The Outpatient Cancer Drug Benefit Program (OCDBP) provides, without charge, cancer drugs to registered Alberta cancer patients.
Professional referral required.
Recipients must be:
Wheel chair access available.
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.
Closed statutory holidays.
Located in Pharmacy666 5 Street
Medicine Hat Alberta
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This service supports clients and their families by:
An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.
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, navigation, and support.
Contact a centre for information or educational material related to cancer.
Wait times vary by location.
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.
The Lymphoma Diagnosis Program's role is to support patients with presentations that have a high likelihood of being a lymphoma diagnosis and expedite their care from the point of suspicion through diagnostic work-up, staging, definitive diagnosis and eventual consult with an oncologist.
This program works to ensure people with lymphoma get faster access to treatment. The program seeks to improve the patient journey, patient outcomes and standardize care delivery across the province. Services provided by the program include:
The hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday and alternating Wednesday and Thursdays, 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
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:
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.
This service provides help for patients and their family with coping with the stress that often comes with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Taking care of your emotional, social, spiritual and practical well-being is an important part of your treatment plan and coping. We are a part of your oncology treatment team. We offer different types of programs and services to support your wellbeing;
Availability of programs and services changes depending on the cancer centre.
Services may be available via telephone / video online.
Service Targets to:
These services include: