova Scotia Health Authority, please click the link above

Town of Port Hawkesbury Physicians 

Dr. Paul Pluta, M.D. - 902-625-1452
Dr. James Collins, M.D. - 902-625-1452
Dr. Debbie Marchand, M.D. - 902-625-1221
Burns Vision Centre - 902-625-2064
Dr. A D Kipp, Optometrist  - 902-625-2768
Dr. A M Briere, Optometrist - 902-625-2066

Home Care/Continuing Care

Nursing/Home Support - 1-800-225-7225
Care Coordinator - 902-625-4230
Home Care Nursing - 902-625-4231
Services Referrals - 1-800-225-7225
General Inquiries
- 1-800-929-8992

Health Care Centres
Family Services of Eastern Nova Scotia

Strait Richmond Hospital Evanston - 902-625-3100  
St. Martha's Regional Hospital Antigonish - 902-863-2830
Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home - 902-625-1460

Public Health Department

Port Hawkesbury - 902-625-1693

Serves individuals who need ongoing care, either on a long term or short term basis. Services include personal care, home support nursing, home oxygen concentrator services and family relief/ respite services in the home. People may refer themselves or may be referred by family, friends,doctors or neighbors.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Port Hawkesbury AA Group
Strait Serenity Club
Church St., Port Hawkesbury
Contact: Jim (902)625-0162

Addiction Services

Strait Richmond - 902-625-3230
Port Hawkesbury
- 902-625-2363

Strait Richmond Hospital

Palliative Care Society - 902-625-7211
Strait Richmond Health Care Foundation - 902-625-2130
Island Health Services - 902-625-1098
Senior Citizens Advisory Committee
- 902-625-1098

Mental Health Clinics

Doctors from St. Martha's Regional Hospital psychiatry department regularly visit the Strait Richmond Hospital and St.Anne Centre in Arichat.

Early Intervention Services

Children's Aid Society - 902-625-0660
Island Health Services Auxiliary - 902-625-1098
Leeside Transition House Crisis Line
- 902-625-2444

Victim Services



Port Hawkesbury Food Bank




Oration Hearing Aide Centre Ltd. provides hearing Health care to all of Eastern Nova Scotia with offices in Sydney and Glace Bay.  In Port Hawkesbury regular outreach programs are held on the third Thursday of every month.  Complete hearing tests fully qualified specialists

For Appointment - 1-800-565-5881
Highland Hearing Clinic
- 902-625-0617

Help Line

Eastern Regional Help Line - 1-800-957-9995
Crisis Line (625-5117)
Business Office
- 902-345-0651

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