This service specializes in organ transplant for people living south of Red Deer.
Doctor's referral is needed.
Please see specific service listing for details.
Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.
An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.
Wheel chair access available.
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.
Closed on statutory holidays and weekends.
North Tower, 5th Floor1403 29 Street
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Assessments Clinics held Tuesday mornings or Wednesday afternoons
Provides assessment and treatment of teens aged 13 to 21 with substance abuse and mental health issues and involves the family or other people important to the adolescent.Services include:
For adolescents and their parents/guardians between 13 and 21 years with both psychiatric and addictive disorders.
The hours listed are general clinic hours. Assessment Clinics held at a variety of times Monday to Friday; Individual and Group Therapy available at various times Monday to Friday. Please call for information.
Services provided include:
assessment, treatment and referrals
care may inlcude individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, couples therapy
group therapy is a major component of this program
Adults (18 years of age and over) with both psychiatric and addictive disorders.
Closed weekends and statutory holidays.
Offers a program which includes the following components:
Adults, 18 years of age and older, experiencing acute addiction and / or mental health concerns that significantly impair their daily functioning.
Closed weekends and holidays.
This clinic provides:
Adults and youth (16 years of age and older) who are questioning their gender identity or wanting to socially / medically transition.
Typical wait times for this service are variable and range from 9-24 months.
Patients are seen for many areas of neurologic illness/injury, including:
This service does not accept referrals for:
Assessment: Outpatients - usually 4 to 6 months, Inpatients - Usually 1-3 weeks.
There is a charge for additional correspondence for third-party insurance or medical-legal consultation.
Primary diagnosis of bipolar disorder with psychotic features (usually seen in the Foothills Medical Clinic Mood Disorders Program)IQ less than 70
Closed on weekends and STAT Holidays.
Provides people with long-term intravenous (IV) therapy:
Provides services to adult patients only. Eligibility will be assessed by AVAS registered nurses.
Offers care and support for people having an allogeneic or autologous blood and marrow transplant.
Simulation is a training technique which enables learners to practice and master individual and team skills to improve patient safety and enhance the quality of care.
With simulation a range of scenarios can be practiced from road traumas, to situations in hospital or home care settings. It supports all types of learning from developing or enhancing technical skills to working as a member of a team to improving communication skills. Simulation also offers the opportunity to assess individuals within a safe environment without risk to the patient.
The eSIM program supports training for physicians and staff involved in the delivery of care to patients in Alberta using 2 primary services:
For more information about eSIM visit our website.
This service is provided to Alberta Health Services staff and partners.
There are no fees for service provided to Alberta Health Services staff, physicians, or volunteers. Fees are charged to agencies external to Alberta Health Services seeking the support of the Provincial Simulation Program.
This program works to make sure people with lung cancer get faster access to treatment through special rapid access clinics in Edmonton and Calgary. The program seeks to reshape cancer care in Alberta by improving the patient journey and outcomes and standardize care delivery across the province.
Services provided may include:
This service cares for people from Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories depending on location.
For more information visit our webpage.
The goal of this service is to assist the patient in achieving the best possible recovery and the highest level of independence and function. This would be done through:
Minimum 18 years or older.
24-hour on-call for all major anaesthesia services.
This service provides:
Physician referral required.
The service is in communication with the patient’s primary care doctor.
Calgary Zone adult patients who require support for anticoagulation management which would include: warfarin initiation, low molecular weight heparin initiation or peri-procedural bridging, chronic anticoagulation with labile INR in high risk clotting or bleeding patient or initiation of DOAC in high risk bleeding or clotting patient.
Night and Weekend emergency service coverage (on-call). Closed on statutory holidays.
Offers assessments and apheresis treatment, including:
Urgent Referral wait times 1-2 weeks.
Routine Referral wait times 3 months.
This service offers:
Usually less than 1 week.
This cardiac service provides:
Patients are discharged from the clinic once their condition has been stabilized by medication.
Must have a family doctor for ongoing care.
Appointments may be available outside of regular hours.
Staffed by clinicians from main site - Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre.
Hearing Assessments for adults only offered at this site.
Community Audiology provides the following services (not all services are offered at each site):
This service does not provide/sell hearing aids, however candidacy and information about where to obtain hearing aids is provided post hearing assessment.
Typical concerns include memory and cognitive changes, speech changes, emotional changes, and physical sequelae.
Adults (18 years or older) with acquired brain injury (ABI)
Testing available on an emergency basis 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, primarily for inpatients.
