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Outpatient Cancer Drug Benefit Program at Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre

The Outpatient Cancer Drug Benefit Program (OCDBP) provides, without charge, cancer drugs to registered Alberta cancer patients.

Referral needed

Referral Documentation

Professional referral required.

Eligibility

Recipients must be:

  • covered by Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan;
  • registered in the Cancer Registry with a disease classified in the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology;
  • require drugs to treat cancer.

Accessibility

Wheel chair access available.

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.

Closed statutory holidays.

Address

Located in Pharmacy
666 5 Street
Medicine Hat Alberta
T1A 4H6

Telephone

403-528-5601

Fax

403-528-8195

Website

Getting there

Wayfinding information not currently available.

 Other services

Cancer Patient Navigation | 403-502-8648 Ext. 1022

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Cancer Patient Navigation

This service supports clients and their families by:

  • providing accurate information for patients so they can make informed decisions about their next steps
  • helping patients prepare for tests and cancer treatments by explaining test results and treatment choices or by referring patients to other resources or services
  • improving coordination of care by working with other healthcare providers
  • helping patients prepare for medical visits by explaining ahead of time what to expect
  • helping patients access financial resources and community supports

Telephone

403-502-8648 Ext. 1022

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

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

Service hours

Closed statutory holidays

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Cancer Treatment and Care - Cancer Care Centres

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.

Telephone

403-529-8817

Service Hours

Monday: 7:45 am - 8:15 pm.
Tuesday: 7:45 am - 8:15 pm.
Wednesday: 7:45 am - 8:15 pm.
Thursday: 7:45 am - 8:15 pm.
Friday: 7:45 am - 8:15 pm.

Service language options

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

Wait times

Wait times vary by location.

Chemotherapy / Systemic Cancer Locations | 403-529-8007, 403-529-8817

Service hours

Hours of operation for this service varies. Please call for site specific information.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Chemotherapy / Systemic Cancer Locations

This service uses systemic treatment (anti-cancer medicine) to treat cancer. This may include:

  • immunotherapy
  • chemotherapy
  • targeted therapy
  • hormonal therapy
  • radiation therapy

Classes and / or resources are available.

Telephone

403-529-8007, 403-529-8817

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

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

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Lymphoma Diagnosis Program

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:

  • coordination of diagnostic and staging investigations
  • care coordination by nurses who are specialized in lymphoma
  • timely consults with oncologist / hematologist
  • patient education and supportive care to assist with decisions about treatment options

Telephone

403-529-8817

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.

Nutrition Counselling - Cancer | 403-529-8817 ext 2288

Service hours

The hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday and alternating Wednesday and Thursdays, 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.

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Nutrition Counselling - Cancer

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:

  • nutrition assessment
  • counselling and education available in individual and group formats
  • nutrition classes

Related services:

Telephone

403-529-8817 ext 2288

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.

Service hours

Closed statutory holidays.

Referral Needed

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Outpatient Cancer Drug Benefit Program

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.

Telephone

403-528-5601

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

Professional referral required.

Eligibility

Recipients must be:

  • covered by Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan;
  • registered in the Cancer Registry with a disease classified in the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology;
  • require drugs to treat cancer.

Psychosocial Oncology | 403-529-8817

Psychosocial Oncology

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;

  • Individual, couple and family counselling
  • Professionally-led support groups
  • Practical support for your finances and other basic needs
  • Classes and programs

Availability of programs and services changes depending on the cancer centre.

Services may be available via telephone / video online.

Telephone

403-529-8817

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

Service Targets to:

  • patients and their families

Switchboard | 403-529-8000 (Switchboard), 403-529-8817

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.
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Switchboard

These services include:

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

Telephone

403-529-8000 (Switchboard), 403-529-8817
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