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Cafeteria Services | 403-443-8018

Service hours

Breakfast, Coffee Break, and Lunch available to staff, volunteers and visitors

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Cafeteria Services

Cafeteria services offer food and beverages at Alberta Health Services facilities. Catering services and vending machines are available at some sites. Each cafeteria services site team is dedicated to creating great food, inspiring healthy eating, and providing outstanding customer service to support the health of Albertans.

**Please note hours of operation may vary from site to site.

Telephone

403-443-8018

Service Hours

Sunday: 7:00 am - 6:30 pm.
Monday: 7:00 am - 6:30 pm.
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 6:30 pm.
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 6:30 pm.
Thursday: 7:00 am - 6:30 pm.
Friday: 7:00 am - 6:30 pm.
Saturday: 7:00 am - 6:30 pm.

Fees

Food is available for purchase.

Service hours

Outside of regular hours services are only provided to ER and inpatient units.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Cardiac Monitoring Services

Offers heart (cardiac) monitoring services, which includes:

  • 24-hour Holter monitoring
  • cardiac event monitoring
  • 24-hour blood pressure monitoring (while you do your regular activities)

Some sites may not offer all of the above services.

Telephone

403-443-8009

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Community Health Centres | 403-443-5355

Service hours

Closed 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for Lunch.

Referral Needed

Yes

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Community Health Centres

Provide people with information to make healthy choices, and opportunities to learn from and support each other to improve their quality of life. Community - based health programs can be accessed through any Community Health Centre (public health site).

Community based health programs work in the community to protect, promote, prevent, rehabilitate, support, and treat. The following services are available directly or through referral by contacting any Community Health Centre in the Central Zone:

  • clinics and Immunization
  • environmental public health
  • immunization clinics including influenza and international travel
  • ostomy clinics
  • mobility clinics such as walkers
  • education, consultation & counselling
  • genetics counselling
  • seniors' support and counselling
  • mental health counselling
  • nutrition consultation
  • breastfeeding counselling
  • oral health consultation
  • school programs for health promotion
  • sexual health consultation
  • food safe, water analysis
  • asthma education
  • tobacco reduction
  • injury prevention
  • addiction services - information, prevention and treatment
  • oral health services
  • early intervention program services

Support and Allied Health services include:

  • public health inspections
  • public health nursing and home care services
  • pediatric rehabilitation and outreach services (e.g. occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology, audiology services)
  • palliative care
  • follow up and support for moms and early discharged newborns
  • continuing care placement coordination
  • home IV therapy
  • communicable disease control
  • Alberta Aids to Daily Living
  • respiratory services
  • hospital discharge planning
  • healthy communities facilitation

Telephone

403-443-5355

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Referral Needed

Referrals are required for some programs. Clients should call the local Community Health Centre (Public Health site) for details.

Eligibility

Varies, depending on service required.

Wait times

Waiting time varies depending on service required.

Fees

There are fees for some of the health services offered and clients are advised of fees when calling the Community Health Centre (Public Health site).



Fee Reductions

Fee reductions offered for some services, depending on the program/service.

Continuing Care Counselling | 403-443-5355 Ext. 3401

Service hours

Closed from 12:00 PM to1:00 PM for lunch.

Referral Needed

Yes

Wait Times

Yes
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Continuing Care Counselling

Helps people in all areas of health care, their families, and caregivers by providing:

  • short-term counselling to help manage change
  • grief counselling
  • in home visits
  • referrals to other specialized services or resources
  • support groups for caregivers (in some areas)
  • information on housing options, advance care planning, and end-of-life planning
  • referrals to other healthcare providers and agencies, as needed
  • cognitive assessments

Service is offered in people's homes, at lodges, hospitals, continuing care centres and supportive living residences.

Telephone

403-443-5355 Ext. 3401

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Referral Needed

acute care, home care or long term care program referral is required

Wait times

14 Days

1 to 14 days

Continuing Care Services | 403-443-8011

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Continuing Care Services

Provides 24/7 residential care for people with complex medical needs, including:

  • assessing and treating health issues
  • helping with everyday activities

Visit the Alberta Health Services Continuing Care website for more information.

Telephone

403-443-8011

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Wait times

Waiting time varies.

Fees

Accommodation fees apply.

