Driver Evaluation Program

About our service

Our service is designed for drivers of all ages who have experienced a health change that could affect their ability to drive safely. Our service is operated by licensed occupational therapists that are trained in understanding the implications of medical conditions on the individual as they relate to driving. 

How to access our service

To be seen by our service a written referral from a doctor is required. Please use the Driver Evaluation Referral Form. The referral can be faxed or mailed directly to our department.

Our occupational therapists have successfully passed the Driver Rehabilitation Specialist Certification Exam through the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialist.

How to pay for this service

Our driver evaluation service uses a cost recovery model. The fee for the driver evaluation is $440 which includes an in-clinic and on-road evaluation.

Driver evaluation, what is provided?

  • A clinical evaluation involving a medical and driver history, physical and cognitive screen.
  • An evaluation to determine what adaptive aids are required (if necessary).
  • A performance-based on-road evaluation with the occupational therapist, a driving school vehicle and licensed instructor. This is not a Registry of Motor Vehicles Road Test.
  • A review of your results, development of an action plan and support if driver cessation is required.

Our Location

QEII - Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre
First Floor (across from cafeteria)
1341 Summer Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 4K4
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Hours: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Tel: 902-473-1299   
Fax: 902-473-1321