Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building - QEII
Abbie J. Lane (AJL) Memorial Building is one of several facilities providing a broad range of mental health and addictions services within Nova Scotia Health Authority. A fully accredited teaching facility affiliated with Dalhousie University, AJL is part of an overall structure integrating mental health and addictions programs and services across the province. The Abbie J. Lane Building is connected to the Veterans Memorial Building on the QEII site.
Mental Health Acute Day Hospital
The Mental Health Acute Day Hospital cares for people with intense mental health issues or concerns. We offer:
- More closely monitored care than what is offered by community MHA clinics
- Support after you are discharged from an inpatient psychiatric...
To access the Day Hospital, you must be referred by a psychiatrist. Please ask your psychiatrist or you may reach out to a member of your health care team (also called your Circle of Care) for more information.
Your Circle of Care is made up of members of the health care team who are involved in your ongoing recovery. This includes doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and other health care providers.
Day Hospital staff will review your referral. If the Day Hospital will support your treatment and healing journey, members of your Circle of Care will give you an admission date and explain the process for admission.
Medically Unexplained Symptoms
The Medically Unexplained Symptoms Clinic provides specialty consultation and psychotherapy services for people presenting with medically unexplained physical symptoms referred...
Centre for Emotions and Health
The Centre for Emotions and Health Clinic provides specialty consultation and psychotherapy services for people not responding to treatment in other parts of the medical and...
A referral from a Mental Health and Addictions psychiatrist/clinician, or a Medical/Surgical specialist is required.
Sleep Disorders Clinic
The sleep disorders clinic is for individuals who are referred by their family physician due to sleep disorders. It is made up of a team of doctors and technologists that specialize in sleep technology.
Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Program
Seniors mental health services provide assessment, consultation and treatments to:
- seniors aged 65 and older for a new onset of mental health challenges
- individuals of any age...
A referral from your doctor or another health care professional in required.
Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program (NSEPP)
The Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program (NSEPP) is a specialized, community focused, mental health program for young people (and their families) between the ages of 12 to 35 who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis.
Individuals with that meet the following criteria may be referred:
- Exhibiting symptoms of, or has been diagnosed with, a first episode of psychosis
- Between the ages of 12 to 35
- Has been treated for less than six months with an antipsychotic
Within the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM): Referrals can be made by anyone including: self-referrals, family members, friends, teachers, counsellors, family physicians and health care professionals. To make a referral, call 902-473-2976.
Outside of HRM A referral from your health care provider is needed. We provide clinical consultation for residents of the Maritime Provinces who live outside HRM.
Mood Disorders Clinic
The mood disorders clinic provides consultations for individuals with severe mood disorders such as possible bipolar disorder. This is a specialized service that provides diagnosis and treatment of severe mood disorders.
Inpatient Mental Health Services
Inpatient mental health services are available for those who cannot be safely assessed, diagnosed and stabilized in the community.
Patients are typically admitted to the hospital following assessment by psychiatrists or emergency department physicians at a hospital emergency room or a community clinic.
Eating Disorder Program
The Eating Disorders Program helps people overcome anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders. The clinic offers a variety of treatment options through individual therapy, consultation with a dietician, and a series of groups that...
To access this service, please call the Intake Service at 1-855-922-1122.
You may also request a referral to our services from your doctor, other health care professionals or community agency familiar with your concerns.