Early Childhood Intervention Program | 1-855-414-5272 (Coordinated Intake), 403-443-2444

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Early Childhood Intervention Program

The program offers:

  • information about development, behavior, play and parenting
  • connections to community resources and services
  • support to your family setting goals and planning for the future
  • collaboration with your child’s health team
  • services that are provided in various ways; in your home, in the community, virtual appointments or phone consultations

Telephone

1-855-414-5272 (Coordinated Intake), 403-443-2444

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

Children between 0-5 years old are eligible if:

  • you live within the Central Zone
  • you are wondering if your child is meeting developmental milestones
  • your child is experiencing or is at increased risk for developmental delays
  • the most appropriate service based on your child and family’s needs

Emergency Services | 403-443-2444 ext. 3

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Emergency Services

If you have an emergency, call 911.

Emergency departments:

  • take care of people that are very sick or injured on a priority basis. This means the sickest people are seen first. If you go to an emergency department for care that isn't urgent, you will not likely be seen right away.
  • provide medical care, which includes assessment and treatment
  • stabilize people and get them ready to transport to a higher level of care facility (if needed)
  • provide follow-up care including referrals to a family doctor or specialist (if needed)

Emergency Department wait times are now available for Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Red Deer.

Get the right care when you need it, to learn more visit Know Your Options

This service may be impacted by the COVID pandemic. View the Hours of Operations to see if the location has been impacted. Visit https://ahs.ca/covid for up-to-date information.

Telephone

403-443-2444 ext. 3

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Wait times

We can’t predict how long you will need to wait in the emergency department. Patients are assessed (triaged) using a standard scoring system called the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) to see how urgent their health needs are.

Service hours

Pick-up Details:
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed for lunch (12-1)

 

Drop-off Days:
Monday

Before 2:00 PM

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - Water Sample Bottle Pick-up and Drop-off

Drinking water, beaches and swimming pool water can be tested. Chemical water sampling testing is available and looks for common chemicals and trace metals found in water. Bacteria water sampling tests water samples for indicator bacteria to ensure water is safe.

 

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Telephone

403-443-5355 ext. 1

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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General Radiography (X-Ray)

General Radiography uses x-rays to produce images of the structures inside the body, particularly bones. X-ray beams can pass through the body, but they are absorbed in different amounts depending on the density of the material they pass through.

Telephone

403-443-8020

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Hairdressing Services | 403-443-2444

Service hours

Hours of operation are for program information.

Hairdressing services offered Thursdays.

Wait Times

Yes
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Hairdressing Services

Offers hairdressing services to continuing care residents and people admitted to the hospital.

Telephone

403-443-2444

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Eligibility

Hairdressing services are only for continuing care residents and patients admitted to the hospital.

Wait times

Depends on what service you want and what appointments are available.

Fees

Fees depend on the type of service.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Health Information - Access and Disclosure

In accordance with Alberta's Health Information Act, this is a service which enables the release of individually identifiable health information with or without the consent of an individual.

For health information, please contact the hospital or health care centre where you received treatment.

For detailed instructions, frequently asked questions and forms, please visit Access & Disclosure | Alberta Health Services.

Telephone

403-443-8019

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Fees

A basic fee of $25.00 is applied to all requests which includes up to 20 pages depending on record format i.e. paper, electronic or microfilm record. Each additional page costs from .25 to .50 cents per page. Additional costs may apply. Fees are applied in accordance with the Health Information Act.



Fee Reductions

If you are unable to pay the fee, please submit evidence of financial hardship.

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Health Information / Records Management

Completes patient charts, collects data, data entry and coding, collects patient information, dictates notes, and transcribes inpatient and outpatient charts.

Telephone

403-443-8019

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.

Fees

There is a fee for copies of health records.

Home Care | 1-855-371-4122 (Continuing Care Access Line), 403-443-5355

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Home Care

Helps people of all ages who live at home and need medical support, which may include:

  • care after surgery
  • short-term and long-term care
  • palliative and end-of-life care
  • respite services
  • equipment for short-term loans

An AHS case manager and Registered Nurse meet with clients and help decide which services they need. This service also assesses applications for long-term care, supportive living, and facility respite care.

The Continuing Care Access Line toll free number (1-855-371-4122) is available for new patients and their family to call if they have questions or inquiries about accessing Home Care services in their community (during and after regular business hours).

Telephone

1-855-371-4122 (Continuing Care Access Line), 403-443-5355

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Hospitals | 403-443-2444

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Hospitals

To access contact information and a list of services offered, select a hospital.

