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Immunization - School Services at Vulcan Community Health Centre

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.
This facility is wheelchair accessible.

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

610 Elizabeth Street
Vulcan Alberta
T0L 2B0

Telephone

403-485-3333

Fax

403-485-2336

Getting there

Wayfinding information not currently available.

 Other services

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Addiction and Mental Health - Domestic Abuse Response Team

Domestic violence can take many forms, including verbal, physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, spiritual, financial, and the violation of rights and can happen in any relationship that is based on intimacy, dependency, or trust. The Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) offers specialized support to patients of all genders who are experiencing any form of domestic violence. Individuals do not have to be in a crisis to access DART and can request a referral at select emergency departments, urgent care centres, and maternity units. Participation is voluntary.

DART services are provided while individuals are present within the Alberta Health Services (AHS) or Covenant Health facility and are confidential, nonjudgmental, and choice-based. Once the referral is initiated, a DART responder will connect with the individual either in-person or over the phone to conduct further assessment and provide the following services based on the their needs:

  • emotional support
  • information and education about domestic violence
  • assistance with safety planning
  • information about and referrals to local supports, including financial assistance, counselling, food bank, etc.
  • assistance with contacting local law enforcement and / or Children's Services
  • access to safe accommodations, including emergency shelter or hotel
  • transportation from AHS or Covenant Health facility to safe accommodations
  • follow-up support This service is provided by AHS and AHS contracted service providers.

This service is provided by AHS and AHS contracted service providers.

Telephone

403-485-3333

Service language options

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

Eligibility

This service targets:

  • victims of domestic violence
  • 16 years and older

Adult Day Program | 403-485-2285

Referral Needed

Yes

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Adult Day Program

Provides up to 6 hours of wellness program. The program offers:

  • activities, recreation, and exercises
  • blood pressure and weight monitoring
  • help with medicines
  • basic personal care
  • rest breaks
  • meals and snacks

Telephone

403-485-2285

Service Hours

Tuesday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Service language options

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

Referral Needed

A referral from a Home Care Case Manager is needed.

Eligibility

Must be a Home Care client over the age of 18.

Wait times

Wait time depends on how urgent the referral is.

Fees

May be a charge for a meal and snack. Client is responsible for transportation arrangements and costs.



Fee Reductions

Fee may be waived depending on your income.

Cafeteria Services | 403-485-3326

Service hours

Payment by cash only

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Cafeteria Services

Cafeteria services offer food and beverages at Alberta Health Services facilities. Catering services and vending machines are available at some sites. Each cafeteria services site team is dedicated to creating great food, inspiring healthy eating, and providing outstanding customer service to support the health of Albertans.

**Please note hours of operation may vary from site to site.

Telephone

403-485-3326

Service Hours

Monday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.
Thursday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.
Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.

Fees

Food is available for purchase.

Calgary Rural Diabetes Program | 844-445-5588 (Referral phone)

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Calgary Rural Diabetes Program

This service may provide:

  • diabetes education/counselling in a classroom setting
  • one-to-one appointments with nurses and dietitians, which include an overview of the disease, complications, medications, exercise, and nutrition

Telephone

844-445-5588 (Referral phone)

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.

Service language options

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

Eligibility

A1C greater than 7%

Wait times

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

Cardiac Diagnostics - Holter Monitoring | 403-485-3314 (Diagnostic Imaging)

Service hours

Holter Monitors and Blood Pressure Monitors are by appointment only. Please call the Diagnostic Imaging department to book.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Cardiac Diagnostics - Holter Monitoring

Offers heart rhythm monitoring services to help assess heart rhythms. Clients wear a portable monitor for 24 or 48 hours. The monitors are small and lightweight, and can be worn outside the hospital as clients do their normal everyday activities. Clients must not bath or do water-based activities.

Monitors must be returned at the scheduled time because they need to be processed and prepared for next client.

Telephone

403-485-3314 (Diagnostic Imaging)

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

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

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Cardiology - Electrocardiogram Services

Provides ECGs to diagnose possible heart conditions. Cardiologists and the Internal Medicine department reviews the results and sends a report to the referring / ordering doctor.

Telephone

403-485-3314

Service Hours

Sunday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
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.
Saturday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Service language options

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

Wait times

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

Service hours

Closed between 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM for lunch.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Community Addiction and Mental Health Services - Rural

Working across the lifespan, clinicians work with individuals and families to identify goals of treatment as they relate to Addiction and Mental Health concerns.

