Nova Scotia's abortion services phone number. Calls are answered between 8am and 3pm, and any messages left will be responded to.
Nova Scotia's abortion services phone number. Calls are answered between 8am and 3pm, and any messages left will be responded to.

How to get an abortion in Nova Scotia

In Nova Scotia you can call the provincial self-referral line 1-833-352-0719 from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday. When calling this number, you can book an appointment or just ask questions. You can also discuss which abortion procedure is right for you.

There are two kinds of abortion: surgical—also called an aspiration procedure or D&C and takes place in a hospital—and medical, which involves taking pills (mifepristone and misoprostol) which you can get a prescription for from a physician or nurse practitioner. You need to be under 9 weeks pregnant to get a prescription for a medical abortion.

There are four hospitals where you can get a surgical abortion in Nova Scotia: Nova Scotia Women’s Choice Clinic in Halifax; South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater; Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville and Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro.

For a medical abortion, there are several dozen physicians and nurse practitioners who prescribe the required pills across the province. The self-referral line will connect you with them.

More information about abortion procedures, recovery time and some of the myths surrounding abortion, can be found in Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic physician Lianne Yoshida's breakdown for The Coast.

About The Author

Kaija Jussinoja

Kaija Jussinoja is a news reporter at The Coast, where she covers the stories that make Halifax the weird and wonderful place we call home. She is originally from North Vancouver, BC and graduated from the University of King’s College in 2022. Jussinoja joined The Coast in May 2022 after interning at The Chronicle...

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