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Preschool Oral Health Services at East Calgary Health Centre

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.

Ramps

Service hours

Please call clinic for hours of operation for this program.

Address

4715 8 Avenue
Calgary Alberta
T2A 3N4

Telephone

1-855-943-1300

Website

Getting there

Public transportation available

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Addiction Services - Youth Outpatient Counselling

This service offers:

  • individual and family counselling
  • addiction screening, assessment and treatment
  • referral services

Telephone

403-297-4664

Service Hours

Monday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm.
Friday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm.

Eligibility

Youth ages 12 to 17 years and their families

Alberta Healthy Living Program - Calgary Zone | 1-844-527-1160 (Registration)

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Alberta Healthy Living Program - Calgary Zone

The Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) offers health education classes, self-management workshops, nutrition counselling and supervised exercise for adults living with chronic (long-term) conditions. All services are offered by Zoom, by phone, and / or in person.
Health Education:
Adults 18 years of age and older can learn how to manage chronic condition(s) or disease(s) with our health education classes. Some class topics include:

  • diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, obesity, chronic pain, COPD, celiac disease, osteoporosis, fatty liver disease, Parkinson disease, stroke, and more
  • weight management, healthy sleep habits, meal planning, stress, grief, better breathing, and more
  • grocery store tours and cooking demonstrations
  • how to manage long-COVID symptoms

Search our Find Workshops and Classes table for a full list of classes available provincially. View our Education Guide for classes hosted by Calgary Zone.

Self-Management Workshops:
The Better Choices, Better Health® - Chronic Pain and Better Choices, Better Health® - Chronic Disease workshops are for adults living with a chronic condition and / or chronic pain and their support people. These 6-week workshops offer participants the opportunity to learn about the following:

  • working with healthcare professionals
  • healthy eating and weight management
  • exercise and physical activity
  • dealing with difficult emotions
  • managing pain and fatigue
  • better breathing
  • problem solving
  • communication skills
  • getting a good night's sleep
  • action planning and goal setting

Visit website for more information.

Supervised Exercise Program:
Do you have questions about how exercise can help you manage your chronic health condition? The Supervised Exercise Program will help you better understand the positive impact of exercise on managing your condition(s) and how to begin or modify an exercise program based on your symptoms and abilities. A healthcare professional will guide you through the program and help you develop strategies to overcome barriers to being physically active. You will be provided with opportunities to attend educational sessions, exercise in a supervised group setting, participate in health-coaching, and work on an action plan to continue exercising at home or in the community. Learn more about how our program can help you by watching this short video.
In addition to our online offerings, some of our group exercise classes are offered in-person out of several locations around the City of Calgary. All participants must have at least one chronic condition and live in Calgary Zone to be eligible for these services. Visit our supervised exercise website if you do not live in Calgary Zone to learn about supervised exercise services available in your area.

Nutrition Counselling:

Adults living with a nutrition-related health condition are eligible for nutrition counselling with a registered dietitian. Participants will be asked to attend a relevant health education class, if available, before booking a nutrition counselling appointment. Nutrition counselling appointments can be conducted either over the phone or in person.

Telephone

1-844-527-1160 (Registration)

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.

Some health education classes in Punjabi, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Also offer nutrition counselling appointments in Punjabi, Hindi, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Please visit our website for more information.

Eligibility

Patients referred to Supervised Exercise must have a chronic condition, reside in the Calgary Zone, be attached to a family physician or nurse practitioner, are able to manage their health condition independently and able to actively participate in sessions. We offer both group exercise classes and health coaching. Those interested in group exercise must be able to communicate in English, be able to apply the principles shared in class, be able to transfer out of a chair and walk independently (with or without a walking aid) and able to attend most sessions. All patients referred to exercise must be evaluated for risk of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic disease and be medically stable.

Wait times

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

Antenatal Community Care Program | 403-944-7200, 811 (immunization appointments only), 403-955-1210

Service hours

Services are provided in patient homes and occasionally at clinic sites.