Provides service to assess the upper and lower airways to help diagnose lung diseases.
Provides treatment and rehabilitation of burn injuries.
Patient must be admitted through Emergency or by a physician.
This service is responsible for all in-house food and drink, and catering in Alberta Health Services facilities. Third-party operated food and drink outlets, and vending machines are available in various Alberta Health Services facilities. The team is dedicated to providing fresh, high-quality food and drinks at competitive prices.
Food is available for purchase.
Offers fresh food that people can buy at AHS hospitals and facilities. Vending machines are also available.
Offers fresh food that people can buy at AHS hospitals and facilities like:
The program offers the following for patients and their families:
This program also provides information, education, and resources to healthcare providers working across the continuum of care from acute to community rehabilitation.
For more information, visit the Calgary Brain Injury Program website.
The health team includes:
Dedicated primary nurse navigation providing education, resources, and one on one support for patients with breast cancer or undergoing breast evaluation.
Nurse Navigation services include:
This clinic is wheelchair accessible, but patient must be able to transfer themselves to the exam table, or bring a companion to the appointment.
Closed between 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Services offered may include:
Service may include:
Emergency on call available 24 hours/day.
Patients must be in agreement to R1 Goals of Care to be eligible for Cardiac Catheterization.
Some inpatient services are available 24 hours/day.
Echocardiograms Transthoracic Echo
NOTE: Services listed above may not be offered at all locations. Contact the location to receive details on their service offerings.
Closed on weekends and statutory holidays.
Phones are answered from 8:00 AM-3:30PM Monday to Friday
Closed from 12:00PM-1:00PM for lunch
The Cardiac Function Clinic (CFC) is a multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to the support of Heart Failure (HF) patients who have complex care needs that require close monitoring and/or medication optimization .Care offered includes ongoing physical assessment, management of medical and non-pharmacological treatments, and patient teaching regarding diet, lifestyle and medication management.
Offers regular follow-up care to make sure pacemakers and ICD's are working properly, and to watch for any other heart-related problems.
Hours vary. Please call clinic for days and hours.
Offers regular follow-up, long distance care to make sure pacemakers and ICD's are working properly. Clients must have the equipment to do the assessment at home.
You need to be referred by a cardiologist.
Clients must be under the care of a cardiologist.
Conditions include but are not limited to:
All admissions must be approved by the attending cardiologist.
Faxed referrals can be sent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A referral service for people who need to see a cardiologist.
Coordinates and schedules open heart cardiac surgeries.
This service provides comprehensive diagnostic, assessment, treatment and follow-up services within cardiology subspecialties.
Provides assessment, treatment or referral of people with known or suspected heart issues by our cardiology trainees under the supervision of a staff cardiologist.
Doctor’s referral required.
Cardiologist's referral needed.
Days to months, depending on urgency.
Cashier services performs financial transactions, including the acceptance of payment for patient fees.
There may be costs for splints, braces or other items not covered by Alberta Health.
This service offers mental health assessment and treatment for children with serious emotional, behavioral, and/or psychiatric problems that can't be treated in the community, day patient, or outpatient settings. The service also involves the child's family.
All admissions are determined in any of the emergency departments in consultation with psychiatry/mental health staff
Child must be between 4 and 17 years old with acute mental health problems.
Adolescents must be between 13 and 17 years old and in Grade7 to Grade 12
Provides care and support to people whose cough is not being caused by a health condition, but is still affecting their everyday lives.
Doctor’s referral needed. Please fax referral to Pulmonary Central Triage & Access.
The chronic pain consult team:
Hospital inpatients only.
Computed tomography, also known as "CT Scan" or "CAT Scan", is when pictures of the body are taken using radiation and computer-enhanced imaging.
A language line is available, but requests need to be made before tests are scheduled.
For urgent consultation after hours, on weekends or statutory holidays, please contact the psychiatrist on call through the hospital switchboard.
The Consultation Liaison Service utilizes a multidisciplinary approach for assessment and treatment of medical inpatients with co-existing psychiatric concerns that are impacting implementation of the treatment plan. Upon receiving a consult, the team initiates the assessment process and reviews the patient with an attending psychiatrist.Patients may receive supportive therapy and behavioural management throughout their stay. Once discharged, the service may make community resource referrals and follow-up. Consultation is offered to unit staff regarding behavioural and psychiatric interventions while patients are on the unit.
Referrals accepted Monday-Friday.
Provides assessment, treatment, and follow-up services to adults with cystic fibrosis.
