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A Gift of Hope - Community Mental Health

​Community Mental Health in Medicine Hat offers the following support groups at their office at the Provincial Building (346 - 3rd St SE - use the 2nd street entrance). They run from 11am - noon and are drop in on Mondays & Wednesdays. Call 403-529-3500 for more information. Upcoming topics: 


Mindfulness - Sept 27
Too Much Thinking - October 2
Relaxation - October 4
Change My Behavior - October 11
Handling Negative Emotions - October 16
Relationships/Communications - October 18
Stress Management - October 23
Self-Worth - October 25
Setting Goals - October 30

AADAC (Alberta Alcohol & Drug Abuse Commission)

​Outpatient drug rehab program. Counseling for individuals, groups or families. Located in the Provincial Building Room #1, 346 - 3rd Street SE, Medicine Hat. Call 403-529-3582 to reach the Medicine Hat office.

 

Addictions Help Line 1-866-332-2322 (toll free within Alberta, available 24/7)

ABLE - Adult Basic Literacy Education

Medicine Hat - 403-529-3828
Oyen - 403-664-2060
Bassano - 403-641-3444 
Brooks - 403-362-1685

Access to Food in Alberta

Access to Food in Alberta lists information about where to find emergency food, lower cost foods, cooking programs and other community food programs. Examples include food banks, Meals on Wheels, community gardens, group cooking and Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Programs. The information describes programs and provides contact information.

To find programs in your community, look for your community's name and click on it

Access to Food in Alberta PDF

ACT Medical Centre

​Methadone & Misspelled WordSuboxone Program

Phone 403-504-1874

Addiction & Mental Health Mobile Application Directory 2017

​The 2016 edition of the directory focuses on a range of mobile applications (apps) related to addiction and mental health. The directory is designed to help health care professionals, researchers, and community members navigate the evolving landscape of health apps by providing examples of electronic resources for different mobile platforms which may be used as aids in mental health or addiction conditions.

Addictions and Mental Health Mobile Application Directory 2017

Addiction Services - Adult Counselling

​Short-term adult outpatient treatment services include individual, family and group counselling for those with alcohol, other drug or gambling concerns.

Regularly scheduled drop in schedule provides access to a counsellor with minimal wait. Please phone for drop in times.

Booked appointments also available.

Medicine Hat 403-529-3582
Brooks Phone 403-362-1265

1-866-332-2322 (24 Hour Help Line)

Addictions & Mental Health - Child, Youth & Family Services

​Groups are held at Addictions & Mental Health - Medicine Hat Clinic 346 - 3rd Street SE (Provincial Building) See attachment for further information and call 403-529-3500. Anyone can refer to these groups but consent is required for children/youth.

For more information of upcoming groups please call 403-529-3500. 

Fall2017 GROUPFINAL (002).pdf

For the Children's Fall 2017 Support Groups please call 403-529-3130

Addictions Hotline

​Addictions Hotline 1-866-332-2322

Free confidential service that provides alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and problem gambling support, information and referral to services.

Adult Inpatient Psychiatry - Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

Provides a safe environment and care to adults with a range of mental illnesses and with concurrent substance abuse challenges whose mental illnesses need immediate stabilization. Following stabilization, patients are prepared for discharge and transition to the community with referrals for follow-up with appropriate community addiction and mental health medical and social services as required.

This service is an adult inpatient psychiatric unit, a designated facility, with 31 beds

Referral required by physician or psychiatrist
Immediate access for involuntary patients, 0-14      
days for non-acute cases.
 
Phone 403-529-8825
Fax 403-528-5608


Adult Rehabilitation and Geriatric Assessment Unit

​Geriatric Assessment provides an integrated assessment from a multi-disciplinary team. During the assessment period the patient, family and each member of the inter-disciplinary team will contribute to the overall review of the patient's needs.

 

Referral required by physician - this service is not available to everyone - call for more information.

 

Phone 403-529-8862

Fax 403-528-5610

AHS Diagnostic Labs

​Medicine Hat – Main Lab

#2, 44 Carry Drive SE
Medicine Hat, AB, T1B 4E1
Phone: 403-502-8638

Monday – Friday 7:00am – 7:00pm

Saturdays 8:15am – 4:00pm 

 

Medicine Hat Hospital - Outpatient Lab

666 - 5th St SW
Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 4H6
Phone: 403-529-8000 (Switchboard)

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm


Brooks Lab - Patient Collection Site 

500 Misspelled WordMisspelled WordCassils Rd E
Brooks, AB T1R 1M6
Phone: 403-794-2500

Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:00pm


Brooks Health Centre

440 3rd St E
Brooks, AB T1R 0G5
Phone: 403-501-3232 (Switchboard)

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 1:00pm


Bow Island Health Centre

938 Centre Street
Bow Island, AB T0K 0G0
Phone: 403-545-3200 (Switchboard)

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 3:15pm


Big Country Hospital 

312 3 St E
Oyen, AB T0J 2J0
Phone: 403-664-4300 (Switchboard)

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 3:00pm


AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped)

​The Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) program provides financial and health-related assistance to eligible adults with a disability. The disability must be permanent and substantially limit the person’s ability to earn a living. AISH clients may also be eligible to receive supplemental assistance (a child benefit and personal benefits) through the AISH program.

