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Environmental Public Health - Housing and Rental Accommodations at Edson Healthcare Centre

Works to make sure all public housing are safe for tenants and meet the Housing Regulation and Minimum Housing and Health Standards requirements.

Wait

Call your local office to make an appointment.

Accessibility

Wheel chair access available.

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.

This is not a drop in service. Please call for information between the listed hours.

Address

3837 6 Avenue
Edson Alberta
T7E 0C5

Fax

780-725-6379

Toll free number

1-833-476-4743

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), 780-725-6110 (Mental Health General & Referral Line), 780-725-6132 (Addictions General & Referral Line)

Service hours

Closed for lunch from 12:00 pm (noon) to 1:00 pm.

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), 780-725-6110 (Mental Health General & Referral Line), 780-725-6132 (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.

Addiction Services - Adult and Youth Counselling | 1-800-232-7288 (24 Hr Rural Distress Line), 1-888-594-0211 (Centralized Intake), 780-725-6132 (Office Number)

Referral Needed

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Addiction Services - Adult and Youth Counselling

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 concerns. Clinicians work with individuals and families to identify goals of treatment as they relate to their moderate to severe addiction 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)

Telephone

1-800-232-7288 (24 Hr Rural Distress Line), 1-888-594-0211 (Centralized Intake), 780-725-6132 (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.

Referral Needed

Anyone can self refer.

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Addiction Services - Prevention

Provides prevention services for individuals, groups, schools,communities, and workplaces.

The focus of our prevention services is to raise awareness and understanding of alcohol, tobacco, other drug and gambling related issues.

Working closely with local groups, agencies, schools and employers provide support to projects aimed at mobilizing the community to prevent and address these issues.

Resources packages targeting children, youth, seniors, the workplace and parents are available to group facilitators and teachers.

Training and consultation services are available to professionals working with people who experience alcohol, gambling and other drug related issues.

Telephone

780-725-6132

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.

Adult Day Program | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard), 780-725-6060

Service hours

The day program is a small friendly atmosphere with access to a beautiful outdoor courtyard.

Referral Needed

Yes

Wait Times

Yes
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Adult Day Program

Adult Day programs are appropriate for adults who are:

  • able to regularly attend and participate in the program
  • able to function appropriately in a group setting
  • at risk of losing their ability to manage independently in the community but wish to continue to live at home (and can do so safely)
  • with a history of increased health care utilization
  • with stable medical conditions
  • with signs and symptoms of cognitive impairment
  • whose caregiver is in need of respite

What can I expect?

Each day is intentionally designed with the preferences, interests and needs of each member in mind. The schedule is predictable to help with memory retention, yet flexible to accommodate individual preference and endurance. The content varies to provide interesting and stimulating programming. Everyday living activities are incorporated throughout the day to feel like home

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard), 780-725-6060

Service Hours

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Referral Needed

Ask your case manager for a referral. If you do not have a case manager, call the Continuing Care Access line 1-855-371-4122 for a referral. Family, friends, neighbors or health professional can also call on your behalf.

For any questions or to discuss whether the program is an option for you or family member, please call.

Eligibility

Home Care clients (with a valid Alberta Health Care Card) who live in a community setting are eligible to participate in our Adult Day Programs.

Those who live in supportive living, long term care, or are receiving funding from Persons with Developmental Disabilities are not able to attend the Adult Day Program.

Wait times

All programs have a limited capacity. If the program you are interested in does not currently have space you will be added to a waitlist and prioritized based on your need. We will contact you as a space becomes available.

Fees

Our Adult Day Program costs $10.00 per day, and includes a nutritious meal and snack.



Fee Reductions

Cost should not be a barrier to accessing Adult Day Programs. Should you have any questions or concerns about the fee, please contact your AHS Case Manager or the day program in your area directly.

Alberta Aids to Daily Living Program | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Wait Times

Yes
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Alberta Aids to Daily Living Program

Due to COVID-19, service times may vary. Call to confirm.

This Government of Alberta funded program assesses people for funding for benefits like wheelchairs, walkers, bathing equipment, wound supplies, and compression stockings.

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Wait times

Referrals are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fees

If eligible, AADL is a cost-share program. Clients pay 25% of the cost up to maximum of $500 per family per benefit year (July 1 to June 30).



Fee Reductions

Low-income families can apply for cost exemption. Clients are 100% responsible for any upgrades.

