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You can use the Symptom Checker on MyHealth.Alberta.ca or call Health Link at 811 to ask about your symptoms. 

To use the symptom checker:

1) Start by selecting the person that has the symptoms (man, woman, child)

2) Click on the part of the body that's affected (or select one of the other issues on the list below (e.g., skin problems)

3) Select the options that describe your symptoms until the tool gives you information about your possible condition

Please note that MyHealth.Alberta.ca can’t answer questions about symptoms by email.

​Decision Points guide you through important health decisions.  It combines medical information with your personal information to help you make an informed health decision.  You'll find decision point tools throughout the website, along with the information the tool relates to. 

​Interactive tools help you make calculations, conversions, or assessments about your health and well-being.

Examples are:

  • calculating your due date
  • calculating your target heart rate
  • assessing your stress level
  • converting a body temperature
​Patient care handouts help you to take care of yourself or someone else after you’ve seen a healthcare provider, and tell you when to call for help. There are over 2600 topics to choose from. Check back often as new topics are being added all the time. 

​The medication information sheets tell you:

  • ​what the medicine is for
  • what you need to know about it
  • when you should see a doctor

Knowing more about the medicine you take can help you choose between your options when possible.

The test and treatment guides tell you:

  • what your test or treatment is for
  • what to expect during it
  • what to expect after it’s done

Knowing more about tests and treatments beforehand can help you get ready for them and possibly even choose between health treatment options.

​A Learning Module is a tool to help you learn about a certain topic. It may include interactive tools and quizzes to help lead your along a learning journey.
​MyHealth.Alberta.ca offers a way to search for programs and services in your area. You're able to search by topic, type of service, or the facility you're trying to find.

The information on MyHealth.Alberta.ca is evidence-based or based on best medical practice.

It doesn't give you:

  • information about treatments that are experimental, drug trials, or any procedure that isn't standard practice in Alberta
  • in-depth information about complementary or alternative medicines, such as dietary supplements, homeopathy, naturopathy, or aromatherapy
  • a tool to rate your healthcare providers

To report an issue please call eHealth Support Services at:
eHealth Support Services can't answer questions about symptoms.
For a medical emergency, call 911 right away.
For 24/7 nurse advice and general health information, call Health Link at 811.