Occupational Therapy
Rehabilitative Services
Occupational Therapists work at most sites within the Nova Scotia Health Authority. These therapists work in both mental health and physical medicine settings. Therapists/assistants work with inpatients and outpatients in a number of different practice areas including musculoskeletal, neurology and medicine. Occupational therapists working for the Nova Scotia Health Authority must be registered with the College of Occupational Therapy of Nova Scotia.
 
Occupational Therapy is a profession which has occupation (meaningful daily activities) as its cornerstone. Occupation is used in a therapeutic manner to develop, restore, maintain or enhance a client’s ability to safely and effectively perform self-care, productivity or leisure activities. Occupational Therapists offer a broad range of client-centered screening, assessment and intervention services to individuals and groups of all ages. Your occupational therapy team may include occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and/or rehabilitation assistants.

Location, hours and contact information 

Annapolis Valley, South Shore, South West Nova Scotia
 
Tel: 902-532-4020 
Fax: 902-532-0977
Hours
Varying Days 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Queens General Hospital
Tel : 902-354-3575
Fax: 902-354-2018
Hours
Monday to Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 
Tel: 902-825-6160 ext. 1762241
Fax: 902 825-5180
Hours 
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 

Valley Regional Hospital

Tel: 902-679-2770
Fax: 902 678-2499
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Tel: 902-742-3542
Fax: 902-749-0759
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
 
 
Colchester East Hants, Cumberland, Pictou
 
Tel: 902-752-7600 ext. 2420
Fax: 902-752-2451
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Tel: 902-752-7600 ext. 2420 (to book an appointment) or 902-902-485-2315 (department number)
Fax: 902-485-4434
Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 
Cape Breton, Guysborough, Antigonish 

Buchanan Memorial Community Health Center
Tel: 902-336-2200 ext. 241 
Fax: 902-336-2292
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Tel: 902-567-7748 
Fax: 902-567-7986
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m.to 4 p.m.

Tel: 902-366-2794 ext 2227
Fax: 902-366-2740
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Glace Bay Hospital
Tel: 902-842-2825 
Fax: 902-842-2803 
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Guysborough Memorial Hospital
Tel: 902-533-3702 ext.3227
Fax: 902-533-4066
Hours 
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Harbourview Hospital 
Tel: 902-736-4401 
Fax: 902-736-0489 (Outpatients) or FAX: 902-736-9712 (Community)
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Inverness Consolidated Hospital 
Tel: 902-258-1930
Fax: 902-258-3713 
Hours 
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New Waterford Consolidated Hospital
Tel: 902-842-6411 ext. 1050 
Fax:902-592-3407 (Inpatients/Outpatients – Physio/OT)
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Northside General Hospital
Tel: 902-794-3236
Fax: 902-794-8946
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sacred Heart Community Health Centre
Tel: 902-224-4023 
Fax: 902-224-2903 (Outpatients) or Fax: 902-224-3659 (Community)
Hours 
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Martha’s Regional Hospital
Tel: 902-864-4500 ext. 4340 
Fax: 902-864-1314
Hours 
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tel: 902-522-2882 ext 236
Fax: 902-522-2556
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Strait Richmond Hospital
Tel:902-625-7223 ext. 4340 
Fax: 902-625-5203  
Hours 
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Victoria County Memorial Hospital 
Tel: 902-295-3465 
Fax: 902-295-3432 
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m.to 4 p.m.

Halifax Area, Eastern Shore, West Hants
 
Tel: 902-869-6116
Fax: 902-865-6018 
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
 
Tel: 902-885-3619
Fax: 902-885-3210 
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Halifax Infirmary
Tel: 902-473-4628
Fax: 902-473-4872
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
Tel: 902-473-1227
Fax: 902-473-1321
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital
Tel: 902-889-4102
Fax: 902-889-2470 
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
 
Tel: 902-473-2151
Fax: 902-473-3398
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

How do I access this program/service?

Annapolis Valley, South Shore, South West Nova Scotia
Contact the facility in your area for more information.
 
Colchester East Hants, Cumberland, Pictou
Contact the facility in your area for more information.
 
Cape Breton, Guysborough, Antigonish 
Contact the facility in your area for more information.
 
Halifax Area, Eastern Shore, West Hants
Occupational Therapists are primary care professionals (just like doctors and dentists) which means you can complete an Outpatient Self Referral - OT to go directly to an occupational therapist. In some circumstances your physician may be required to complete a Physician Outpatient Referral Form - OT  on your behalf.
 
For those unable to attend at the outpatient sites due to reasons related to medical conditions or immobility, a home visit by an occupational therapist may be available through Community Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy.

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