Ambulatory Services | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Ambulatory Services

Provides day procedures which include:

  • ventolin treatments
  • cast changes
  • medicine that needs to be given by intravenous (IV)

Also provides access to these clinics:

  • adult pulmonary clinic
  • brace (orthotics and limbs) clinic
  • nephrology clinic
  • obstetrics and gynecology
  • surgical clinic
  • orthopedics
  • phlebotomy clinic

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service language options

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

Fees

There may be a fee depending on the type of service (e.g., charge for a new cast).

Service hours

Closed on 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

780-725-6110

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.

Audiology Services | 1-844-411-0202

Service hours

Clinic schedule subject to change.

Wait Times

Yes
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Audiology Services

This services:

  • provides hearing screening and testing
  • counsells people and their families who are affected by hearing loss.

You may be referred to an Edmonton clinic if there isn’t a local appointment available.

Telephone

1-844-411-0202

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Wait times

1 Months

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking. You will be put on a wait list and contacted as soon as an appointment is available. Urgent cases may be seen first.

Bicycle and Wheeled Safety | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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Bicycle and Wheeled Safety

Provides education to cyclists, school staff, recreation staff, parents, and community volunteers about why bicycle helmets are mandatory equipment for all cyclists under the age of 18 in Alberta and how to wear a helmet properly. More information and resources about bicycle and wheeled safety are available here.

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Breastfeeding Clinic | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service hours

Open weekdays.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Breastfeeding Clinic

Free service that supports breastfeeding mothers and mothers with breastfeeding issues due to:

  • not making enough milk
  • plugged ducts
  • mastitis
  • thrush
  • latching issues
  • poor infant weight gain
  • breast reduction surgery
  • adoptive nursing

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Breastfeeding women

Fees

Fees may apply for breast pumps

Cafeteria Services | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service hours

Closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

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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

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.

Fees

Food is available for purchase.

Service hours

Stress testing schedule varies.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Cardiac Diagnostics - Stress Testing

Cardiac stress test is a physician referred test used to measure the heart’s response to exercise on a treadmill in a controlled and supervised clinical environment. Standard cardiac stress testing compares the continuous ECG, the blood pressure measurements and patient’s physical response to the exercise to determine if the patient has CAD (coronary artery disease). The results can be interpreted as a reflection of one’s general physical condition, used to diagnose heart blood flow disease, and for patient prognosis after a heart attack. If the patient’s results are not conclusive, the physician may recommend a MIBI standard stress test or a Persantine MIBI stress test.

Telephone

780-725-6144

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

Patients with known or suspected heart conditions.

Referral Needed

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Cardiac Diagnostics and Monitoring

Offers heart (cardiac) monitoring services which include:

  • 24 hour blood pressure monitoring (while you do your regular activities)
  • 24 hour holter monitoring
  • cardiac event monitoring (>24 hours)

Some communities may have limited service dates and times.

Telephone

780-725-6144

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.

Referral Needed

A doctor referral is needed which includes a faxed referral form.

Service hours

Closed statutory holidays. Provider schedules may vary.

Referral Needed

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Cardiac Rehabilitation and Education

Offers teaching and supports for patients and families to understand how best to lead an active and healthy lifestyle through focusing on diet, supervised exercise sessions, and other cardiovascular risk reduction activities.

Provides teaching and follow-up to people with a history of heart problems, including:

  • myocardial infarction (MI)
  • acute coronary syndrome (ACS)
  • coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • arrhythmias
  • heart failure

Also provides teaching and follow-up to people waiting for an angiogram / angioplasty, pacemaker, cardiac bypass, or valve surgery.

Offers teaching about heart disease and exercise, which includes these topics:

  • heart-smart nutrition
  • risk factors
  • exercise and leisure time
  • managing stress
  • heart disease and your feelings
  • conserving energy
  • understanding your medicine

Information and counselling is also available for how to stop smoking, how to manage high blood pressure (hypertension), and about high lipids and other risk factors. Teaching is available if you are admitted to the hospital or as an outpatient. There are one-on-one counselling and follow-up sessions, small group classes, and phone follow-up. Some tests (e.g., Holter monitoring, stress testing) may be offered at rural sites.

Telephone

780-723-3331

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.

Referral Needed

Physician referral is required. Contact family doctor or specialist to attend.

