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Environmental Public Health - Safe Food at Westlock Community Health Services

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

10024 107 Avenue
Westlock Alberta
T7P 2E3

Telephone

780-349-3316 (Call for an appointment)

Fax

780-349-7055

Website

Getting there

Wayfinding information not currently available.

 Other services

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

780-349-3316

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 | 780-349-3301

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

780-349-3301

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 | 780-349-3316

Service hours

Open weekdays.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Breastfeeding Clinic

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

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

Telephone

780-349-3316

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Breastfeeding women

Fees

Fees may apply for breast pumps

Car Seat Safety | 780-349-3316

Service hours

Offered twice a year, usually in the spring and fall.  Call your local Public Heatlh Centre for more information.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Car Seat Safety

If you need assistance with your child safety seat, please refer to the child safety seat owner’s manual and the appropriate YES Test available at Health Link.

For more information on rear facing / forward facing car seats, booster seats and Transport Canada public notices on child restraint systems (recalls), visit our website.

Telephone

780-349-3316

Service language options

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

Community Health Centres | 780-349-3316

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Community Health Centres

Services include immunization and public health nursing.

Telephone

780-349-3316

Fees

Depending on what service is being accessed.

Service hours

Week: 1 out of every 5 weeks Time: 0800 – 1800 hours

Referral Needed

Yes
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Diagnostic Imaging - Mobile MRI

The Mobile MRI visits the following locations: Hinton, Westlock, Cold Lake, Camrose and Lloydminster. Magnetic resonance imaging is a method of looking inside the body using magnetism and radio waves to produce clearer pictures of the head, spine, and other parts of the body. The MRI produces soft-tissue images and is used to distinguish normal, healthy soft tissue from diseased tissue.

Telephone

1-866-921-6674

Referral Needed

Referral from physician required.

Service hours

Open weekdays.

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

780-349-3316

Service language options

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

Wait times

1 Months

Once the referral is received, a letter is sent to the family telling them how long the wait will be. The wait list is reviewed every week. Priorities are decided by client needs. Families are encouraged to contact the Early Intervention Program if they need immediate help.

Service hours

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 - 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

780-349-3316

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

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 in most parts of the province.

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 (helps determine the integrity of the water source)

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

780-349-3316

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.

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

780-349-3316

Service Hours

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

Service language options

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

Fees

Fees for formal courses

Service hours

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

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - Housing and 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

780-349-3316 (Call for an appointment)

Service Hours

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

Service language options

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

Wait times

Call your local office to make an appointment.

Environmental Public Health - New Business and Plan Approval | 780-349-3316 (Call for an appointment)

Service hours

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

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - New Business and Plan Approval

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

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

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

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

For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website.

Telephone

780-349-3316 (Call for an appointment)

Service Hours

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

Service language options

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

Service hours

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

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - Orders, Disclosure and Legal Activity

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

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

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

For more information visit Health Enforcement Orders

Telephone

780-349-3316 (Call for an appointment)

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 | 780-349-3316 (Call for an appointment)

Service hours

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

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - 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 (using guns or needles)
  • body wraps
  • branding
  • chemical hair colouring, straightening and curling
  • chemical peels
  • cosmetic cryotherapy
  • cryolipolysis (cool sculpting)
  • dermal jewelry anchoring
  • dermal filler injection
  • dermal rolling
  • earlobe stretching
  • electrolysis
  • esthetic cupping
  • eyebrow threading
  • face and body painting
  • facial and body waxing
  • facials
  • hair extension
  • haircutting and hairstyling
  • henna
  • lash and brow tinting
  • lash extension
  • laser and cosmetic tattoo removal
  • laser hair re-growth and restoration
  • laser hair removal
  • manicure
  • microblading
  • microderm abrasion
  • mud treatments
  • neuromodulator injection (botox)
  • pedicure
  • permanent make-up
  • scarification
  • shaving
  • skin exfoliation
  • spray tanning
  • tattooing
  • teeth whitening
  • tooth decoration
  • ultraviolet (UV) tanning (tanning beds)
  • vaginal rejuvenation

For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website.

Telephone

780-349-3316 (Call for an appointment)

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 | 780-349-3316 (Call for an appointment)

Service hours

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

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - 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

780-349-3316 (Call for an appointment)

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

780-349-3316 (Call for an appointment)

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 | 780-349-3316 (Call for an appointment)

Service hours

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

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - 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

780-349-3316 (Call for an appointment)

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 | 780-349-3316 (Call for an appointment)

Service hours

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

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - Social Care

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

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

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

For more information visit our website

Telephone

780-349-3316 (Call for an appointment)

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 | 780-349-3316 (Call for an appointment)

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

780-349-3316 (Call for an appointment)

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 | 780-349-3316 (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

780-349-3316 (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.
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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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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

780-349-3316

Service language options

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

Low German interpretation is available in South and Central Zones.

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

780-349-3316

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.

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.

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

780-349-3316

Service language options

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

Health Promotion Program | 780-349-3316

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

780-349-3316

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.

Hospitals | 780-349-3301

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:

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Telephone

780-349-3301

Service language options

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

780-349-3316

Eligibility

Students in Grade 1 through Grade 9

Service hours

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

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

780-349-6079

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.

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

780-349-3316

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 may apply for some services, call for more information.

Option 4 | 780-349-3316

Wait Times

Yes
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Option 4

Offers learning sessions for people who have received tickets for not using a car seat correctly. In the 1-hour session, people:

  • watch a short video
  • learn how to use a car seat correctly
  • fill in a ticket withdrawal form

This service is called Option 4 because it gives people a fourth option for dealing with their ticket.

Telephone

780-349-3316

Eligibility

Have been issued a ticket for incorrect use or non-use of a carseat.

Wait times

The Option 4 education session is offered 3 to 4 times a year.

Service hours

Open weekdays.
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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

780-349-3316

Pharmacy Services | 780-350-2020

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

780-350-2020

Referral Needed

a doctor's prescription is needed.

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Postpartum Depression Support

Supports women and families experiencing postpartum depression (PPD).

Telephone

780-349-3316

Prenatal Classes | 780-349-3316

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

780-349-3316

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 | 780-349-3301

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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

780-349-3301

Service hours

Services also available on alternate Fridays.

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

780-349-6079

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Referral Needed

Self Referral for education

 Physician Referral for Chronic Disease Management

Wait times

2 Weeks

Respiratory Therapy visits weekly

School Health Program | 780-349-5725

Multiple Languages

Yes
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School Health Program

Provides healthcare in schools.

Services include:

  • immunizations
  • education and consultations about contagious diseases

Telephone

780-349-5725

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.

Sexual Health Services | 780-349-3316

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

780-349-3316

Service Hours

Monday: 9:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:15 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 | 780-349-6079

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

780-349-6079

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

780-349-3316

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 | 780-349-3316

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Switchboard

These services include:

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

Telephone

780-349-3316

Service hours

Open weekdays.
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Traffic Safety - Alberta Occupant Restraint Program

Community Health Services staff, local RCMP and the Office of traffic Safety work together to improve the wear rates of seat belts and child safety seats.

Telephone

780-349-3316

Service hours

Open weekdays.
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Traffic Safety - Use Your Head, Wear A Helmet

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

Telephone

780-349-3316

Travel Health Services | 780-349-3316

Service hours

Travel Services hours vary.  Please call clinic.

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

780-349-3316

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 | 780-349-3316

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

780-349-3316

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

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 | 780-349-5725

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

780-349-5725

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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