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 - 12pm and are drop in on Mondays & Wednesdays. Call 403-529-3500 for more information. Upcoming topics: 

March 7 - Change My Behaviour
March 12 - Handling Negative Emotions
March 14 - Therapist Choice
March 19 - Relationships/Communication
March 21 - Stress Management
March 26 - Self-Worth
March 28 - Setting Goals
April 2 - Therapist Choice
April 4 - Introduction: Anxiety/Depression
April 9 - Mindfulness
April 11 - Too Much Thinking

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

Provides 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.

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 Medicine Hat

​Methadone & Misspelled WordSuboxone Program

Phone 403-504-1874

Addiction & Mental Health - Adult Services

Addition counselors and mental health therapists provide treatment for addictions and/or mental illness in a welcoming, client centred atmosphere. Treatment may include individual, family and group as well as consultation and/or referral to your community supports and providers.

Individuals can self-refer, but referrals can also come from medical professionals and community based agencies. 

Medicine Hat:

Services can be accessed by phoning or walking in, Mondays to Thursdays from 8:00am to 7:15pm and Fridays from 8:00am to 4:30pm

Medicine Hat Phone: 403-529-3500 

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


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

Booked appointments also avaliable.

Brooks Phone: 403-362-1265
1-866-332-2322 (24 Hour Help Line)

Addiction & Mental Health Mobile Application Directory (2017)

This directory provides a list of mobile applications (apps) related to mental health and addiction. It is applicable to all health care professionals, researchers, and community members. 

Addictions and Mental Health Mobile Application Directory 2017

Addictions & Mental Health - Child, Youth & Family Services

Offers free services to children, youth and families. Services are offered in individual, family and group settings. Located in the Provincial Building in Medicine Hat - Room 1, 346 3 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB

Services Offered:

-Addiction prevention and mental health promotion including information, education and community collaboration

-Protection against Children Abusing Drugs Act Program (PChAD)

-The PAS Program is a 6 week coordinated academic and therapeutic program for youth in grades 7 to 12. Referrals are completed through school administrators and may be initiated by the parent/guardian

-School-based services whish are completed in the child's school setting. Referrals are made through school staff and may be initiated by the parent/guardian

-Tobacco information, education and cessation including support groups

Services can be accessed by calling 403-529-3500 or walking in, Mondays to Thursdays from 8:00am-7:15pm and Fridays from 8:00am-4:30pm.

Addictions & Mental Health Outreach Services Medicine Hat

Addictions & Mental Health Outreach Services, located in the RCC Building at 631 Prospect Drive SW (behind the hospital). Offers Community Support Program, Recreation Program, Seniors Addiction & Mental Health Therapy, Depot Clinic, & Therapy Groups.

Group Works is a group therapy program offered as a community based program and inpatient mental health unit program. Group Works is an opportunity for people to learn more about promoting their own mental health.

The 10 Keys to Happiness is a 10 week group that individuals can self refer to and attend on either Tuesdays or Thursdays at 1 pm. Individuals need to have a mental health diagnosis and meet for intake prior to attending.

Phone: 403-502-8617

Fax: 403-502-8618

Prefer written referrals from other partners, agencies and doctors. Clients can walk in or phone to self refer. For more information, please see referral form below.

Addiction and Mental Health Outreach Services Referral Form.doc

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 (5 North)

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.

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 (2 North)

​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

AgeCare Sunrise Gardens - Brooks

AgeCare Sunrise Gardens is a Supportive Living community that provides seniors with a home where they can enjoy privacy and independence with the comfort of knowing health and personal supports are on site, 24 hours a day, when you need them.

We also offer Supportive Living Dementia care and programming designed for seniors with varying levels of dementia and memory difficulties (including Alzheimer’s) in a safe, secure, home-like setting.

To get more information on seniors living options or to request an assessment you can:
Contact your local Home Care Program, or
Talk to your family doctor, or
Call HEALTHLink Alberta - 811

AgeCare Sunrise Gardens Adult Day Program - $10/day, partially covered by AHS.

