Stanton Territorial Hospital

Located in Yellowknife, the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority - Stanton Territorial Hospital is the largest hospital in the NWT.  The Stanton Territorial Hospital is at the centre of the acute care delivery system in the Northwest Territories, and is also an important part of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ territorial integrated approach to healthcare.  

Through Stanton Territorial Hospital and the related clinics operated through Stanton, the hospital offers a full spectrum of health care services for NWT patients as well as the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.


Main Switchboard: 867-767-9300 ext 0
Administration office: 867-767-9388 ext 46800

Mailing Address

Stanton Territorial Hospital
P.O. Box 10
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 2N1

Street Address
548 Byrne Road

Patient Care Units

Extended Care

The Extended Care Unit, is a secure 12-bed unit, that offers services to adults requiring long term residential, and respite care in a home-like environment that is safe, comfortable and supportive.  It is the only Level Five Long Term Care facility in the NWT.


The Medicine Unit is a 25 bed unit that provides inpatient care to adult medical patients. Care is given to patients with cardiac and respiratory conditions, diabetes and neurological disorders.
Phone 1-867-767-9300, ext. 46401


The Obstetrics Unit is a 9 bed unit providing care for birth mothers and their families from the Northwest Territories and the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.


The Pediatrics Unit is a 8 bed unit with an additional eight cribs treating patients from the Northwest Territories and the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.


The Psychiatry Unit is a secure, 10 bed unit, accepting both voluntary and involuntary (formed) patients from the Northwest Territories and the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. While learning about their illness, symptoms and treatment options, patients on the Psychiatry Unit, in collaboration with their health care team, develop a personalized care plan incorporating the patient's treatment goals and transition back into the community upon discharge.


The Surgery Unit is a 11-bed unit providing postoperative care to surgical patients from the NWT and the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut. Care is provided to patients who have had a wide variety of surgeries.

The following services are offered to patients at Stanton Territorial Hospital.  For more information about these services please visit our Programs & Services Page

  • Indigenous Wellness Program
  • Language Services
  • Critical Care Services
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Language Therapy

Outpatient Services

Outpatient Services refers to services that do not require patients to remain at the hospital overnight.

The following outpatient services are offered by Stanton Territorial Hospital.  For more information about these services please visit our Programs & Services Page.

  • Child Development Team
  • Assessment/Diagnostic Clinic
  • CDT Intervention Team
  • FASD Clinic & Community Support
  • Dialysis
  • Eye Clinic
  • Chemotherapy
  • Day Procedures (including endoscopy and IV Therapy)
  • Diagnostic Services
    • X-Ray
    • CT-Scan
    • Ultrasound
    • Laboratory
  • Operating Room
  • Physician Specialist Services
  • Rehabilitation Services
    • Audiology
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physiotherapy
    • Speech Language Pathology


Food and Cafeteria

Located on the ground floor, the cafeteria is open for all visitors and patients.

Monday – Friday  Weekends and Holidays
6:30am – 7:00 pm   8:00am – 6:00 pm

Gift Shop

Joy Watt Gift Shop is operated by Stanton Ladies Auxiliary and is located in the front lobby, across from the Reception desk.


Monday to Friday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, and 2:00-4:00 PM

Bank Machines (ATMs)

There is one ATM – across from the registration desk

Health Records

To access your hospital medical records, please complete the appropriate form

Request to Access or Correct your Health Information

Request to Access or Correct Health Information on Someone’s Behalf

And email it to or fax it to (867) 669-4129

Patient Registration/Admission

To check in to your appointment, please bring picture identification.  Acceptable picture identification includes:

  • Drivers license
  • Government Identification Card
  • Student Card
  • Employer issued Identification Card
  • NWT Health Care Plan (HCP) Card; or other 3rd Party insurance information (RCMP).
  • Workplace Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) claim number (if you have one)


Please visit the Visitor Restrictions and Processes During COVID-19 page for our most recent updates to visitation guidelines.
Hand Hygiene

To protect yourself, patients, and people at STHA, reduce the risk of spreading infection by washing your hands frequently.  Hand washing is the single most important way to prevent the spread of germs.  Hand sanitizer dispensers are located throughout the hospital.

Rubber or latex balloons can cause severe allergic reactions and are prohibited at STHA.  Mylar (foil) balloons are a safe alternative.

To ensure a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors and STHA employees, smoking is strictly prohibited on STHA property.  Designated smoking areas are marked beyond hospital grounds.