Testing to see how well your lungs are working (spirometry) can be done at the clinic.
Services may include administration of blood products IV therapy, medication infusions, therapeutic phlebotomy, and recovery from approved diagnostic interventions dependent on site.
Dentist can be paged 24 hours for emergency treatment for target population. No after hours emergency treatment for otherwise healthy patients.
This service also provides:
Adults 18 years and older who:
Fees are comparable to community dental offices. All treatment is billable to the patient (patient may be reimbursed by private dental plan or applicable third party plan).
Hearing screening provided to inpatients only at this site.
Alberta's Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program is a provincial screening program that identifies permanent hearing loss as early as possible in a baby's life. This ensures that babies and families receive timely follow-up and support sooner to optimize developmental outcomes.
For more information, visit our website
All babies born in Alberta, or born to parents living in Alberta are eligible for screening within 90 days of birth. But it's best for babies to be screened within 30 days of birth.
Additional eligibility requirements exist based on the baby's age and health status. Infants born with bilateral aural atresia or presenting with meningitis are not eligible for screening. These infants are referred directly to audiology services, by the EHDI Hearing Screener for a diagnostic Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) assessment.
Appointments booked upon request.
Closed Statuatory holidays.
For helpful information and support resources, visit our Early Pregnancy Assessment Program website or see our grief support program information on the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Program website.
High degree of suspicion of miscarriage under 12 weeks of gestation.
EPIP (Early Psychosis Intervention Program) provides an initial comprehensive psychiatric assessment with longitudinal follow-up where clinically appropriate. The maximum duration of follow-up is 3 years. Follow-up services include:
There is a wait period for the first appointment with Early Psychosis Intervention Program. Access Mental Health can provide current wait times.
Echocardiography uses ultrasound to study the structure and function of the heart, including blood flow through the heart and its valves.
An EEG test is a measurement of the electrical activity of the brain. It takes approximately 60-90 minutes and is performed by a technologist and then interpreted by a neurologist. The test involves the placement of electrodes on your scalp, there is no pain or discomfort involved. We ask that you arrive for your appointment with clean hair with no mousse, gels or hairspray.
The test involves low electrical stimulation of the nerves using electrode stickers or may involve a thin needle to be inserted directly into a muscle which records the electrical activity in that muscle. Testing is performed by a doctor who is assisted by a technologist.
The Psychiatric Emergency Room Outreach (ERO) Team and Psychiatric Outreach Response Team (PORT) offers timely community-based follow-up to clients who are referred by psychiatric emergency services. ERO and PORT are mobile teams, able to meet with clients at their homes, allowing them to effectively offer what the client needs due to having a first-hand perspective.
The services offer emotional or mental health support, intervention and problem solving, education and information for well-being, referral to other services, and clinical follow-up. Clients is in need of further mental health support, will be connected to a longer term service.
If you have an emergency, call 911.
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.
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.
Psychiatric Emergency Services are provided from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM 7 days per week.
See Eligibility field for information on who is eligible for this service.
Alberta Children's Hospital has a Mental Health Inpatient Unit.
Children and adolescents with mental health concerns that impact abilities in daily functioning.
The following locations ONLY provide Mental Health services to adolescents over the age of 14 years:
Wait time varies.
This service offers specialized endoscopic ultrasounds for staging tumours of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, biliary system, and rectum.
On call after hours and weekends.
Offers endoscopy procedures for gastrointestinal concerns, which may include:
The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) service works to improve patient care related to nutrition, mobility after surgery, fluid management, anesthesia and pain control. We engage patients and make them part of the team by involving them in preparation for their surgery and post-operative recovery. By helping patients stay strong, we can improve outcomes, reduce complications and create a better patient experience.
A doctor or surgeon will refer.
Closed on Statutory holidays.
An Evoked Potential (EP) is an electrical potential recorded from the nervous system in response to the presentation of a stimulus. The stimulus type may be visual, auditory or somatosensory. Each type of test takes 30-60 minutes and is performed by a technologist and then interpreted by a neurologist.
Services may include:
Referrals through Children and Adolescent Addiction and Mental Health Programs (CAAMHP) within Calgary
All referrals from within Children and Adolescent Addiction and Mental Health Programs (CAAMHP) must have a CAAMHP psychiatrist willing to provide consultation and support.
Fluoroscopy is a real time x-ray like a video, which is used by physicians and staff to assist imaging throughout the body during exams.
Service available, but must be arranged ahead of time
Service targeted to:
18 years of age and older
Offers care on an inpatient basis including assessing, diagnosing, and treating many types of medical problems.