Program Offers:
  • Holistic approach to encompass the needs of the client, family, and caregivers
  • Recreation and socialization programs such as trivia, word games, reminiscing, crafts, movies, music, baking, current events discussions, board and card games
  • Educational programs for you and your family
  • Exercise
  • Hairdressing, by appointment
  • Nutritious lunch and snacks prepared by professional food services staff under the guidance of a registered dietitian
  • Medication assistance

For more information on how to join our Adult Day Program, call 403-794-2111
  • Admission to the program is through Alberta Health Services, Home Care.
  • A referral is necessary to establish suitability for the program.
  • Transportation is the responsibility of the client or family.
  • Fee os $10/day, not including costs associated with salon appointments and community outings.

Phone: 403-794-2111

AHS Cancer Guidelines

​The Guideline Resource Unit (GURU) coordinates the development of guidelines for cancer treatment and follow-up care in collaboration with the thirteen Provincial Tumour Teams (PTT) in Alberta.

AHS Collection Sites & Diagnostic Labs

Medicine Hat and Brooks Online Booking: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/page15542.aspx

Medicine Hat – Main Lab

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

Toll Free: 1-866-232-4732

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: 403-529-8830

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Brooks Lab - Patient Collection Site 

500 Cassils 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: 403-501-3230

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 1:00pm

Bow Island Health Centre

938 Centre Street
Bow Island, AB T0K 0G0
Phone: 403-545-3209

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 3:15pm

Big Country Hospital 

312 3 St E
Oyen, AB T0J 2J0
Phone: 403-664-4311

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

Consent to Communication Form

Call 403-529-3550


AJ's Loan Cupboard

A private, charitable socierty that loans out various types of medical equipment to residents in the community. ​

Provide medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, electric beds, lift chairs, crutches, commodes, bath chairs, canes, super poles, bath lifts, specialty items, and much more. AJ's also has specially sized equipment for children.

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: 1-888-4-ALANON (425-2666)

Medicine Hat Support Groups:
Monday 1:30pm @ Victory Lutheran Church
Tuesday 1:30pm @ Victory Lutheran Church
Tuesday 8:00pm @ AA Club House
Wednesday 8:00pm @ Westminster United Church
Thursday 8:00pm @ Westminster United Church
Saturday 11:00am @ Victory Lutheran Church

Call 403-527-8252 for more information regarding support groups in Medicine Hat.

Thursday 8pm @ Trinity Lutheran Church (811 Misspelled WordCassils Road W)

Call 403-793-3337 for more information regarding support groups in Brooks.

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.

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!

To find an optometrist, please visit the website above.

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

The Alberta Brain Injury Initiative (ABII) supports adults with acquired brain injury to live, work, and participate in their communities. ABII is a network of agencies across the province that assist survivors and their families in accessing supports from various programs and community resources.

See our survival guide for a list of supports and resources available. 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 Cancer Exercise Study

​The Alberta Cancer Exercise (ACE) Program is part of a study evaluating the benefit of Alberta-based community exercise programs for cancer survivors.

The primary goal of ACE is to help individuals who are currently receiving cancer treatment, or who have completed treatment within the last 3 years, adopt an active lifestyle. The program will be implemented in community-based exercise facilities across Alberta from 2016-2021.

To be eligible for this study you must:

-Be pre-cancer treatment, currently receiving treatment, on active surveillance, or within 3 years of treatment completion (or have persisting cancer related issues is >3 years)

-Be able to participate in low to moderate physical activity

-Be 18+ years old and able to consent in English

Medicine Hat sessions are held at the Family Leisure Centre. 2 sessions are held per year, with 12 available spots per session. If sessions become full, wait lists are available. Potential participants should be encouraged not to wait for the program to start getting active.

For more information, please call 403-525-8679.

Alberta Cancer Line

​Alberta Cancer Line (1-888-432-8865)

Avialable Monday - Friday from 8:15am - 4:30pm (excluding stat holidays)

A provincial toll-free phone number that supports physicians and other health professionals in the care of cancer patients. Assistance with accessing the right service, the right provider and current cancer information. 

Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan

All eligible Albertans should register for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) coverage to receive insured hospital and physician services, and always carry your health card and photo ID.

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. 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) 
Toll Free 1-866-795-9709
Please send referral to AHLP or patient can self refer.

Alberta Healthy Living Referral Form 2013

Please note time of classes vary slightly dependant on participant numbers and participation. Participants are welcome to bring a support person.

Better Choices Better Health® (2.5 hour 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. It is a peer led program that offers strategies to handle pain, fatigue, and stress as well as discovering better nutrition and exercise choices. Other topics include medication management, dealing with difficult emotions, communicating with health care teams and getting the support needed.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969, or join online at  https://betterchoicesbetterhealth.ca/online/.