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

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Antenatal Community Care Program

Services include:

  • daily (physical and psychosocial) assessment of patients in their homes or over the telephone
  • fetal monitoring (non-stress tests) as ordered on referral
  • 1:1 perinatal education and teaching about their high-risk pregnancy condition(s), and other health concerns
  • teaching is provided about self-monitoring and when to seek urgent / emergent medical care
  • nutrition services are offered 1:1 for general nutrition, weight issues, special diets, supplement review and food security issues
  • referrals to community support resources as needed
  • closed loop communication with the Most Responsible Healthcare provider (MRHP)

This service provides in home care for antenatal patients who might otherwise be cared for in hospital. Patients remain under the care of their own obstetrician, or family physician, or midwife (with OB consult).

See Appendix F: ACCP Only - Routine Nursing Standards, Prenatal Nursing Practice Manual for routine Antenatal Community Care Program (ACCP) care.

Telephone

403-944-7200, 811 (immunization appointments only), 403-955-1210

Service Hours

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

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Patients must:

  • be stable with reassuring fetal/maternal status and normal NST
  • have a medically high-risk pregnancy condition that meets admission criteria
  • not work outside of their home
  • have access to a working telephone or cell phone
  • reside within Calgary and surrounding area
  • be referred by Most Responsible Healthcare Provider (MRHP)
  • be willing / able to participate in the program

Service hours

Evening appointments may be available on request.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Child and Adolescent Addiction Mental Health and Psychiatry Program Community Clinics

The service offers a wide range of psychosocial assessment and family based treatment services to children 5 to 18 years with moderate to severe mental health issues. Therapy is short term, eposide care that is goal focused. Services include individual, family, and group therapy in a community clinic setting. Consultation with doctors and schools can occur if deemed necessary.

Telephone

403-943-1500 Ext. 1 (Access Mental Health)

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

Between 5-18 with moderate to severe Mental Health.

Wait times

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

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

403-955-1250

Service language options

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

Service hours

Contact our booking clerk between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Clinics run at various times and locations all around the Calgary Zone.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Community Pediatric Asthma Service

In person or virtual education appointments for children and their families with mild to moderate asthma that includes a customized Asthma Action Plan for every patient. A breathing exercise (simple spirometry) for children 6 years of age and older will be scheduled as required.

Telephone

403-943-9139

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

Children from 2 years to 18 years of age. Children 6 years of age and older may also have a breathing test (simple spirometry) as required.

Wait times

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

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Corrections Transition Team

Provides short-term case management and outreach support for soon to be or newly released provincial offenders. Services include support for connecting to:

  • mental health treatment
  • addictions treatment
  • financial support
  • community engagement
  • employment supports
  • affordable housing

Telephone

403-955-1101

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

The following criteria must be:

  • 18 years or older (17 year olds will be considered on a case by case basis)
  • mental health, addictions or concurrent disorder impacting daily functioning or ability to connect with services in the community
  • incarceration at a provincial correctional centre or remand facility (unlikely to get federal time)
  • willingness to access mental health or addictions treatment
  • potential safety and risk concerns will also be evaluated

Diabetes Centre - Endocrinology & Metabolism Program | 403-955-8146 (Main Centre Booking)

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Diabetes Centre - Endocrinology & Metabolism Program

Services provided:

  • diabetes education / counselling with nurses, dietitians, or a pharmacist (topics include an overview of the disease, complications, medications, exercise, and nutrition)
  • medication adjustment
  • insulin pump therapy
  • for information on the Alberta Insulin Pump Therapy Program (IPTP), visit the Diabetes Insulin Pump Therapy website
  • pregnant with diabetes: refer to Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinic (DIP) at the hospital in which they’ll deliver
  • referral to Diabetes Centre Calgary serves as indication to enact the Provincial Diabetes Medication Adjustment Protocol (HCS-296-01)

Telephone

403-955-8146 (Main Centre Booking)

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

Based on triage guidelines.