You must be admitted to the unit by a doctor.
McCaig Tower, Main Floor: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
McCaig Tower, Ground Floor: Monday to Friday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Special Services Building, Ground Floor: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Foothills Hospital, 4th Floor: Monday to Friday 7:45 am - 4:00 pm.
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.
Offers inpatient care for people after surgery.
Closed weekends and Statutory Holidays.
Cares for people before and after general surgery procedures.
You need a referral from a surgeon.
Statutory Holidays 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Special Service Hours are:
Monday to Friday 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Weekends and holidays closed.
A hospital boutique featuring a wide selection of gifts, snacks and toiletries for sale. At The Red Thread Gift Shop your gift gives twice! Proceeds of sales support programs that focus on patient care and comfort as well as the purchase of new patient focused equipment.
Cares for women after they have had gynecology surgery (e.g., hysterectomy, bladder repair, for cancer).
Women are admitted to the unit by a surgeon.
Please call clinic for hours of operation, as they vary according to individual physician's schedule. All referrals should be directed to the office of the specialists and not directly to the clinic.
This program provides assessment and treatment for injuries as recommended by the health care team.
There may be a cost for splints or other items not covered by Alberta Healthcare Insurance.
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.
All requests are charged a fee in accordance with the Health Information Act. 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. Dependent on the type of request additional costs may apply.
If you are unable to pay the fee, please submit evidence of financial hardship.
Completes patient charts, collects data, data entry and coding, collects patient information, dictates notes, and transcribes inpatient and outpatient charts.
There is a fee for copies of health records.
Closed statutory holidays and weekends. For urgent medical attention after hours or on the weekend proceed to the nearest emergency department. For an emergency call 911.
Provides assessment, listing on the organ wait list, and follow-up for heart transplant clients, including:
Adults are followed through the Foothills Medical Centre and children are followed through the Alberta Children’s Hospital. The University of Alberta Heart Transplant Program works with both hospitals to follow clients.
Heart transplant surgery for all ages is done at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton.
For more information, see the Southern Alberta Transplant Program website.
Provides care for people in the hospital with blood diseases, including leukemia.
This service is open from Monday at 6:45 am - Sunday at 11:00 pm. Offered 24 hours a day from Tuesday to Saturday.
Offers medical services for people with hepatitis, including:
Translation Services available for languages other than English. Please indicate the language at the time of referral.
Doctors will triage referral and result of referral will be communicated to referring doctor.
Closed January 1, December 25 and December 26
Provides intravenous (IV) antibiotics at home. Healthcare providers teach clients and caregivers how to use an IV pump to give the antibiotics.
To access contact information and a list of services offered, select a hospital.
Search through a complete list of progams and services, or hospital and facility information with the following:
Closed between 12:00 and 1:00 PM for lunch.
Most rooms are 2-bedroom shared suites, which means potentially sharing the bathroom, living, and dining area if you have a roomate. We also offer 1-bedroom suites, which means you have the entire suite to yourself. Each floor has a shared kitchen with a fridge, freezer, stove, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster. Coffee, tea, juice, bread, and some condiments are provided.
The hostel is not wheelchair accessible and you must be able to go down 13 flights of stairs in case of a fire. This facility is for patients only. Caregivers are permitted with you in your suite for the duration of your stay.
Note: We do not have wheelchair accessibility or any handicap access
Contact the hostel for current rates. You also have to pay for your own meals, transportation, and parking.
Services are offered to people who have been referred, by their doctor, to see a neurosurgeon. The neurosurgery team complete an assessment and decide if treatment is needed.
Follow up is also provided to patients, once their treatment is complete.
On-Call triage service available through ROCA.
Offers 100% oxygen at high atmospheric pressure to treat a specified list of conditions approved by Alberta Health and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. This treatment increases blood oxygen levels, which can prevent tissue death, promote healing, and help fight infection.
Only certain health conditions are eligible for treatment with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Please consult with a physician at HBO Clinics for further information.
The ICU Recovery Clinic is a rehabilitation clinic focused on helping people heal from difficulties associated with stays in the ICU. Common problems after ICU that people experience when they go home include difficulties with fatique, strength, sleep, mood, thinking and quality-of-life.
Admission to an ICU for more than four consecutive days within the past three months.
Follow-up appointments are targeted to occur at one month after discharge home from the hospital.
These services are not available on evenings and weekends. At these times, please contact the social worker at the hospital.