AISH Eligibility

Applying for AISH

AISH Application Form

Consent to Communication Form

Call 403-529-3550

 

AJ's Loan Cupboard

​Provide medical equipment such as hospital beds, walkers, wheelchairs, bath chairs, commodes and specialty equipment, free of charge for as long as you need it in Medicine Hat and surrounding communities.

 

Call 403-580-5580

Al-Anon Family Group

​An international "fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems." The group's purpose is to "help families of alcoholics by practicing the Twelve Steps." 

Toll Free Phone: 1-888-4ALANON (425-2666)

Medicine Hat Support Groups:
Tuesday 1:30pm - Victory Lutheran Church
Wednesday 8pm @ AA Club House 
Thursday 8pm @ Westminster United Church
Saturday 11am @ Victory Lutheran Church
 
Brooks: Thursday 8pm @ Trinity Lutheran Church (811 Misspelled WordCassils Road W)
 

Medicine Hat can call 403-527-8252 for more information regarding support groups.

Alberta Adult Health Benefit

​The Alberta Adult Health Benefit program supports Albertans with low income to ensure they have access to prescription drugs, dental services, optical services, emergency ambulance and diabetic supplies that are essential to health and well-being. Knowing your health and your family’s health is cared for will bring peace of mind.

 

Help with this resource is also available through Alberta Supports 1-877-644-9992

Alberta Adult Health Benefit Application

Alberta Aids to Daily Living

​Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) assists Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic illness or terminal illness, in maintaining independence in their community. AADL provides funding for basic medical equipment and supplies to meet clinically assessed needs*.

  • * Note: An assessment by a health care professional determines the equipment and supplies that an Albertan can receive through the AADL program.

Albertans pay 25% of the benefit cost to a maximum of $500 per individual or family per year. Low-income Albertans and those receiving income assistance are exempt from paying the cost-sharing portion. 

Ph Toll free in Alberta 310-0000, then 780-427-0731

Alberta Association of Optometrists

​For adult patients of the ages 19 - 64, Alberta Health covers medically necessary optometric services.

What is considered medically necessary?

  • Monitoring for diabetes issues, glaucoma and retinal disease

  • Pre and post-operative care for cataract patients

  • Eye infections or injuries

  • Foreign objects in the eye

  • Sudden appearance of floaters, spots, or flashes of light

  • Sudden changes in vision or acute pain in the eye

  • Other visual disturbances may be covered... ask your optometrist!

Alberta Blue Cross

​If you're self-employed, working without employer benefits or retiring early, you may be without supplementary health benefit coverage. Get the extra coverage you need through an affordable Alberta Blue Cross individual health plan.

 

Phone 403-529-5553

Fax 403-527-3798

Alberta Brain Injury Initiative

​Each year, approximately 5,000 Albertans have a head injury, and if their brain is affected, they may need help to live, work and participate in their communities. Brain Injury Awareness Month in June is an opportunity to put the spotlight on prevention and available supports for people with an acquired brain injury.

 

The Survival Guide is intended to provide basic information and support to survivors of acquired brain injury and their families. We hope that this guide will also point you in the right direction to find the support and resources that are available in Alberta. Get a Survival Guide by phoning Toll Free 310-0000 then dial 780-415-2747, visit the website, or pick up at REDI.

The Brain Injury Initiative Survival Guide

Phone 403-528-2661

Fax 403-528-2647

Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan

​In accordance with the Canada Health Act, Alberta's publicly administered and funded health care system guarantees that eligible residents of Alberta receive universal access to medically necessary hospital and health care services.

Ph 310-0000, then dial 780-427-1432 (For Practitioners only 780-415-2288)

Alberta Healthy Living Program - Classes & Education

The Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) is an integrated community-based chronic disease management program.
 
Better Choices, Better Health® (2.5 hr sessions for 6 weeks)  -Through problem solving and goal setting, participants will increase their confidence and learn new skills to better manage their health and enjoy improved quality of life. Call to register or join online at  https://betterchoicesbetterhealth.ca/online/
 
Energy Management (2 x 2 hr classes) In these two classes, clients will learn strategies to manage their energy/fatigue to complete what they want to and need to do within the limits of their condition. Call to register or this class can be done over Telehealth.
 
Healthy Eating to Reduce your Risk (2.5 hrs) This session will focus on healthy eating to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, include how to lower your blood pressure improve your cholesterol. Call to register or this class can be done over Telehealth.
 
Heart CHEC (2 hr) This interactive Cardiac Health Education Class is for participants who have experienced recent problems and treatment for heart disease. Call to register or this class can be done over Telehealth.
 
Heart Failure Class (2hr) Clients will gain an understanding of heart failure, symptoms, treatments and their individual risk factors that lead them to heart failure. Call to register or this class can be done over Telehealth.
 
Getting Started (2hr) Getting started is an overview of weight management and is the introductory session for the 11 week weight management series. Call to register or this class can be done over Telehealth.
 
