Protect your child's teeth with free fluoride varnish. Start your child's visits early between 12 and 35 months (1 and 2 years) old.
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.
Low German interpretation is available in South and Central Zones.
Wheel chair access available.
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.
Closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for lunch. Hours of operation stated are for Reception for information on service delivery and if appropriate to make an appointment.
5318 50 Street
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Closed 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Last walk-in session at 2:00 PM
Individuals can drop-in for a single counselling session when needed for support with an addiction and / or mental health concern.
An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of drop in.
Provide services to individuals with significant impairments of functioning due to severe and/or persistent mental illness,often affecting their daily functioning; difficulty accepting and maintaining treatment; lack of personal support systems; and may have coexisting issues related to substance abuse and/or justice involvement. Individuals must be willing to participate in the community or be clients leagally aligned to services through such programs as Community Treatment Orders.Services Include:
Adults 18-64 years old with severe and/or persistent symptoms of a diagnosed mental illness.
An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.
Clients must be triaged by the Assertive Outreach nurse prior to acceptance for services
Closed from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM for lunch.
Services offered: assessment, individual psychotherapy, option to attend groups in some locations. Concurrent treatment is available with an addiction counselor if appropriate. Crisis Services are available through the local emergency department or by calling 911.
18 years and older
Closed 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for Lunch.
Call the ACCESS Addiction and Mental Health line to complete an intake assessment, please note that eligibility for services will be determined through this intake screen. Children and youth addiction and mental health serves clients between the ages of 5 and 17 years of age.
An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking
Provide people with information to make healthy choices, and opportunities to learn from and support each other to improve their quality of life. Community - based health programs can be accessed through any Community Health Centre (public health site).
Community based health programs work in the community to protect, promote, prevent, rehabilitate, support, and treat. The following services are available directly or through referral by contacting any Community Health Centre in the Central Zone:
Support and Allied Health services include:
Referrals are required for some programs. Clients should call the local Community Health Centre (Public Health site) for details.
Varies, depending on service required.
Waiting time varies depending on service required.
There are fees for some of the health services offered and clients are advised of fees when calling the Community Health Centre (Public Health site).
Fee reductions offered for some services, depending on the program/service.
The program offers:
Children between 0-5 years old are eligible if:
Available by appointment only.
Your baby will be referred to Community Hearing Screening if:
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.
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.
Pick-up Details:Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PMClosed for lunch (12-1)
Before 11:30 AM
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,
Working collaboratively with our partners, we facilitate strategic direction setting, leverage data and supports, and increase capacity for wellness. We connect stakeholders to professional learning opportunities and relevant resources to assist groups in working towards healthier outcomes in their communities. The Health Promotion team can connect with schools and communities in a variety of ways. Some examples are:
Closed from 12PM - 1PM for lunch. Weekends and holidays by appointment only. Please contact service for up-to-date hours.
Helps people of all ages who live at home and need medical support, which may include:
An AHS case manager and Registered Nurse meet with clients and help decide which services they need. This service also assesses applications for long-term care, supportive living, and facility respite care.
The Continuing Care Access Line toll free number (1-855-371-4122) is available for new patients and their family to call if they have questions or inquiries about accessing Home Care services in their community (during and after regular business hours).
This service provides routine immunization for adults. Suggested immunizations:
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.
Service targeted to:
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.
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:
Students in Grades 1, 6, and 9.
The majority of nutrition counselling occurs on an individual basis, however, group sessions may be offered to promote enhanced learning of clients. Nutrition information and resources can be found on Alberta Health Services’ Healthy Eating Starts Here and at MyHealth.Alberta.ca
Nutrition Counselling (Dietitian) - Alberta Healthy Living Program
Adults, 18 years and older
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.
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.
Services support the development of children and youth to participate in meaningful activities of daily life at home and in the community. We want to understand what's important to your child and family. Services are goal-driven; starting and continuing services is based on having functional reasons / goals for rehabilitation. Therapists will work with parents to provide the tools and strategies to apply in the context of their home and life. Therapy may look like 'play', depending on your child's age. We will work together so you and your child are supported to move to the next developmental stage or between providers and services. Services may be provided in groups or one to one by phone, Zoom and / or in-person sessions.
Early Years (birth-5 Years)
Child & Youth Years (5-18 Years) (see eligibility criteria for more details)
Occupational Therapists are able to access interpreters / translators by telephone to assist in managing any language barrier concerns.
Eligibility requires new functional need and significant change in status for Occupational Participation and Movement, Mobility & Motor Skills for children in the Child and Youth Years. **AHS provides an AAC Episode of care for children and youth transitioning care to primary care providers. Children and youth may not be eligible for some services if the need is supported by an alternate publicly funded program.
Provides services such as:
Services are available at outpatient hospital clinics, community health centres, patient’s homes and continuing care / long term care centres.
Note: Services may vary by community – please call for more information.
Closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for Lunch. Hours of operation stated are for Reception for information on service delivery and if appropriate to make an appointment.
The standard services offered are:
The DOoR program at Red Deer Johnstone Crossing Community Health Centre provides:
NEW Interactive Fluoride Protection for Toddlers Tool
Services targeted to:
Based on time and availability.