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Telephone

403-443-2444

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Service hours

Closed over the noon hour

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Immunization - Adult Services

This service provides routine immunization for adults. Suggested immunizations:

  • a booster dose of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough)(dTap) every 10 years
  • dTap vaccine for pregnant women every time they are pregnant
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (HBV) for unprotected adults born in 1981 or later. Some adults born before 1981 may need this vaccine if they are at risk for hepatitis B (e.g. health problems, type of work, lifestyle, contact with the virus)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for adults up to and including age 26 years who did not get it in school.
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine for adults whose immunization records do not show the recommended number of doses of measles, mumps, or rubella vaccine.
  • Chickenpox vaccine for unprotected adults
  • annual influenza vaccine
  • pneumococcal vaccine for all adults 65 years of age and older and adults with certain health problems

To find out which vaccines are recommended for you and to book an appointment for immunization, call your nearest community / public health centre. If you are not sure where your nearest community / public health centre is, you can call Health Link at 811. Bring any immunization records you have to the appointment, especially if you were immunized in another province or country.

For more general information about immunization go to ImmunizeAlberta.ca, Immunizations at myhealth.alberta.ca, or call Health Link.

Telephone

403-443-5355

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

Ages: 18+ years

Service hours

Closed over the noon hour

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Immunization - Infant and Preschool Services

Alberta Health Services provides routine immunization for infants and children across Alberta. Immunizations are free of charge for infants and children who live in Alberta.
Immunizations are recommended for infants starting at 2 months of age. Routinely recommended vaccines include: diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b, hepatitis B, rotavirus, meningococcal, pneumococcal, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), and influenza.

For the routine immunization schedule, go to immunizealberta.ca.

Additional vaccines may be needed depending on your child’s health conditions or other risk factors.

Immunization is effective. Other than providing safe drinking water, no other health intervention works as well as immunization to reduce disease and death rates. Immunization protects whole communities. The more people who are fully immunized in a community, the safer everyone is.

Immunization is safe. It is much safer to get immunized than to get the diseases that vaccines protect against.

For more information, and to book an appointment, call your nearest community/public health centre. If you are not sure where your nearest community/public health centre is, call Health Link at 811. Bring your child’s immunization record to the appointment, especially if your child was immunized in another province or country.

For more general information about immunization, go to immunizealberta.ca,Immunizations at myhealth.alberta.ca, or call Health Link at 811.

Telephone

403-443-5355

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

Ages: 2 months to 5 Years

Service hours

Closed over the noon hour

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Immunization - School Services

Each year, Alberta Health Services, Public Health reviews immunization records for students in grades 1, 6, and 9 to see what immunizations each student needs. A consent form is then sent home with an information sheet for each vaccine recommended for the student. No immunizations will be given in school without consent from a parent or legal guardian. Immunizations in this program include:

  • Grades 1, 6, and 9: Any routine childhood and school vaccines that may have been missed according to a review of the students immunization record on file
  • Grade 6: Hepatitis B (HBV) vaccine for students who have not already completed a hepatitis B immunization series and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
  • Grade 9: diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (dTap) and meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y, W-135) conjugate vaccine

Telephone

403-443-5355

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Eligibility

Students in Grades 1, 6, and 9

Laboratory Services | 403-443-8014 (Lab)

Service hours

Appointment Service ONLY

Outpatient Collection Hours

Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory holidays.

Wait Times

Yes
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Laboratory Services

Find lab locations and book an appointment online.

Laboratory Services provides collection of blood and body fluids for tests ordered by your doctor or healthcare provider including a comprehensive range of routine and specialized lab testing and clinical consultations:

  • blood and body fluid sample collection
  • biochemistry and toxicology
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • genetics and genomics
  • urinalysis
  • transfusion medicine
  • hematology
  • coagulation studies
  • microbiology
  • public health testing
  • serology
  • surgical pathology
  • cytopathology
  • autopsy pathology
  • student practicum training for medical lab technologists and medical lab assistants

Note: Some locations may not offer the full range of testing. To confirm availability of a specific test, contact the location.

APL Provincial Phone: 1-877-868-6848

Telephone

403-443-8014 (Lab)

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service hours

Call for information; availability of dietitian appointments vary.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Nutrition Counselling - Adults and Pediatric

The majority of nutrition counselling occurs on an individual basis, however, group sessions may be offered to promote enhanced learning of clients. Nutrition information and resources can be found on Alberta Health Services’ Healthy Eating Starts Here and at MyHealth.Alberta.ca.