Moving You towards Healthier Sleep (2.5hr with 1 hr follow up) This group highlights the importance of sleep and how it impacts our health and life. Call to register or this class can be done over Telehealth.
 
Living with Type 2 Diabetes (3hr) During this interactive group learning session clients choose the topic of discussion. These tips and tools will help individuals develop the confidence they need to live well with diabetes. Call to register or this class can be done over Telehealth.
 
Stroke (2hr) This class will help clients understand what stroke is, the specific type of stroke a client had and risk factor management to prevent further strokes. Call to register or this class can be done over Telehealth.
 
Taking Care of You (3 Hr) This vascular risk reduction class is great knowledge for individuals with chronic disease, pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia. PVD, TIA, stroke, and for all who are interested in learning more about prevention and/or early detection of chronic disease. Call to register or this class can be done over Telehealth. 
 
Speak to your health professional or call AHLP for more information.  
 
Medicine Hat (Ph) 403-529-8969 (Fx) 403-528-5602
Brooks (Ph) 403-793-6659 (Fx) 
403-501-3327
Toll Free 1-866-795-9709
 
Please send referral to AHLP or patient can self refer

Alberta Healthy Living Referral Form 2013

Alberta Healthy Living Program - Diabetes Clinic

​Diabetes Education and Treatment
Medicine Hat (Ph) 403-529-8969 (Fx) 403-528-5602
Brooks (Ph) 403-793-6659 (Fx) 403-501-3327

Toll Free 1-866-795-9709

 

Please send referral to AHLP or patient can self refer

Alberta Healthy Living Referral Form 2013.pdf

Alberta Healthy Living Program - Exercise Program

​Both Medicine Hat & Brooks locations offer an exercise program for clients with chronic illness. Client may self refer or be referred by a physician or PCN nurse. The Medicine Hat program is 10 weeks and the Brooks program is 12 weeks.

 

If you are looking for fall prevention exercises, this program includes 2 sessions that focus on balance. They also work on strength and flexibility which helps with balance too. If you are referring for fall prevention, please note that on the referral form.

 

**Client can only take program once unless medical status changes or they have another event.

 

Medicine Hat 403-529-8969

Brooks 403-793-6659

Alberta Healthy Living Referral Form 2013.pdf

Alberta Healthy Living Program - Heart Function Clinic

​The Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) is an integrated community-based chronic disease management program.


Medicine Hat (Ph) 403-529-8969 (Fx) 403-528-5602
Brooks (Ph) 403-793-6659 (Fx) 403-501-3327

Toll Free 1-866-795-9709

 

Physician Referral Required and Chest X-Ray, Echocardiogram, Recent ECG (1 month) & Lab Work (CBC, Lytes, Creatinine, Mg, Ca, Uric Acid, Lipid Profile, Liver Function Test)

Alberta Healthy Living Referral Form 2013.pdf

Alberta Human Services

​We offer employment, training and career services, discover local job fairs, career workshops, and job search resources.

Medicine Hat Alberta Job Corps 403-529-3995
Medicine Hat Alberta Works Centre 403-529-3683

Brooks Alberta Works Centre 403-362-1278 

Medicine Hat Alberta Supports Centre 1-877-644-9992

Alberta Mental Health Help Line

​Crisis Line 1-877-303-2642

Provides 24/7  confidential, anonymous service,  crisis intervention,  information about mental he alth programs and services, and/or  referrals to other agencies if needed


Alberta Physical Therapy Clinic Inc.

​Services Offered: 

  • Manual Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • WCB
  • Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging (RUSI)
  • Capnography
  • Motor Vehicle Collision
  • Core Stability Training
  • Posture Education
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Golf Enhancement
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Pre-work Screening
  • Pre and Post Natal Exercise and Treatment
  • Pelvic Health Treatment


Phone 403-527-9477

Fax 403-527-8274

Email info@aptcinc.ca

Alberta Quits

Whether you're considering quitting smoking, or have made the decision to quit, the help you're looking for is right here! The program connects your patient, who is willing to quit, with a Cessation Counsellor at the Misspelled WordAlbertaQuits Helpline.

Phone: 1-866-710-7848

1. Download the Fax Referral Form and have it signed by your patient indicating the best time to be called at home.

2. Fax the form to Misspelled WordAlbertaQuits Helpline at 1-866-979-3553 for direct follow-up with your patient.

Alberta Quits 2014.pdf


Misspelled WordQuitCore - Tobacco Reduction Free Support Groups will run Thursdays starting September 14 - October 19, 2017 at the Community Health Services (2948 Dunmore Rd SE - Medicine Hat) for more information or to register call 1-866-710-7848.

Alberta Seniors Benefit Program

The Alberta Seniors Benefit (ASB) program provides a monthly income supplement to federal income sources including Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

Help with this resource is available through Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992

Seniors Financial Assistance Application Form

Alberta Supports

Information on social based programs and services offered by the government of Alberta.

Click. Call. Come In.

Phone:  1-877-644-9992

Main Floor Provincial Building
Room 5
Medicine Hat, AB

Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: 403-527-2065

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.


