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Preschool Oral Health Services at Whitecourt Community Health Services

Protect your child's teeth with free fluoride varnish. Start your child's visits early between 12 and 35 months (1 and 2 years) old.

Eligibility

Children between 12 and 35 months (1 and 2 years) old are eligible to start the program. For more information and eligibility, visit our website Preschool Oral Health Services

Note: For Calgary and area, eligibility is also based on family income.

How to access this service

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Language

Low German interpretation is available in South and Central Zones.

Accessibility

Wheel chair access available.

Address

4707 50 Avenue
Whitecourt Alberta
T7S 1P1

Telephone

780-706-3173

Website

Getting there

Wayfinding information not currently available.

 Other services

Addiction and Mental Health - Adult and Youth | 1-888-594-0211 (Addiction and Mental Health Intake), 780-706-3281 (Mental Health General & Referral Line), 780-778-7123 (Addictions General & Referral Line)

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Addiction and Mental Health - Adult and Youth

The focus of intervention is short term recovery. Clinicians help clients generate achievable goals for stabilization and change. Parental involvement is expected for children / youth unless a client is assessed as a mature minor.

Services are available for children, youth, adults and older adults with addiction and / or mental health concerns. Clinicians work with individuals and families to identify goals of treatment as they relate to their moderate to severe addiction and / or mental health concerns.

Addiction Services (clients with alcohol, tobacco, gambling, and / or other drug concerns) may include:

  • assessment
  • treatment
  • referrals to treatment centres
  • short-term outpatient treatment services (includes individual, family and / or group counselling)

Mental Health Services may include:

  • assessment
  • treatment / outpatient services (includes individual, family and / or group counselling)

Services may vary by location. Please call for more information.

Telephone

1-888-594-0211 (Addiction and Mental Health Intake), 780-706-3281 (Mental Health General & Referral Line), 780-778-7123 (Addictions General & Referral Line)

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

Mental Health Referrals made immediately with Centralized Intake, however first time appointments may be on a wait period depending on demand for service at that time.

Service hours

Closed Statutory Holidays

Referral Needed

Yes

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Assertive Outreach Services

A range of supports are provided to persons living with severe and persistent mental illness while they are living in the community and whenever possible, while they are an inpatient.

A qualified team of health professionals offer:

  • assessment
  • counselling/therapy
  • medication Management
  • crisis Intervention
  • education
  • advocacy and liaison
  • problem solving
  • goal Setting
  • social and recreational activities
  • budgeting
  • shopping
  • housing
  • legal Issues
  • community access
  • education or employment

Services are individualized, focused on recovery, and based on the principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) to assist with various areas of community living.

Telephone

780-706-3281

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.

Referral Needed

Individuals can be referred by:

  • self
  • physicians, psychiatrists
  • family or community members or
  • hospitals / health care providers

Although someone else may refer individuals, participation is voluntary and individuals have the right to refuse service.

Eligibility

For people ages 18 or older but referring doctors can call if they have someone younger than 18 with early psychosis.

Wait times

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

Service hours

Alternating Thursdays

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Early Childhood Intervention Program

The program provides navigation, education,support and information for families of children from birth to 5 years in many settings and locations; clinic, family's home (if needed), playgroups, and in the community.

Works with families concerned with their child's development and/or children at risk for developmental delays (premature birth, prenatal exposure to drugs or alcohol, diagnosed disability).

Telephone

780-778-0917

Service Hours

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

Service language options

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

Wait times

1 Months

Once the referral is received, a letter is sent to the family telling them how long the wait will be. The wait list is reviewed every week. Priorities are decided by client needs. Families are encouraged to contact the Early Intervention Program if they need immediate help.

Service hours

Pick-up Details:

Monday - Sunday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Drop-off Days:

Monday to Wednesday

Before 3:00 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.

For additional information,

Telephone

780-778-5555

Service language options

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

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Health Promotion - Community Presentations

Provides community presentations on health promotion topics including:

  • preventing and managing chronic disease and illness
  • preventing and managing injuries
  • community development and capacity building
  • wellness in the workplace
  • tobacco cessation awareness

Telephone

587-763-0104

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.

