Help me - Halifax

Mental Health & Addictions

Mental Health Crisis Line
1-888-429-8167 (toll-free) 
Available 24 hours, seven days a week

Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868 (toll-free) 
Available 24 hours, seven days a week
Or call 911 or go to your closest emergency department.


Halifax – Adult Support Recovery – Secular

Alcare Place
1374 Robie St.
Halifax, NS B3H 3E2
Phone: (902) 423-9565
Note: has been assisting people harmfully involved with alcohol, drugs, and gambling since 1987. Located in the heart of Halifax, Alcare Place adopts a client-centered, holistic approach to the disease of addiction.


Halifax – Youth Primary Treatment

IWK Health Centre
1 Craigmore Drive
Halifax, NS B3N 1M3
Phone: (902) 491-2401
Toll Free: 1(888) 830-9595
Note: for youth 13-18 dealing with substance abuse and gambling.


Addictions Day Treatment Program

Bayers Road Community Mental Health & Addictions
Bayers Road Centre, Suite 109 
7071 Bayers Road, Halifax, NS
Tel: 902-454-1400

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (with some exceptions)


Bedford/Sackville Community Mental Health & Addictions 
Cobequid Community Health Centre 

40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville, NS
Tel: 902-865-3663


Cole Harbour/Eastern HRM Mental Health & Addictions, Cole Harbour Place 
51 Forest Hills Parkway, Dartmouth, NS
Tel: 902-434-3263

Dartmouth Community Mental Health & Addictions 
Belmont House 

33 Alderney Drive, Suite 500 Dartmouth, NS
Tel: 902-466-1830


West Hants Community Mental Health & Addictions (serves children, youth, and adults) 
Hants Community Hospital

89 Payzant Drive, Windsor, NS
Tel: 902-792-2042


Dartmouth Community Mental Health & Addictions 
Suite 1420 and 810

99 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, NS
Tel: 902-469-8170  (for kids and teens up to age 19 and their families)

Inpatient Treatment Program (Withdrawal Management)

E.C. Purdy Building
The Nova Scotia Hospital 
300 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth
Central intake number: 902-424-8866

Monday to Friday (excluding holidays): 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Addictions Wellness Clinic

The Wellness Clinic is an ongoing, client-focused program that is based on what the client or group of clients want to work on that day. There is no waitlist or referral process. The client or family member simply walks in, meets with staff to form a care plan with them and then gets started.  

Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital
Tel: 902-634-8801 x1713228
Daily 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 


Community Mental Health Services

Community Mental Health (CMH) helps individuals manage and improve their mental health illness and well-being. The CMH team is made up of health care professionals including occupational therapists, social workers, registered nurses, psychologists and psychiatrists. They work together to access and recommend the most appropriate support. 

Some of the more common illnesses that CMH treats are:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Concurrent Disorders (both mental illness and addiction issues)

The CMH team also works together with community partners such as family physicians, schools, the Department of Community Services and other community agencies, as needed.


Location, hours and contact information:

Bayers Road Centre
7071 Bayers Road
Halifax, NS B3L 2C2

Belmont House
33 Alderney Drive, Suite 500
Dartmouth, NS   B2Y 2N4
Tel: 902-466-1830

Cobequid Community Health Centre
40 Freer Lane
Lower Sackville, NS   B4C 0A2
Tel: 902-865-3663

Cole Harbour Place
51 Forest Hills Parkway
Dartmouth, NS   B2W 6C6
Tel: 902-434-3263

Hants Community Hospital
89 Payzant Drive
Windsor, NS  B0N 2T0
Tel: 902-792-2042