Eligibility

Open to people who have experienced a heart event (heart attack, stent, bypass surgery, heart valve surgery) in the last 6 months or have been diagnosed with heart failure.

Community Health Centres | 780-725-6083

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Community Health Centres

Services include immunization and public health nursing.

Community Health Centres

Telephone

780-725-6083

Fees

Depending on what service is being accessed.

Day Surgery Services & Recovery | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Referral Needed

Yes

Wait Times

Yes
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Day Surgery Services & Recovery

Cares for people after they have day surgery procedures. If you need to be admitted to the hospital after your procedure, your surgeon will tell you.

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service Hours

Monday: 7:30 am - 3:45 pm.
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 3:45 pm.
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 3:45 pm.
Thursday: 7:30 am - 3:45 pm.
Friday: 7:30 am - 3:45 pm.

Referral Needed

Contact your family physician for more information.

Wait times

Wait times depend on the type of surgery you need. If you have questions, call your family doctor.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Diabetic Nephropathy Prevention Clinics - Alberta Kidney Care - North

This service:

  • assesses people with diabetes to help prevent or delay diabetic nephropathy
  • teaches about diabetic nephropathy
  • provides information about managing diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol

Telephone

780-725-6057

Service Hours

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

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

780-725-6138

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.

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

Available by appointment only.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program - Community Screening

Your baby will be referred to Community Hearing Screening if:

  • your baby is discharged from hospital or birth centre before hearing screening can take place
  • your baby is born at a hospital or birth centre that does not offer hearing screening
  • your baby is not born in a hospital or birth centre

A community screening site will call and offer a hearing screening appointment for your baby soon after their birth.

The results of your baby's hearing screening and any follow up needed will be shared with you.

Hearing screening is the best way to find out if your baby has hearing loss.

Hearing screening is quick, safe, and will not hurt your baby. Your baby's hearing is important for many areas of child and brain development. Hearing loss can delay your child's speech, learning and social skills.

For more information, visit our website.

Telephone

1-844-411-0202

Service Hours

Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Service language options

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

Eligibility

All babies born or living in Alberta are offered screening for permanent hearing loss within 90 days of birth. It's best to have your baby's hearing screened before they are 1 month old. Newborn hearing screening is free. Additional eligibility requirements are based on your baby's age and health status. If your baby is born with bilateral aural atresia or presents with meningitis, they will be referred to Audiology Services for a diagnostic ABR assessment.

Emergency Services | 780-725-6243, 780-725-6252

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

780-725-6243, 780-725-6252

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

This is not a drop in service. Please call for information between the listed hours

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - Drinking Water

Albertans rely on safe drinking water from both public and private sources. Public health inspectors work with many partners to:

  • offer bacterial and chemical water sampling supplies for private wells and cisterns
  • provide information on protecting or improving water quality, including water treatment options
  • confirm the safety of public water supplies
  • issue health orders or advisories if there are health risks associated with drinking water supplies

Alberta's Nuisance and General Sanitation Regulation and the Public Health Guidelines for Non-Municipal Drinking Water include requirements and best practices for smaller public potable water systems.

Submit an online complaint or request, or contact us at 1-833-476-4743. For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website.

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

Please call your local office to talk about the criteria for submitting a water sample.

Wait times

Call your local office to make arrangements for an appointment.

Fees

Fees may apply for sending a water sample for testing. Please contact your local office to discuss the charges.

Service hours

This is not a drop in service. Please call for information between the listed hours.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - Education

Answers general environmental public health questions about topics like safe cooking, pest problems, and mould.

Offers classes, courses, presentations, and displays on many environmental public health topics. They are suited to the audience’s needs. Information can be in-person, online, or in home study, and may be available in other languages. Some services offered are:

  • bed bugs presentations
  • courses for childcare facility staff
  • courses to operate temporary food concessions at fairs, festivals, exhibitions, carnivals, or other special events
  • displays at trade shows and expos
  • food sanitation and hygiene courses (the AHS Food Safety Course is required by Alberta’s Food Regulation)
  • hand washing and personal hygiene presentations
  • home study on food safety (a certificate in basic food safety may be issued)
  • swimming pool operators course
  • 3-hour courses on food safety (a certificate in basic food safety may be issued)

For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website or submit a request online.

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.