Other services include:

  • geriatrics (for individuals with cognitive decline)
  • outreach
  • urgent mental health care walk in at Cochrane, Canmore, Banff and Airdrie Urgent Care Centers, Okotoks

Telephone

403-485-3356

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

Service targeted to individual who:

  • present with moderate to severe mental health symptoms
  • would like to change their relatonship with substance use

Wait times

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

Community Health Centres | 403-485-2285 or 811 for immunization appointments only, 403-943-5465 Option 3 (immunization appointments only)

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Community Health Centres

Community Health Centres provide a wide range of health services, which may include:

To book an immunization appointment only, dial 811 Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Telephone

403-485-2285 or 811 for immunization appointments only, 403-943-5465 Option 3 (immunization appointments only)

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

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

Community Physiotherapy | 403-485-3318

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Community Physiotherapy

Service is provided to clients who meet the following inclusion criteria:

  • resident of Alberta
  • valid Alberta personal health care number (AB-PHN)
  • functional rehabilitation goal(s)
  • rehabilitation readiness, including: medically stable; physically able to participate in intervention, cognitively able to participate

Exlusion criteria includes:

  • WCB and MVA injury related concerns
  • multi-disciplinary pain management
  • currently recieving / recieved physiotherapy from another program or provider
  • children/youth developmental delay support

Telephone

403-485-3318

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

See program description.

Wait times

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

Continuing Care Services | 403-485-3333

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Continuing Care Services

This service provides care using a collaborative model. The department aims to:

  • maintain and promote independence and health
  • prevent illness
  • ensure dignity and individual self-worth

It maintains an interdisciplinary team approach with residents and their families and provides an environment that encourages physical, psychological and spiritual well-being as well as continuity of care through the coordination of resources and services.Provides long-term residential care, including:

  • nursing and personal care
  • physical, occupational or recreational therapy
  • pharmacy services

Visit the Alberta Health Services Continuing Care website for more information.

Telephone

403-485-3333

Service language options

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

Fees

Accommodation fees are charged as well as additional fees for other services including but not limited to: personal laundry, hairdressing, in-room telephone and cable.



Fee Reductions

Emergency Services | 403-485-3315

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Emergency Services

If you have an emergency, call 911.

Emergency departments:

  • take care of people that are very sick or injured on a priority basis. This means the sickest people are seen first. If you go to an emergency department for care that isn't urgent, you will not likely be seen right away.
  • provide medical care, which includes assessment and treatment
  • stabilize people and get them ready to transport to a higher level of care facility (if needed)
  • provide follow-up care including referrals to a family doctor or specialist (if needed)

Emergency Department wait times are now available for Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Red Deer.

Get the right care when you need it, to learn more visit Know Your Options

This service may be impacted by the COVID pandemic. View the Hours of Operations to see if the location has been impacted. Visit https://ahs.ca/covid for up-to-date information.

Telephone

403-485-3315

Service language options

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

Wait times

We can’t predict how long you will need to wait in the emergency department. Patients are assessed (triaged) using a standard scoring system called the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) to see how urgent their health needs are.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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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.

Service language options

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

Low German interpretation is available in South and Central Zones.

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Referral Needed

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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General Medicine - Inpatients

Offers care on an inpatient basis including assessing, diagnosing, and treating many types of medical problems.

Telephone

403-485-3333

Service language options

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

Referral Needed

You must be admitted to the unit by a doctor.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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General Radiography (X-Ray)

General Radiography uses x-rays to produce images of the structures inside the body, particularly bones. X-ray beams can pass through the body, but they are absorbed in different amounts depending on the density of the material they pass through.

Telephone

403-485-3314

Service Hours

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

Service language options

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

Wait times

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

Service hours

Closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Gift Shops - Vulcan Tuck Shop

A hospital boutique featuring toys, stuffed animals, gifts, giftware, clothing and fashion accessories. All proceeds are used to support patient care and comfort as well as purchase patient focused equipment for the hospital. Payment accepted includes Cash, Cheque, MasterCard, and Visa.

Telephone

403-485-3323

Service Hours

Monday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Service language options

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

Gynecological Surgery | 403-485-3333

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Referral Needed

Yes
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Gynecological Surgery

Cares for women after they have had gynecology surgery (e.g., hysterectomy, bladder repair, for cancer).

Telephone

403-485-3333

Referral Needed

Women are admitted to the unit by a surgeon.

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.

For detailed instructions, frequently asked questions and forms, please visit Access & Disclosure | Alberta Health Services.

Telephone

403-485-3301

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

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. Additional costs may apply. Fees are applied in accordance with the Health Information Act.



Fee Reductions

If you are unable to pay the fee, please submit evidence of financial hardship.

