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Environmental Public Health - Safe Food at Seton - Jasper Healthcare Centre

Works to prevent food poisoning (also called food borne illness) in Alberta by investigating food-related complaints and providing food safety information and education to facility staff and the public.

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

518 Robson Street
Jasper Alberta
T0E 1E0

Telephone

780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

Fax

780-852-6630

Website

Getting there

Located behind the Jasper Emergency Services Building.

 Other services

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Addiction and Mental Health - Adult and Youth Intake

Brief screening for addiction and mental health issues and referral to most appropriate services and supports.

Telephone

780-852-6706

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

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

Service hours

Open some Wednesdays.

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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

780-852-6706

Service Hours

Thursday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm.

Service hours

Closed 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM, and statutory holidays.

Referral Needed

Yes

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Adult Mental Health Treatment Services

Provides individual, couples, group or family therapy to adults:

  • who are suicidal or at risk for suicide
  • who have an Axis I diagnosis
  • who are experiencing a significant impairment in functioning meaning that they are not able to carry out daily activities of living

Clients initially speak with an intake therapist who determines eligibility, risk and urgency. They connect the client with the most appropriate mental health program or refer clients to an appropriate community agency.

The assigned therapist establishes treatment goals with the client based on symptoms and the clients identified goals.

Therapists work collaboratively with family physicians and may refer clients to a psychiatrist, if necessary.

Telephone

780-852-6640

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.

Referral Needed

Client can self refer. Referrals are accepted from family physicians and other health care providers but not from third parties- eg spouse, employer etc.

Eligibility

Adults 18 years of age and older.

Wait times

Varies depending upon risk and urgency and also varies by community.

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

780-852-3344

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 | 780-852-3344

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Referral Needed

Yes

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

780-852-3344

Service language options

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

Referral Needed

Call a healthcare centre in your area for more information.

Fees

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

Breastfeeding Clinic | 780-852-4759

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

780-852-4759

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

Breastfeeding women

Fees

Fees may apply for breast pumps

Service hours

Closed 12:00 PM (noon) to 12:30 PM, and statutory holidays.

Referral Needed

Yes

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Children's Mental Health Services

Treatment is provided using a variety of interventions to children who experience

  • mood problems with impairment in functioning (health, learning, family, socialization)
  • anxiety problems with impairment in functioning (health, learning, family, socialization)
  • trauma-related experiences with impairment in functioning (health, learning, family, socialization)
  • suicidal behaviour
  • psychosis
  • complex social, emotional, behavioral problems should be screened in as case coordination and referral may be required. These may include children with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, complex trauma, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorder etc.
  • behavioral issues that are significant and present in multiple settings, consider assessment before referral to other agencies. These externalizing behaviors may be a sign of mood or anxiety disorders

Children who would be referred to other health care services or community agencies for a first intervention include:

  • diagnosis for pervasive developmental disorders, should be referred to the family physician or other specialist assessment
  • tic disorders and tourettes would be referred to family physician for specialist referral
  • grief, separation and loss without associated functional impairment. The initial referral would be to school based or school linked services or to a community resource if available and/or to a walk in clinic where this service exists when some impairment is identified
  • referrals related to disorder eating should be referred to physician and dietitian for follow up. Staff may be involved in case conferencing and planning for services
  • substance use problems are referred to Addiction Services where substance use is primary
  • psychoeducational and learning assessments will be referred to Education. Some clinics may have a wider range of services available. The assigned therapist will discuss available services with the client

Telephone

780-852-6640

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.

Referral Needed

Referral is needed

  • Appointments should be made by the child's parents or guardians
  • Referrals are accepted from family physicians. Some youth schedule appointments for themselves
  • Third party referrals are not generally accepted

Eligibility

For children and youth under 18 years

Wait times

Clinics attempt to schedule children and youth to see a therapist within 24 hours, 14 days or 30 days depending upon symptoms, urgency and risk.

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

Community Health Centres | 780-852-4759

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Community Health Centres

Services include immunization and public health nursing.

Telephone

780-852-4759

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.

