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Immunization - School Services at East Calgary 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.

Ramps

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

4715 8 Avenue
Calgary Alberta
T2A 3N4

Telephone

403-955-1250

Getting there

Public transportation available

 Other services

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. 

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Antenatal Community Care Program

Cares for women with medically stable high-risk pregnancies in their home.
Services include:

  • daily assessment of women in their homes or over the telephone
  • fetal monitoring (non-stress tests) as ordered by the caregiver
  • teaching about pregnancy, health concerns, and self-monitoring
  • referrals to resources as needed
  • connection with an emergency response system if needed
  • communication with the referring health care provider

This service provides in home care for patients who might otherwise be cared for in hospital.
Women are still cared for by their own obstetrician, or family physician, or midwife (with OB consult).
To book an immunization appointment only, dial 811 Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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

Clients must:

  • be referred by a Physician
  • be off of work
  • be a medically high-risk pregnant women
  • have access to a telephone in the home
  • live in the Calgary area: support is limited outside the city limits

Fees

No fees for clinical services. Possible purchase of a recommended blood pressure monitor may be required for treatment of hypertension concerns.

Assertive Community Treatment - Addiction and Mental Health | 403-943-1500 (Intake / Referral Access Mental Health), 403-955-6986 (Reception)

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Assertive Community Treatment - Addiction and Mental Health

In the Calgary Zone, ACT (Active Community Treatment) operates two separate teams out of the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre and the East Calgary Health Centre. They provide support 12 hours per day, Monday to Friday.

The teams provide comprehensive outreach services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness who are struggling to engage in less intensive addiction and mental health outpatient or community services. ACT offers a strengths-based and holistic approach to promote optimal wellness and recovery to people with challenges related to a primary diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and other psychotic disorders who may have concurrent substance use. ACT advocates and supports access to individualized care.

Services offered by a multidisciplinary team in a person's community and may include:

  • harm reduction approach to care
  • psychiatry
  • liaison with family and community services
  • support with medication management and CTO monitoring
  • advocating and connection to housing, medical needs, legal and financial services
  • access to psychosocial, recreational programming, psycho-educational, and peer support services

Telephone

403-943-1500 (Intake / Referral Access Mental Health), 403-955-6986 (Reception)

Service Hours

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

Child and Adolescent Addiction and Mental Health Community Clinics | 403-943-1500 Ext. 1 (Access Mental Health)

Service hours

Evening appointments may be available on request. 

 

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Child and Adolescent Addiction and Mental Health Community Clinics

The service offers a wide range of psychosocial assessment and treatment services to children 5 to 18 years with moderate to severe mental health issues, and their families.

Services include individual, family, and group therapy in a community clinic setting.

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

Children and Adolescents 5 to 18 years.

Wait times

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

Community Health Centres | 403-943-5465 Option 3 (immunization appointments only), 403-955-1250

Service hours

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

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

403-943-5465 Option 3 (immunization appointments only), 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.

Wait times

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

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

Virtual (Skype or Zoom) asthma 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 in a subsequent;face-to-face appointment 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.

Referral Needed

Yes

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.

Referral Needed

A referral from Alberta Correctional centre health care staff or correctional service worker prior to release from custody is required.

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

Diversity Liaisons | 403-955-1213 (French), 403-955-1486, 403-955-1486 (Cantonese and Mandarin), 403-955-1488 (Korean)

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Diversity Liaisons

Services to offer community education and health system navigation.

