The Mount Hope building is located at the Nova Scotia Hospital site. It is home to a variety of mental health and addictions programs and services.
Transition Hall is a recovery-oriented service designed to support individuals diagnosed with a mental illness, and experiencing significant functional challenges, who would...
A referral from your current Mental Health and Addictions inpatient unit is required.
Geriatric Psychiatry Acute Inpatient Unit
The Geriatric Psychiatry Acute Inpatient Unit is for individuals over the age of 65 with a new onset of mental illness or for individuals of any age with dementia and complicated medical and/or psychological symptoms.
A referral from a clinician is required to access this program. For more information about referrals, please call 902-464-6054.
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...
A referral from your doctor or another health care professional in required.
Adult Neurodevelopmental Stabilization Unit - Dual Diagnosis Program (Intellectual Disability in combination with Mental Illness)
The Adult Neurodevelopmental Stabilization Unit (ANSU) is an acute care unit that provides services for persons with intellectual disability and acute mental illness that...
Admission to this service is limited to individuals assessed by the Community Outreach Assessment Support and Treatment (COAST) Team.
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used when an individual does not respond to or cannot tolerate medication. It is used to treat:
- Major depression (including agitated...
Community Outreach Assessment Support and Treatment Team (COAST) - Dual Diagnosis Program (Intellectual Disability in combination with Mental Illness)
The community outreach assessment support and treatment team provides services for persons with both intellectual disability and also mental illness. These services include:...
This program is offered to all Nova Scotians at the Mount Hope Building at the Nova Scotia Hospital in Dartmouth.
A referral from your doctor or psychiatrist is required.
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.