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Immunization - School Services at Cardston Provincial Building

Provides routine immunizations to students in Grades 1, 6, and 9 in school.

Eligibility

Students in Grades 1, 6, and 9

How to access this service

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

Service is provided in the school setting or by appointment

Accessibility

Wheel chair access available.

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.

Address

576 Main Street
Cardston Alberta
T0K 0K0

Telephone

403-653-5230

Fax

403-653-2926

Getting there

Wayfinding information not currently available.

 Other services

Service hours

Closed 12:00 PM (Noon) to 1:00 PM

Wait Times

Yes
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Addiction and Mental Health - Community Services

Assessment and treatment includes learning about your past history, present situation, and identifying your goals. A counsellor talks with a client about different treatment options, including counselling to help them reach their goals. A counsellor helps clients choose goals and strategies, make suggestions, and reviews their progress with them.

Telephone

403-653-5115

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.

Wait times

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

Addiction Services - Adult Counselling | 403-381-5183, 403-381-5183 (Booking Office - Lethbridge)

Service hours

Call booking office for information.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Addiction Services - Adult Counselling

A range of treatment services to help Albertans improve their health, learn new life skills and recover from the harmful effects of substance use and problem gambling. Range of services include screening, assessment, individual and group counselling, referral to other resources, and aftercare support.

Assessment and treatment will include learning about your past history, present situation and identifying your goals. The counsellor will talk with you about the different treatment options, including counselling to help you reach your goals. Your counsellor will help you choose goals and strategies, make suggestions, and review your progress with you.

The office also offers information and support to anyone (including health providers and employers) about alcohol, drugs, tobaco, and gambling.

Prevention and promotion services are offered to help prevent and reduce harm related to substance use and gambling. Services include:

  • community programs
  • workplace programs

Telephone

403-381-5183, 403-381-5183 (Booking Office - Lethbridge)

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.

Service hours

By appointment only.

Closed 12:00 PM (Noon) to 1:00 PM.

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Addiction Services - Youth Counselling

A range of treatment services to help Albertans improve their health, learn new life skills and recover from the harmful effects of substance use and problem gambling. Range of services include screening, assessment, individual and group counselling, referral to other resources, and aftercare support.

Assessment and treatment will include learning about your past history, present situation and identifying your goals. The counsellor will talk with you about the different treatment options, including counselling to help you reach your goals. Your counsellor will help you choose goals and strategies, make suggestions, and review your progress with you.

The office also offers information and support to anyone (including health providers and employers) about alcohol, drugs. tobaco, and gambling.

Prevention and promotion services are offered to help prevent problems and reduce harm related to substance use and gambling. Services include:

  • school programs
  • community programs
  • workplace programs

Telephone

403-653-5240

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Service hours

Closed for lunch 12:00 PM (Noon) to 1:00 PM

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Audiology and Children's Allied Health Services

Services are goal-driven; starting and continuing services is based on having functional reasons / goals for rehabilitation. The length of service will vary and is based on a child's needs and goals, and the availability of local programs. Assessment is part of rehabilitation and it comes in many forms. The purpose is to understand your child's strengths and needs. We will talk with you about next steps that guide the (rehabilitation) care plan. We will work together so you and your child are supported to move to the next developmental stage or between providers and services. Families and caregivers are actively involved as therapy may look like "play", depending on your child's age. We want to understand what's important to your child and family (what matters to you) e.g. daily routines, family and friends, activities you enjoy and we'll work with you to find home ideas that fit with your life. Services may be in-person, by phone, or videoconference. They may be in a group or one to one. Services provided are related to (neuro)developmental and / or medical conditions.


Team Based Services
Are provided for children with a variety of needs.
•hearing - responding to sounds, noise, voices, words
•moving - sitting, crawling, walking, coordination
•using hands - playing with toys, using utensils
•taking care of self - dressing, toileting, doing chores, sleeping
•equipment needs - wheelchair, splints, orthotics, walking aides, adaptive aides
•physical symptoms - pain, muscle / joint tightness, breathing, head shape, sensitivity to noise or touch
•managing emotions - behavior, becoming overwhelmed
•communication - understanding directions, babbling, using words and sentences
•clear speech - being understood by others, stuttering, voice quality
•eating, feeding and swallowing - coughing, gagging, choking, refusing to eat certain foods
•diagnostic clinic for queries on Autism Spectrum Disorder and other diagnoses in partnership with pediatricians


Audiology
Helps children and their families with hearing and hearing health, so they can participate in activities that are important to them.This service supports children's:
•hearing - screening and assessment to identify hearing loss
•management of hearing loss
•hearing health


Occupational therapy services
Supports children and their families with self-care; eating, feeding and swallowing; and motor development, so that they can participate in activities that are important to them.
•motor development
•self-care - dressing, toileting, sleeping, personal hygiene
•participation in activities typical for their development, such as play
•eating, feeding and swallowing
•specialized equipment - access and use


Physiotherapy
This service supports children and their families with development and movement, so they can participate in activities that are important to them.
•motor development
•movement and function
•specialized equipment (access and use)


Speech-Language Pathology
This service supports children and their families with communication and eating, feeding, and swallowing, so they can participate in activities that are important to them.
•communication (speech, language, voice, resonance and fluency)
•eating, feeding and swallowing


Available at some locations:
Child and Youth Developmental Specialists, Home Based Development and Social Work

Telephone

403-388-6575

Service Hours

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

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Services are available for children and youth from birth to 18 years of age.

