Services to help patients and their families cope with the emotional, psychological and social stresses that often surface as a result of cancer and its treatment.
Cancer patients and their families.
Patients can self refer or be referred by their doctor or nurse.
Patients can call for appointment or to register for classes.
Wheel chair access available.
1331 29 Street
403-355-3207 (Appointments / Booking)
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Offers care and support for people having an allogeneic or autologous blood and marrow transplant.
An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.
Time to transplant (once a donor is identified, if applicable) varies dependent upon urgency.
Program utilizing cutting edge technology and a collaborative approach between a variety of specialties, ARC offers treatment to patients with a variety of abnormalities in the brain and other sites elsewhere in the body.
As you're dealing with cancer, you may find that you need help with basic needs such as:
The service holds a weekly class on how to get help for your financial and other basic needs.
For more information visit CancerControl Alberta.
Closed statutory holidays
Cancer centres are located within local regional hospitals / health centres. They deliver a range of treatments and care options to cancer patients as close to home as possible, including outpatient chemotherapy, education, and support.
Contact a centre for information or educational material related to cancer.
Wait times vary by location.
Hours noted above are for the hours of service in the treatment area. Telephone line coverage is limited to 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Hours of operation for this service varies. Please call for site specific information.
This service uses systemic treatment (anti-cancer medicine) to treat cancer. This may include:
Classes and/or resources are available.
After Hours: Healthcare Professionals can call 403-944-1110 and ask to speak to a Palliative Care physician.
This service operates on a consultative basis in conjunction with patients’ existing oncology and community care teams. Patients are seen by a physician or nurse practitioner. The team will follow the patients progress until symptoms are stable, and management is then continued by patients’ existing oncology and family medicine providers.
Adults 18 years and older with cancer related pain/symptoms who are receiving ongoing treatment at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.
This service does NOT manage chronic non-cancer pain.
Office hours are Tuesday and Wednesday.
Clinic is held Wednesday mornings.
Clinic for patients with a presumed or confirmed malignant pleural effusion, specializing in tunneled pleural catheters.
Patients must have a pleural effusion that is confirmed or presumed malignant.
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.
All requests are charged a fee in accordance with the Health Information Act. A basic fee of $25.00 is applied to all requests which includes up to 20 pages depending on record format i.e. paper, electronic or microfilm record. Each additional page costs from .25 to .50 cents per page. Dependent on the type of request additional costs may apply.
If you are unable to pay the fee, please submit evidence of financial hardship.
Provides patients with information from their health records
Completes patient charts, collects data, data entry and coding, collects patient information, dictates notes, and transcribes inpatient and outpatient charts.
There is a fee for copies of health records.
24 hour service provided for inpatients.
Provides locations for collection of blood and other samples for testing as ordered by your doctor or healthcare provider. Sample drop off is also available.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, patients are strongly encouraged to book an appointment to access lab services. Appointment Booking
For updated information on site hours, services and temporary closures visit the following sites:
Alberta Precision Laboratories or DynaLIFE Medical Labs.
This service provides a comprehensive range of routine and specialized lab testing and clinical consultation, services may include:
Contact for details.
A free workshop to support women with cancer. Each woman gets cosmetic products and learns makeup tips to help manage side effects from their treatments. Information is also provided about hair and headwear. For more information about wigs, scarves, hats, skin care, and makeup, see our website.
For women age 18 years and older.
Provides help with:
Participation involves completion of surveys as this program is offered as part of a research program.
For women affected by cancer treatment.
Nutrition Counselling M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Register for Nutrition classes at: https://app.bookking.ca/ahs_cancerpatienteducationpub/courses/index.asp
Nutrition plays a key role in providing the best care to cancer patients for prevention, symptom control, treatment and quality of life. Registered Dietitians provide patients and their families with expertise in the field of nutrition care including:
A variety of in-person programs and services for patients (and their partners) in Calgary and Edmonton. Telehealth consultations are available to patients across the province. Patients can now get help in the privacy of their home. Topics covered include:
Open to cancer patients, coupled or single, regardless of sexual orientation.
Cancer drugs are provided, without charge, to registered Alberta cancer patients through specific locations in the province.
Please refer to the Alberta Health Services Cancer Drug Benefit Program.
Professional referral required.
Recipients must be:
These hours are for the business office. Parking is available onsite 24/7.
Calgary facilities provide pay parking services at a variety of lots at each site. Please contact the individual site office for detailed information.
Free visitor parking is available at all rural hospitals.
For more information about parking maps, paying a ticket or appealing a ticket visit the website.
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.
The Department of Psychosocial Resources, through a team of trained professionals in psychiatry, psychology and social work, help patients and their families cope with the emotional, psychological and social stresses that often surface as a result of cancer and its treatment. The team is available to patients from the moment of diagnosis onward.
Individual, couple and family counselling
Coping with reactions to cancer
Resource counselling for cancer survivors
Provides radiation therapy for treating tumours.
Rehabilitation Services offered vary by location and may include:
Your doctor will get a written report after your assessment.
Clients with rehabilitation conditions, including lymphedema, caused by cancer and/or cancer treatments.
Examples of, but not limited to, and other rehabilitation conditions such as:
Provides assessment and treatment for problems caused by cancer treatment, including:
Services are provided in the hospital (inpatient/outpatient), and in the community.
Wait times vary.
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:
Chaplains adhere to professional standards of practice for spiritual care delivery.
For more information visit our webpage.
These services include:
Hours of Operation listed are for the Tom Baker Cancer Centre Main Reception. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Statuatory Holidays.
Services offered at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre may include:
Tumour Triage Coordinators are registered nurses who coordinate referrals to the tertiary cancer centres and provide timely new consult appointments for patients who need to see a cancer doctor (oncologist). They also support patients by explaining treatments, tests and choices so you can prepare for your visit.This service supports clients and their families by:
For cancer patients referred by the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.
Our volunteer roles share a commitment to improving the quality of the patient and family experience.
For general information about volunteering with AHS please visit our website.