Additional services:

Telephone

403-309-2810

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Obstetrics Services | 403-443-2444

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Obstetrics Services

Services provided include:

  • care during pregnancy (antepartum care)
  • outpatient obstetrical assessment and triage
  • obstetrical pre-admission clinic
  • labour and delivery
  • postpartum and newborn care

Telephone

403-443-2444

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Occupational Therapy - Children's Rehabilitation Services | 1-855-414-5272 (Coordinated Intake), 403-443-5355

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Occupational Therapy - Children's Rehabilitation Services

Services support the development of children and youth to participate in meaningful activities of daily life at home and in the community. We want to understand what's important to your child and family. Services are goal-driven; starting and continuing services is based on having functional reasons / goals for rehabilitation. Therapists will work with parents to provide the tools and strategies to apply in the context of their home and life. Therapy may look like 'play', depending on your child's age. We will work together so you and your child are supported to move to the next developmental stage or between providers and services. Services may be provided in groups or one to one by phone, Zoom and/or in-person sessions.

Birth-18 Years

  • Acute change in function
  • Eating, Feeding and Swallowing
  • Mobility and Positioning
  • Splinting, Orthosis, Serial Casting

Early Years (birth-5 Years)

  • Torticollis
  • Head Shape
  • Occupational Participation in Self-care, Productivity, Leisure
  • Movement, Mobility and Motor Skills
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Child & Youth Years (5-18 Years) (see eligibility criteria for more details)

  • Occupational Participation in Self-Care, Productivity, Leisure
  • Movement, Mobility and Motor Skills
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Telephone

1-855-414-5272 (Coordinated Intake), 403-443-5355

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Occupational Therapists are able to access interpreters/translators by telephone to assist in managing any language barrier concerns.

Eligibility

Eligibility requires new functional need and significant change in status for Occupational Participation and Movement, Mobility & Motor Skills for children in the Child and Youth Years. **AHS provides an AAC Episode of care for children and youth transitioning care to primary care providers. Children and youth may not be eligible for some services if the need is supported by an alternate publicly funded program.

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service hours

Monday through Friday however varies depending on number of referrals and travelling therapist schedule.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Occupational Therapy - Outpatients / Community

Provides services such as:

  • assessment
  • evaluation
  • learn to live with a disability
  • manage a chronic disease
  • with end-of-life care
  • rehabilitation
  • treatment
  • education
  • health promotion

Services are available at outpatient hospital clinics, community health centres, patient’s homes and continuing care / long term care centres.

Note: Services may vary by community – please call for more information.

Telephone

403-443-2444

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Oral Health Program | 403-443-5355

Service hours

Closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for Lunch.  Hours of operation stated are for Reception for information on service delivery and if appropriate to make an appointment.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Oral Health Program

The standard services offered are:

  • Fluoride Varnish Program for School Children
  • Fluoride Varnish Program for Preschool Children
  • Dental Sealant Program for School Children
  • Information, education and health promotion to increase Albertans’ ability to maintain and improve their family’s oral health

The DOoR program at Red Deer Johnstone Crossing Community Health Centre provides:

  • urgent dental treatment for children with visible tooth decay, pain, broken teeth and signs of infection.

NEW Interactive Fluoride Protection for Toddlers Tool

Telephone

403-443-5355

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

Services targeted to:

  1. Fluoride Varnish Program for School Children: Kindergarten, Grade One and Two from selected schools
  2. Fluoride Varnish Program for Preschool Children 12 – 35 month-old are eligible upon meeting specific criteria.
  3. Dental Sealant Program for School Children: Grade One and Two from selected schools.

Wait times

Based on time and availability.

Palliative Care | 403-443-2444

Service hours

Call during hours of operation for information on service delivery.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Palliative Care

Supports people and their families during the dying process and at the end of life. Services are offered in different places, including at home, in health centres, and in continuing care centres.

Services include:

  • assessing and dealing with symptoms
  • giving end-of-life care options
  • planning care at home
  • offering counselling and support
  • helping people access care and resources outside the area

Telephone

403-443-2444

Service Hours

Monday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

Must be diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. This includes end-stage chronic disease.

Wait times

Waiting times vary depending on the urgency of need at the time of referral.

