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Immunization - School Services at Thorhild Community Health Services

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

Eligibility

Students in Grades 1, 6, and 9

How to access this service

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

Service is provided in the school setting or by appointment

Accessibility

Wheel chair access available.

Address

302 2 Avenue
Thorhild Alberta
T0A 3J0

Telephone

780-398-3879

Fax

780-398-2671

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

Fees

Fees may apply for breast pumps

Car Seat Safety | 780-398-3879

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

780-398-3879

Service language options

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

Community Health Centres | 780-398-3879

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Community Health Centres

Services include immunization and public health nursing.

Telephone

780-398-3879

Fees

Depending on what service is being accessed.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Early Childhood Intervention Program

The program provides navigation, education,support and information for families of children from birth to 5 years in many settings and locations; clinic, family's home (if needed), playgroups, and in the community.

Works with families concerned with their child's development and/or children at risk for developmental delays (premature birth, prenatal exposure to drugs or alcohol, diagnosed disability).

Telephone

780-398-3879

Service language options

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

Wait times

1 Months

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

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Equipment Loan Program

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

Provides short-term loans of medical equipment for people who are recovering from surgery or need palliative care so they can live in their own homes. Equipment loans include:

  • wheelchairs, walkers, and canes
  • hospital beds
  • moveable toilets, raised toilet seats, and toilet armrests
  • transfer benches, bath seats, and grab bars

Service Hours

Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:15 pm.
Monday: 8:15 am - 8:15 pm.
Tuesday: 8:15 am - 8:15 pm.
Wednesday: 8:15 am - 8:15 pm.
Thursday: 8:15 am - 8:15 pm.
Friday: 8:15 am - 8:15 pm.
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:15 pm.

Fees

A security deposit may be required.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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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

780-398-3879

Service language options

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

Low German interpretation is available in South and Central Zones.

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 papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine
  • Grade 9: diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (dTap) 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

Hours of Operation:

Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

780-398-3879

Wait times

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

Option 4 | 780-398-3879

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

780-398-3879

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 1st Thursday of each month.
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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
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Postpartum Depression Support

Supports women and families experiencing postpartum depression (PPD).

Telephone

780-398-3879

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.

Sexual Health Services | 780-398-3879

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

780-398-3879

Service Hours

Wednesday: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm.
Thursday: 10:00 am - 1:30 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 | 780-398-3879

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 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

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 visitImmunize 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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