NEW - Better Choices Better Health Chronig Pain Self-Management Workshop (2.5 hours for 6 weeks)
Learn to better manage daily pain challenges. Includes information about nutrition, communication, exercise, how to manage chronic pain symptoms, medication management, balancing activity and rest, and finding resources.
Held at the Medicine Hat Public Library on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00-3:30pm
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.

Next Sessions:
April 18 - May 23, 1:00-3:30pm

Emotional Eating (2.5 hour for 3 weeks)
In these three classes, participants will learn more about emotional eating and what they can do to manage it. This small group session will use class discussion and materials to closely examine what influences food choices and eating behaviours. Participants will build skills and learn about tools to help you with your emotional eating, and reflect on their own emotional eating.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.

Energy Management (2 hours for 2 weeks)
In these two classes, participants will learn strategies to manage their energy/fatigue to complete what they want and need to do within the limits of their conditions. This class is for information sharing, discussion, and support for group members who are having difficulty completing daily activities due to a lack of energy.

Part One: will cover what fatigue is, causes of fatigue, strategies to cope with fatigue, and ways to better communicate to others about fatigue.

Part Two: will cover the 4Ps of energy conservation (Prioritizing, Planning, Pacing, and Positioning). It will include tools/equipment to make tasks easier, tips for modifying activities, and discussion on the challenges/perceptions around adapting daily activities.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.

Next sessions:
Part 1: March 16 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Part 2: March 23 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Part 1: May 18 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Part 2: May 25 - 1:00pm-3:00pm

Getting Started-(Pre-requisite for the Weight Management series) (2 hours)
This group visit is an introductory session that will help you to look at your weight and how it may affect your health. We will show you tooks you can use to start making small changes in your life. We will talk about ways to measure your success beyond a scale. After this session, if you feel you are ready, you can sign up for a 10 week weight management series.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.

Next sessions:
March 20 - 1:00pm-3:30pm
March 21 - 6:00pm-9:00pm
April 2 - 9:00am-12:00pm
April 17 - 1:00pm-3:30pm
May 7 - 9:00am-12:00pm

Weight Management- (Pre-requisite is Getting Started) (2.5 hours for 10 weeks) 
This program is offered as a series of group visits. In these visits we will give you tools for managing yout health and weight for the rest of your life. You can use these tools to stat making small changes in your eating, activity, sleep, time, and stress patterns.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.

Healthy Eating to Reduce your Risk (2.5 hours)
This session will focus on healthy eating to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, including how to lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol. Participants will learn how fats, sodium, fibre as well as choosing healthy food reduce risk and protect the heart. Participants will learn how to read food labels and make healthy choices at the grocery store. Participants will leave this session with the tools to improve food choices, protect their health and enjoy healthy eating. 
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.

Next sessions:
March 12 - 9:00am-12:00pm
April 9 - 9:00am-12:00pm
April 16 - 9:00am-12:00pm

Heart CHEC (2 hours)
This interactive Cardiac Health Education Class (CHEC) is for participants who have experienced recent problems and treatment for heart disease. This class is intended to answer questions surrounding the treatment and managing of heart disease including the cardiac rehabilitation process, identifying cardiac warning signs and symptoms, medication and blood pressure management.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.

Next sessions:
March 22 - 9:00am-11:00am
April 26 - 9:00am-11:00am
May 24 - 9:00am-11:00am

Heart Failure Class (2 hours)
Participants will gain an understanding of heart failure, symptoms, treatments, and their individual risk factors that lead to heart failure. The importance of monitoring symptoms to self-manage heart failure, and when to access health care providers is emphasized. Sodium consumption and its effect on fluid in the body are covered.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.

Living with Type 2 Diabetes (3 hours)
Participants choose the topic for discussion during this interactive group learning session. These tips and tools will help individuals develop the confidence they need to live well with diabetes. Some topics covered are medications, blood sugar testing, management of high and low blood sugars, caring for your feet, nutrition, and travelling with diabetes.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.

Next session:
March 28 - 9:00am-12:00pm
April 25 - 9:00am-12:00pm
May 23 - 9:00am-12:00pm

Managing Stress for Better Health and Wellness (2.5 hours for 2 weeks) 
In these two classes, participants will learn how stress is normal and important, how stress and health are linked, why it is important to manage stress in healthy ways, the importance of motivation, and strategies to control or turn down your stress response.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.

Next session:
April 18 - 1:00pm-3:00pm (Part 1)
April 25 - 1:00pm-3:00pm (Part 2)

Moving You Towards Healthier Sleep (2.5 hours / 1 hour follow up)
This group highlights the importance of sleep and how it impacts our health and life. It focuses on lifestyle changes that a participant can make in order to improve quality and quantity of sleep despite the negative influences of modern life. In this class participants will reflect on their current sleep status and identify challenges to their sleep. They will then gain better understanding of sleep, and learn and create a tool box of realistic strategies they’re trying and further discuss individuals’ concerns with their sleep.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.

Next session:
April 6 - 1:00pm-3:00pm (Part 1)
April 20 - 1:00pm-3:00pm (Part 2)

Be Stroke Smart (2 hours)
This class will help participants understand what a stroke is, the specific type of stroke they have had, and risk factor management to prevent further strokes. It also reviews the impact many experience when they have a stroke, and ideas for managing the changes in their home.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.

Next session:
March 12 - 1:00pm-4:00pm
April 9 - 1:00pm-4:00pm
May 14 - 1:00pm-4:00pm

Taking Care of You (3 hours)
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. The class encourages people to become better self-managers. Our teaching is based on Canadian Guideline targets. Participants are educated on the significance of these targets, and encouraged to take action to prevent, identify and or slow the progress of an existing chronic disease. Action planning and goal setting are used to help the individual move forward in a healthy lifestyle.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.

Next sessions:
March 26 - 9:00am-12:00pm
April 12 - 9:00am-12:00pm
April 23 - 5:30pm-8:30pm
May 10 - 9:00am-12:00pm
May 28 - 9:00am-12:00pm


Heart CHEC (2 hours)
This interactive Cardiac Health Education Class (CHEC) is for participants who have experienced recent problems and treatment for heart disease. This class is intended to answer questions surrounding the treatment and managing of heart disease including the cardiac rehabilitation process, identifying cardiac warning signs and symptoms, medication and blood pressure management.
For more information and to register call 403-793-6659

Next sessions:
March 7
May 2
July 4
September 5
November 7

Taking Care of You (3 hours)
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. The class encourages people to become better self-managers. Our teaching is based on Canadian Guideline targets. Participants are educated on the significance of these targets, and encouraged to take action to prevent, identify and or slow the progress of an existing chronic disease. Action planning and goal setting are used to help the individual move forward in a healthy lifestyle.
For more information and to register call 403-793-6659

Next sessions:
April 26
June 7
August 2
October 4
December 6

Getting Started-(Pre-requisite for the Weight Management series) (2 hours)
This group visit is an introductory session that will help you to look at your weight and how it may affect your health. We will show you tooks you can use to start making small changes in your life. We will talk about ways to measure your success beyond a scale. After this session, if you feel you are ready, you can sign up for a 10 week weight management series.
For more information and if you are interested in attending please call 403-793-6659.

Weight Management- (Pre-requisite is Getting Started) (2.5 hours for 10 weeks) 
This program is offered as a series of group visits. In these visits we will give you tools for managing yout health and weight for the rest of your life. You can use these tools to stat making small changes in your eating, activity, sleep, time, and stress patterns.
For more information and if you are interested in attending please call 403-793-6659.

Supervised Community Exercise Program
Mondays & Wednesdays 8:30am, 9:30am, or 10:30am at the JBS Canada Centre
For more information and to register call 403-793-6659

Self-directed Home Exercise Program
Meet monthly for 3 months with Exercise Physiologist on individual basis, at the Brooks Health Centre
For more information and to register call 403-793-6659

**Please note that it is strongly recommended patients take the 'supervised exercise' route if at all possible, as high self-motivation is needed to succeed with the 'home program.'**

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. 

Includes fall prevention, balance and flexibility exercises. Please note if referral is for fall prevention. 

**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. Please fax the following diagnostics with referral: Chest X-Ray, Echocardiogram, Recent ECG (1 month) & Labs (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 Ministry of Community and Social Services (Alberta Supports & Alberta Works)

Support to income, employment, disabilities, community-based supports and services, family violence prevention, and family & community support services.  Please visit Alberta.ca for a complete list of contacts and resources, including application forms and office locations. 

Alberta Physical Therapy Clinic Inc.