Fees

Fees for formal courses

Service hours

This is not a drop in service. Please call for information between the listed hours.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - Housing and Rental Accommodations

All rental accommodations in Alberta must be safe for tenants and meet minimum health standards. Public health inspectors respond to complaints and work with tenants and landlords to deal with health concerns in rental housing, like no heat, pests (mice, bed bugs), or mould.

Alberta's Housing Regulation and Minimum Housing and Health Standards list the requirements for all rental units such as apartments, hotels, motels, work camps, and houses.
Submit an online complaint or request, or contact us at 1-833-476-4743. For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website.

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.

Wait times

Call your local office to make an appointment.

Service hours

This is not a drop in service. Please call for information between the listed hours.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - New Business and Plan Approval

Reviews and approves plans for building or renovating restaurants or other food establishments, swimming pools, social care facilities (e.g., daycares and nursing homes), and personal service facilities (e.g., tattoo studios, spas).

Reviews plans for special events (e.g., fairs, exhibitions, or carnivals) to make sure the right services are available (including washrooms and hand wash stations).

Issues permits and licenses needed for some facilities to operate like:

  • a Food Handling Permit for food establishments open to the public
  • a Public Swimming Pools Regulation License for swimming pools open to the public

For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website or submit a request online.

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

This is not a drop in service. Please call for information between the listed hours.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - Orders, Disclosure and Legal Activity

This service inspects public places. When needed, is granted the power by The Public Health Act to order dangerous conditions to be fixed, removed, destroyed, or declared unfit.

Public health inspectors are designated as executive officers under the Public Health Act (RSA Chapter P-37) and enforce these regulations and standards:

  • Artificial Tanning Regulation
  • Bodies of Deceased Persons Regulation (AR 135/2008)
  • Communicable Diseases Regulation (AR 238/1985)
  • Food Regulation (AR 31/2006)
  • Food Retail and Foodservices Code
  • Housing Regulation (AR 173/1999)
  • Institutions Regulation (AR 143/1981)
  • Minimum Housing and Health Standards
  • Nuisance and General Sanitation Regulation (AR 243/2003)
  • Personal Services Regulation (AR 1/2020)
  • Personal Services Standards
  • Recreation Area Regulation (AR 198/2004)
  • Pool Standards
  • Public Swimming Pools Regulation (204/2014)
  • Standards for Artificial Tanning Facility Signage
  • Waiver Regulation (AR 298/2003)
  • Work Camps Regulation (AR 218/2002)

For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website or submit a request online.

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

This is not a drop in service. Please call for information between the listed hours.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - Personal Services

All personal services offered in Alberta must be safe for clients. Public health inspectors educate personal service workers and conduct inspections to assess if services are carried out in a safe way.
Personal services include hair styling, hair removal, manicures and pedicures, facials and skin care services, tanning, piercing, tattooing and other services that enhance, preserve or alter the client’s appearance. Personal services are offered to the public in many places such as salons, spas, tattoo studios, home-based businesses, mobile businesses, or special events.
Alberta's Personal Services Regulation and Personal Services Standards describe the minimum requirements for personal service facilities.

Personal services businesses need to notify AHS of all the services they offer to the public. This can be done online using the Personal Services Notification.

Submit an online complaint or request, or contact us at 1-833-476-4743. For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website.

Telephone

1-833-476-4743

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

This is not a drop in service. Please call for information between the listed hours

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - Recreational Water

Keeps the public from getting sick when using recreational water by:

  • approving pool plans
  • inspecting pools and other water facilities to ensure water is safe and sanitary
  • teaching operators about proper pool maintenance
  • reviewing water sample results (local community health centres may accept water samples for testing for E. coli, total coliforms, and Pseudomonas)

For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website or submit a request online.

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

This is not a drop in service. Please call for information between the listed hours.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - Risks: Indoor Air, Outdoor Air, Contaminated Sites

Responds to and investigates health risks from activities like sour gas wells, forest fires, and accidental releases of gasoline, pesticides, or other chemicals.

Reviews and makes recommendations to approving authorities regarding proposed land use developments (e.g., intensive livestock operations, industrial plants, or developments on contaminated sites).

Responds to complaints and investigates indoor air in residences, schools, malls, swimming pools, or other public places. Will also respond to and investigate complaints about outdoor air.

For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website or submit a request online.