Support Groups
Medicine Hat
Sunday: 10am @ Alano Club & Central Office, 2pm @ AA Central Office
Monday: 12pm @ Alano Club, 7pm Medicine Hat Regional Hospital
Tuesday: 8pm @ Remand Centre
Wednesday: 8pm @ Family Support Centre
Thursday: 8pm @ Alano Club
Friday: 8pm AA Central Office
Saturday: 10am @ AA Central Office, 8pm @ Westminster United Church

Brooks
Thursday: 8pm @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Saturday: 8pm @ Brooks United Church

Allergy/Asthma Information & Research

​The AAIA's mission is to create safer environments and improve quality of life for Canadians affected by allergy, asthma, and anaphylaxis by empowering individuals and providing education, leadership, and a national voice.


Additional Website
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~aair/

Allowance for people aged 60 to 64

​​The Allowance is a benefit available to the spouses or common-law partners of Guaranteed Income Supplement recipients.

You qualify for the Allowance if you meet all of the following conditions:
•you are aged 60 to 64 (includes the month of your 65th birthday);
•your spouse or common-law partner receives an Old Age Security pension (OAS) and is eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS);
•you are a Canadian citizen or a legal resident;
•you reside in Canada and have resided in Canada for at least 10 years since the age of 18;
•your annual income (or in a case of a couple, your combined income) is less than the maximum annual income.

You should apply for the Allowance 6 to 11 months before your 60th birthday. You must apply in writing for the Allowance. Complete and mail the Guaranteed Income Supplement or Statement of Income for the Allowance or Allowance for the Survivor application form (ISP-3025) for the payment year that applies to you along with the Application for the Allowance or Allowance for the Survivor form (ISP-3008). You will find these forms on the Old Age Security forms page.

Allowance Application

Guaranteed Income Supplement

Allowance for the Survivor

​​The Allowance for the Survivor is a benefit available to people who have a low income, who are living in Canada, and whose spouse or common-law partner is deceased. 

Allowance Application

Guaranteed Incme Supplement

Alzheimer's Society

​Caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s or a related disease is a commendable and busy undertaking. Support groups provide an informal setting where you can: rejuvenate, learn new information, and share with others experiencing similar situations.

The Alzheimer's Society has a new program called First Link a referral program designed to help newly diagnosed people with dementia get the help they need as soon as possible. See their website for more information. Referral to the program is attached. 
 
Care Partners Support Group - 4th Wednesday of each month at the Alzheimer's Society Office in the Medical Arts Building from 1-3pm.

Alzheimers Referral Form.pdf

Medicine Hat phone 403-528-2700

AMA - Mature driver Course

Our refresher course for senior drivers helps experienced drivers stay safe on the road for as long as possible. This in-class course encourages group discussion about the changes and new technologies in driving, and how age can impact driving skills.

Medicine Hat 403-527-6271

Asthma & COPD Education Program - Outpatient (Respiratory Therapy)

Asthma education for people of all ages in an outpatient clinic setting. Parents of younger children don't have to have their children go to the education sessions. May also include anyone who has symptoms like coughing, wheezing, or waking up in the night.

Offers Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) screening/education for undiagnosed, newly diagnosed or ongoing patient requiring education regarding disease process and/or device technique.

Call for an appointment.

Phone 403-529-8855

Fax 403-529-8905

Asthma Society of Canada

​The goal of the society is to provide you with the latest knowledge. After all, the more you know about asthma, the better you can control it.

Phone: 1-866-787-4050

BCIS - Brooks and County Immigration Services

​BCIS is a not-for-profit organization, which provides settlement and integration services to all immigrants, refugees and temporary foreign workers. It is a project of Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Brooks phone 403-362-0404

Belinda Deis - Angel Dust Healing

​Well Being Consultant offering Grief and Bereavement Workshops.

Medicine Hat phone 403-527-0345

Big Country Hospital - Continuing Care Services

​Care centers offer a variety of support services within their centers to clients living in the community, such as respite, rehabilitation services and day programs.

Contact "Access and Placement" to have an intake completed, then Access will be notify Home Care of the request.

Oyen phone 403-664-4300

Blair, Gripp, Stubbs, and Associates Radiology

Assist in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals by providing high quality diagnostic images in a timely manner.

 

MRI services are now available at the Medicine Hat site, exams are $650 for one body part and $1050 for 2 body parts.

 

Pain Management Injections services are now available at the Medicine Hat site.

 

MEDICINE HAT SITE

Phone 403 527-7334      

Fax 403 527-9148     

 

BROOKS SITE

Phone 403 794-4330                      

Fax 403 794-4339

 

Diagnostic Imaging Referral

MRI Referral Form.pdf

Pain Management Medication Info.doc

Pain Management Referral Form.pdf 

Breathworks COPD Helpline

​Practical information and support for people with COPD and for their families and caregivers.

1-866-717-COPD (2673)


Bridges Family Program

​A variety of programs and services for families living in Medicine Hat, Bow Island, Brooks, Oyen and surrounding areas. These programs include Best Babies, Building Blocks, Bridges, Children's Fetal Alcohol Services, First Steps and Healthy Start.