Patient Food Services | 403-443-8012

Service hours

General hours of meal service:

Breakfast: 8:30 am - 9:30 am;

Lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm;

Supper: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Patient Food Services

Patient Food Services overarching objectives are to:

  • Offer quality food and food choice, to support Patient Centered Care
  • Work with the whole care team to ensure that Meals Matter
  • Foster a positive meal experience that results in enjoyment of meals, as well as improved satisfaction and food intake that supports recovery
  • Provide menus that are based on “Canada’s Food Guide” and that are adaptable for therapeutic requirements
  • Offer appealing food that encourages eating for health
  • Provide meal service styles appropriate to the patient population (e.g. tray service, dining room service) and meal delivery systems that support safe high quality food served at appropriate temperatures to the correct patient / resident

PFS delivers more than 31,000 patient/resident meals each day within AHS facilities.

Telephone

403-443-8012

Service Hours

Sunday: 6:15 am - 7:45 pm.
Monday: 6:15 am - 7:45 pm.
Tuesday: 6:15 am - 7:45 pm.
Wednesday: 6:15 am - 7:45 pm.
Thursday: 6:15 am - 7:45 pm.
Friday: 6:15 am - 7:45 pm.
Saturday: 6:15 am - 7:45 pm.

Patient Information | 403-443-8019

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Patient Information

Services offered:

  • responding to patient location inquires
  • providing direction on a patients whereabouts

Telephone

403-443-8019

Service Hours

Sunday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Pharmacy Services | 403-443-8013

Referral Needed

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Pharmacy Services

Pharmacy Services are provided by:

  • pharmacists monitoring drug therapy to ensure it is appropriate for the patient and making therapy recommendations
  • pharmacists providing direct patient care by reviewing patient clinical status and drug therapy, identifying drug-related problems, and working with the healthcare team to resolve them
  • the pharmacy department providing a safe, accurate, and timely drug distribution system

Telephone

403-443-8013

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Referral Needed

A doctor's prescription is needed.

Physiotherapy - Children's Rehabilitation Services | 1-855-414-5272 (Coordinated Intake), 403-443-5355

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Physiotherapy - Children's Rehabilitation Services

Services support the development of children and youth to participate in meaningful activities of daily life at home and in the community. We want to understand what's important to your child and family. Services are goal-driven; starting and continuing services is based on having functional reasons / goals for rehabilitation. Therapists will work with parents to provide the tools and strategies to apply in the context of their home and life. Therapy may look like 'play', depending on your child's age. We will work together so you and your child are supported to move to the next developmental stage or between providers and services. Services may be provided in groups or one to one by phone, Zoom and/or in-person sessions.

Birth-18 Years

  • Acute change in function
  • Mobility and Positioning
  • Splinting, Orthosis, Serial Casting

Early Years (birth-5 Years)

  • Torticollis
  • Head Shape
  • Movement, Mobility and Motor Skills

Child & Youth Years (5-18 Years) (see eligibility criteria for more details)

  • Movement, Mobility and Motor Skills

Telephone

1-855-414-5272 (Coordinated Intake), 403-443-5355

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Physiotherapists are able to access interpreters/translators by telephone to assist in managing any language barrier concerns.

Eligibility

Eligibility requires new functional need and significant change in status for Movement, Mobility & Motor Skills for children in the Child and Youth Years.

Children and youth may not be eligible for some services if the need is supported by an alternate publicly funded program.

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Physiotherapy - Outpatients / Community

Rehabilitation service for patients who have recently been discharged from hospital or are recovering from surgery.

Provides services such as:

  • assessment
  • consultation
  • evaluation
  • treatment
  • rehabilitation
  • education
  • health promotion

Services are available at outpatient hospital clinics, community health centres, patient’s homes and continuing care / long term care centres.

Note: Services may vary by community – please call for more information.

Telephone

403-443-8003

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Wait times

Estimated wait time provided at time of referral

Fees

Client will be informed if there is a charge for equipment, supplies, or education resource.

Service hours

Closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for Lunch.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Public Health Breast Pumps

Breast pumps are available for short term loan at Community Health Centres. Contact your local Community Health Centre for details.

Telephone

403-443-5355

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

Priority is given to mothers with babies with health concerns and / or have difficulty breastfeeding.

Wait times

Wait time varies depending on availability of breast pumps.

Fees

There is a minimal fee for the breast pump kit for use with a breast pump.