Health Promotion Program | 780-706-3173

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Health Promotion Program

Teaches individuals, organizations and communities about making healthy lifestyle choices by:

  • building healthy public policy
  • creating supportive environments
  • strengthening community action
  • developing personal skills
  • reorienting health services

Topics include:

  • tobacco cessation
  • injury prevention
  • healthy eating
  • staying active
  • staying safe in the sun

Telephone

780-706-3173

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.

Service hours

Closed 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, and statutory holidays.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Mental Health Information, Promotion and Prevention

Offers information, workshops and training on preventing and/or coping with:

  • stress, anxiety, depression, seasonal affective disorder, grief and loss
  • suicide
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • ASIST and other suicide intervention training

Mental health promotion facilitators work with schools and various community agencies to strengthen resiliency amongst the population.

Some services are offered directly by Alberta Health Services staff, agencies funded by Alberta Health Services or community partners

Telephone

780-706-3281

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.

Eligibility

This service is available to all ages.

Wait times

Depends upon nature of request

Fees

There is a fee for Mental Health First Aid, suicide intervention training and other like courses. Information and workshops are at no cost.

Mental Health Services | 1-888-594-0211 (Centralized Intake), 780-706-3281 (Office Number)

Service hours

Closed Monday to Friday12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, and statutory holidays.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Mental Health Services

The focus of intervention is short term recovery. Clinicians help clients generate achievable goals for stabilization and change. Parental involvement is expected for children / youth unless a client is assessed as a mature minor.

Services are available for children, youth, adults and older adults with mental health concerns. Clinicians work with individuals and families to identify goals of treatment as they relate to their moderate to severe mental health concerns.

Mental Health Services may include:

  • assessment
  • treatment / outpatient services (includes individual, family and / or group counselling)

Telephone

1-888-594-0211 (Centralized Intake), 780-706-3281 (Office Number)

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.

Eligibility

Service is are available to all ages in most locations.

Wait times

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

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Preschool Oral Health Services

Fluoride varnish helps protect your child's teeth from tooth decay (cavities). It slows down decay already started.

Your child needs four fluoride varnish visits, six months apart, to best protect their teeth. Fluoride varnish is painted on your child's teeth. It takes less than one minute to apply. You can hold your child during the visit.

You can also ask any questions you may have about protecting your child's teeth.

If your child is diagnosed with asthma by a doctor, bring their quick reliever medication to the appointment. If your child feels anxious with dental visits it may trigger asthma symptoms.

This provincial prevention service is available across Alberta.

For more information and eligibility, visit our website: Preschool Oral Health Services

Telephone

780-706-3173

Service language options

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

Low German interpretation is available in South and Central Zones.

Eligibility

Children between 12 and 35 months (1 and 2 years) old are eligible to start the program. For more information and eligibility, visit our website Preschool Oral Health Services

Note: For Calgary and area, eligibility is also based on family income.

View more information...

Public Health - Oral Health

Our goal is to improve the oral health of people of all ages, in the North Zone (all Areas). A healthy mouth is an important piece in a person's overall health. Healthy teeth and gums support good nutrition, speech, growth, development, learning, and social development.This program offers:

Targeted School Services: Fluoride varnish applications, oral health assessments and referrals, sealant applications, classroom education, and resource provision. These services are targeted to schools identified with students at oral health risk. Services may vary across the North Zone.

Preschool Program:
Fluoride varnish applications, oral health assessments and referrals for eligible children 12-35 months old. Services may vary across the North Zone.

Community Education: Education for health professionals, community leaders, parent groups and other community groups to promote oral health. Information on fluoride and private well water sampling to determine fluoride levels available. Services may vary across the North Zone.

Telephone

780-706-3173

Service Hours

Monday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm.

Eligibility

Age 12 - 35 months to begin preschool fluoride varnish program.

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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

780-706-3173

Eligibility

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

Speech and Language Services | 780-396-2632, 780-396-2633

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Speech and Language Services

Services are for people who need help and may include:

  • pronouncing speech sounds
  • understanding and using spoken language
  • using gestures, pictures, communication boards or speech devices to communicate
  • rehabilitating reading and writing after an illness or injury
  • speaking smoothly and easily (fluency, stuttering)
  • improving voice quality
  • eating, feeding and swallowing
  • consultation, follow-up and referral to other community services

Telephone

780-396-2632, 780-396-2633

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.

Eligibility

Please contact the site to discuss eligibility requirements.

Wait times

The waiting list varies by location. Please contact the site directly to inquire about wait times.

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