  • offer community education in first languages (Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), French, and Korean) or plain English language to increase awareness about the health system, health services, and basic health promotion and illness prevention in Calgary
  • provide a range of services including health system navigation, referral, and support for diverse clients, families, and communities in various languages, with over-the-phone interpretation.
  • collaborate and strengthen partnerships with health care staff and community organizations that represent diverse populations
  • supports research and evaluation projects related to diverse populations
  • offer Diversity Education to staff

Our community education in topics:

Health System and Health Benefits

  • Your Health Care Choices
  • Health Insurance System
  • Culture of the Canadian Health System
  • Health Information and Health Care Interpreting Services
  • Resources for People with Chronic Diseases
  • Travel Health Risks - Visiting Friends and Relatives
  • Senior Health Benefits and Support Services

Health Topics for Families with Children

  • Oral Health Resources for Children 0-6 Years of Age
  • Healthy Eating for Babies 0-1 Year of Age
  • Healthy Eating for Children
  • Packing a Healthy Lunch
  • Safety Car Seat Training
  • Immunization
  • Child Health

Health Topics for Adults and Older Adults

  • Choosing Healthy Foods in Canada
  • Nutrition for Seniors
  • Emotional Wellness
  • Stress Management
  • Beat the Germs (Hand Hygiene and Flu Prevention)
  • Women's Health
  • Medical Tests and Specialists
  • What You Should Know About Hep C, Hep B, and HIV
  • Preventing from getting communicable diseases
  • Oral Health and Resources for Adults and Older Adults
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Reducing Cancer Risks
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Hospital Appointments
  • Preventing Falls in Older Adults
  • Relationships: What is Healthy or Unhealthy?
  • Understanding Cannabis
  • Understanding Vaping
  • Get Active, Stay Healthy
  • Tips to Sleep Better

Telephone

403-955-1213 (French), 403-955-1486, 403-955-1486 (Cantonese and Mandarin), 403-955-1488 (Korean)

Service Hours

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

Service language options

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

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Early Childhood and Perinatal Mental Health

Our goal is to support parents and young families from pregnancy through the early years of childhood. We have 2 main programs: Perinatal Mental Health and Early Childhood Mental Health.

Early Childhood

We will support you and your child in your home, at our office, and/or in your community.

We offer:

  • in-person, telephone and virtual (Zoom) sessions
  • parent-child relationship based therapy
  • parent groups (i.e. Circle fo 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.

Perinatal Mental Health

A brief therapy program for people between 24 weeks gestation and 12 months postpartum. 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.

Telephone

403-955-1161

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

Early Childhood Mental Health

  • referred by a doctor, agency, or other professional
  • 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.)

Perinatal Mental Health

  • 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

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.

Referral Needed

Yes

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.

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.

Referral Needed

Please call the main desk 403-955-1400 and your information will be sent to the nursing team for triage. Patients are accepted based on complexity if a patient is not accepted they will be connected with another medical clinic in the community.

Wait times

The waiting period is 2-4 weeks

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Fluoride Protection for Toddlers

Children only need to have a few teeth to start getting fluoride. Applications are given 4 times, once every 6 months. For eligibility information visit our website.

At the appointment:

  • The child sits on their parent's lap while staff apply fluoride on the child's teeth using a brush, which takes less than a minute.
  • The child can eat and drink right after the treatment.
  • The fluoride sticks to the teeth and protects them. It slowly wears off when the teeth are brushed.

If the child has asthma, bring his or her asthma reliever medicine to the appointment.
This provincial prevention service is available in all AHS (Alberta Health Services) zones.

Telephone

1-855-943-1300

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.

Low German interpretation is available in South and Central Zones.

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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 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

403-955-1250

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 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.

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 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

403-955-1250

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

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

403-955-1250

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 08:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, excluding Statutory holidays.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Neonatal Transition Team, Postpartum Community Services

This community-based specialized service provides:

  • support for the family following infant discharge from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit;
  • information about the infant's health, abilities and special needs;
  • regular assessments of the infant's health, growth and development;
  • guidance to enhance infant nutrition;
  • liaison with the infant's physician and specialists;
  • referrals to other services and community resources, as required.

Telephone

403-813-5736

Service Hours

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

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Eligibility 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 ongoing health needs may be eligible.

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.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Parent Drop-In (Babies 2 months and older)

This service offers health information on:

  • infant feeding
  • infant growth and development
  • vaccination
  • parenting adjustment
  • variety of health promotion topics

Drop in at the most convenient time and location for you. Sessions are offered on a weekly basis.

Telephone

403-955-1250

Service Hours

Tuesday: 9:30 am - 11:30 am.