Fees

Depending on what service is being accessed.

Continuing Care Services | 780-852-3344

Service hours

Continuing Care Access phone number available Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Continuing Care Services

Albertans who would like to schedule a visit at participating continuing care sites can visit AHS.ca/ccvisit

Provides long-term residential care for people who can no longer live at home or in an assisted living centre.

Other services within the program may include:

  • access coordinator
  • adult day support
  • community care (formerly home care)
  • dementia care
  • foot care clinic
  • nutrition services
  • palliative and end of life care
  • respite care

Telephone

780-852-3344

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

Waiting times vary depending on the centre.

Fees

Fees vary depending on the centre and services needed.



Fee Reductions

Service hours

Clinic is not open every Friday.

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

780-852-6638

Service Hours

Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Wednesday: 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

780-865-6249

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.

Emergency Services | 780-852-3344

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

780-852-3344

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.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - Disease: Communicable, Rabies, Food Borne Illness

This service:

  • investigates cases and outbreaks of illness, which are caused by germs like E. coli, salmonella, and Giardia (beaver fever) to find out the cause and prevent other people from getting sick
  • investigates people with vomiting and diarrhea who don’t know how they got sick
  • provides follow-up for animal bites (dogs, cats, bats, and other animals) to make sure people don’t get rabies
  • investigates single cases and/or outbreaks of many diseases including botulism, hantavirus, norovirus, shigella, and Q fever

For more information visit Environmental Public Health website.

Telephone

780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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.

Environmental Public Health - Drinking Water | 780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - Drinking Water

Inspects public water supplies, reviews water sample results, and issues water advisories if needed. You can get water testing supplies (sample bottles) and shipping information from your local Community Health Centre. Testing for municipalities and private home owners is done through the Provincial Laboratory of Public Health and Alberta Centre for Toxicology. If there is E. coli or total coliform bacteria in your sample, you will be contacted right away.

May advise private homeowners about how safe their well, cistern, or dugout water is and talk about treatment options if needed.

Does drinking water testing for bacteria through the Provincial Laboratory of Public Health, Environmental Microbiology Services, which checks for:

  • E. coli bacteria (shows if water is contaminated with sewage or fecal matter)
  • total coliform bacteria (shows if water is contaminated with non-sewage pollution from the environment)

Chemical water testing of untreated ground water for private households is done by The Alberta Centre for Toxicology which checks for many different things including bicarbonate, calcium, chloride, and magnesium.

Your water sample requisition may be reviewed before your sample is sent to the right place for testing. This is to make sure your water supply is eligible for testing.

Sample Bottle Pick-up and Drop-off locations in Alberta.

For more information visit the Environment Public Health website.

Telephone

780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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.

Environmental Public Health - Education | 780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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 our website.

Telephone

780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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

Environmental Public Health - Housing and Illegal Drug Operations | 780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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 Illegal Drug Operations

Requires that owners / operators / landlords / property managers keep public housing healthy and safe for tenants. The service follows up on complaints from tenants or other agencies about housing conditions which may include no heat, water problems, structure problems, or pest problems (mice or other rodents, bed bugs or other insects). If conditions could be dangerous to tenants, they may need to move out. The service works with landlords to fix or remove problems. The service can also order dangerous conditions to be fixed like houses used for illegal drug operations (e.g., marijuana grow ops, meth labs).

For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website.

Telephone

780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

Service language options

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

Wait times

Call your local office to make an appointment.

Environmental Public Health - New Business and Plan Approval | 780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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.

Telephone

780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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.

Environmental Public Health - Orders, Disclosure and Legal Activity | 780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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 Health Enforcement Orders

Telephone

780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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.

Environmental Public Health - Personal Services | 780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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

Prevents illness and infection from spreading by:

  • reviewing plans for new businesses
  • approving facilities before they open
  • doing inspections to make sure practices followed are safe and facilities are maintained as regulation requires
  • investigating any complaints from clients.