 

Medicine Hat 403-526-7473

Brooks 403-501-3862

Bow Island 403-545-6911

Oyen call Medicine Hat

Brooks & District Seniors Outreach

​Provides meaningful programs to seniors that promote a healthy lifestyle and allow them to enjoy their lives and remain independent for as long as possible.

Organizes Meals on Wheels and Seniors House Cleaning - attached are application forms.

Home Cleaning Services Assessment Form

Meals on Wheels Assessment Form

Brooks call 403-362-4131 or email seniors.outreach@telus.net

Brooks & District Women's Safe Shelter Society (Cantara Safe House)

​Cantara Safe House: Offers services for individuals or families in abusive relationships; for others who are concerned about someone, and for anyone wanting a better understanding of abusive relationships.

 

24 Hour Crisis Line 403-793-2232

Admin 403-362-2766

Fax 403-793-8288


Brooks Health Centre - Continuing Care Services

​Provides care for people with long-term health concerns. In addition to 24/7 residential nursing care, this service offers: physical, occupational, or recreational therapy, pharmacy, podiatry, social work, or pastoral counselling services. Also offers services for clients who live in the community, including: respite,  day programs.

Call 403-501-3200 or faxe 403-501-3223

Brooks Helping Hands Caregiving Ltd

​Private homecare services - respite, companion care, in-home therapy, daily living activity assistance.

Call 403-633-0547

Brooks Physiotherapy Clinic Ltd.

​Private physiotherapy clinic.

Call 403-362-6757 or fax 403-362-6783

Bullying Help Line

​We are a free, confidential support service who speak to thousands of young people every day - you are not alone. Talk to us - we can help you with whatever you're going through.

1-888-456-2323

Bus Buddy Program

​The Bus Buddy program introduces seniors to the Medicine Hat Transit system. Volunteer Bus Buddies explain the Transit system, step by step and show new riders how to get where they want to go.

Medicine Hat Call 403-529-8307

Caleo Health - Calgary

​A team of medical and surgical physicians, physiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, kinesiologists,  case managers, vocational specialists, chiropractors, and psychological consultants to provide the highest quality of care to our patients through the entire continuum of care.

To handle the challenges involved with diagnosing and treating back conditions, health care experts from different specialties sometimes combine their skills by working together in one clinic—called a multi-disciplinary or integrated spine care clinic. By having access to a variety of doctors and equipment, a patient can benefit from having a coordinated treatment plan and the expertise of several doctors who specialize in different areas of spine care. The idea is that by working in the same practice, the doctors are able to combine their resources and knowledge, which enables them to provide higher quality healthcare for their patients. 

 

Spine Clinic

Pain Management Services

Chronic Migraines Botox

Caleo Image Guided Pain Therapy Requisition.pdf

Caleo Spine Referral Inforamtion and Referral Process.pdf

Caleo Botox for Chronic Migraine Referral Form.pdf

Caleo Pain Clinic Referral Form.pdf 

 

Referral can also be made on line via "Secure Email" and Wolf for those Wolf users that have e-referrals activated. See Caleo Health's website for more details.

Calgary COPD & Asthma Program

​Dedicated to Respiratory Care, Education & Research

You can refer yourself for education with a Certified Respiratory Educator.

Your family doctor, Emergency Department staff or other health care professionals can refer you to our program. A health care professional referral usually includes breathing tests, education or further assessment by a lung specialist (respirologist)

COPD Referral

Call 403-944-8742 or fax 403-955-6868

Canadian Cancer Society

​The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Canadian Diabetes Association

​We're leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while working to find a cure. Community education, management, needle disposal & clothes line.

CDA is currently running a support group the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7:30 - 9:30pm in boardroom #2 at the Family Leisure Center. This support group does not run in July or August.  

Calgary 1-800-226-8464 or email info@diabetes.ca


Canadian Mental Health Association

​Mental Health Education, Sexual assault Education, Suicide, Prevention Program, Family Support Group ,Suicide Bereavement Support Group, Whispers of Wellness Mental Health Club

 

Seniors' Outreach Program - Working to prevent the abuse of older adults.

 
Whisper of Wellness Peer Support Group (WOW)
A group for people living with mental health issues. This is an open group. WOW provides opportunities to learn more about coping with mental health issues while meeting people who have similar experiences.
Wednesday evening at 7:00 at St Barnabas Church (635 - 4th St SE). The group is held in the church’s hall which can be accessed through the door off the parking lot on 5th St SE. For more info call 504-1811

Hope & Healing After Suicide Support Group - Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm starting October 3, 2017 - November 28, 2017, $15 registration fee call 403-504-1811 Misspelled Wordext 103 for more information or to register.

Canadian Red Cross Society

​Red Cross Medical Equipment Loan Service

Canadian Red Cross Equipment Loan 2015

24 Hour Helpline 1-888-800-6493

Medicine Hat phone 403-526-3048 fax 403-529-0540


Canalta Centre Walking Track

​Walk the Canalta Centre concourse for FREE. Each lap is .27KM (4 laps = 1.08KM) and 5.9 laps = 1 Mile).