Fee Reductions

The fee for a breast pump kit may be waived

Service hours

Closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for Lunch.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Public Health Breastfeeding Support Services

Public Health offers breastfeeding support and education through prenatal education, telephone counseling and in-person contacts. Public Health Nurses respond to questions and concerns about infant feeding.

After the birth of a baby, a Public Health Nurse contacts the family to inquire about how their baby is feeding; and to offer information, support and services.

Services may include assessment and support primarily from a public health nurse who may or may not be an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Parents will be informed of the option for support from a local lactation or general parent support group where available.

Telephone

403-443-5355

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Public Health Nursing | 403-443-5355

Service hours

Closed from 12:00 PM to1:00 PM for Lunch.

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Public Health Nursing

The four areas that are covered by public health nurses include:

  • maternal, child and family health
  • communicable disease control
  • school health
  • health promotion

Telephone

403-443-5355

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Fees

There are fees for prenatal and postnatal classes.



Fee Reductions

Fees may be different for prenatal education if you qualify as a low-income family. Call for more information.

Service hours

Closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for Lunch.

Individual service may be available during the above hours of operation.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Public Health Parent and Baby Drop In Services

Contact your local Community Health Centre for service options or to speak with a public health nurse. Information provided may include:

  • breastfeeding and infant feeding
  • healthy eating
  • parenting
  • growth and development
  • injury prevention
  • diseases and immunizations

Information and support may be offered in one-to-one, and/or group sessions so parents can connect with other parents and caregivers.

Telephone

403-443-5355

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Service hours

Closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for Lunch.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Public Health Postnatal Services

Services are offered to parents who:

  • have been discharged with their baby
  • have been discharged while their baby is still in the hospital
  • are adopting
  • have chosen adoption for their baby
  • had a stillborn baby
  • are dealing with loss due to a neonatal (newborn) death

Public health nurses contact families within 48 hours after discharge from the hospital. Services are offered according to the situation and discussion with the family and may include health assessments of the newborn, mother and family; information about what to expect and when to seek medical attention; feeding support and referrals to community services.

Telephone

403-443-5355

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

Parent who delivered a baby and / or experienced perinatal loss.

Parent(s) with babies from birth to 2 months.

Service hours

Please leave a message to receive a phone call back as the hours vary depending on the availability of the respiratory therapists.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Pulmonary Function Testing

Provides:

  • lung function testing (both basic and in-depth lung function testing)
  • provocation testing (tests to show how sensitive the airways are)

Some tests may not be available at every location.

Telephone

403-820-0215

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

Service for anyone age 6 years and older who may have a respiratory illness, and the doctor needs more testing done to make a diagnosis.

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Registration | 403-443-8019

Service hours

After hours - please proceed to the Emergency Department.

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Registration

Patient Registration

  • registers and pre-registers patients and collects demographic and financial information.
  • registers patients for inpatient admissions, ambulatory clinic appointment, and emergency department services

Telephone

403-443-8019

Service Hours

Sunday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Monday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Saturday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Service hours

Please call for hours as they vary depending on the availability of the respiratory therapist.

Referral Needed

Yes

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Respiratory Therapy - Outpatients / Community

Services include:

  • home oxygen assessments
  • arterial blood gases (ABGs)
  • respiratory education (Asthma & COPD)
  • spirometry
  • tobacco cessation
  • artificial airway management
  • trach change
  • pulmonary rehabilitation

Telephone

403-820-0215

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Referral Needed

Physician Order Required for all but education, Tobacco Cessation.

Can be a physician order, or a respiratory Requisition form. Submitted via fax

Wait times

7 Days

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Fees

There may be a charge for services or equipment that Alberta Healthcare doesn't cover.

Respite Care | 403-443-2444

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Referral Needed

Yes
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Respite Care

Short-term care provided in a continuing care living centre for persons living at home to provide a break for their caregiver.

Telephone

403-443-2444

Referral Needed

Respite application is submitted through a home care case manager

Fees

Fees are the same as the current continuing care accommodation charges and depend on the type of respite room (semi-private or private).

Service hours

Closed 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for Lunch.  Hours of operation stated are for Reception for information on service delivery and if appropriate to make an appointment.

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School Oral Health Services

Services are offered to eligible schools and may include:

  • fluoride varnish, provided to kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2
  • dental sealants, provided to Grade 1 and Grade 2

A child diagnosed with asthma must have their short acting asthma reliever medication with them to receive service.