The requirements of the Personal Services Regulation and its related Health Standards and Guidelines apply to services which offer:

  • barbering
  • body and ear piercing body
  • body and facial waxing
  • electrolysis
  • facials
  • hair styling or hair replacement
  • make-up application (temporary or permanent)
  • manicures and pedicures
  • tattooing

For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website.

Telephone

780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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.

Environmental Public Health - Recreational Water | 780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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 page.

Telephone

780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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 our website.

Telephone

780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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.

Environmental Public Health - Safe Food | 780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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

Inspects public food facilities (e.g., restaurants, mobile food trucks, grocery stores, kitchens in daycares and nursing homes) to make sure food is prepared safely.

Applies Food Regulation requirements in public food facilities or operations to areas like:

  • bed and breakfast facilities
  • commercial caterers
  • community organization functions (when food is prepared for the public by volunteers)
  • convenience stores and fast food restaurants
  • restaurants, delis, and mobile food vendors
  • farmers’ markets (licensed by Alberta Agriculture) and their stallholders
  • food banks
  • food facilities in halls and churches that may be rented to the public
  • daycares, nursing homes, group homes, and other care facilities with over 10 clients that offer food service
  • grocery stores
  • private homes from which low risk home-prepared foods are sold
  • temporary food facilities at special events (e.g., fairs, festivals, exhibitions, carnivals, rodeos)
  • work-camp food facilities

This program offers guidance but will not apply Food Regulation requirements at private functions like:

  • bake sales when low risk foods are sold for charity
  • food prepared in a private home for family and guests
  • potlucks and other functions not open to the public

For more information visit our website.

Telephone

780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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.

Environmental Public Health - Social Care | 780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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 Child and Family Service Authority Licensing, 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 the Institutions Regulation 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 our website

Telephone

780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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.

Environmental Public Health - Work Camps | 780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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 the Environmental Public Health website

Telephone

780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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.

Environmental Public Health Program | 780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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

Work to keep public places (e.g., restaurants, daycares, pools, rental properties, tattoo studios) safe. Tell people about health risks (e.g., unsafe water or housing). Make sure that the Public Health Act is being followed.

Our services include:

For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website.

Telephone

780-852-4759 (Call for inspector availability )

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 | 780-852-3344

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

780-852-3344

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.

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

780-852-6612

Service Hours

Sunday: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm.
Monday: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm.
Friday: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm.
Saturday: 8:45 am - 5:00 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 | 780-852-3344

Service hours

8:15 am to 4:15 pm winter and 7:00 am to 7:00 pm summer

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Gift Shops

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

Telephone

780-852-3344

Service Hours

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

Telephone

780-852-3344

Service Hours

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

Service language options

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

Fees

All requests are charged a fee in accordance with the Health Information Act. A basic fee of $25.00 is applied to all requests which includes up to 20 pages depending on record format i.e. paper, electronic or microfilm record. Each additional page costs from .25 to .50 cents per page. Dependent on the type of request additional costs may apply.



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

780-852-6607

Service Hours

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

Fees

There is a fee for copies of health records.

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

780-852-6639

Service language options

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

Health Promotion Program | 780-852-6639

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

780-852-6639

Service language options

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

Home Care | 780-852-6628

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

780-852-6628

Service Hours

Sunday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
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.
Saturday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

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

Fees

Most services are covered but there may be charges for services not covered by Alberta Health Care Insurance

Hospitals | 780-852-3344

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

780-852-3344

Service language options

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

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Immunization - Adult Services

This service provides routine immunization for adults. Suggested immunizations:

  • a booster dose of tetanus / diphtheria vaccine every 10 years
  • an adult booster dose of pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine, combined with one of the tetanus / diphtheria boosters (dTap)
  • dTap vaccine for pregnant women every time they are pregnant
  • Hepatitis B vaccine 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)
  • 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 for all Albertans 6 months of age and older
  • 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

780-852-4759

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

Service provided to individuals over 18 years of age; 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

780-852-4759

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: 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 through 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 1-9: Any routine childhood or 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

780-852-4759

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.

Eligibility

Students in Grade 1 through Grade 9

Laboratory Services | 780-852-6606

Service hours

Outpatient Collection site hours of operation:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM 4:30 PM

Saturday: 9:15 AM 12:00 PM

Closed Sundays and Statutory holidays.