Health Information / Records Management | 403-485-3301, 403-485-3333

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Health Information / Records Management

Completes patient charts, collects data, data entry and coding, collects patient information, dictates notes, and transcribes inpatient and outpatient charts.

Telephone

403-485-3301, 403-485-3333

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.

Fees

There is a fee for copies of health records.

Health Promotion | 403-485-2285

Service hours

Office is closed for lunch from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Health Promotion

This service provides:

  • education and / or counselling on a variety of topics such as nutrition, safety, family violence, infant / child growth and development, through home visits, telephone calls, parenting classes, and well-child immunization clinics.
  • collaboration with other Alberta Health Services divisions and external agencies and organizations to promote health in the community.

Telephone

403-485-2285

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.

Hospitals | 403-485-3333 (Switchboard)

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Hospitals

To access contact information and a list of services offered, select a hospital.

Search through a complete list of progams and services, or hospital and facility information with the following:

Find Healthcare:

Telephone

403-485-3333 (Switchboard)

Service language options

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

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Immunization - Adult Services

This service provides routine immunization for adults. Suggested immunizations:

  • a booster dose of 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

403-485-3333

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

403-485-3333

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

403-485-3333

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

Laboratory Services | 403-485-3312 (Lab)

Service hours

Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory holidays. 

Employment related drug testing, fertility testing or paternity testing are not performed at this site.

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

403-485-3312 (Lab)

Wait times

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

Lactation Services | 403-485-2285

Service hours

Closed between 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Lactation Services

Offers breastfeeding support to:

  • women who have breast problems (e.g., sore nipples, yeast, mastitis, abscesses)
  • babies with tongue-ties, yeast, latching problems, or failure to thrive
  • pregnant women who need counselling because they are carrying more than 1 baby, have nipple concerns, had breast surgery, had concerns with breastfeeding other children or need support

A breastfeeding resource for doctors and healthcare providers, also offers teaching to medical students, residents, and nurses about breastfeeding.

Telephone

403-485-2285

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.

Wait times

1 Days

May not be available on the weekends.

Lost and Found Services | 403-485-3333 Switchboard

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Lost and Found Services

Provides a contact point for people who have lost items at the facility.

Telephone

403-485-3333 Switchboard

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.

Mental Health Services | 403-485-3356

Service hours

Closed between 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM for lunch.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Mental Health Services

Provides programs and services for people experiencing mental health issues. Offers short-term Mental Health Counselling (1 to 10 sessions) that include:

  • assessing, treating and follow up
  • providing information
  • referring people to other mental wellness services

Telephone

403-485-3356

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.

Service language options

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

Wait times

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

Service hours

Dietitian appointment times may vary.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Nutrition Counselling - Adult

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

Additional Services:

Telephone

403-485-3358

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

Adults, 18 years and older

Wait times

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 - Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

This nutrition counselling session is for pregnant women to help them achieve a healthy weight gain during pregnancy. Most teaching is done individually, but there are some group sessions. You may have a follow-up appointment if needed.

For more information please visit the Alberta Healthy Living Program website.

Telephone

403-485-3358

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Pregnant women

Wait times

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

Oral Health - Preventative Dental Services | 1-855-943-1300 (Fluoride Varnish Line)

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Oral Health - Preventative Dental Services

Our goal is to improve the oral health of people of all ages, in Calgary and its surrounding 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.

Services include:

Health Promotion Campaign

Telephone

1-855-943-1300 (Fluoride Varnish Line)

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.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Patient Email Well Wishes

As part of our support for patient care and comfort, friends and family of inpatients at hospital and health care facilities can send well wishes via email. Sites participating in the program will receive the message, will ensure that the message is only "well-wish" (any other type of communication will be deleted) and will arrange for delivery within 3 business days. A couple of important reminders - the electronic delivery system is not a secure connection, so please don't add any confidential information to your message. Plus the "well-wish" system does not allow for replies or confirm receipt / delivery confirmation.

Service language options

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

Patient Food Services | 403-485-3326

Service hours

General hours of Patient meal service:

Breakfast: 8:40 AM - 9:15 AM

Lunch: 11:55 AM - 12:30 PM

Supper: 4:55 PM - 5:30 PM

Cafeteria Hours:

Monday to Sunday: 6:45 AM - 6:30 PM

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Patient Food Services

Patient Food Services overarching objectives are to:

  • Offer quality food and food choice, to support Patient Centered Care
  • Work with the whole care team to ensure that Food Matters
  • Foster a positive meal experience that results in enjoyment of meals, as well as improved satisfaction and food intake that supports recovery
  • Provide menus that are based on “Canada’s Food Guide” and that are adaptable for therapeutic requirements
  • Offer appealing food that encourages eating for health
  • Provide meal service styles appropriate to the patient population (e.g. tray service, dining room service) and meal delivery systems that support safe high quality food served at appropriate temperatures to the correct patient / resident

PFS delivers more than 31,000 patient/resident meals each day within AHS facilities.