  • Please come through the front entrance and sign-in and out with the Box Office on your visit.

  • Walking will be allowed on the main concourse level only. The lower level and stairs are off limits.

  • For your safety, daytime hours are for walking only.

 

OPEN
Monday to Friday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
*Closed on weekends, event days, Tigers game days, janitorial cleanup and/or maintenance days.

See their website for available walking days - click on Venue Info then Walking Track.

Cancer and Work

​The Cancer and Work website was designed to address the unique needs of cancer survivors with returning, remaining, changing work or looking for work after a diagnosis of cancer. The website provides newly created information, resources, and interactive tools for cancer survivors, healthcare providers, employers, and highlights helpful information from across the globe.

Cancer Bridges

​This website assist Alberta cancer survivors with the information and resources they need to make the rest of their lives the best of their lives.

Cancer Patient Navigator Referral Form

​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

Tumour Triage Coordinators focus their care to patients at the beginning stages of the cancer journey, but they can connect patients and families to other healthcare providers as needed.

Available at the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre either in person or by phone, located in the Medicine hat Regional Hospital.

Navigation services and supports can be accessed at any point along a patient's cancer journey.

Call 403-502-8648 Ext. 1022

Cannabinoid Medical Clinic

Cannabinoid Medical Clinic is at the forefront of patient care in the field of prescription cannabinoids and medical marijuana. CMClinic treats the needs of patients suffering from chronic and disabling illnesses to improve their quality of life.

 

Referrals to the Edmonton location can be faxed to 587-401-4313 by Family Doctors, Specialists or Nurse Practitioners.  

CMClinic Consult Request

Call 1-888-262-7793

Caregiver Coalition of Southeast Alberta

​The Caregiver Coalition of Southeast Alberta has come together to support those who care for loved ones, friends or family members on a regular basis.

 
The Coalition host a support group:
 
The Kitchen Is Open - Family caregiver coffee & chat. 3rd Tuesday of the month 1:30-3:00 at the Canadian Mental Health Association boardroom 1865 Dunmore Rd SE  
 

Compass for the Caregiver is a 9 week Caregiver Workshop - contact the Canadian Mental Health Association for more information and dates 403-504-1811

 

The Caregivers Coalition also hosts a annual full day workshop in November.

Call Lorna Scott 403-548-8437 for more info

Caring Hearts & Direct Link

​Caring Hearts is more than an in-home health care agency. We are your extended family when family can’t be there. We offer compassionate in-home care assistance and will work with you to provide exceptional support for you and your family.

 

Senior Care, Care for New Moms, Recuperative Care, Hospital Discharge Package and much more. See their website for more information or call for an no-obligation consultation.

Direct Link is an exclusive medical alert system.

Medicine Hat & Brooks call 403-548-6900

CBI Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre

​Offers services in physiotherapy, occupational, exercise and behavioral therapies, as well as physician, chiropractic, nursing, speech, massage, home health and eldercare.

 

Refer to be completed by phone, online via the website,  or via e-mail medicinehat@cbi.ca

Medicine Hat call 403-529-0999 fax 403-527-7101

Champion's Centre - Medicine Hat & Brooks

​The Champion’s Centre provides affordable housing and basic supports to men who struggle to live independently.  As such, the Centre directly addresses basic shelter and food needs of men who have been homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness.

24 hrs Phone Number 403-581-8221

 

Location in Brooks call 403-362-4440

Location in Medicine Hat 403-504-0342

Child & Family Services

Supports families and communities enabling them to provide safe and nurturing environments for their children. We strive to break the cycles of family violence, abuse and poverty that prevent some children from becoming strong, healthy individuals.

 

Medicine Hat Regional Office 403-529-3753

Child Protection Medicine Hat 403-529-3657

Child Protection Brooks 403-362-1284

Child Abuse Hotline

​If you suspect a child is being abused, call 310‑0000 to get the telephone number of your local office or call the Child Abuse Hotline at 1‑800‑387‑5437 (KIDS) to speak with a caseworker.

Child Protection Crisis Line

​1-800-638-0715

Chinook Village - Medicine Hat

​Chinook Village has almost half a million square feet including 383 suites. It's not just the size of our community; we have a stunning combination of facility, staff and the desire to be different.

Residential respite care for your loved one at Chinook Village provides short term breaks that relieve stress, restore energy, and promote balance to people's lives.

Call 403-526-6951

City of Medicine Hat Special Transit

​A specialized, shared-ride, curb-to-curb transportation service for persons with disabilities who qualify through a functional assessment and have registered with Transit. Available for persons, who due to a physical and/or mental disability, can not use the regular public transit system.

 

Fax registration form to 403-525-8894

 

Medicine Hat Special Transit Application

Medicine Hat Special Transit Referral Form 2014

Call 403-529-8214 ext 2 for more information

City of Medicine Hat Transit

Affordable, accessible transportation system.

Ride Guide  http://www.letsbusit.com/MHT2011/

 
Call 403-529-8214 or email mhtransit@medicinehat.ca for more information


Cleaning for a Reason

​Gives the gift of free house cleaning for women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. Our maid services take on two patient at a time, each of whom received one general cleaning per month for four consecutive months.