 

Testing Laboratory hours of operation:

Monday to Friday: 7:00 AM - 5:15 PM.

Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM

Wait Times

Yes
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Laboratory Services

For information on service restrictions or to book an appointment, visit APL Appointments & Booking.

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.

Telephone

780-852-6606

Wait times

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

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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 linen services to north zone sites

Telephone

780-852-3344

Fees

Personal laundry fees in effect for long term care clients.

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

780-852-6616

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 | 780-852-6640

Service hours

Closed 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, and statutory holidays.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Mental Health Services

Mental health problems may include mental illness such as, but not limited to:

  • depression
  • postpartum depression
  • anxiety
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • schizophrenia
  • trauma

If you are not sure if these services are right for you, you can ask to talk to one of our therapists for assistance.

What do we do?

  • discuss problem with caller and develop a plan to meet needs
  • provide mental health services through community programs

What services are provided?

  • assessment, diagnosis, treatment, therapy, counselling and support
  • referrals to other professional or community agencies when appropriate
  • services and support to mental health patients discharged from hospitals to assist them in returning to community life

Information to individuals, community agencies or groups about mental health / illness and suicide prevention

What additional community supports are available?

  • mental health promotion and prevention
  • support for the seriously mentally ill in the community.
  • contact the nearest clinic for information on possible travel clinics

Telephone

780-852-6640

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

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 | 780-852-4759, 780-852-6633

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

780-852-4759, 780-852-6633

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 to 17 years with a BMI above the 85th percentile.

Wait times

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

Service hours

Open weekdays.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Occupational Therapy Services

Offers occupational therapy to help people who have brain injuries, strokes, heart disorders, or serious injuries learn new ways to do their work, leisure, and day-to-day activities.

This service also:

  • works with Alberta Aids to Daily Living to provide approval for equipment and adaptive aids
  • helps with disability tax credit forms
  • approves applications for parking placards for people with disabilities

Telephone

780-852-6635

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.

Service language options

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

Fees

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

Patient Food Services | 780-852-6613

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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 Food Matters
  • 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

780-852-6613

Service Hours

Sunday: 6:30 am - 6:30 pm.
Monday: 6:30 am - 6:30 pm.
Tuesday: 6:30 am - 6:30 pm.
Wednesday: 6:30 am - 6:30 pm.
Thursday: 6:30 am - 6:30 pm.
Friday: 6:30 am - 6:30 pm.
Saturday: 6:30 am - 6:30 pm.

Patient Information | 780-852-3344

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Patient Information

Services offered:

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

Telephone

780-852-3344

Service Hours

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

Pharmacy Services | 780-852-6611

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

780-852-6611

Referral Needed

a doctor's prescription is needed.

Physical Therapy Services | 780-852-6610

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

780-852-6610

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.

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Postpartum Depression Support

Supports women and families experiencing postpartum depression (PPD).

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.

Prenatal Classes | 780-852-4759

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Prenatal Classes

Services include:

  • Grande Prairie QEII Hospital online tour
  • Whitecourt Healthcare Centre online tour
  • Prenatal classes
  • Prenatal breast feeding classes

Please be advised not all locations offer all services.

Prenatal Classes provide people with:

  • 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

Classes are taught in groups by a community health nurse. Classes may be in the evenings or on Saturdays.

Public Health Nurses and Regional Dietitians are available at Community Health Services to answer questions about your pregnancy, diet and childbirth plans.

For more information, visit the Prenatal website.

Telephone

780-852-4759

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.

Registration | 780-852-3344

Service hours

Summer hours: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily (including weekends)

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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

780-852-3344

Service Hours

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

Referral Needed

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Respiratory Health Program

Provides the North Zone with respiratory therapists (where possible) traveling to different communities. If your North Zone community is not listed below, please contact your nearest healthcare facility and you will be triaged to the most appropriate service.