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

This is not a drop in service. Please call for information between the listed hours.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - Safe Food

Alberta Health Services issues food handling permits to facilities that offer food to the public, like restaurants, food trucks, grocery stores, daycares, and nursing homes. Public health inspectors follow up on complaints and inspect food facilities to assess food safety.

Public health inspectors offer food safety information, education, and provide guidance on safe food handling practices for special events, markets, bake sales, and other functions.

Alberta's Food Regulation and Food Retail and Foodservices Code describe the minimum health requirements for food facilities.

Submit an online complaint or request, or contact us at 1-833-476-4743. For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website.

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

This is not a drop in service. Please call for information between the listed hours.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - Social Care

Reviews plans for new businesses and approves facilities as requested by Children's Services, Inspects many adult and childcare facilities routinely and follows up on complaints from clients or their families. May also provide education for staff in social care facilities.

Applies the requirements of various regulations under the Public Health Act and the CSA Standards in social care facilities including:

  • daycares and foster homes
  • drop-in centres and shelters
  • group family day homes and group homes
  • long-term care facilities, nursing homes, and seniors’ lodges
  • preschools and out-of-school care
  • playgrounds

For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website or submit a request online.

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

Pick-up Details:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

 

 

Drop-off Days:
Tuesday - 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

780-725-6083

Service language options

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

Service hours

This is not a drop in service. Please call for information between the listed hours.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - Work Camps

Inspects work camps of all sizes, including camps that move around Alberta or stay in one place. This includes camps used for any type of business (e.g., oil exploration and development, logging, tree planting). Inspections check that food is safely prepared, water is safe to drink, sewage is properly treated and disposed of, and housing conditions are safe.

Teaches companies about requirements for work camps.

Investigates complaints from people living at work camps.

For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website or submit a request online.

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

This is not a drop in service. Please call for information between the listed hours.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health Program

Our work includes:

  • inspecting public places like restaurants, daycares, swimming pools, and tattoo studios
  • inspecting rental housing and accommodations
  • inspecting tobacco and vaping retailers
  • investigating illnesses and disease outbreaks
  • providing education on topics including food safety, pool operation and child care health and safety
  • providing public health information to businesses and the public
  • offering water quality sampling supplies for public and private drinking water systems, public swimming pools, and beaches.

Submit an online complaint or request, or contact us at 1-833-476-4743. For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website.

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.
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Equipment Loan Program

Due to COVID-19, service times may vary. Call to confirm.

Provides short-term loans of medical equipment for people who are recovering from surgery or need palliative care so they can live in their own homes. Equipment loans include:

  • wheelchairs, walkers, and canes
  • hospital beds
  • moveable toilets, raised toilet seats, and toilet armrests
  • transfer benches, bath seats, and grab bars

Service Hours

Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:15 pm.
Monday: 8:15 am - 8:15 pm.
Tuesday: 8:15 am - 8:15 pm.
Wednesday: 8:15 am - 8:15 pm.
Thursday: 8:15 am - 8:15 pm.
Friday: 8:15 am - 8:15 pm.
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:15 pm.

Fees

A security deposit may be required.

General Medicine | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Referral Needed

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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General Medicine

Offers care and treatment for health problems such as:

  • diabetes
  • pneumonia
  • asthma
  • heart problems
  • severe infections
  • kidney / gall stones
  • pain in the abdomen
  • cancer
  • arthritis

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service language options

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

Referral Needed

Contact healthcare centre for more information.

Service hours

On-call service available 24-hours per day, 7-days per week.

Open Statutory holidays, 8:00 am to 4:15 pm.

Outpatient services are offered Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:45 pm.

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

780-725-6219

Service Hours

Sunday: 8:00 am - 11:15 pm.
Monday: 8:00 am - 11:15 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 11:15 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 11:15 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 11:15 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 11:15 pm.
Saturday: 8:00 am - 11:15 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.

Gift Shops | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service hours

Minimal stock.

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Gift Shops

Offers a selection of gifts, snacks, magazines, and toiletries for sale.

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service Hours

Monday: 7:45 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 7:45 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 7:45 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 7:45 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 7:45 am - 4:00 pm.