See their website to fill out the application form so they may begin the process of matching you with a maid service as soon as possible.

If patient has any trouble accessing this service please call Catherine 403-952-9604

Cleaning for a Reason

CNIB - Canadian National Institute for the Blind

​Services include rehabilitation and support, an extensive range of helpful products that can make life with vision loss easier, and one of the world's largest libraries for people who are unable to read traditional print – all of which are designed to help Canadians overcome the challenges of vision loss and lead full, active lives.

 

The CNIB hosts an informal support group at the Medicine Hat Public Library the 3rd Thursday of the month (not in July or Aug) starting around 1pm. Transportation can be provided please call 403-527-2211 to arrange.

Color Me Free (LBGTQ)

​The McMan "Colour Me Free" Project aims to reduce social isolation, improve community connections and capacity and expand the resources that will support and keep safe LBGTQ youth (to age 24) and their families.

Call 403-527-1588 ext. 290 for more information

Colorectal Cancer Screening Referral Form

Community Food Connection & Good Food Box

​Main focus is on three initiatives in the cities of Medicine Hat and Redcliff: the Good Food Club, Community Kitchens and Community Gardens.

The Good Food Club is a group buying club that provides fresh fruits and vegetables, local when possible, at wholesale prices through the power of bulk buying.

Community Kitchens consist of a group of people who get together on a regular basis to cook healthy, low cost meals.

Community gardens these spaces allow community members the opportunity to plan, grow and share their produce with their family and friends.

Medicine Hat 403-502-6096

Community Health Servcies - Baby Steps

Information session for parents with babies please contact the 

Public Health office at 2948 Dunmore Rd SE in Medicine Hat for more informatio.



Community Health Services

​Community Health Centres provide a wide range of health services, which may include prenatal services, postpartum services, health promotion and disease prevention, communicable disease services and school health service.

 

Some programs may be offered on a walk-in basis but most services are provided by appointment.


Medicine Hat 403-502-8200
Bow Island 403-545-2296
Brooks/Bassano 403-501-3232
Oyen 403-664-3651

Community Mental Health - Seniors

The following services are provided at the centre: Crisis Intervention, Individual Therapy and Counselling, Family Therapy , Medication Management, Assistance to clients with a serious mental illness to more fully integrate into the community, Consultation, Referral to another Community, Agency, Advocacy, Community Care Planning, Information/Education

 
Self referral
 
Call 403-502-8617.


Community Outreach Team - Senior Services

​The team provides assessment, counseling, treatment and education to clients living in the community. When necessary, referrals may be made to other community agencies.

Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Work, Nutrition services.

 

Clients 65 years of age and over. Client has health problem related to aging, including but not limited to: depression, stroke, fracture, dementia, frailty, etc

 

Self-referral clients may call the number listed and a service provider will return their call if they are unavailable at the time of the call.

Call 403-528-5609 or fax 403-528-5647


Compassionate Friends

​An organization offering friendship, understanding, grief education and HOPE for the future to all bereaved parents.


Open to all bereaved patents, adult siblings, and grandparents.


Friends meet the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm at the Creekside Centre (#1 Dunmore Road SE). Call Donna Rodin for more information 403-528-9481

Brochure

Compassionate Ministry

​Hope Street Comapssionate Ministry is a safe, family friendly place you can visit on a Sunday afternoon and have a hot meal, experience fellowship and participate in a CMC Church Service.

Located in Medicine Hat call 403-458-4673

COPD and Ashtma Network of Alberta (CANA)

​Lead by a multidisciplinary Advisory, CANA's Task Forces embrace key COPD and Asthma issues for the benefit of all Albertans.

1-888-203-CANA (2262)

CORE Association Community Services

​We envision the day when all people with developmental disabilities are personally fulfilled and valued as members of their community.

Located in Medicine Hat call 403-527-3302

CPP Disability Benefits

​The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefit is a taxable monthly payment that is available to people who have contributed to the CPP and who are not able to work regularly at any job because of a disability.

CRANE - Community Response to Abuse and Neglect of Elders

If you are experiencing abuse or neglect, or if you suspect that an older adult is being harmed or mistreated, there is help available in the Medicine Hat area.

Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network 403-529-8368 

In Medicine Hat and area call 403-529-4798

Crisis Centre Line

​24 hour Crisis Help

 

1-800-263-3045

Crohn's Colitis Canada Medicine Hat Chapter

​Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is excited to introduce Gutsy Peer Support, a confidential on-line portal where volunteer mentors who have been living with Crohn’s and colitis provide psycho-social and emotional support to mentees who may be newly diagnosed or going through a change in their diagnosis or life situation.

The key goals of the Gutsy Peer Support program is to provide:

  • one-on-one advice on how to deal with psycho-social aspects of everyday living with Crohn’s and colitis (work, school, relationships, stress/anxiety, travel & leisure, etc.)
  • emotional support based on experiential discussions (and will not include therapeutic/ treatment/medical advice)

 

For more information about the Gutsy Peer Support program, please visit www.gutsypeersupport.ca or call 1-888-884-2232

Crossroads Clinic

​An overview of all the confidential services we provide at Crossroads Clinic, including: free pregnancy tests, unplanned pregnancy care, pregnancy options support, abortion risks and support,  prenatal education classes, STI and STD testing, post-abortion recovery, and healthy sexual wellness programs.

