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Preschool Oral Health Services at Thorhild Community Health Services

Protect your child's teeth with free fluoride varnish. Start your child's visits early between 12 and 35 months (1 and 2 years) old.

Eligibility

Children between 12 and 35 months (1 and 2 years) old are eligible to start the program. For more information and eligibility, visit our website Preschool Oral Health Services

Note: For Calgary and area, eligibility is also based on family income.

How to access this service

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

Language

Low German interpretation is available in South and Central Zones.

Accessibility

Wheel chair access available.

Address

302 2 Avenue
Thorhild Alberta
T0A 3J0

Telephone

780-398-3879

Website

Getting there

Wayfinding information not currently available.

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Wait Times

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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

780-398-3879

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.

Breastfeeding Clinic | 780-398-2671

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

780-398-2671

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Breastfeeding women

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Community Health Centre Locations

Provides a wide range of health services including immunization and public health nursing. Select the community health centre nearest you to learn more about the services offered.

Telephone

780-398-3879

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

780-623-6227

Service Hours

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

Service language options

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

Wait times

1 Months

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

Service hours

Pick-up Details:

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Drop-off Days:
Tuesday

Before 1:30 PM

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Environmental Public Health - Water Sample Bottle Pick-up and Drop-off

Drinking water, beaches and swimming pool water can be tested. Chemical water sampling testing is available and looks for common chemicals and trace metals found in water. Bacteria water sampling tests water samples for indicator bacteria to ensure water is safe.

For additional information,

Telephone

780-398-3879

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.

Home Care | 780-398-3879

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

780-398-3879

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

Most services are covered for people with Alberta Health Care Insurance coverage, but there may be charges for services not covered by Alberta Health Care Insurance. Out of province clients looking for home care services in Alberta should inquire on any potential charges prior to obtaining services.

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Immunization - School Services

Each year, Alberta Health Services, Public Health reviews immunization records for students in grades 1, 6, and 9 to see what immunizations each student needs. A consent form is then sent home with an information sheet for each vaccine recommended for the student. No immunizations will be given in school without consent from a parent or legal guardian. Immunizations in this program include:

  • Grades 1, 6, and 9: Any routine childhood and school vaccines that may have been missed according to a review of the students immunization record on file
  • Grade 6: Hepatitis B (HBV) vaccine for students who have not already completed a hepatitis B immunization series and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
  • Grade 9: Tdap - tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis and meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y, W-135) conjugate vaccine

Telephone

780-398-3879

Eligibility

Students in Grades 1, 6, and 9.

Laboratory Services | 780-398-3879

Service hours

Thursday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Wait Times

Yes
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Laboratory Services

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.

APL Booking Line: 1-877-702-4486 or book online.

Telephone

780-398-3879

Wait times

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

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Postpartum Depression Support

Supports women and families experiencing postpartum depression (PPD).

Telephone

780-398-3879

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Preschool Oral Health Services

Fluoride varnish helps protect your child's teeth from tooth decay (cavities). It slows down decay already started.

Your child needs four fluoride varnish visits, six months apart, to best protect their teeth. Fluoride varnish is painted on your child's teeth. It takes less than one minute to apply. You can hold your child during the visit.

You can also ask any questions you may have about protecting your child's teeth.

If your child is diagnosed with asthma by a doctor, bring their quick reliever medication to the appointment. If your child feels anxious with dental visits it may trigger asthma symptoms.

This provincial prevention service is available across Alberta.

For more information and eligibility, visit our website: Preschool Oral Health Services

Telephone

780-398-3879

Service language options

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

Low German interpretation is available in South and Central Zones.

Eligibility

Children between 12 and 35 months (1 and 2 years) old are eligible to start the program. For more information and eligibility, visit our website Preschool Oral Health Services

Note: For Calgary and area, eligibility is also based on family income.

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Public Health - Immunizations

Public Health Nurses provide immunization and follow-up services to clients of all ages.
· Routine vaccinations (2, 4, 6, 12, 18 months and 4 years of age)
· Communicable Disease Control
After vaccination & immunization follow-up and care

Community Health Centres | Alberta Health Services

Telephone

780-398-3879

Service Hours

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

Service hours

Open 1st Thursday of each month.
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Public Health - Oral Health

Our goal is to improve the oral health of people of all ages, in the North Zone (all Areas). A healthy mouth is an important piece in a person's overall health. Healthy teeth and gums support good nutrition, speech, growth, development, learning, and social development.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

Eligibility

Age 12 - 35 months to begin preschool fluoride varnish program.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Public Health - Sexual Reproductive Health

North Zone Sexual & Reproductive Health Clinics are seeing clients in the clinic, for the following concerns: · Birth control and safer sex counseling · Pregnancy testing and pregnancy options counseling. · KNOWN STI and needs treatment. · Contact with a known STI and needs testing/treatment. · Symptoms of an STI · Routine STI Screening · Emergency contraceptive pill · Vaccinations Not all services are available at all locations. Contact each clinic to check what services they offer.

Telephone

780-398-3879

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Everyone including 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)

Public Health Postpartum | 780-398-3879 (Switchboard)

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Public Health Postpartum

Provides nursing care and support which may include:

  • postpartum primary caregiver health assessment and infant assessment
  • health education and promotion related to parenthood, normal growth and development, etc
  • breastfeeding support
  • infant feeding support
  • information about parenting and baby care
  • referrals to healthcare providers or community resources as needed.

You will be contacted after you are discharged from the hospital to arrange an initial assessment

Telephone

780-398-3879 (Switchboard)

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.

School Health Program | 780-398-2671

Multiple Languages

Yes
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School Health Program

Provides healthcare in schools.

Services include:

  • immunizations
  • education and consultations about contagious diseases

Telephone

780-398-2671

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.

Social Work | 780-398-3879

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

780-398-3879

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.

Tuberculosis Testing | 310-0000 780-398-3879 (Toll free), 780-349-3316 (Westlock office)

Service hours

Closed Statutory holidays.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Tuberculosis Testing

Offers 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.

Telephone

310-0000 780-398-3879 (Toll free), 780-349-3316 (Westlock office)

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

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 | 780-398-2671

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

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.

For more information please visit Immunize Alberta.

Telephone

780-398-2671

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

14 Days
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