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

780-725-6259

Service Hours

Monday: 7:45 am - 3:00 pm.
Tuesday: 7:45 am - 2:30 pm.
Wednesday: 7:45 am - 2:30 pm.
Thursday: 7:45 am - 2:30 pm.
Friday: 7:45 am - 2:30 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

780-725-6259

Service Hours

Monday: 7:45 am - 3:00 pm.
Tuesday: 7:45 am - 2:30 pm.
Wednesday: 7:45 am - 2:30 pm.
Thursday: 7:45 am - 2:30 pm.
Friday: 7:45 am - 2:30 pm.

Fees

There is a fee for copies of health records.

Health Promotion - Community Presentations | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service language options

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

Health Promotion Program | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service language options

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

Hemodialysis - Alberta Kidney Care - North | 1-844-725-6279, 780-725-6279

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Hemodialysis - Alberta Kidney Care - North

Provides hemodialysis treatments (a process where the client’s blood is passed through a special filter that removes waste products and water).

Most people need 3 treatments every week. Each treatment lasts 4 hours.

Telephone

1-844-725-6279, 780-725-6279

Service Hours

Monday: 7:00 am - 7:15 pm.
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 7:15 pm.
Friday: 7:00 am - 7:15 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.

Home Care | 780-725-6165

Service hours

The Continuing Care Access team has a 24/7 voicemail option and operates the following hours:

Monday to Friday 8:15 am to 8:00 pm,

Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays 8:15 am to 4:30 pm.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Home Care

Home Care helps people who live at home and need support such as:

  • Care after surgery
  • Long-term care
  • Palliative care
  • Respite services

A case manager, who is usually a nurse, will meet with the clients and help decide what services will best support them.

Telephone

780-725-6165

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.

Service language options

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

Fees

Most services are covered for people with Alberta Health Care Insurance coverage, but there may be charges for services not covered by Alberta Health Care Insurance. Out of province clients looking for home care services in Alberta should inquire on any potential charges prior to obtaining services.

Hospitals | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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.

Search through a complete list of progams and services, or hospital and facility information with the following:

Find Healthcare:

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service language options

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

Immunization - Adult Services | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service hours

Open weekdays

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

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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

Open weekdays

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

780-723-4421

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Ages: 2 months to 5 Years

Service hours

Open weekdays

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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

780-723-4421

Eligibility

Students in Grades 1, 6, and 9

Referral Needed

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Indigenous Health Liaison Services

This program provides support and health information to healthcare providers, Indigenous patients / clients and their families through personal visits. Specifically, this includes:

  • case management
  • patient advocacy
  • cultural teaching
  • patient/client language interpretation
  • health literacy support
  • logistical support for discharge planning for Indigenous peoples

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.

Telephone

780-725-6035

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.

Referral Needed

Clients can self refer or be referred by family or friends.

Eligibility

First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Métis, and Inuit peoples and their families.

Indigenous Wellness Core | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Indigenous Wellness Core

This program:

  • supports cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • help navigate patients through the healthcare system
  • referrals to addiction and mental health supports
  • monitors the health of the Indigenous population in northern Alberta

The program also:

  • helps Indigenous patients and families throughout their hospital stay
  • connects them to the health services and programs in their home communities
  • works within communities to create partnerships in areas of public health, prevention, promotion, and chronic disease management

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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.

Laboratory Services | 780-725-6200 (Lab)

Service hours

Monday to Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 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

780-725-6200 (Lab)

Wait times

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

Linen & Environmental Services | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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Linen & Environmental Services

Cleans acute and continuing care facilities according to standards set by Alberta Health and Wellness and Alberta Health Services (AHS) infection control.
Services include:

  • waste management
  • managing outside contracts (e.g. door mats, windows, pest control)
  • managing cleaning contracts for leased space
  • providing personal laundry services to north zone long term care clients at their request.

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Fees

Personal laundry fees in effect for long term care clients.

Medical Device Reprocessing | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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Medical Device Reprocessing

Provides clean or sterilized items for use in patient care including:

  • personal care items
  • instruments
  • surgical drapes
  • respiratory and anaesthetic supplies
  • some dental and home care supplies

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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

780-725-6110

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 | 1-877-303-2642 (24 hr Mental Health Help Line), 1-888-594-0211 (Centralized Intake), 780-725-6110 (Office Number)

Service hours

Closed 12:00 PM (noon) 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

1-877-303-2642 (24 hr Mental Health Help Line), 1-888-594-0211 (Centralized Intake), 780-725-6110 (Office Number)

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.

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.