This program provides support and health information to healthcare providers, Indigenous patients / clients and their families through personal visits. Ask your healthcare provider for more information about Alberta Health Services policy to allow spiritual ceremonies.
Specifically, this includes:
This service is available on-site in hospitals, public health centres and in the community. Upon request, staff can be present at hospital rounds, medical appointments and case conferences. This program will communicate with the healthcare team to ensure provision of culturally sensitive healthcare service.
Patient / client language interpretation service is also available upon request.
Patients and clients may also be asked about their healthcare experience to help ensure they receive the best possible healthcare.
First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Metis and Inuit people and their families.
Provides consultation services for older adults with medical problems, including:
Adults ages 65 years and older.
Rural hospital inpatients are seen for instrumental oropharyngeal swallowing assessment by speech-language pathology (SLP) at the Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) and the Rockyview General Hospital (RGH).
Note: Bariatric patients are only seen at FMC
For inpatients at rural hospital sites requiring an instrumental swallow assessment by an SLP for suspected oropharyngeal dysphagia.
As part of the Critical Care Medicine Department, this service provides intensive care for all patients, including trauma and neurosciences.
Provides symptom management so patients can be discharged to the most appropriate setting for ongoing palliative care such as home or hospice.
Patients must have complex symptoms or distress requiring intensive care and follow through.
Patients not accepted immediately can be put on a waitlist by contacting Unit 47 directly.
On-call coverage after hours and on weekends.
Interventional Radiography is a sub-specialty of Diagnostic Imaging (radiology) that uses imag-guided procedures for both therapeutic and diagnostic Purposes. Interventional radiography can be done using x-ray, CT, Ultrasound or MRI images and are done to diagnose and treat disease in almost every organ system.
Angiography, which is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a radio-opaque dye and a specialized x-ray camera to take pictures of the blood flow in specific blood vessels (arteries or veins) or blood flow within the heart itself. Sometimes treatments are done during an angiogram.
Closed statutory holidays and weekends.
Children are cared for at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
See the following sites for more information:
People who need a kidney or pancreas transplant. Doctors consider each person’s medical and health history.
Monday to Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
24 hour service provided for inpatients.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, patients are strongly encouraged to book an appointment to access lab services, book now.
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:
24/7 care for pregnant women and newborn babies, which includes:
A physician / midwife referral is needed.
Low risk care provided at Canmore, High River hospitals
Low risk and high risk care provided at Foothills, Peter Lougheed, Rockyview, and South Health Campus hospitals
Highest risk, tertiary care provided at Foothills Medical Centre
Adult patients are followed through the Foothills Medical Centre and pediatric patients are followed at the Alberta Children’s Hospital; patients are followed in collaboration with the Edmonton Liver Transplant Program. Liver transplant surgery is performed in Edmonton.
A certified health care interpreter may be provided in person or over the phone.
Clients are assessed for:
Offers services for people who want to be living kidney donors (donate one of their kidneys to a person with end-stage kidney disease), including:
Living donors are usually blood relatives (e.g., brother, sister, parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, niece, nephew). Sometimes a person who isn’t a blood relative can be a donor (e.g., husband, partner, wife, in-laws, close friend). Anonymous donors (people who want to donate a kidney to someone they don’t know) may also be part of this program.
Donors who aren’t a match for the person who was going to receive their kidney can be part of a paired exchange program with Canadian Blood Services.
For more information about being a living donor, see:
Donors must be in good health and be assessed by the Southern Alberta Transplant Program to see if they are able to donate.Donors must refer themselves to this program.
Lung transplant surgery is performed in Edmonton. Patients are followed in collaboration with the Edmonton Lung Transplant Program. Pediatric patients are followed at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
A certified health care interpreter is available for patients and their families may be provided in person or over the phone.
Physician referral is required.
Following assessment the Edmonton Lung Transplant Program will decide if the client is suitable for transplant
Wait time for assessment depends on patient status and the availability of specialists. The wait time for transplantation varies depending on many conditions such as: transplant recipient medical condition, blood type, donor availability, and donor organ size.
On call service after hours, 7 day/week.
MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields and radiowaves to form images of the body. The technique is widely used in hospitals for medical diagnosis, staging of disease and for follow-up without exposure to ionizing radiation.
Used for many exams, including: head, spine, heart, bone / joints, and abdomen.
Mammography is a type of x-ray to look for growths or changes in breast tissue.