Wait times

Wait time is dependent on triage.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Early Childhood Program - Addiction & Mental Health

This service offer:

  • in-person, telephone and virtual (Zoom) sessions
  • parent-child relationship based therapy
  • parent groups (i.e. Circle of Security, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy)

The first sessions of therapy with ECAP serve three purposes:

  1. to better understand the challenges your child and family may be facing and the strengths you have to address those challenges
  2. to ensure that our program is the right fit for your family based on your concerns and goals and
  3. to make recommendations about programming options, which may include:
  • an opportunity to more deeply explore the challenges and strengths of your child and family to better determine the support you may need. We may invite other professionals from our team (Speech-Language Therapist, Consulting Psychologist) into your care in order to best understand your child’s needs
  • in-home, at our clinic, community, or virtual sessions with a Therapist to support you in further developing and understanding the relationship with your child to meet your goals
  • in-person and virtual Parenting groups to develop a better understanding of yourself, your child and the relationship you have with your child

Telephone

403-955-1010

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:

  • referrals completed by Access Mental Health- client self-referral or professional referral accepted
  • newborn to kindergarten entry
  • client not more appropriately seen elsewhere (i.e. primary speech and language therapy)
  • caregiver voluntarily consents to participate in service
  • no presenting factors which would impede engagement in service (e.g. homelessness, active substance abuse, active family violence, etc.)

Wait times

6 Weeks

Wait time may take about 6-8 weeks. An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service hours

Statutory holidays are from 9:00 am - 4:45 pm.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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East Calgary Family Care Clinic

Along with your doctor or nurse practitioner, our team works with you to help you to improve your health. Together we can work with you to plan realistic changes to meet your health goals. Not a walk-in clinic.

Telephone

403-955-1400

Service Hours

Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:45 pm.
Monday: 8:00 am - 8:45 pm.
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:45 pm.
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 8:45 pm.
Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:45 pm.
Friday: 8:00 am - 8:45 pm.
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:45 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

Pick-up Details:
Boxes of 50 bottles and single bottles available ; must preorder by calling 1-833-476-4743

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

Drop-off Days:
Monday to Friday

Before 9:00 AM

Beach Samples accepted Monday and Tuesday only.

Single samples can be dropped here.

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

403-955-1000 (Shipping and Receiving)

Service language options

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

403-955-1035

Service Hours

Monday: 7:45 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 7:45 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 7:45 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 7:45 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 7:45 am - 4:00 pm.

Fees

There is a fee for copies of health records.

Hepatology Clinic | 403-944-6555

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Hepatology Clinic

Offers medical services for people with hepatitis, including:

  • assessment
  • diagnosis
  • treatment
  • follow-up
  • education

Telephone

403-944-6555

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.

Translation Services available for languages other than English. Please indicate the language at the time of referral.

Eligibility

Doctors will triage referral and result of referral will be communicated to referring doctor.

Wait times

An estimated wait time will be provided by Central Access and Triage when they confirm acceptance of the referral.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Immunization - Adult Services

This service provides routine immunization for adults. Suggested immunizations:

  • a booster dose of Tdap - tetanus, diptheria and pertussis (whooping cough), every 10 years
  • Tdap vaccine for people who are pregnant, 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 (example: 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 seasonal influenza vaccine
  • pneumococcal vaccine for adults 65 years of age and older and adults with certain health problems

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

403-955-1250

Service Hours

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

  • 18 years and older

Service hours

Open every second saturday from 8:00 AM to  4:30 PM.

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 influenzae 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

403-955-1250

Service Hours

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

  • 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 papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
  • Grade 9: Tdap - tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis and meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y, W-135) conjugate vaccine

Telephone

403-955-1250

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.

Service hours

Phone access is available 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday, excluding Statutory holidays.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Neonatal Transition Team, Postpartum Community Services

Services are provided in home, in clinic or virtually. Supports include the following:

  • information about the infant's health, abilities, and special needs
  • regular assessments of the infant's health, growth, and development
  • support for breast, bottle and nasogastric tube feeding
  • guidance to enhance infant nutrition
  • reflux management
  • home oxygen therapy and respiratory assessment 
  • blood pressure monitoring as required
  • liaison with the infant's pediatrician/PCP and specialists such as registered dieticians and occupational therapists
  • referrals to other services and community resources such as social workers, lactation consultants and physiotherapists

NTT will support family as needed to a maximum of 16 weeks corrected age (~3-4 months post NICU discharge).

Telephone

403-955-1360

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 in this program is possible if:

  • the infant's birthweight is less than 1250 gms
  • the family lives within the City of Calgary

Other infants with health issues and under 2 months corrected age must be reviewed and accepted by the NTT team lead.