Respiratory therapists:

  • are available to provide materials on asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), and related diseases
  • provide community education, management, and support for individuals with respiratory conditions, including asthma, COPD, as well as education about smoking and smoking cessation
  • offer care planning development for the self-management of chronic respiratory diseases
  • include active client input into their disease process management, education, and determination of goals aimed at improving the quality of life, and enhancing the lung function of those who suffer from chronic obstructive lung diseases
  • provide in-services upon request.

Telephone

780-852-3344

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.

Referral Needed

A referral is needed to make a care plan.

Respiratory Therapy Clinic | 1-844-411-0202

Referral Needed

Yes

Wait Times

Yes
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Respiratory Therapy Clinic

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

This service, provided to all age groups, evaluates respiratory needs in a variety of settings including:

  • community
  • acute care (hospital)
  • outpatient
  • continuing care

Services include:

  • respiratory assessments
  • consultation and evaluation of respiratory medications with clients
  • diagnostics including spirometry, arterial blood gases, and oximetry
  • Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) respiratory equipment needs assessment
  • consultation services for equipment and sleep related issues
  • pulmonary rehabilitation clinics
  • asthma/COPD education
  • referrals to other disciplines
  • education on how to use respiratory medicine
  • smoking cessation programs
  • educational workshops as requested by community or providers
  • taking part in health and wellness fairs
  • support and participation in research initiatives

Telephone

1-844-411-0202

Referral Needed

Self Referral for education

 Physician Referral for Chronic Disease Management

Wait times

2 Weeks

Respiratory Therapy visits weekly

School Health Program | 780-852-4752

Multiple Languages

Yes
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School Health Program

Provides healthcare in schools.

Services include:

  • immunizations
  • education and consultations about contagious diseases

Telephone

780-852-4752

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

Students in school.

Seating Clinic Services | 780-931-3446

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Seating Clinic Services

Helps clients with complex seating needs including:

  • assessing clients for commercial wheelchair components to promote comfort, safety and independence

Telephone

780-931-3446

Service Hours

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

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Service targets:

  • Adults or children who require complex mobility seating which cannot be addressed by a community therapist

Wait times

6 Months

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

This wait period vries depending upon location. Please contact specific location for details.

Sexual Health Services | 780-852-4759

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

780-852-4759

Service Hours

Monday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 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)

Social Work | 1-844-411-0202

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: 8:30 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.

Referral Needed

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

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Speech and Language Services

This service provides:

  • assessment (individual and group)
  • treatment (individual and group)
  • intervention
  • consultation
  • follow-Up
  • education and training, and in some cases Telehealth

Services are provided in office, schools, hospitals, through home-based services to Home Care clients or through Telehealth. Hospital-based services are available to adults at the QEII Hospital in Grande Prairie. Intensive services are offered to patients of the 5 North Rehabilitation Unit. A Doctor's order is required for Inpatient referrals.

Telephone

780-852-4759

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

The waiting list depends on the type of service. Wait time for non priority services can be up to 3-4 months.

Switchboard | 780-852-3344

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Switchboard

These services include:

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

Telephone

780-852-3344

Service Hours

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

Travel Health Services | 780-852-4759

Service hours

Closed from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Travel Health Services

Promotes awareness of the possible risk of communicable disease when travelling and ways to prevent them. Travel Health can also give travel immunizations. Not all services are offered at all locations. The services below are offered on a fee-for-service basis:

  • information on health risks according to country or region
  • required and recommended vaccines
  • information about preventing travel-related illnesses

Book your appointment at least 6 to 8 weeks before you leave to make sure there is enough time to have all your immunizations.

For more information visit our webpage

Quick Links

Telephone

780-852-4759

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

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.

Tuberculosis Testing | 780-852-4752

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

780-852-4752

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.

Well Baby Clinic | 780-852-4752

Wait Times

Yes
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Well Baby Clinic

Provides immunizations for babies and young children.

Services include information about:

  • breastfeeding
  • normal sleep patterns
  • child growth and development
  • nutrition
  • child safety

New mothers are also offered postpartum depression screening.

Telephone

780-852-4752

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.

Wait times

14 Days
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