24 hrs/day 365 days/year
Medical Cardiology inpatient unit that serves a patient population that traverses the life span to include young adults, middle adult and older age groups. Admissions include but are not limited to patients with abnormal heart beats, Congestive Heart Failure, Pre and Post Heart Transplant, Heart Attack, Pre and Post Cardiac Catherization, Pacemaker and other device implants, just to name a few.
Clients admitted under Cardioloogy who meet the criteria for needing cardiac services.
Closed weekends and holidays
The Mood Disorders Program is a subspecialty psychiatry service based at the Foothills Medical Centre. This program provides:
A doctor's referral is needed.
Patients between the ages of 15-69 years thought to be suffering from:
Wait times vary. An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.
Provides assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), including:
Provides newborn babies with intensive care, which includes:
For babies 24 hours and younger that require intensive care.
As part of the Foothills Hospital Inpatient Units:
Provides assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological conditions, including:
You need to be referred by a doctor and admitted to hospital.
Provides assessment and consultation for people who have problems with their nervous system, including progressive neurological diseases and complex seizure disorders.
Education is offered to clients, their family members, community members and healthcare providers.
Wait time is 3 to 8 months.
Provides care for patients who need surgery for conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and spine, including:
You need to be referred by a doctor.
Wait times vary.
Services are offered to people who have been referred, by their Doctor, to see a Neurosurgeon. The Neurosurgery team would then assess and decide if surgery is needed, for Neurovascular disorders, including:
Follow up after surgery is also provided.
On-call service after hours and weekends.
Clients swallow, inhale, or are given a needle with a radiotracer before their exam. Radiotracers go to a specific body part so the camera can take pictures. (tests may take a number of hours to complete; patients may be required to return later that day or the next day to complete exam).
Radiotracers are also given to treat diseases like thyroid disease.
Obstetrics clinic: provides high risk obstetrics outpatient services for women with pregnancies identified as being at a higher risk. Gynaecology clinic: provides outpatient ambulatory services including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment options for women with general gynecology concerns.
Offers care and treatment for people with cancer, including high-dose chemotherapy and pain relief.
You must be admitted to hospital by your doctor.
Provides assessments and treatments to improve the quality of life and physical abilities of people with multiple sclerosis.
Must be a patient of the Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
There is a cost for aids and therapy supplies.
A donor coordinator is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on call.
Health Care Professionals only who require immediate assistance should contact the Foothills Medical Centre Main Switchboard at 403-944-1110 and ask for the on call Donor Coordinator to be paged.
Donations of organs and tissues may include:
To find out how to record your wishes to donate organs and / or tissues after you die, visit the Organ and Tissue Donation Registry.
For more information visit our website.
A health care professional refers a potential donor to the on-call Donor Coordinator via ROCA or Switchboard.
A multidisciplinary team provides care for orthopedic patients including:
Must be admitted by an orthopedic surgeon or other doctor.
Wait time varies and is dependent on Surgeon availability.
Outpatient service for adult patients suffering burn or frostbite injuries. The care provided is from the acute injury through the rehabilitation phase.
Interrepation Services can be arranged.
Must be referred by a Physician.
An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking. Urent appointments are offered with 24-72 hours from referral.
Offers care for patients pre and post surgery on an outpatient basis.
These hours are for the Parking Office. Parking is available onsite 24/7.
Calgary facilities provide pay parking services at a variety of lots at each site. Please contact the individual site office for detailed information.
Free visitor parking is available at all rural hospitals.
For more information about parking maps, paying a ticket or appealing a ticket visit the website.
As part of our support for patient care and comfort, friends and family of inpatients at hospital and health care facilities can send well wishes via email. Sites participating in the program will receive the message, will ensure that the message is only "well-wish" (any other type of communication will be deleted) and will arrange for delivery within 3 business days. A couple of important reminders - the electronic delivery system is not a secure connection, so please don't add any confidential information to your message. Plus the "well-wish" system does not allow for replies or confirm receipt / delivery confirmation.
General hours of meal service:
Breakfast: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Lunch: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Supper: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Patient Food Services ensures patients receive the diet the doctor or dietitian orders. Our team of dietitians, food service supervisors, and qualified cooks plan and continually improve menus.
In some centers we provide food services for staff and visitors (cafeteria). Refer to the specific site contact information for hours of operation and location.
Offers services for children and adolescents who have serious, ongoing mental health concerns, including:
For children and adolescents with acute psychiatric symptoms or those suffering from a severe mental health disorder.