Service hours

Open Monday - Sunday, by appointment only.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Newborn Jaundice Screening Program

This program provides comprehensive screening for jaundice in the newborn in both hospital and community locations in Calgary. Identifying babies early and reliably provides a high level of safety for newborn infants and reassurance and convenience for parents.

As part of this program nurses in the hospital and community use a device called a Transcutaneous Jaundice Meter to measures how yellow the baby is. This device uses a flash of light and the procedure is accurate, safe, quick and painless. If the reading on the device is high, a blood test will be done.

Telephone

403-955-1360

Service language options

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

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Nutrition Counselling - Pediatric

Services provided for:

  • optimizing growth
  • allergy and food intolerances
  • iron deficiency anemia
  • inappropriate diets for age
  • eating and feeding difficulties
  • nutrient deficiencies secondary to restricted diets

Telephone

403-955-7294

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

18 years and younger.

Wait times

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

Patient Information | 403-955-1000

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Patient Information

Services offered:

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

Telephone

403-955-1000

Service Hours

Sunday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Monday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm.
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm.
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm.
Thursday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm.
Friday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm.
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Service hours

Closed for lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Referral Needed

Yes

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Pediatric Community Rehabilitation

Services support the development of children and youth to participate in meaningful activities of daily life at home and in the community. We want to understand what's important to your child and family. Services are goal-driven; starting and continuing services is based on having functional reasons / goals for rehabilitation. Therapists will work with parents to provide the tools and strategies to apply in the context of their home and life. Therapy may look like 'play', depending on your child's age. We will work together so you and your child are supported to move to the next developmental stage or between providers and services. Services are provided by phone, zoom and some in person sessions as determined by your therapist. They may be in a group or one to one. Services provided are related to (neuro) developmental conditions and / or medical conditions. Social Work and Registered Dietitian services are available to support rehabilitation outcomes.

Occupational Therapy 0-18 years services children and their families with self - care; motor development and eating, feeding and swallowing.

  • motor development
  • self - care
  • participation in activities typical for their development
  • eating, feeding and swallowing
  • modifying the environment
  • assistive technology
  • mobility and positioning equipment

Physiotherapy 0-18 years services children and their families with development and movement.

  • motor development
  • movement and function
  • torticollis
  • mobility and positioning equipment

Speech Language Pathology 0-18 years services children and their families with communication and eating, feeding, and swallowing.

  • communication
  • pronouncing speech sounds
  • understanding and listening to spoken language (0-5 years only)
  • using words to communicate thoughts and ideas (0-5 years only)
  • speaking smoothly and easily (stuttering)
  • eating, feeding and swallowing
  • using gestures, pictures, communication boards to communicate (augmentative & alternative communication, AAC)

We work closely with our pediatric rehabilitation partners to ensure referrals go to the right place and services are offered within the most appropriate program.

Telephone

403-910-2070

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.

Referral Needed

Call the Intake line for information and appointment.

Eligibility

Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy: a broad range of health and developmental services are offered for children 0-5 years. Children and youth 6 to 18 years with significant change in their medical or (neuro) developmental condition, injury, medical intervention, surgery or illness.

Wait times

1 Months

Wait Times

Yes
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Perinatal Program - Addiction & Mental Health

Our clients come to us seeking support to cope with symptoms of anxiety or depression, grief, loss, difficulties related to their birth experience, among other challenges that are affecting their sense of wellbeing and journey into parenthood. Our goal is to support parents and young families from pregnancy through the early years of childhood. We offer short term intensive therapy in the home, at our offices or virtually for perinatal and postpartum anxiety and depression. We also offer group therapy including Perinatal Support Group, Skills for Life Group, among others.

Telephone

403-955-1010

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.

Eligibility

Service targeted to:

  • referrals completed by Access Mental Health- client self-referral or professional referral accepted
    24 weeks gestation to 12 months post-partum
  • client voluntarily consents to participate in service
  • no presenting factors which would impede engagement in service (e.g. homelessness, active substance abuse, active family violence, etc.)
  • no active psychosis or bipolar disorder

Wait times

8 Weeks

Wait time may take about 8-10 weeks. An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Postpartum Services | 403-955-1360

Service hours

By appointment only.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Postpartum Services

Services include:

  • newborn assessments including checking for jaundice
  • postpartum assessment for new mothers includes physical and psychosocial assessmetns including domestic violence
  • support with infant feeding including lactation consultants to help with breastfeeding
  • parenting information
  • information about newborn care, safety, growth, and development
  • referrals to social worker support as needed
  • referrals to doctors and community services as needed

Telephone

403-955-1360

Service Hours

Sunday: 8:30 am - 7:30 pm.
Monday: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm.
Saturday: 8:30 am - 7:30 pm.

