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Emergency Services


In the event of an emergency, call 911.

If you are on campus, contact Security Services immediately by dialing 4109 from any telephone on campus, including pay telephones. On a cellphone, you must dial 494-4109.

Emergency Health Services

Emergency Health Services is a division of the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness. It's important to know there is a charge for ambulance services. See the Emergency Health Services website to learn more.

  • The Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department is on Summer Street
  • For children, IWK Health Centre Emergency is on South Street
  • For Poison Control call 470-8161

Dalhousie Health Services

Dalhousie Health Services is committed to providing quality health care and services to  promote and enhance students' good health and well being. See Dalhousie Health Services to learn more. If you require an urgent medical assessment, please call 494-2171. If your doctor cannot see you soon, the doctor on-call will see you, if you have an urgent medical problem.

Halifax Fire & Emergency

If you need a fire alarm for your apartment, check out the Alarmed and Ready program offered by Halifax Fire & Emergency. See the Halifax Fire & Emergency website for other resources and fire prevention tips.

Halifax Regional Police

Each fall, Halifax Regional Police launches “Operation Fallback,” a dedicated police cruiser that travels through university neighbourhoods on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings during the month of September responding to calls from students and community members alike. Dalhousie provides financial support to continue the program through October and on key dates in second semester. See the Halifax Regional Police website for crime statistics reports and information on by-law enforcement.

HRM Emergency Management Organization

The Emergency Management Organization (EMO) promotes emergency preparedness and planning. See the EMO website for links about creating an emergency kit, weather warnings and other resources.