Nutrition Counselling - Adult and Pediatric | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service hours

Call for information; availability of dietitian appointments vary.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Nutrition Counselling - Adult and Pediatric

The majority of teaching is one-to-one, 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

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service Hours

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

Nutrition Counselling - Pediatric Weight Management | 780-401-BOOK (2665) (Central Access)

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Nutrition Counselling - Pediatric Weight Management

In the Outpatient Dietitian Counselling program, families work one-on-one with a registered dietitian (dietitian) trained in Pediatric Weight Management. The dietitian will help the family work on healthy eating and active living habits and set realistic goals that focus on creating a healthy lifestyle. Areas of focus include nutrition, physical activity, sedentary time and sleep.

The dietitian and the family’s healthcare provider work together to ensure the family is supported in achieving their health goals. They can also assist in connecting the family with other supports as needed, such as physical activity, mental health, and community services.

The program’s aim is to help families achieve a lifestyle that promotes healthy growth and development in their children.

For more information visit the Outpatient Dietitian Counselling website.

Telephone

780-401-BOOK (2665) (Central Access)

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Available to children ages 2-4 years with a Body Mass Index (BMI) above the 97th percentile and children ages 5-17 years with a BMI above the 85th percentile.

Wait times

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

Obstetrics | 780-723-3331 (Obstetrics)

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.
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Obstetrics

Provides care for pregnant women who are low-risk and more than 36 weeks, which may include:

  • fetal monitoring
  • labour induction
  • non-stress testing
  • epidural
  • C-section surgery (elective, urgent, and emergency)

Cares for babies and provides breastfeeding support if needed.

Go to a community health centre in your area for any prenatal concerns and follow-up after you deliver your baby.

For more information, visit the Prenatal website.

Some services and key providers may not be available at all locations.

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Obstetrics)

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapists apply knowledge and skills to collaborate with, assess, empower, and enable clients to:

  • learn new ways of doing activities
  • develop or regain skills
  • use devices, materials, wheelchairs, seating and other equipment to make life easier
  • adapt their environment
  • maximize their independence across their lifespan

Occupational Therapy helps to solve the problems that interfere with a person's ability to do the things that are important to them.

Telephone

780-725-6062

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

Homecare Occupational Therapy services are only available to Alberta residents. Outpatient services may have out of province client restrictions. Contact site for further information.

Fees

Fees may apply for some services, call for more information.

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Oral Health - Programs and Services

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

780-725-6083

Patient Food Services | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard) , 780-725-6188( Kitchen)

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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

780-723-3331 (Switchboard) , 780-725-6188( Kitchen)

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.

Patient Information | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service hours

Patient Information is available 24/7 - calls are forwarded outside of office hours.

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Patient Information

Services offered:

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

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service Hours

Sunday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Monday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Thursday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Friday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Saturday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.

Pediatrics | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Referral Needed

Yes
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Pediatrics

Services for the care and treatment of children up to 16 years by general practitioners and specialists. Children who need specialized services are referred to the appropriate service.

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Referral Needed

A doctor must refer.

Eligibility

Children up to age 16.

Pharmacy Services | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service hours

Open weekdays

Referral Needed

Yes
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Pharmacy Services

Collaborates and interacts with healthcare service providers to provide clinical services and medications to patients in hospital and long-term care facilities.

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Referral Needed

a doctor's prescription is needed.

Physical Therapy Services | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Physical Therapy Services

Assesses people and uses exercises, ultrasound, laser, heat, mobilization, and acupuncture to treat health issues, including:

  • pain and arthritis
  • work-related and traumatic injuries
  • lung and heart conditions
  • cancer
  • stroke, spinal cord issues, and Parkinson’s Disease

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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.

Wait times

Waiting period is dependent on resources available at site as well as triage priority.

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

Fees

Fees may apply.

Postpartum Depression Support | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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Postpartum Depression Support

Supports women and families experiencing postpartum depression (PPD).

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Prenatal Classes | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Prenatal Classes

For more information visit our website at Prenatal – North Zone. Classes may be in the evenings or on Saturdays. Please be advised not all locations offer all services.