Telephone

403-485-3326

Service Hours

Sunday: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm.
Monday: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm.
Tuesday: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm.
Wednesday: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm.
Thursday: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm.
Friday: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm.
Saturday: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm.

Patient Information | 403-485-3333

Service hours

After hours Acute Care

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Patient Information

Services offered:

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

Telephone

403-485-3333

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.

Registration | 403-485-3333

Service hours

After hours through Acute Care.

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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

403-485-3333

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.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Respiratory Therapy - Rural

This service includes:

  • monitoring airway health
  • providing diagnostic testing (i.e.spirometry assessments, with Respirologist interpretation; blood gases)
  • supporting rural community clients with life support equipment (e.g., ventilators)
  • offers education for patients and their families on asthma, COPD, tobacco reduction
  • supporting the Alberta Aids to Daily Living home oxygen assessments
  • also support clients in a home living environment, unable to access outpatient services

Telephone

403-652-0115

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

16 years and older.

Wait times

4 Weeks

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

School Health Program | 403-485-2285, 403-944-7200, 811 (immunization appointments only)

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School Health Program

This service offers:

  • public health nursing to support all schools in the region. Works in partnership with school communities to promote health and develop strong, supportive communities using a comprehensive school health approach.
  • teachers, parents and students can consult with a public health nurse for guidance around school health activities
  • school aged immunizations through school based programs. Routine immunization programs occur in grades 1, 6 and 9
  • public health nurses monitor, report and respond to communicable disease outbreaks within the school community

To book an immunization appointment only, dial 811 Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Telephone

403-485-2285, 403-944-7200, 811 (immunization appointments only)

Eligibility

School communities (students, staff and families) in the Calgary Zone requiring routine school immunization, health promotion, disease and injury prevention.

Spiritual Care Services | 403-485-3333

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Spiritual Care Services

This Service Provides spiritual and emotional support for patients, families and staff as an integral part of the multidisciplinary care team that works within the health care system to assess and address spiritual care needs, which may include:

  • spiritual assessment and intervention
  • facilitating rituals and sacraments (e.g. sweet-grass, sacrament of the sick)
  • decision-making support and supportive care for patient and family at end-of-life
  • collaboration with religious leaders at patient's and / or family's request
  • serving as a resource to care team on topics such as communication, religious and cultural awareness, grief and bereavement, compassion fatigue, and spiritual needs assessment
  • daily 24-hour (on-call) coverage at most acute care centres

Chaplains adhere to professional standards of practice for spiritual care delivery.

For more information visit our webpage

Telephone

403-485-3333

Service language options

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

Switchboard | 403-485-3333

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.
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Switchboard

These services include:

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

Telephone

403-485-3333

Volunteer Resources | 403-625-8632

Service hours

Hours vary according to need. Please call ahead to book an appointment. 

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Volunteer Resources

Our volunteer roles share a commitment to improving the quality of the patient and family experience.

Volunteers are:

  • way-finders who help guide patients and families around our busy facilities,
  • friendly visitors who spend time with our socially isolated patients,
  • patient and family advisors who provide input and direction to AHS on numerous committees,
  • supporters of our volunteer retail operations - where the proceeds are returned to AHS to provide patient care and comfort.

For general information about volunteering with AHS please visit our website.

Telephone

403-625-8632

Service language options

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

Well Child Services | 403-485-2285, 403-944-7200, 811 (immunization appointments only)

Service hours

Closed 12pm - 1pm

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Well Child Services

Provide appointments for:

  • routine vaccination (2, 4, 6, 12, 18 months and 4 years of age)
  • health education, health promotion and support for parents related to adjustment to parenthood, breastfeeding, infant feeding, nutrition and healthy eating, normal growth and development, etc.
  • health assessment and screening to identify health concerns
  • information and referral to community services, and community partnerships

There are 20 Community Health Centres (8 urban and 12 rural) across the Calgary Zone.

To book an immunization appointment only, dial 811 Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Telephone

403-485-2285, 403-944-7200, 811 (immunization appointments only)

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

Families with infants and / or children aged 2 months to 5 years of age requiring routine well child appointments.

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