Children birth to five years of age (prior to school entry): a broad range of health and developmental services are offered. We focus on the early years and early intervention to try to prevent health complications and improve long-term health and wellbeing.

Children and youth 6 to 18 years: specific, health-focused services are offered when a child has a significant change in their medical or (neuro)developmental condition; or due to injury, medical intervention, surgery, or illness.

Wait times

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

Better Beginnings | 403-653-5230

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Better Beginnings

Provides support for women who are at risk for delivering low birth-weight babies.

Service also includes:

  • Information and support on healthy pregnancy, birth and parenting
  • gift cards to assist with healthy food choices
  • prenatal vitamins
  • a library card
  • items for your baby
  • nutrition advice from a dietitian
  • help to quit smoking
  • general support
  • information about other agencies and referrals that offer support and services

For more information, visit the Before, During, and After Birth website.

Telephone

403-653-5230

Service Hours

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

Eligibility

Women must be pregnant and have one of the following:

  • 19 years of age or younger
  • lone parent with a limited income
  • 35 years of age with a limited income
  • 20-34 years of age with a limited income and answer yes to one of the following:
  1. consistent prenatal care with a physician has been difficult to get during this pregnancy
  2. previous baby weighing less than 2500 grams
  3. previous baby born prematurely (less than 37 weeks gestation)
  4. difficulty gaining weight during this pregnancy
  5. difficulty eating properly or enough during this pregnancy
  6. using tobacco (smoking), alcohol or drugs since knowing I was pregnant
  7. I don't feel I have one person to provide support, help, or advice
  8. I feel afraid or am afraid for my personal safety
  9. new Canadian (in Canada less than 2 years)

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Fluoride Protection for Toddlers

Children only need to have a few teeth to start getting fluoride. Applications are given 4 times, once every 6 months. For eligibility information visit our website.

At the appointment:

  • The child sits on their parent's lap while staff apply fluoride on the child's teeth using a brush, which takes less than a minute.
  • The child can eat and drink right after the treatment.
  • The fluoride sticks to the teeth and protects them. It slowly wears off when the teeth are brushed.

If the child has asthma, bring his or her asthma reliever medicine to the appointment.
This provincial prevention service is available in all AHS (Alberta Health Services) zones.

Telephone

403-653-5230

Service language options

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

Low German interpretation is available in South and Central Zones.

Home Care Services | 403-653-5230

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Home Care Services

Helps people of all ages that live at home and need support, including:

  • nursing services
  • personal care services
  • respite services
  • palliative care
  • wound care
  • self managed care (SMC)
  • living option assessments

Home Care team members meet with clients to assess their needs and create a care plan.

Telephone

403-653-5230

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Anyone living in Alberta with a valid provincial health care card (or registration in progress) can receive Home Care services as long as their health care needs can be safely met in the home. Consistent access criteria have been developed provincially for Supportive Living and Long Term Care and serve as general guidelines. Each client is individually assessed.

Fees

There are no fees for Professional or Personal Care Services in Home Care. Accommodation Rates are standardized in Supportive Living and Long Term Care Centres that are funded by Alberta Health Services.

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
  • shingles vaccine for adults 18 years of age and older who have had or are going to have an organ transplant

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

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

Telephone

403-653-5230

Service Hours

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

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Service provided to individuals age 18 years and older; who live, work or go to school in Alberta

Fees

This service is free of charge, for adults who live, work or go to school in Alberta.

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 influenza type b, hepatitis B, rotavirus, meningococcal, pneumococcal, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), and influenza.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Telephone

403-653-5230

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

Ages: 2 months to 5 Years

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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 papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine
  • Grade 9: diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (dTap) and meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y, W-135) conjugate vaccine

Telephone

403-653-5230

Service Hours

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

Eligibility

Students in Grades 1, 6, and 9

Public Health Nursing | 403-653-5230

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Public Health Nursing

Services provided by Public Health Nurses may include:

  • immunizations
  • communicable disease control (including Tuberculosis)
  • prenatal / postnatal education
  • postpartum caregiver / newborn support
  • breastfeeding support
  • health promotion / disease and injury prevention services
  • school health services

Telephone

403-653-5230

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.

Wait times

Wait time varies.

Fees

There are fees for prenatal / postnatal classes and travel health services.

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School Oral Health Services

Services are offered to eligible schools and may include:

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

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

Telephone

403-653-5230

Eligibility

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

Travel Health Services | 403-653-5230

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Travel Health Services

The Edmonton and Calgary clinics are currently closed.

If you are seeking immunization services, please contact a private travel health clinic, your doctor or local pharmacist.

If you are a post-secondary healthcare student seeking immunization and / or a tuberculin skin test for your healthcare training program, please contact your educational institution to confirm if provincially funded immunizations are available through this institution. Alternatively, you can contact a private travel health clinic, your doctor or local pharmacist to obtain immunizations for a fee.

Please note:ROUTINE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATIONcontinues to be offered through community health centres / public health offices, at this time. Please call your local community health centre/public health office, for information.

Telephone

403-653-5230

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

Wait times vary for an appointment.

Fees

There are fees associated with Travel Services and may range from an average of $48.00 to $200.00 per person.

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