Phone during hours of operation for information on service delivery.
Supports people and their families during the dying process and at the end of life. Services are offered in different places, including at home, in health centres, and in continuing care centres.
Must be diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. This includes end-stage chronic disease.
Waiting times vary depending on the urgency of need at the time of referral.
Services support the development of children and youth to participate in meaningful activities of daily life at home and in the community. We want to understand what's important to your child and family. Services are goal-driven; starting and continuing services is based on having functional reasons / goals for rehabilitation. Therapists will work with parents to provide the tools and strategies to apply in the context of their home and life. Therapy may look like 'play', depending on your child's age. We will work together so you and your child are supported to move to the next developmental stage or between providers and services. Services may be provided in groups or one to one by phone, Zoom and/or in-person sessions.
Physiotherapists are able to access interpreters / translators by telephone to assist in managing any language barrier concerns.
Eligibility requires new functional need and significant change in status for movement, mobility & motor skills for children in the child and youth years.
Children and youth may not be eligible for some services if the need is supported by an alternate publicly funded program.
Rehabilitation service for patients who have recently been discharged from hospital or are recovering from surgery.
Estimated wait time provided at time of referral
Client will be informed if there is a charge for equipment, supplies, or education resource.
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
Breast pumps are available for short term loan at Community Health Centres. Contact your local Community Health Centre for details.
Priority is given to mothers with babies with health concerns and / or have difficulty breastfeeding.
Wait time varies depending on availability of breast pumps.
There is a minimal fee for the breast pump kit for use with a breast pump.
The fee for a breast pump kit may be waived
Public Health offers breastfeeding support and education through prenatal education, telephone counseling and in-person contacts. Public Health Nurses respond to questions and concerns about infant feeding.
After the birth of a baby, a Public Health Nurse contacts the family to inquire about how their baby is feeding; and to offer information, support and services.
Services may include assessment and support primarily from a public health nurse who may or may not be an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Parents will be informed of the option for support from a local lactation or general parent support group where available.
The four areas that are covered by public health nurses include:
There are fees for prenatal and postnatal classes.
Fees may be different for prenatal education if you qualify as a low-income family. Call for more information.
Individual service may be availabe during the above hours of operation.
Mother Baby Drop In hours Tuesdays (regular business days only): 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM and Thursdays (regular business days only): 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Contact your local Community Health Centre for service options or to speak with a public health nurse. Information provided may include:
Information and support may be offered in one-to-one, and/or group sessions so parents can connect with other parents and caregivers.
Services are offered to parents who:
Public health nurses contact families within 48 hours after discharge from the hospital. Services are offered according to the situation and discussion with the family and may include health assessments of the newborn, mother and family; information about what to expect and when to seek medical attention; feeding support and referrals to community services.
Parent who delivered a baby and / or experienced perinatal loss.
Parent(s) with babies from birth to 2 months.
Please leave a message to receive a phone call back as the hours vary depending on the availability of the respiratory therapists.
Some tests may not be available at every location.
Service for anyone age 6 years and older who may have a respiratory illness, and the doctor needs more testing done to make a diagnosis.
Physician Order Required for all but education, Tobacco Cessation.
Can be a physician order, or a respiratory Requisition form. Submitted via fax
There may be a charge for services or equipment that Alberta Healthcare doesn't cover.
Closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for Lunch. Hours of operation stated are for Reception for information on service delivery and if appropriate to make an appointment.
Services are offered to eligible schools and may include:
A child diagnosed with asthma must have their short acting asthma reliever medication with them to receive service.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) health zones partner with schools in low income neighborhoods to provide preventive dental services at school.
Closed 12 PM to 1 PM for Lunch.
Offers services to seniors by ruling out physiological factors, and provide care planning / behavior management strategies to clients in facility and in their homes. We assess for a variety of mental health concerns including:
We are typically a one-time consult, although will provide follow up in more complex situations. It is important to note that we do not provide therapy, or medication administration.
Generally for people 65 years and older.
Services may include:
referral not necessary, but must already be part of the department covered by the designated social worker.
Birth - 18 Years
Birth - 6 Years
AHS provides an AAC Episode of care for children and youth transitioning care to primary care providers. Children and youth may not be eligible for some services if the need is supported by an alternate publicly funded program.
Parent / guardian will be told if there may be a charge for equipment, supplies, or education resources.
Speech language pathologist can assist with exploring options to reduce the cost of equipment, supplies or resources as appropriate.
This service provides assessment and treatment for:
Services are available at outpatient hospital clinics, community health centres, patient's homes and continuing care / long term care centres.
Note: Services may vary by community - please call for more information.
Hours of operation for program information.
Helps people in all areas of health care, their families, and caregivers by providing:
Service is offered in people's homes, at lodges, hospitals, continuing care centres and supportive living residences.
acute care, home care or long term care and suportive living programs referral is required.
1 to 14 days
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.
Wait times vary.
There is a charge for anyone not meeting the eligibility criteria.
Provides support to help manage an ostomy or wound, which includes:
Depends on the wait list and urgency of the referral.