Committed to providing quality individual based rehabilitation to assist in the return to work, sport, and activities of daily living. 

​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 run at Community Health Services (2948 Dunmore Rd SE - Medicine Hat). For more information or to register call 1-866-710-7848.

Alberta Referral Directory

The Alberta Referral Directory is a secure, online directory that provides access to service and consultant (physician) demographics, referral guidelines, referral forms and detailed instructions to efficiently and effectively facilitate referral acceptance without delay.

The ARD centralizes referral information for consulting physicians and ambulatory services, avoiding the need to publish referral information in multiple places. Since the ARD is web-based, it avoids the inherent safety issues with paper-based referral directories as information in ARD is updated in real time. An added feature is the ability to print details related to the location, amenities and appointment processes that are relevant to the patient.

Need help using the Alberta Referral Directory? Call 1-855-889-8899

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

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: 

Find a meeting website: http://area78.org/find-a-meeting

Medicine Hat
Sunday: 10am @ Alano Club, 10am @ AA Central Office, 2pm @ AA Central Office, 8pm @ AA Central Office
Monday: 12pm @ Alano Club, 7pm @ Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 7pm @ AA Central Office
Tuesday: 12pm @ Alano Club,8pm @ Victory Lutheran Church, 8pm @ Remand Centre
Wednesday: 12pm @ Alano Club, 8pm @ Alano Club, 8pm @ Family Support Centre
Thursday: 12pm @ Alano Club, 7pm @ Gordon Memorial United Church (Redcliff), 8pm @ AA Central Office, 8pm @ Alano Club
Friday: 12pm @ Alano Club, 8pm AA Central Office
Saturday: 10am @ AA Central Office, 2pm @ AA Central Office, 7pm @ AA Central Office, 8pm @ Westminster United Church

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

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 Income 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 form is below; fax or email referral forms. 

Alzheimers Referral Form.pdf

Medicine Hat phone 403-528-2700

Toll-free Fax: 1-877-788-5993

Email: firstlink@alzheimer.ab.ca

Care Partners Support Group - Every Wednesday at the Alzheimer's Society Office in the Medical Arts Building from 1-3pm.

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

Angel Dust Healing - Belinda Deis

​Well-being Consultant offering grief and bereavement workshops.

Medicine Hat: 403-527-0345

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.

Programs offered:

-Newcomers outreach

-Orientation, information and referrals

-Emergency interpretation and translation

-Supportive counselling

-Employment readiness

-Ethnocultural collaboration

-Enhancing supportive communities

BCIS employees speak the following languages:

Acholie, Arabic, English, French, Luganda, Oromo, Punjabi, Shona, Somali, Swahili, Tagalog, Urdo

Brooks phone 403-362-0404

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.



Phone 403 527-7334      

Fax 403 527-9148     



Phone 403 794-4330                      

Fax 403 794-4339

BGSA Radiology Requisitions/Referral Forms


Pain Management Medication Info

Branch Senior Support

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.

Branch Senior Support
Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-504-1811 ext. 114


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 - Home visitation services for pregnant moms and moms with infants up to 9 months

Building Blocks - Home visitation services for families who have children 0 - 6 years old

Bridges - Services to individuals who are expecting a child or have children under the age of 18 years

FASD Assessment & Support Services (FASS) - Consultations for families who have children under the age of 18 and who have or are suspected of having FASD

First Steps - Home visitation services to moms who are pregnant or who have a baby under 6 months and have used alcohol or other substances during pregnancy


Medicine Hat: 403-526-7473 (All Programs)

Brooks: 403-501-3862 (Best Babies, Building Blocks, FASS)

Bow Island: 403-545-6911 (Best Babies, Building Blocks, FASS)

Oyen: 403-664-3651 (Best Babies, Building Blocks, FASS)

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.pdf

Meals on Wheels Assessment Form.pdf

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

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, and community access.

Call 403-633-0547 or 403-362-5117

Brooks Physiotherapy - Alberta Health Services

Located within the Brooks Health Centre. ​A physiotherapist will provide an assessment, guidance, treatment program and exercise progressions. Self-referrals or written referrals from a health care provider are accepted. Most clients are first seen through an assessment clinic that runs every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Please call for more details on how to access services.

Unable to provide WCB or MVA services.

Phone: 403-501-3234

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.