 

Support Group: Embrace Hope - for families dealing with miscarriage, stillbirth & infant loss. 1st Wednesday of the month at the Thom's Funeral Reception Centre Grief Resource Centre @ 7pm (Bay 4 - 650 Cassils Rd E)

Cypress View Foundation - Medicine Hat

​The Cypress View Foundation is a non-profit organization, situated in Medicine Hat, Alberta, that exists primarily to provide supportive social housing for low to moderate-income seniors.

Call 403-527-8755 for more information or email  info@cypressview.org

 

DBT - Dialectical Behavior Therapy Support Groupp

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is used to help individuals validate their present set of circumstances and by encouraging them to change poor coping skills and make lasting positive changes to their lives.  DBT helps in treating of individuals with borderline personality disorder or traits, treatment resistant depression as well as eating disorders. A referral is required to be accepted into this group and individuals are screened to determine if they are therapy ready.
 
We run this group typically twice a year, two groups are run in the fall and two in the winter/spring months.  The group usually runs Wednesday mornings and a second one runs Thursday afternoons.  There is a waitlist for this group.  If you require a referral form please or would like more information  contact Marla at AHD Addiction & Mental Health 403-529-3500.

Dental & Optical Assistance for Seniors

​The Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors programs are based on income and provide low- to moderate-income seniors with financial assistance for basic dental and optical services that help maintain a reasonable level of health.

To be eligible you must be 65 years of age or older and have an income level within the limits allowed by the program. You must have resided in Alberta at least three months immediately before applying. You must also be a Canadian citizen, or have been admitted into Canada for permanent residence (landed immigrant).

 

If you have already applied for the Alberta Seniors Benefit(ASB) program, you are automatically enrolled for dental and optical coverage and do not need to re-apply.

Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992

 

SFA - Application Form 2015

Diabetes Association - Brooks & District

​A local, independent, self-financing, non-government, not-for-profit charitable organization, whose mandate is to meet the needs of persons with diabetes through service, education, and advocacy.

Brooks and area call 403-362-5614

Diagnostic Imaging Services (AHS)

​Big Country Hospital (Oyen)

Phone: 403-664-4311

Fax: 403-664-4326

Monday to Friday 7:45am - 5:00pm

Saturday 7:45am - 12:00pm

 

Bow Island Health Centre

Phone: 403-545-3209

Fax: 403-545-2281

Monday to Friday 7:30pm - 4:30pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

 

Brooks Health Centre

Phone: 403-501-3218

Fax: 403-501-3365

Monday to Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 4:15pm

 

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

Phone: 403-529-8850

Fax: 403-502-8267

Monday to Friday 7:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 4:15pm

 

A referral is needed to access this service.

A completed requisition for the test must be provided by a doctor or other authorized healthcare practitioner, please fax to the appropriate location.

 

Not all services are available at all locations.

 

Call for more information.

CT Request

General X-Ray Request

Image Guided Interventional Procedures Request

MRI Request

Nuclear Medicine Request

Ultrasound Request

 

Distress Centre

​Distress Centre is a non-profit social agency that delivers 24-hour support, free crisis counselling and resource referral services to Calgary and the surrounding area. Our agency is built around the belief that anyone can experience crisis. It’s not up to us to define what the crisis is—it’s different for everyone. We don’t judge. We’re here to listen and connect you with the help you need.

 
HELP LINE 1-403-266-4357
 
Or 1-800-784-2433 - 24 Hour

Dr. Ahmad's Clinic

​Patient referral through Dr. Ahmad to access:
Chronic Kidney Clinic Ph 403-502-8615
Hemo Dialysis  Ph 403-529-8807
Southern Alberta Renal Program

 

Refferal required

Dr. Ahmad Referral form

Clinic #403-528-2911 fax #403-526-5818

Dr. Nesbitt's Foot & Ulcer Care Clinic

Dr. John Nesbitt's practice focuses on the care and treatment of biomechanical foot problems and cutaneous ulcers.

 

All patients seen at this clinic are referred by their healthcare professional so that the lines of communication between caregivers can be maintained. To ensure that all patients are scheduled appropriately, referrals from patients' healthcare professionals will only be accepted by telephone.

 

Calgary Foot and Ulcer.pdf

Dr. Pau - Podiatrist

Podiatrist Medicine Hat 403-529-5596

Dr. Taylor - Dermatologist

Need doctor referral call 403-529-0010

DriveABLE

​We are the global leader in evidence-based assessment technology for the fair and accurate assessment of cognitively at-risk drivers. We protect safe drivers from misidentification, based solely on their medical condition, and accurately identify unsafe drivers to protect them, their families and other road users.

DriveABLE Referral Form Cognitive Assessment

Medicine Hat and area call 403-528-4860 fax 403-527-7414