Services include:

  • prenatal classes
  • prenatal breast-feeding classes
  • information sessions are available through AHS public health
  • prenatal information sessions are offered via Zoom once a month
  • a chance to meet other people in the community expecting a baby
  • knowledge of what to expect during your labor and delivery
  • breathing and relaxation techniques
  • immunization and infant safety information
  • providing your support person with the skills to help with labor and delivery
  • increased breastfeeding knowledge
  • newborn and postpartum care
  • what resources are available for yourself and your newborn
  • answer questions about your pregnancy, diet, and childbirth plans

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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.

Wait times

It is important to register early because class sizes are limited. The 2nd trimester is ideal for learning.

Preschool Oral Health Services | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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.

Registration | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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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

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service Hours

Sunday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Monday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Thursday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Friday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Saturday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.

Respiratory Therapy Clinic | 1-844-411-0202

Service hours

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

Referral Needed

Yes

Wait Times

Yes
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Respiratory Therapy Clinic

Due to COVID-19, service times may vary. Call to confirm.

Services include:

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

Telephone

1-844-411-0202

Service Hours

Monday: 7:45 am - 5:00 pm.
Wednesday: 7:45 am - 5:00 pm.
Friday: 7:45 am - 5:00 pm.

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

Waiting period can be 1 - 8 weeks

Sexual Health Services | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard), 780-725-6083

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Sexual Health Services

North Zone Sexual & Reproductive Health Clinics are only seeing clients in clinic, for the following concerns:

  • birth control and safer sex counselling
  • pregnancy testing and pregnancy options counselling
  • KNOWN STI and need treatment
  • contact to a known STI and need testing/treatment
  • symptoms of an STI
  • routine STI Screening
  • emergency contraceptive pill
  • vaccinations

Not all services are available at all locations. Contact each clinic to check what services they offer.

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard), 780-725-6083

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

Everyone including all teens, young adults and clients with barriers to accessing service (e.g., no Alberta Health Care, low income, or English is not first language)

Social Work | 1-844-411-0202

Service hours

Hours alternate by week. Call for more information

Week 1- Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Week 2- Tuesday and Thursday

Referral Needed

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Social Work

Services may include:

  • refer and liaise with appropriate community and government agencies
  • collaborate with other healthcare providers (discharge planning, family conferences)
  • provide counselling and crisis intervention
  • provide information/education on important resources and legislation (e.g., Personal Directives, Guardianship, Trusteeship, Child Welfare and Protection for Persons in Care)

Telephone

1-844-411-0202

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.

Referral Needed

A doctor or other healthcare provider must send in a referral.

Special Care Unit | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Referral Needed

Yes
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Special Care Unit

Treats people with a wide variety of serious health issues (e.g., cardiovascular events, head injuries, drug overdoses).

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Referral Needed

Doctors referral or admission to the hospital.

Speech and Language Services | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service hours

Open weekdays.

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

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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

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.

Switchboard | 780-723-3331

Service hours

Switchboard is answered 24/7. Oustide of office hours calls are forwarded.

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Switchboard

These services include:

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

Telephone

780-723-3331

Service Hours

Sunday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Monday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Thursday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Friday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Saturday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.

Therapeutic Recreation Services | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service hours

Open weekdays

Referral Needed

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Therapeutic Recreation Services

Due to COVID-19, service times may vary. Call to confirm.

Therapeutic recreation is important to a person's quality of life. With this in mind, this service:

  • uses recreation and leisure as the primary modality to improve, maintain or prevent decline of physicial, social, cognitive, and emotional health
  • interventions are enjoyable, meaningful, focused and based on individual preferences, values and strenghts
  • strives to remove barriers to recreation and leisure participation
  • enables clients to continue to pursue their recreational and leisure interests/activities
  • addresses social needs to help prevent isolation and loneliness
  • helps client adjust to a placement and changes in health

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service language options

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

Referral Needed

Referrals can be received from family physicians, Home Care, or other Allied Health professionals.

Eligibility

Service is targeted primarily for residents residing in continuing care and acute care patients waiting placement. Also available on a consultative basis only for individuals in the communities who require this service due to medical reasons.

Traffic Safety | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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Traffic Safety

Community Health Services staff, local RCMP and local traffic safety partners work together to improve the wear rates of seat belts and child safety seats and support safe driving.

Telephone

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Tuberculosis Testing | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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.

Ultrasound | 780-725-6219

Service hours

 

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Ultrasound

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.

Telephone

780-725-6219

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

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

Volunteer Resources | 780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

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

780-723-3331 (Switchboard)

Service language options

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