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Neurology

Triage criteria and referral process for physicians

Triage category Examples
(not all inclusive)
Process
Emergent
  • Coma or sustained loss of consciousness
  • Acute vision loss
  • Acute paralysis
  • Status epliepticus
  • Suspected transient ischemic attack (TIA) or non-disabling stroke in the past week
PHONE 902-473-2220
"Neurologist on call"
Urgent
  • Suspected TIA or stroke in the previous 1-4 weeks
FAX letter or referral form marked URGENT with details to 902-473-4438
Semi-Urgent
  • Suspected TIA or stroke in the past 1-3 months
  • New onset seizures
FAX letter or referral form with details to neurologist of choice
Non-Urgent 1
  • Progressive pain syndrome
  • Epilepsy management
  • Non-specific sensory-motor symptoms
  • Neurologic conditions - dementia, ataxia, movement disorders
FAX letter or referral form with details to neurologist of choice
Non-Urgent 2
  • Second opinion
  • Chronic pain or chonic daily or recurrent headache
FAX letter or referral form with details to neurologist of choice

 

Contact information

  Neurology
Fax 902-473-4438
Mailing address Division of Neurology
1796 Summer Street
Room 3827 Halifax Infirmary
Halifax, NS  B3H 3A7
Neurologists View list of physicians

Note: General, undifferentiated neurology is the predominant practice of community based members. Most subspecialty, tertiary care neurologists will see such patients, as they are able.

 

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