Telephone

403-443-5355

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Eligibility

AHS (Alberta Health Services) health zones partner with schools in low income neighborhoods to provide preventive dental services at school.

Speech Language Pathology - Children's Rehabilitation Services | 1-855-414-5272 (Coordinated Intake), 403-443-5355

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Speech Language Pathology - Children's Rehabilitation Services

Services support the development of children and youth to participate in meaningful activities of daily life at home and in the community. We want to understand what's important to your child and family. Services are goal-driven; starting and continuing services is based on having functional reasons / goals for rehabilitation. Therapists will work with parents to provide the tools and strategies to apply in the context of their home and life. Therapy may look like 'play', depending on your child's age. We will work together so you and your child are supported to move to the next developmental stage or between providers and services. Services may be provided in groups or one to one by phone, Zoom and/or in-person sessions.

Birth-18 Years

  • Acute change in function
  • Speech Sound Delays and Disorders
  • Fluency • Eating, Feeding and Swallowing
  • Voice and Resonance Early Years (birth-5 Years)
  • Communication Intervention for children with Permanent Hearing Loss

Birth-6 years

  • Receptive and Expressive Language Delay or Disorder
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Child & Youth Years (5-18 Years) (see eligibility criteria for more details)

  • **Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Telephone

1-855-414-5272 (Coordinated Intake), 403-443-5355

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

**AHS provides an AAC Episode of care for children and youth transitioning care to primary care providers. Children and youth may not be eligible for some services if the need is supported by an alternate publicly funded program.

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Fees

Parent/guardian will be told if there may be a charge for equipment, supplies, or education resources.



Fee Reductions

Speech language pathologist can assist with exploring options to reduce the cost of equipment, supplies or resources as appropriate.

Service hours

Hours of operation are for information on service delivery only. Times of operation vary depending on number of referrals and traveling therapist schedule.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Speech Language Pathology - Outpatients / Community

This service provides assessment and treatment for:

  • communication
  • rehabilitation
  • fluency and swallowing disorders
  • neurological / degenerative diseases such as ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • make sounds correctly / reduce stuttering
  • thinking skills (like memory, problem solving, and verbal reasoning)

Services are available at outpatient hospital clinics, community health centres, patient's homes and continuing care / long term care centres.

Note: Services may vary by community - please call for more information.

Telephone

403-343-4822

Service Hours

Monday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Switchboard | 403-443-8019

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Switchboard

These services include:

  • answering incoming telephone calls
  • transferring telephone calls and
  • giving out authorized telephone numbers

Telephone

403-443-8019

Service Hours

Sunday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Monday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Saturday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Tuberculosis Testing | 403-443-5355

Service hours

Closed over the noon hour

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Tuberculosis Testing

Offers free tuberculosis (TB) skin testing to eligible Albertans. The Mantoux skin test is not recommended to diagnose TB.

Testing is done at public health centres throughout the province:

If you are not eligible for free testing but still need to be tested there will be a charge for the test.

For travel or work related TB testing contact the Travel Health Services in your area.

Telephone

403-443-5355

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.

Eligibility

Eligibility includes:

  • recent contact with known TB cases
  • people with medical conditions/therapies that increase risk of progressing from latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) to active TB (HIV/AIDS, transplantation, on dialysis for chronic renal failure, silicosis, cancer of the head and neck, being treated with immunosuppressive drugs)
  • all refugees less than age 50 who are from a country where TB is common AND who have immigrated here in the last 2 years
  • foreign-born children up to and including age 14 who have lived in a country where TB is common AND who have immigrated here within the past 2 years

Wait times

Wait times vary.

Fees

There is a charge for anyone not meeting the eligibility criteria.

Volunteer Resources | 403-443-8064

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Volunteer Resources

Our volunteer roles share a commitment to improving the quality of the patient and family experience.

Volunteers are:

  • way-finders who help guide patients and families around our busy facilities,
  • friendly visitors who spend time with our socially isolated patients,
  • patient and family advisors who provide input and direction to AHS on numerous committees,
  • supporters of our volunteer retail operations - where the proceeds are returned to AHS to provide patient care and comfort.

For general information about volunteering with AHS please visit our website.

Telephone

403-443-8064

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.

Service language options

Languages other than English in which this service may be delivered.
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