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Immunization - School Services at Buffalo Lake Settlement Community Health Services

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.

Address

Buffalo Lake Drive
Buffalo Lake Settlement Alberta
T0A 0R0

Telephone

780-623-4471

Fax

780-623-2615

Getting there

Located beside the Settlement Administration Office.

 Other services

Addiction and Mental Health - Adult and Youth Intake | 780-623-5227 (Lac La Biche - Addictions General & Referral Line), 780-623-5230 (Lac La Biche - Mental Health General & Referral Line)

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Addiction and Mental Health - Adult and Youth Intake

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 or refer to the Routine Referral Process and Additional Service Details sections on the site specific page on the Alberta Referral Directory.

Telephone

780-623-5227 (Lac La Biche - Addictions General & Referral Line), 780-623-5230 (Lac La Biche - Mental Health 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.

Community Health Centres | 780-689-4771

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Community Health Centres

Services include immunization and public health nursing.

Telephone

780-689-4771

Fees

Depending on what service is being accessed.

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

780-623-6227

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

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.

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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.

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

780-623-4771

Service language options

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

Health Promotion Program | 780-689-4771

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

780-689-4771

Service language options

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

Home Care | 780-623-4471

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

780-623-4471

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.

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

780-623-4471

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

780-623-4471

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

780-623-4471

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

780-689-4771

Service Hours

Friday: 8:00 am - 3:30 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 | 780-689-4771

Service hours

Program hours may vary.

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

780-689-4771

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm.

Service language options

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

780-623-4471

Sexual Health Services | 780-689-4771

Service hours

Clinic is open every second Thursday, phone for more information.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Sexual Health Services

Effective June 25, 2020, North Zone Sexual & Reproductive Health Clinics are only seeing clients in clinic, for the following concerns:

  • KNOWN STI and need treatment
  • contact to a known STI and need testing/treatment
  • symptoms of an STI
  • routine STI Screening
  • Emergency Contraceptive Pill
  • pre-booked appointments

Please phone the clinic before coming in.

If in the past 14 days, you have:

  • a NEW fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat or shortness of breath OR
  • travelled outside Canada OR
  • been in close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 OR
  • had close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has travelled anywhere outside of Canada

IF YES to any of the above, DO NOT come to clinic. Go to ahs.ca/covid19 and complete the self-assessment. Anyone who has symptoms, including cough, runny nose, fever or sore throat, must self-isolate for 14 days. Please do not visit a hospital, doctor's office, lab or health care facility without consulting Health Link (811).

Telephone

780-689-4771

Service Hours

Thursday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Service language options

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

Eligibility

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)

Tuberculosis Testing | 780-689-4771

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. With the exception of Edmonton, you would contact the Immunization Business Unit to have school or work-related TB skin testing done.

Telephone

780-689-4771

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.

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