Services offered include the following:
Multidisciplinary team delivers patient-centered care, with an emphasis on patient engagement and collaborative care. As this is a tertiary care specialty clinic, patients can expect to be discharged back to their referring provider.
For more information visit our website at Pelvic Floor Clinic Information for the Public
Telephone assisted interpretaion services (please notify clinic prior to your appointment)
Wheelchair accessible, but patient must be able to transfer themselves to the exam table, or bring a companion to the appointment.
There is no fee for government insured health services but fees may apply for certain devices such as pessaries and dilators,etc. if required. Patients without health insurance will incur facility fees and physician fees.
Technicians and assistants have an important role in dispensing, packaging and production of medications for all inpatients.
Pharmacists work collaboratively with the health care team to determine, implement and assess the individualized patient treatment plan. Services include:
Provides medication services for:
Standard dispensing fees apply.
This clinic optimizes function through the use of bracing and orthotics. Examples of diagnoses seen in this clinic include:
Adults, 18 years and older.
Please call minor surgery clinic for hours.
The most common types of plastic surgery are for broken bones in the face or hands and injuries to the hands, arms, or legs that need a skin graft.
The person is given a radioactive substance that collects in certain cells in the body. These cells can then be detected and the PET/CT combined gives a clear picture of the size, shape, and location of the abnormal cells.
4 to 6 weeks for elective surgeries. Clients having urgent surgery are seen sooner.
Closed statuatory holidays.
This service offers:
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This service is offered to parents and families affected by a pregnancy or infant loss.
This clinic is wheelchair accessible.
Closed weekends and Statutory holidays.
Provides urgent, time limited, care for individuals experiencing mental health related concerns using evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches to change.
To begin, a client undergoes a comprehensive psychiatric assessment by both a therapist and a psychiatrist. Clients must be willing to engage in change oriented therapy. Both individual and group therapies are available going forward based on the treatment plan. The number of sessions needed to make desired change(s) varies from person to person, however, patients will attend 6-10 sessions on average.
Referrals may be made to other Alberta Health Services and/or community services as needed.
A referral from the Foothills Medical Centre Emergency Department or through Access Mental Health is needed.
Clients between the ages of 18 and 69 (and not functionally geriatric) who:
There is a 2 month wait for Access Mental Health Clients. Clients referred from Foothills Medical Centre Emergency Department will be seen within 2 weeks.
Services provided to clients and families by Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) may also include:
Offers services for people who have serious, ongoing mental health concerns, including:
A doctor referral through the Emergency Department, Crisis Assessment Team, or Consultation Liaison is needed. Referrals may also be accepted from doctors with admission privileges.
For adults and older adults with serious, ongoing mental health concerns.
Clinic provides diagnostic procedures and treatment plans for lung conditions such as:
Sub-specialty clinics include:
A doctor's referral is required
Referring Doctors are encouraged to go through PCAT or ATOP
Adult patients over the age of 18
Varies depends on specialty and triage priority.
Closed statutory holidays
Provides a comprehensive psychiatric assessment with long-term follow-up where appropriate. Maximum duration of program attendance will be reviewed at 3 years. Follow-up services include:
Service targeted to young adults, ages 15 to 25 years.
There are limited spaces available and wait times vary. Current wait time will be provided on receipt of referral.
This service provides diagnostic, assessment, treatment, and follow-up care services for:
Offers teaching activities for respiratory clients. Services include:
Eligibility is dependent on testing done by the referring physician.
A doctor's referral is required.
Closed statutory holidays.
Provides care for clients before and after invasive cardiac tests or procedures. Includes the following procedures:
Patient referrals are managed by the Cardiac Procedure Central Referral office. Referrals are only accepted from cardiologists or an Internists.
Wait time varies, depending on test required.
Overnight study hours: 8:30pm to 6:00am, Sunday through Thursday evenings.
This service provides consultation, diagnosis and treatment for adults with sleep disorders. To be seen at the Sleep Centre, your family physician or specialist must refer you to our clinic. Once we receive your referral we will fax a confirmation to your referral source reporting that your referral was received. Based on the information received in your referral, you will then either be called for an appointment by our staff to arrange further testing or you will receive a questionnaire in the mail for you to complete and return to the Sleep Centre. This is part of the standardized triage process.
Information for Health Providers is available on our website.
There are no fees for services provided by the Centre, however, Alberta Health Care Insurance doesn't pay for CPAP machines or related equipment.
This service works individually with patients, groups and/or families to:
On-call 24 hours nursing coverage. Nutrition Support Clinic: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
This is a specialized service for adult patients in Southern Alberta requiring enteral/parenteral nutrition therapy for a non-functioning or inaccessible gut.
