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Didsbury District Health Services

Didsbury District Health Services has acute care beds and long-term care beds. Services include public health, cardiology, clinical nutrition services, rehabilitation, respite and palliative care.

Accessibility

Wheel chair access available.
This facility is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator on site.

Service hours

Alberta Health Services is committed to supporting patients and families during their most challenging times. To support this, we have removed formal visiting hours for all our Calgary zone hospitals. Visiting hours are based on expressed wishes and care needs of the patient.

Address

1210 20 Avenue
Didsbury Alberta
T0M 0W0

Telephone

403-335-9393 (Switchboard)

Website

Getting there

Wayfinding information not currently available.

 Services Provided

Adult Day Program | 403-335-7273

Referral Needed

Yes

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Adult Day Program

Offers day wellness program for adults in Calgary and area. Provides up to 6 hours of wellness program. The program offers:

  • activities and exercises
  • recreation programs
  • blood pressure and weight monitoring
  • help with giving medicines
  • basic personal care
  • rest breaks
  • meals and snacks 

Virtual Programming is being offered until further notice. This information will be updated once we start doing programming again.

Telephone

403-335-7273

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

A referral from a Home Care Case Manager is needed.

Eligibility

Must be a Home Care client over the age of 18.

Wait times

Wait time depends on how urgent the referral is.

Fees

May be a charge for a meal and snack. Client is responsible for transportation arrangements and costs.



Fee Reductions

Fee may be waived depending on your income.

Cafeteria Services | 403-335-9393 (Switchboard)

Service hours

Payment by cash only

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Cafeteria Services

This service is responsible for all in-house food and drink, and catering in Alberta Health Services facilities. Third-party operated food and drink outlets, and vending machines are available in various Alberta Health Services facilities. The team is dedicated to providing fresh, high-quality food and drinks at competitive prices.

Telephone

403-335-9393 (Switchboard)

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.

Fees

Food is available for purchase.

Service hours

On site Wednesdays.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Calgary Rural Diabetes Clinics

This service may provide:

  • diabetes education/counselling in a classroom setting
  • one-to-one appointments with nurses and dietitians, which include an overview of the disease, complications, medications, exercise, and nutrition

Telephone

403-335-2511

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

A1C greater than 7%

Wait times

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

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Cardiac Monitoring Services

Offers heart (cardiac) monitoring services, which includes:

  • 24-hour Holter monitoring
  • cardiac event monitoring
  • 24-hour blood pressure monitoring (while you do your regular activities)

 Some sites may not offer all of the above services.

Telephone

403-335-9393

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.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Cardiology - Electrocardiogram Services

Provides ECGs to diagnose possible heart conditions. Cardiologists and the Internal Medicine department reviews the results and sends a report to the referring / ordering doctor.

Telephone

403-335-9393

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.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Community Addiction and Mental Health Services - Rural

Provides information, consultation, referral and appointments to individuals of all ages residing in the geographic areas surrounding Calgary, experiencing moderate to severe mental illness and/or addiction.

Clinicians work over the telephone to help people navigate the Addiction and Mental Health system in rural areas. They are familiar with both Alberta Health Services and community based programs and will explore options, direct/refer individuals to the most appropriate resource and, if appropriate, book them into Addiction and Mental Health services. 

Community Addiction and Mental Health Services - Rural are Non-Urgent Services.

Telephone

403-335-7285

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

Residents of rural communities to the South, North, East and West of Calgary with moderate to severe mental illness and / or addiction presentation.

Wait times

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

Community Health Centres | 403-335-7292, 403-943-5465 Option 3 (immunization appointments only)

Service hours

Open until 8:00 PM alternate Thursdays.

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

403-335-7292, 403-943-5465 Option 3 (immunization appointments only)

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.

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.

Community Physiotherapy | 403-335-2511

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Community Physiotherapy

Service is provided to clients who meet the following inclusion criteria:

  • resident of Alberta
  • valid Alberta personal health care number (AB-PHN)
  • functional rehabilitation goal(s)
  • rehabilitation readiness, including: medically stable; physically able to participate in intervention, cognitively able to participate

Exlusion criteria includes:

  • WCB and MVA injury related concerns
  • multi-disciplinary pain management
  • currently recieving / recieved physiotherapy from another program or provider
  • children/youth developmental delay support

Telephone

403-335-2511

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

See program description.

