Patient Education

A guide for finding easy to understand and trustworthy health information.

Trusted Places to Look for Health Information

It can be tough to find information you can trust online. Ask yourself these questions to help you decide if you can trust the information:

  • Where is the information is coming from? Who is sponsoring the website? Is it a paid ad?
  • When was the website last updated?
  • Does the website show facts or opinions?
  • Who was the information written for?

Here are some trustworthy places to look for health information:

Nova Scotia Health Patient Pamphlets

You can also search: Library Services' Pamphlet Catalogue 

Questions about pamphlets? Please email: pamphlets@nshealth.ca 

COVID-19

My COVID Recovery

  • My COVID Recovery - Information and resources to help Nova Scotians understand and manage their health after having COVID-19.

Find your COVID-19 Vaccination Record

Find local COVID-19 updates

Understanding Health Information

Sometimes your health care team may use words or terms that you are not familiar with. These websites can help you learn what it is they mean: