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Immunization - School Services at Oyen 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.

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.

Address

315 3 Avenue
Oyen Alberta
T0J 2J0

Telephone

403-664-3651

Fax

403-664-2934

Getting there

Wayfinding information not currently available.

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Service hours

Closed 12:00 PM (Noon) to 12:45 PM.

Wait Times

Yes
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Addiction and Mental Health - Community Services

Assessment and treatment includes learning about your past history, present situation, and identifying your goals. A counsellor talks with a client about different treatment options, including counselling to help them reach their goals. A counsellor helps clients choose goals and strategies, make suggestions, and reviews their progress with them.

Telephone

403-529-3500

Service Hours

Monday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Wait times

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

Service hours

Appointments are booked through the Medicine Hat office.

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Addiction Services - Prevention

Provides prevention services for people, families, schools, communities, and workplaces.

Addiction prevention support may include:

  • consultation
  • needs assessment
  • education
  • orientation to prevention best practice
  • prevention activity planning
  • other support as needed

Telephone

403-529-3500

Service Hours

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Service hours

Appointments are booked through the Medicine Hat office.

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Addiction Services - Youth Counselling

A range of treatment services to help Albertans improve their health, learn new life skills and recover from the harmful effects of substance use and problem gambling. Range of services include screening, assessment, individual and group counselling, referral to other resources, and aftercare support.

Assessment and treatment will include learning about your past history, present situation and identifying your goals. The counsellor will talk with you about the different treatment options, including counselling to help you reach your goals. Your counsellor will help you choose goals and strategies, make suggestions, and review your progress with you.

The office also offers information and support to anyone (including health providers and employers) about alcohol, drugs. tobaco, and gambling.

Prevention and promotion services are offered to help prevent problems and reduce harm related to substance use and gambling. Services include:

  • school programs
  • community programs
  • workplace programs

Telephone

403-529-3500

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Best Babies | 403-526-7473

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Best Babies

Best Babies Offers:

  • nutrition education and counselling
  • monthly home visits or more frequent if needed, to help support healthy choices and answer questions you may have during pregnancy
  • information on physical activity, alcohol, smoking, drugs, dental care and much more.
  • prenatal and postnatal information
  • free prenatal vitamins and vitamin D supplements for eligible participants and breastfed babies
  • free milk, eggs and orange juice or Good Food Box/Fresh Food Box for eligible participants
  • breastfeeding information, support and access to a lactation consultant.
  • connection to community services and organizations
  • access to the Good Food Box program which is a buying club for fresh fruits and vegetables that saves you money
  • community kitchen cooking groups
  • parenting groups which offer parenting information and a chance to meet other parents

For more information, visit the Before, During, and After Birth website

Telephone

403-526-7473

Service Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.

Eligibility

  • under 20 or over 35 years of age
  • living on a limited income
  • have or had a baby weighing less than 2500 grams or 5 lbs 8 oz
  • have not gained enough weight or have gained too much weight in pregnancy
  • was underweight or overweight before becoming pregnant
  • have had difficulty eating well or eating enough during this pregnancy
  • have used alcohol, drugs or tobacco during pregnancy
  • feel lonely or afraid and need support
  • have difficulty with the English language

Building Blocks | 403-526-7473

Service hours

Please call for information during the hours listed.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Building Blocks

Building Blocks offers:

  • personalized home visits
  • assessment of child growth and development
  • information on your areas of interest, i.e. nutrition, child development, safety, health, budgeting, child-parent activities, injury prevention, smoking cessation, parenting tips and much more
  • parent support
  • service planning
  • connection to community services and organizaitons
  • parenting groups

This program will help you to understand your child’s development as well as promote positive communication and interactions between you and your child.

Telephone

403-526-7473

Service Hours

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

Eligibility

For caregivers of children under the age of 6 years who would like help in addressing issues related to physical and mental health, lifestyle, parenting, relationships and / or social isolation.

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

403-664-3651

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 Services | 403-664-3651

Service hours

Office hours listed above.

Office is closed 12:00 PM (noon) to 12:45 PM.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Home Care Services

Helps people of all ages that live at home and need support, including:

  • nursing services
  • personal care services
  • respite services
  • palliative care
  • wound care
  • self managed care (SMC)
  • living option assessments

Home Care team members meet with clients to assess their needs and create a care plan.

Telephone

403-664-3651

Service Hours

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

Eligibility

Anyone living in Alberta with a valid provincial health care card (or registration in progress) can receive Home Care services as long as their health care needs can be safely met in the home. Consistent access criteria have been developed provincially for Supportive Living and Long Term Care and serve as general guidelines. Each client is individually assessed.

Fees

There are no fees for Professional or Personal Care Services in Home Care. Accommodation Rates are standardized in Supportive Living and Long Term Care Centres that are funded by Alberta Health Services.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Immunization - Adult Services

This service provides routine immunization for adults. Suggested immunizations:

  • a booster dose of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough)(dTap) every 10 years
  • dTap vaccine for pregnant women every time they are pregnant
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (HBV) for unprotected adults born in 1981 or later. Some adults born before 1981 may need this vaccine if they are at risk for hepatitis B (e.g. health problems, type of work, lifestyle, contact with the virus)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for adults up to and including age 26 years who did not get it in school.
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine for adults whose immunization records do not show the recommended number of doses of measles, mumps, or rubella vaccine.
  • Chickenpox vaccine for unprotected adults
  • annual influenza vaccine
  • pneumococcal vaccine for all adults 65 years of age and older and adults with certain health problems
  • shingles vaccine for adults 18 years of age and older who have had or are going to have an organ transplant

To find out which vaccines are recommended for you and to book an appointment for immunization, call your nearest community / public health centre. If you are not sure where your nearest community / public health centre is, you can call Health Link at 811. Bring any immunization records you have to the appointment, especially if you were immunized in another province or country.

For more general information about immunization go to ImmunizeAlberta.ca, Immunizations at myhealth.alberta.ca, or call Health Link.

Telephone

403-664-3651

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.

Eligibility

Service provided to individuals age 18 years and older; who live, work or go to school in Alberta

Fees

This service is free of charge, for adults who live, work or go to school in Alberta.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Immunization - Infant and Preschool Services

Alberta Health Services provides routine immunization for infants and children across Alberta. Immunizations are free of charge for infants and children who live in Alberta.

Immunizations are recommended for infants starting at 2 months of age. Routinely recommended vaccines include: diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, polio, Haemophilus influenza type b, hepatitis B, rotavirus, meningococcal, pneumococcal, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), and influenza.

For the routine immunization schedule, go to immunizealberta.ca.

Additional vaccines may be needed depending on your child’s health conditions or other risk factors.

Immunization is effective. Other than providing safe drinking water, no other health intervention works as well as immunization to reduce disease and death rates. Immunization protects whole communities. The more people who are fully immunized in a community, the safer everyone is.

Immunization is safe. It is much safer to get immunized than to get the diseases that vaccines protect against.

For more information, and to book an appointment, call your nearest community/public health centre. If you are not sure where your nearest community/public health centre is, call Health Link at 811. Bring your child’s immunization record to the appointment, especially if your child was immunized in another province or country.

For more general information about immunization, go to immunizealberta.ca,Immunizations at myhealth.alberta.ca, or call Health Link at 811.

Telephone

403-627-1230

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.

Eligibility

Ages: 2 months to 5 Years

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Immunization - School Services

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

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

Telephone

403-664-3651

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.

Eligibility

Students in Grades 1, 6, and 9

Public Health Nursing | 403-664-3651

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Public Health Nursing

Services provided by Public Health Nurses may include:

  • immunizations
  • communicable disease control (including Tuberculosis)
  • prenatal / postnatal education
  • postpartum caregiver / newborn support
  • breastfeeding support
  • health promotion / disease and injury prevention services
  • school health services

Telephone

403-664-3651

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.

Wait times

Wait time varies.

Fees

There are fees for prenatal / postnatal classes and travel health services.

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School Oral Health Services

Services are offered to eligible schools and may include:

  • fluoride varnish, provided to kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2
  • dental sealants, provided to Grade 1 and Grade 2

A child diagnosed with asthma must have their short acting asthma reliever medication with them to receive service.

Telephone

403-664-3651

Eligibility

AHS (Alberta Health Services) health zones partner with schools in low income neighborhoods to provide preventive dental services at school.

Travel Health Services | 403-664-3651

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Travel Health Services

The Edmonton and Calgary clinics are currently closed.

If you are seeking immunization services, please contact a private travel health clinic, your doctor or local pharmacist.

If you are a post-secondary healthcare student seeking immunization and / or a tuberculin skin test for your healthcare training program, please contact your educational institution to confirm if provincially funded immunizations are available through this institution. Alternatively, you can contact a private travel health clinic, your doctor or local pharmacist to obtain immunizations for a fee.

Please note:ROUTINE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATIONcontinues to be offered through community health centres / public health offices, at this time. Please call your local community health centre/public health office, for information.

Telephone

403-664-3651

Service Hours

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

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 | 403-664-3651

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

403-664-3651

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.

Eligibility

Eligibility includes:

  • recent contact with known TB cases
  • people with medical conditions/therapies that increase risk of progressing from latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) to active TB (HIV/AIDS, transplantation, on dialysis for chronic renal failure, silicosis, cancer of the head and neck, being treated with immunosuppressive drugs)
  • all refugees less than age 50 who are from a country where TB is common AND who have immigrated here in the last 2 years
  • foreign-born children up to and including age 14 who have lived in a country where TB is common AND who have immigrated here within the past 2 years

Wait times

Wait times vary.

Fees

There is a charge for anyone not meeting the eligibility criteria.

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