Service language options

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

Able to use translation services.

Eligibility

Families with newborn infants 0 to 2 months old who live in Calgary.

Prenatal and Parenting Classes (Perinatal) Education | 403-955-1450 (Registration Line)

Service hours

Classes are held during the daytime, evenings and weekends.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Prenatal and Parenting Classes (Perinatal) Education

This program provides interactive classes by Health Education professionals. Over 30 different classes are available including:

  • Early pregnancy & nutrition for pregnancy
  • Prenatal classes (including refresher and Vaginal Birth After C-Section classes)
  • Perinatal classes spanning the end of pregnancy through early parenthood
  • Prenatal classes for midwifery clients
  • Prenatal Classes for young adults
  • Car seat safety
  • Baby health and safety
  • Buying for Baby

To ensure that expectant and new parents receive the most accurate and up-to-date information all classes are based on current AHS and Health Canada guidelines.

Please visit our on-line class brochure for a further details.

Telephone

403-955-1450 (Registration 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.

Fees

Fees vary by class.



Fee Reductions

Subsidies may be available.

Service hours

Please call clinic for hours of operation for this program.

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

1-855-943-1300

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.

Public Health Services | 403-955-1250 or 811 (immunization appointments only)

Service hours

Open two Saturdays each month, phone to enquire about dates.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Public Health Services

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

Telephone

403-955-1250 or 811 (immunization appointments only)

Service Hours

Monday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:15 am - 9:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:15 am - 9:00 pm.
Friday: 8:15 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.

Registration | 403-955-1000

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Registration

Patient Registration registers:

  • and pre-registers patients and collects demographic and financial information
  • patients for inpatient admissions, ambulatory clinic appointment, and emergency department services

Telephone

403-955-1000

Service Hours

Sunday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Monday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm.
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm.
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm.
Thursday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm.
Friday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm.
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

School Health Program | 403-944-7200, 811 (immunization appointments only), 403-955-1000

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School Health Program

This service offers:

  • public health nursing to support all schools in the Calgary Zone
  • public health nursing assists school communities with health resource navigation and partners with school communities to promote health and develop strong, supportive communities
  • school aged immunizations through school-based programs. Routine immunization programs occur in grades 1, 6 and 9

Telephone

403-944-7200, 811 (immunization appointments only), 403-955-1000

Service Hours

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

Eligibility

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

School Oral Health Services | 1-855-943-1300

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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

1-855-943-1300

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.

Eligibility

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

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Southern Alberta Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Prevention Program

Submission of the Risk Assessment form by a health care professional is required to determine a child's eligibility for palivizumab. Risk Assessment forms available on the RSV Prevention Risk Prevention Program website.

Telephone

403-955-3195

Service Hours

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

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Children under the age of 2 with underlying medical conditions considered high risk for severe RSV disease.

Switchboard | 403-955-1000

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Switchboard

These services include:

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

Telephone

403-955-1000

Service Hours

Sunday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Monday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm.
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm.
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm.
Thursday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm.
Friday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm.
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Tuberculosis Testing | 403-955-1250

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

403-955-1250

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.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Twin and Triplet Prenatal Nutrition Counselling

Women pregnant with multiples within the Calgary Zone will have the opportunity to access a dietitian for individualized nutrition counselling.

Telephone

403-955-1441

Service Hours

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

Must be pregnant with multiples.

Wait times

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

Volunteer Resources | 403-943-4760

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

403-943-4760

Service language options

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

Well Child Services | 403-955-1250, 811 (immunization appointments only)

Service hours

Note: Alternate Saturdays except Holiday Weekends 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM.

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 (7 urban and 13 rural) across the Calgary Zone.

Telephone

403-955-1250, 811 (immunization appointments only)

Service Hours

Monday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday: 8:15 am - 9:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:15 am - 9:00 pm.
Friday: 8:15 am - 4:30 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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