Wait times

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

Continuing Care Services | 403-335-9393

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Continuing Care Services

This service provides care using a collaborative model. The department aims to:

  • maintain and promote independence and health
  • prevent illness
  • ensure dignity and individual self-worth

It maintains an interdisciplinary team approach with residents and their families and provides an environment that encourages physical, psychological and spiritual well-being as well as continuity of care through the coordination of resources and services.Provides long-term residential care, including:

  • nursing and personal care
  • physical, occupational or recreational therapy
  • pharmacy services

Visit the Alberta Health Services Continuing Care website for more information.

Telephone

403-335-9393

Service language options

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

Fees

Accommodation fees are charged as well as additional fees for other services including but not limited to: personal laundry, hairdressing, in-room telephone and cable.



Fee Reductions

Emergency Services | 403-335-9393

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Emergency Services

If you have an emergency, call 911.

Emergency departments:

  • take care of people that are very sick or injured on a priority basis. This means the sickest people are seen first. If you go to an emergency department for care that isn't urgent, you will not likely be seen right away.
  • provide medical care, which includes assessment and treatment
  • stabilize people and get them ready to transport to a higher level of care facility (if needed)
  • provide follow-up care including referrals to a family doctor or specialist (if needed)

Emergency Department wait times are now available for Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Red Deer.

Get the right care when you need it, to learn more visit Know Your Options

This service may be impacted by the COVID pandemic. View the Hours of Operations to see if the location has been impacted. Visit https://ahs.ca/covid for up-to-date information.

Telephone

403-335-9393

Service language options

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

Wait times

We can’t predict how long you will need to wait in the emergency department. Patients are assessed (triaged) using a standard scoring system called the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) to see how urgent their health needs are.

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Referral Needed

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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General Medicine - Inpatients

Offers care on an inpatient basis including assessing, diagnosing, and treating many types of medical problems.

Telephone

403-335-9393

Service language options

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

Referral Needed

You must be admitted to the unit by a doctor.

Service hours

Closed for Lunch, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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General Radiography (X-Ray)

General Radiography uses x-rays to produce images of the structures inside the body, particularly bones. X-ray beams can pass through the body, but they are absorbed in different amounts depending on the density of the material they pass through.

Telephone

403-335-2504

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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Health Information - Access and Disclosure

In accordance with Alberta’s Health Information Act, this is a service which enables the release of individually identifiable health information with or without the consent of an individual.

 

Telephone

403-335-2508

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

All requests are charged a fee in accordance with the Health Information Act. A basic fee of $25.00 is applied to all requests which includes up to 20 pages depending on record format i.e. paper, electronic or microfilm record. Each additional page costs from .25 to .50 cents per page. Dependent on the type of request additional costs may apply.



Fee Reductions

If you are unable to pay the fee, please submit evidence of financial hardship.

Service hours

Routine health information requests processed during the office hours posted.

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Health Information / Records Management

Provides patients with information from their health records

Completes patient charts, collects data, data entry and coding, collects patient information, dictates notes, and transcribes inpatient and outpatient charts.

Telephone

403-335-2508

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.

Fees

There is a fee for copies of health records.

Hospitals | 403-335-9393

Service hours

Available 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Hospitals

To access contact information and a list of services offered, select a hospital.

Search through a complete list of progams and services, or hospital and facility information with the following: 

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Telephone

403-335-9393

Service language options

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

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Immunization - Adult Services

This service provides routine immunization for adults. Suggested immunizations:

  • a booster dose of tetanus / diphtheria vaccine every 10 years
  • an adult booster dose of pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine, combined with one of the tetanus / diphtheria boosters (dTap)
  • dTap vaccine for pregnant women every time they are pregnant
  • Hepatitis B vaccine 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)
  • 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 for all Albertans 6 months of age and older
  • 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

403-335-7292

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Service provided to individuals over 18 years of age; 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.

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

403-335-7292

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 through 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 1-9: Any routine childhood or 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

403-335-7292

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 Grade 1 through Grade 9

Laboratory Services | 403-335-2503

Service hours

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory holidays.


Employment related drug testing, fertility testing, post vasectomy testing or paternity testing services are not performed at this site.

 

 

 

Wait Times

Yes
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Laboratory Services

Provides locations for collection of blood and other samples for testing as ordered by your doctor or healthcare provider. Sample drop off is also available.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, patients are strongly encouraged to book an appointment to access lab services. Appointment Booking

For updated information on site hours, services and temporary closures visit the following sites:

Alberta Precision Laboratories or DynaLIFE Medical Labs.

