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Multiple Languages

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Child Health Clinics Community

This service provides:

  • immunization to infants and preschool children
  • health education/counselling/support for parents
  • health assessment and screening to identify health concerns
  • referral to healthcare providers and community resources

Telephone

780-342-4600

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Service language options

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

Eligibility

For infants and preschool children.

Wait times

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

Community Audiology Services | 1-888-925-4044 (Central Intake), 780-342-4576

Service hours

Operating hours and service availability may be impacted due to the COVID-19 situation. Please call for information on service hours.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Community Audiology Services

Services include:

  • standard hearing assessment and follow-up for anyone 6 months and older
  • follow-up recommendations and management of hearing loss

Clinic doesn't offer hearing aid services. These services are accessed privately.

Telephone

1-888-925-4044 (Central Intake), 780-342-4576

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.

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Eligibility includes:

  • Ages 3 years old and older

Wait times

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

Community Health Centres | 780-342-4600

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Community Health Centres

A service offered by Public Health Nurses including immunization according to the Alberta Health immunization schedule, health education/counselling/support for parents, health assessment and screening to identify health concerns, and referral to appropriate health care providers such as physicians, and community resources.

Community Health Centres

Telephone

780-342-4600

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Service language options

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

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Drop In for New Mothers / Families and Infants

Mothers / families can talk with a public health nurse about health issues or concerns about their infant or preschoolers (e.g., growth, nutrition, common health concerns) or parenting issues.

Telephone

780-342-4600

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Service language options

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

Service hours

Bottle Pick-up listed.

Public Health Desk Sample Drop-off Days: Monday to Wednesday 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Collect sample after 11:00 AM the same day you submit it.

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

1-833-476-4743

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Service language options

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

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Healthy Beginnings Postpartum Program

Provides nursing care and support including:

  • health assessment of birth parent & newborn
  • feeding support
  • information about parenting and newborn care
  • referrals to healthcare providers or community resources as needed

You will be contacted after you are discharged from the hospital to arrange an initial assessment.

Telephone

780-342-4600

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Service language options

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

Interpreter services are available for families with English as a second language, during Healthy Beginnings contacts.

Eligibility

For parents and caregivers of babies younger than 2 months.

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

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

780-342-4600

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Ages: 18+ years

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

780-342-4600

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 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 papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
  • Grade 9: diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (dTap) and meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y, W-135) conjugate vaccine

Telephone

780-342-4600

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Eligibility

Students in Grades 1, 6, and 9

Pediatric Community Rehabilitation | 1-888-925-4044 (Central Intake)

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Pediatric Community Rehabilitation

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.

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
  • self/emotional regulation
  • sensory processing
  • assistive technology
  • mobility and positioning equipment: walkers, standing frames, Feeder Seats and basic wheelchairs

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

  • motor development
  • movement and function
  • torticollis
  • mobility and positioning equipment: walkers, standing frames, Feeder Seats and basic wheelchairs

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

  • 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)
  • 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

1-888-925-4044 (Central Intake)

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:45 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

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

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

780-342-1227

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.

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.

School Health Services | 780-342-4600

Multiple Languages

Yes
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School Health Services

Services include:

For more information visit our website.

Telephone

780-342-4600

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Service language options

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

780-342-4643

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Eligibility

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

Tuberculosis Testing | 780-342-4600

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.

Telephone

780-342-4600

Service Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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.

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.

Service language options

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