Your Health Care Choices in Alberta

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Non-Urgent Care

811 Health Link

  • Health Information, Programs and Services referral
  • Nurse Advice over the phone
  • 24/7
  • Free and Confidential
  • Interpretation
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#Primary Care Providers
#Addiction /Mental Health
#Dementia Advice
#Rehabilitation Advice Line
#Nurition Information

After-Hour Clinic

  • 4 Clinics in Calgary (NE/NW/SE/SW)
  • Must call Health Link 811 first and then get referral
  • Talk to a nurse
  • *Care determined by the nurse
  • Minor pressing health needs (ex. infection)
  • Record sent back to your family doctor

Family Doctor

  • Annual Check-up
  • Know your family
  • Give advice
  • Prevent illnesses
  • Connect you to other doctors

How to find a family doctor

Walk-in Clinic

  • See a doctor when my family doctor is not available
  • First come, first served
  • Call 811 to find one
  • Search online to find one
  • Walk-in clinic visits cannot replace family doctor’s services
  • Only use when it is a minor concern (stitches, prescription refill, etc.)

Pharmacist

  • always go to the same pharmacy
  • renew your prescription for current, ongoing therapy
  • review your dosage
  • assess cold/cough symptoms and offer treatment
  • help you with over-the-counter medications
  • give advice on vitamins/natural health products

Urgent / Emergency Care

Urgent Care Centres

  • Minor emergency services (broken bones, stitches, infections)
  • No appointment needed
  • Sickest people are seen first

In Calgary,

  1. Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre – 12 Ave & 4 St SW, Opens 24/7
  2. South Calgary Health Centre – 31 Sunpark Plaza SE, Opens 8 am to 10 pm, 365 days a year

Surrounding Calgary,

  1. Airdrie Community Health Centre – 604 Main Street S. Airdrie, Opens 24/7
  2. Cochrane Community Health Centre – 60 Grande Boulevard, Cochrane, Opens 8 am to 10 pm, 365 days a year
  3. Okotoks Health and Wellness Centre – 11 Cimarron Common, Okotoks, Opens 8 am to 10 pm, 365 days a year

Call 811 to find an urgent care centre near your area.

Emergency Departments

  • Ambulance by calling 911
  • Sickest people are seen first
  • Life threatening medical problems

Calgary Facilities

Hospitals / Emergencies

Alberta Children’s Hospital

28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary

403-955-7211

Foothills Medical Centre

1403 29 Street NW, Calgary

403-944-1110

Peter Lougheed Centre

3500 26 Ave. NE, Calgary

403-943-4555

Rockyview General Hospital

7007 14 Street SW, Calgary

403-943-3000

South Health Campus

4448 Front St. SE, Calgary

403-956-1111

For Hospitals/Emergencies around your area, please call 811.

Other Health Resources

MyHealth Records

  • Government secure website
  • Immunization records
  • Medication list
  • Lab test results

TELUS Health MyCare App

  • Can only be used on a mobile phone (Apple or Android)
  • Symptom checker
  • Video Chat meeting with a medical doctor (virtual walk-in clinic, need to book an appointment)
  • Get a prescription or referral
  • Free (AHC coverage, AB, BC and ON only)
  • M-F 9 am to 10 pm, Sat 9 am – 7pm
  • Can get the record sent to my family doctor
  • There are other services that are not free (dietician/counseling, etc.)

Alberta Health Services Interpreting Services

  • Over-the-phone/zoom/video-chat interpretation (depends on availability)
  • 24/7, in 240+ languages
  • Ask a staff
  • Confidential
  • Free

All information found on this page can be downloaded as a handout. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.