This service provides a comprehensive range of routine and specialized lab testing and clinical consultation, services may include:

  • blood and body fluid sample collection
  • biochemistry and toxicology
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • genetics and genomics
  • urinalysis
  • transfusion medicine
  • hematology
  • coagulation studies
  • microbiology
  • public health testing
  • serology
  • surgical pathology
  • cytopathology
  • autopsy pathology
  • student practicum training for medical lab technologists and medical lab assistants

Telephone

403-335-2503

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.

Wait times

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

Lost and Found Services | 403-335-9393 Switchboard

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Lost and Found Services

Provides a contact point for people who have lost items at the facility.

Telephone

403-335-9393 Switchboard

Service Hours

Sunday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Monday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Thursday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Friday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Saturday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Service language options

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

Service hours

Call for information; availability of dietitian appointments vary.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Nutrition Counselling - Adult

The majority of teaching is one-to-one, however, group sessions may be offered to promote enhanced learning of clients. Nutrition information and resources can be found on Alberta Health Services’ Healthy Eating Starts

Additional Services:

Telephone

403-335-2501

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Adults, 18 years and older

Wait times

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

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Nutrition Counselling ? Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

This nutrition counselling session is for pregnant women to help them achieve a healthy weight gain during pregnancy. Most teaching is done individually, but there are some group sessions. You may have a follow-up appointment if needed.

For more information please visit the Alberta Healthy Living Program website.

Telephone

403-335-9393

Service Hours

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

Service language options

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

Eligibility

Pregnant women

 

Wait times

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

Parking Services | 403-335-9393

Service hours

These hours are for the business office. Parking is available onsite 24/7.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Parking Services

Calgary facilities provide pay parking services at a variety of lots at each site.  Please contact the individual site office for detailed information.

Free visitor parking is available at all rural hospitals.

For more information about parking maps, paying a ticket or appealing a ticket visit the website.

Telephone

403-335-9393

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.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Patient Email Well Wishes

As part of our support for patient care and comfort, friends and family of inpatients at hospital and health care facilities can send well wishes via email. Sites participating in the program will receive the message, will ensure that the message is only "well-wish" (any other type of communication will be deleted) and will arrange for delivery within 3 business days. A couple of important reminders - the electronic delivery system is not a secure connection, so please don't add any confidential information to your message. Plus the "well-wish" system does not allow for replies or confirm receipt / delivery confirmation.

Service language options

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

Patient Food Services | 403-335-2571

Service hours

General hours of Patient meal service:

Breakfast: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Lunch: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Supper: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

 

Cafeteria Hours:

Monday to Friday: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Patient Food Services

Patient Food Services ensures patients receive the diet the doctor or dietitian orders. Our team of dietitians, food service supervisors, and qualified cooks plan and continually improve menus.

In some centers we provide food services for staff and visitors (cafeteria). Refer to the specific site contact information for hours of operation and location.

Telephone

403-335-2571

Service Hours

Sunday: 6:45 am - 6:30 pm.
Monday: 6:00 am - 6:30 pm.
Tuesday: 6:00 am - 6:30 pm.
Wednesday: 6:00 am - 6:30 pm.
Thursday: 6:00 am - 6:30 pm.
Friday: 6:00 am - 6:30 pm.
Saturday: 6:45 am - 6:30 pm.

Patient Information | 403-335-9393

Service hours

Statutory holidays 7am 0 3pm.  After hours Acute Care.

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Patient Information

Services offered:

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

Telephone

403-335-9393

Service Hours

Sunday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Monday: 7:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Thursday: 7:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Friday: 7:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Saturday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Service hours

Closed weekends and holidays.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Pharmacy Services - Inpatients

Technicians and assistants have an important role in dispensing, packaging and production of medications for all inpatients.

 

Pharmacists work collaboratively with the health care team to determine, implement and assess the individualized patient treatment plan. Services include:

  • providing expertise on the selection of appropriate medications for patients
  • prescribing medications as appropriate by either adapting an existing prescription, utlizing additional prescribing authorization where indicated
  • promoting medication quality and safety including the monitoring for and reporting of adverse drug reactions
  • educating patients, families, and other healthcare providers about drugs and drug use
  • supporting research activities
  • precepting, coaching and mentoring pharmacy students, pharmacy residents and new pharmacists

Telephone

403-335-2562

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.

Service language options

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

Registration | 403-335-9393

Service hours

Statutory holidays 7am - 3pm, after hours through Acute Care.

