QEII Health Sciences Centre

Who we are

We serve patients throughout Atlantic Canada who visit the QEII Health Sciences Centre to receive the most advanced health care available today. The QEII is home to leading care, research, teaching and learning in all medical and surgical fields.

How to contact us

Administrative Switchboard
Tel: 902-473-2700

Patient Switchboard
Tel: 902-473-1510

How to find us

The QEII is made up of 10 buildings located on two sites, the Halifax Infirmary (HI) site and the Victoria General (VG) site:

Halifax Infirmary (HI) Site
1796 Summer Street., Halifax

Victoria General (VG) site
1276 South Park Street., Halifax

View general descriptions of our programs and services  located at the Victoria General (VG) and Halifax Infirmary (HI) sites.

Emergency Department

The Charles V. Keating Emergency and Trauma Centre, located at the Halifax Infirmary (1799 Robie Street, Halifax), is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Outpatient Clinics

If you are coming to the QEII for an appointment at an outpatient clinic, please bring your provincial health card and appointment notice with you.

Patients who are coming for appointments in the following departments and clinics will register using the self check-in kiosks. If you need help, please ask one of our registration staff, wearing green vests.

Please register at the self-check-in kiosks, 4th floor Halifax Infirmary (1799 Robie Street, Halifax entrance), if you have appointments in:

  • EEG
  • EMG
  • Minor Procedures
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plastics
  • Pulmonary Function Lab
  • Respirology
  • Urology
  • Vascular
  • Vascular Lab

Please register at the self check-in kiosks in the main entrance of the Dickson Centre (VG site) if you have appointments in:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Dermatology & Treatment
  • Echo
  • Endocrinology
  • Enterostomal Therapy
  • General Internal Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Hernia Clinic
  • Hypertension
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Renal/Nephrology
  • Thoracic Surgery

While you are here

The QEII offers many amenities and services for patients and families. These include:

Free wifi for patients and visitors

Patients and visitors at the QEII have free access to wireless Internet services at both the VG and HI sites. Areas where QEII Wi-Fi access is available are marked with signs. You do not need a password.

Places to eat

The following locations are open to patients, families and staff for meals and snacks.

VG site
Scotia Room Restaurant and Tim Hortons
Main floor, Victoria Building
6:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Tim Hortons
Main floor, Dickson Building
6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (reduced hours during summer and holidays)

HI site
Summer Savory Restaurant
Second floor, Halifax Infirmary building
Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Weekends and holidays, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tim Hortons
4th floor, Halifax Infirmary
Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Weekends and holidays, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Veterans Memorial Cafeteria and Tim Hortons
Main floor, Veterans Memorial Building
Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Closed on weekends and holidays.

Places to Stay

If you are from outside the Halifax area and need a place to stay, there are not-for-profit lodgings located near the QEII site that specialize in accommodations for patients and families. They are:

Halifax Haven Guest Home
5897 Inglis Street
Tel: 902-421-1650

Point Pleasant Lodge
1121 South Park Street
Tel: 902-421-1599

The Lodge That Gives (The Cancer Lodge)
5826 South Street
Tel: 902-420-1849

For more information about the above lodgings, visit Canadian Cancer Society and/or Point Pleasant Lodge.

There are other options for accommodations nearby that also offer special rates for families of patients. For details please visit Places to Stay.


  • QEII shuttle - Patients who need transportation between the VG and HI sites are welcome to take the free patient and staff shuttle, which runs between sites every 15 minutes from Monday to Friday.
  • Local bus and ferry schedules - Please visit Halifax Transit.

Donating to the QEII

The QEII Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization established to strengthen health care for Atlantic Canadians at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. To learn more about the QEII Foundation, visit  QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation. To contact the Foundation:
Tel: 902-473-7932
Toll free: 1-888-428-0220

You can visit the Foundation in room 1-040, Centennial building or room 1128, Halifax Infirmary building.