A doctor must refer to the Southern Alberta Adult Home enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Program.
Individual cases are reviewed by a multidisciplinary team to ensure they meet all eligibility requirements.
Can be up to 3 days.
This program provides care for the following:
The multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive care to manage and improve outcomes and patient / family quality of life through patient-centered evidence based care, education and research. In addition the team supervises and manages the delivery of home-infusion blood products for appropriate patients.
Serves people who need solid organ transplant (kidney, pancreas, liver, lung, or heart), those who have had a transplant, and potential living donors.
For more information about these services, please see the listings below:
This is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist service that provides assessment and treatment for people who can’t relax their limbs because of involuntary muscle tightness or spasms. Provides treatment for complex patients with spasticity, a muscle tightness that may result from a number of neurological conditions which may include stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, etc.
Treatment may include:
The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Clinic assesses and provides treatment for individuals with sequelae of spinal cord injury / disease. Typical concerns include pressure sores, spasticity, neurogenic bowel/bladder, and/or autonomic dysfunction.
Services are offered to people who have been referred, by their doctor, to see a neurosurgeon for possible spine surgery. The neurosurgery team would then assess and decide if treatment is needed.
Service is available to hospital inpatients and their families in emergency situations 24/7.
This Service Provides spiritual and emotional support for patients, families and staff as an integral part of the multidisciplinary care team that works within the health care system to assess and address spiritual care needs, which may include:
Chaplains adhere to professional standards of practice for spiritual care delivery.
This service provides the following for adults who have had a transient ischemic attach (TIA) or a minor stroke:
Adults who have had a transient ischemic attack or a minor stroke.
This clinic sees patients affected by ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke with resultant impairment or disability, who have ongoing rehabilitation needs.
Service provided to patients who require repair or replacement of cardiac valves through minimally invasive techniques.
Repair of congenital heart defects through minimally invasive approaches.
Wait times for consult can be up to 3 months. Wait times for a TAVI procedure are currently 8-12 months but are triaged regularly throughout the wait. Urgent patients will be done first. Wait times for other structural heart procedures is 2-4 months after your work up is complete.
Services are offered to people who have been referred, by their doctor, to see a neurosurgeon. The neurosurgery team assesses and decide if surgery is needed, for neoplasms originating in the brain / spinal cord. Some examples may include:
These services include:
Doctor to send a physician transfer summary to one of the program's physiatrists. The client will be assessed at an outpatient clinic to determine their fitness for this program or an outpatient rehabilitation program.
The following criteria are used as a guideline for in-hospital rehabilitation care:
Alberta Health Services has a policy to allow spiritual ceremonies. Ask your healthcare provider, traditional wellness counselor or spiritual care services for more information.
Traditional Wellness Counselors also gather traditional medicines, educate about ceremonial protocol, and are available to healthcare staff for consultation on a diverse range of Indigenous patient issues.
First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Métis, and Inuit peoples and their families.
Weekend on-call coverage: call 212-8223 pager 3495.
Patient in acute care facility in the Calgary Zone who will require medically necessary support upon discharge
After hours coverage for emergency and in-patients provided by the McCaig Tower location.
Ultrasound is an imaging test that captures images of soft tissue organs, blood vessels and tissues using high-frequency sound waves (no radiation). Ultrasound is also known as sonography.
Not all tests are offered at all sites. Call the location for more information.
Closed 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
3 Clinics per week on Tuesdays depending on patients booked.
Access nurses work with a multidisciplinary team to assess a person's vascular access needs in acute and community clinics throughout southern Alberta.
Our volunteer roles share a commitment to improving the quality of the patient and family experience.
For general information about volunteering with AHS please visit our website.
Please arrive at the hospital 30 minutes prior to appointment, to allow time to find parking and to complete paperwork in clinic.
An outpatient service, which assesses, diagnoses, treats, and provides follow-up for women with abnormal pap test results.
Services offered include:
To be referred to this clinic, it is necessary to meet specific criteria as outlined by the Alberta Cervical Cancer Screening guidelines.
Provides outpatient psychiatric assessment and treatment for women with mental health concerns who are considering pregnancy, during pregnancy and for up to one year after they give birth.
For women who are pregnant or within one year of having given birth. Clients need to be seeing a doctor for healthcare during their pregnancy. Substance abuse should not be the person’s primary mental health issue, and they can’t be receiving other mental health support in the community.