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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

403-335-9393

Service Hours

Sunday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Monday: 7:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Thursday: 7:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Friday: 7:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Saturday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Respiratory Therapy - Rural

This service includes:

  • monitoring airway health
  • providing diagnostic testing (i.e.spirometry assessments, with Respirologist interpretation; blood gases)
  • supporting rural community clients with life support equipment (e.g., ventilators)
  • offers education for patients and their families on asthma, COPD, tobacco reduction
  • supporting the Alberta Aids to Daily Living home oxygen assessments
  • also support clients in a home living environment, unable to access outpatient services

Telephone

403-335-2511

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

16 years and older.

Wait times

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

Respite Care | 403-943-1722 (Coordinator for Respite Services)

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Respite Care

There are 3 types of respite services that may be provided:

  • companion care in the home: up to 4 hours a week
  • adult day support program: up to 2 days a week for 6 hours a day
  • overnight stay in a care facility: the length of stay to be decided after a home care assessment

Telephone

403-943-1722 (Coordinator for Respite Services)

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

Must be a home care client.

Fees

Please contact specific location for information.



Fee Reductions

May apply for hardship funding.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Rural Pediatric Allied Health

This program supports children, youth and their families in enhancing their participation in identified roles and functional activities.

  • Services support children and youth who are not achieving their full abilities, either due to an impairment or an environmental limitation.
  • Support child participation in meaningful family activities and optimize participation in daily life.
  • Within a context that is functional and relevant to the child/youth and family at that point in time. 
  • Link and build collaborative relationships with the child/youth’s teams e.g. Home Care, ACH, school teams.
  • Modify/adapt tasks and environments to promote success within the home, at schools and in the community.
  • Work collaboratively to meet the needs of the triad of the child/youth, family and school

 

Services offered may include:

  • assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation.
  • child and family teaching/education and support
  • coordinated planning in cooperation with family, teachers, and community partners

Telephone

403-335-2511

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

Ages birth to 20 years.

Wait times

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

School Health Program | 403-335-7292, 403-944-7200, 811 (immunization appointments only)

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School Health Program

This service offers:

  • public health nursing time and support to 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.
  • health promotion activities and support healthy eating-active living, injury prevention and positive social environments
  • teachers, parents and students can consult with a public health nurse for nursing assessment of concerns about physical, emotional or social well-being.
  • school aged immunizations through school based programs. Routine immunization programs occur in grades 1, 5 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

403-335-7292, 403-944-7200, 811 (immunization appointments only)

Referral Needed

Yes
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Speech Language Pathology - Acute Care

This service provides:

  • assessment and treatment for communication, fluency and swallowing disorders
  • education

Telephone

403-335-2511

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.

Referral Needed

A health professional referral is required.

Switchboard | 403-335-9393

Service hours

After hours through Acute Care.

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Switchboard

These services include:

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

Telephone

403-335-9393

Service Hours

Sunday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Monday: 7:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Thursday: 7:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Friday: 7:00 am - 4:15 pm.
Saturday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Transition Services - Acute Care

This service provides:

  • effective and timely discharges from acute care
  • promotion of joint hospital and community initiatives
  • identification of patient flow
  • identification of barriers for discharge
  • collaboration with patient care managers, physicians, and support staff to facilitate timely discharge from acute care

Telephone

403-335-9393

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

Patient in acute care facility in the Calgary Zone who will require medically necessary support upon discharge

Wait times

9 Months

Travel Health Services | 403-335-7292

Service hours

Please call clinic for hours of operation, and to book an appointment.

Wait Times

Yes

Multiple Languages

Yes
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Travel Health Services

Promotes awareness of the possible risk of communicable disease when travelling and ways to prevent them. Travel Health can also give travel immunizations. Not all services are offered at all locations. The services below are offered on a fee-for-service basis:

  • information on health risks according to country or region
  • required and recommended vaccines
  • information about preventing travel-related illnesses

Book your appointment at least 6 to 8 weeks before you leave to make sure there is enough time to have all your immunizations.

For more information visit our webpage

Quick Links 

Telephone

403-335-7292

Service Hours

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Service language options

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

Wait times

Wait times vary for an appointment.

Fees

There are fees associated with Travel Services and may range from an average of $48.00 to $200.00 per person.

Tuberculosis Testing | 403-335-7292

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

403-335-7292

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

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.

Volunteer Resources | 403-335-2588

Service hours

Closed Fridays, Weekends and Statutory Holidays

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

403-335-2588

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 language options

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

Well Child Services | 403-335-7292, 403-944-7200, 811 (immunization appointments only)

Service hours

Evening hours are 11:45am - 8:00pn alternate Thursdays.

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

403-335-7292, 403-944-7200, 811 (immunization appointments only)

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.

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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