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Parents of babies 2 months of age and older.

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

Limited evening appointments are available.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Pediatric Behavioral Developmental Clinic - Child & Adolescent Mental Health Community Services and Mental Health Community Services

This service includes:

  • assessment and treatment
  • counselling (one-to-one and family)
  • teaching for parents
  • talking with schools and other community resources

Telephone

403-943-1500 (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

For children 5 to12 years who have issues with behaviour or development that require theraputic treatment and a developmental pediatrician.

Wait times

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

Service hours

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

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. The purpose is to understand your child's strengths and needs. 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 may be in - person, by phone, or videoconference. They may be in a group or one to one. Services provided are related to (neuro) developmental conditions and / or medical conditions.

Occupational Therapy 0- 5 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
  • specialized equipment
  • modifying the environment
  • assistive technology

Physiotherapy 0-5 years services help children and their families with development and movement

  • motor development
  • movement and function
  • specialized equipment
  • Torticollis

Speech Language Pathology services help children and their families with communication and eating, feeding, and swallowing

  • communication
  • using speech sounds
  • understanding spoken language and listening
  • using words to communicate thoughts and ideas
  • using language in social settings
  • speaking smoothly and easily
  • voice quality
  • eating, feeding and swallowing
  • augmentative & alternative communication (AAC)

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.

Eligibility

Speech Language Pathology: 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.

Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy a broad range of health and developmental services are offered for children 0-5 years.

May be ineligible for some services if they are receiving supports through Alberta Education or Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) services.

Wait times

3 Months

Service hours

By appointment only.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Postpartum Community Services - Urban

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

Wait times

All families living within the Calgary city limits with infants 0 to 2 months old are contacted by a Public Health Nurse within 24 to 48 hours of discharge from the hospital and are offered the service.

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
  • Parenting and grand-parenting classes
  • Car seat safety
  • Baby health and safety

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.

Arabic, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish and French.

Fees

Fees vary by class.



Fee Reductions

Subsidies may be available.

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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

403-955-1000

Service Hours

Sunday: 8:30 am - 4:30 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: 8:30 am - 4:30 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 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

403-944-7200, 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

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

Sexual and Reproductive Health - Clinical Services | 403-955-1431, 403-955-3368 (HIV PrEP only appointments)

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Sexual and Reproductive Health - Clinical Services

Urban Calgary Sexual & Reproductive Health Clinics and Okotoks Sexual Health Clinic offer the following services:

  • birth control information, prescription & supplies
  • IUD & contraceptive implant (Nexplanon) insertions & removals
  • STI testing & treatment
  • emergency contraception
  • pregnancy testing and options support (parenting, abortion & adoption)
  • HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) prescriptions
  • pap tests
  • care after a sexual assault
  • post-abortion check-ups
  • gardasil vaccination

Telephone

403-955-1431, 403-955-3368 (HIV PrEP only appointments)

Service Hours

Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Service language options

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

Eligibility

We are a youth-friendly clinic and will see people that fit into one or more of the following categories:

  • are 29 years old or younger
  • have no Alberta Health Care
  • can't afford birth control
  • need a translator
  • need special services (HIV PrEP, pregnancy options support, emergency contraception, diaphragm fittings)
  • have a need for our services that they can't meet elsewhere

Eligibility for Okotoks Health and Wellness clinic: All teens and young adults and any person with barriers to service (e.g., no Alberta Health Care, low income, or English is not first language).

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 free tuberculosis (TB) skin testing to eligible Albertans. The Mantoux skin test is not recommended to diagnose TB.

Testing is done at public health centres throughout the province:

If you are not eligible for free testing but still need to be tested there will be a charge for the test.

For travel or work related TB testing contact the Travel Health Services in your area. With the exception of Edmonton, you would contact the Immunization Business Unit to have school or work-related TB skin testing done.

Telephone

403-955-1250

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 | 403-944-7200, 811 (immunization appointments only), 403-955-1250

Service hours

Alternate Saturdays except Holiday Weekends 0800-16:30

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

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

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

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