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: 403-529-8307

Caleo Health - Calgary

Caleo Health provides a variety of multidisciplinary (health, pain, wellness, rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal) services within a  patient-centered environment.  Their areas of expertise include integrative, comprehensive assessments and management of spine and other musculoskeletal conditions.  

Calgary COPD & Asthma Program

Certified Respiratory Educators provide education and spirometry (breathing tests) for patients with asthma, COPD, chronic cough and smokers at risk.

Referral can be done by the patient or through a health care professional. 

Call 403-944-8742 or fax referral form 403-476-7772

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.

Phone number: 1-888-939-3333

Canadian Lung Association

The Lung Association is the leading organization in Canada working to promote lung health and prevent and manage lung disease. We do this by funding vital research, pushing for improved treatments, smarter policies, or supporting patients in managing their health.

For answers to your questions about lung diseases, air quality, smoking, and other lung health matters, call us toll-free to speak to a certified respiratory educator: 1-866-717-2673

To connect with your local office, call toll-free: 1-888-566-LUNG (5864) 

Canadian Mental Health Association

​Mental Health Education, Youth Support Worker, Sexual Assault Education, Suicide Prevention Program, Support Groups

Whisper of Wellness Peer Support Group (WOW)
A group for people living with mental health issues. This is an open group, which means you can join at any time and are not required to attend every meeting. WOW provides opportunities to learn more about coping with mental health issues while meeting people who have similar experiences.
Every Wednesday evening at 7:00 at the CMHA office (204 1865 Dunmore Rd SE). Cost: FREE. For more information call 504-1811, ext 111.

Hope & Healing After Suicide Support Group
9 week support group provides an opportunity to explore and share feelings with others who have also experienced a loss due to suicide.
Registration fee: $15.00. For more information call  403-504-1811, ext 103 or ereeder@cmha-aser.ca
Next session: March 27 - May 22, 2018, Tuesdays evenings from 6:30-8:30pm at CMHA office.

Caregiver Connections Drop-in Support Group
Peer-to-peer family support program for parents and caregivers of children or young adults experiencing a mental health concern.
Every Monday evening from 6:30-8:00pm at at the CMHA office (204 1865 Dunmore Rd SE). For more information call 403-504-1811, ext 115

Living Life To The Full
Sleep better, feel happier, have more energy, gain confidence, get out more, enjoy better relationships. help others - learn all that and more in 8 enjoyable 90 minute sessions. Registration fee:$40.00 (subsidies available).
Visit www.livinglifetothefull.ca to find out more. To register, call 403-504-1811, ext 106.
Next session: March 22 - May 10, 2018, Thursday afternoons from 1:30-3:30pm at CMHA office.

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

Our dedicated specialists provide a wide range of programs and services Canadians need to see beyond vision loss, build their independence and lead the lives they want.  

We can help with vision loss rehabilitation, emotional support, programs to help you stay active and independent, or the chance to connect with others who are living with sight loss.  

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.

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.


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 Navigation

​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 (Calgary)

​Cannabo Medical Clinic (CMClinic) is at the forefront of patient care in the field of prescription cannabinoids and medical marijuana. Through the use of these therapies, CMClinic treats the needs of patients suffering from chronic pain and disabling illnesses. CMClinic is dedicated to helping patients find effective treatment for chronic and serious conditions through the use of prescription cannabinoids and medical marijuana, educating patients, physicians and the community and advancing research in the medical marijuana field.


Referrals to the Calgary location can be made by Family Doctors, Specialists or Nurse Practitioners.  

Western Canada Referral Form

Toll-free Phone: 1-888-282-7763

Fax: 1-844-320-9652

Cantara House

​Offers services for men, women 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

Caring Feet

​Mobile Foot Care

Ideal for diabetics, seniors and/or anyone with foot troubles.

Services: Nail trimming, corn/callus reduction, assistance with dry cracked feet

Call 403-581-6040 for more information or to book an appointment.

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 that can provide individuals with a 24-hour personal emergency response system (PERS), fall sensor, automated medication dispenser, and vital signs monitoring units.

Medicine Hat & Brooks call 403-548-6900

CBI Health Centre - Medicine Hat

Professional and supportive staff provide a patient-centered approach to rehabilitation to improve clients' overall health and well-being in a positive and motivating environment.

Physiotherapy & Mental Health services available:

  • Acupuncture/IMS
  • Disability Management
  • Health and Safety Consulting
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Kinesiology
  • MVA Rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pre/Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Psychology
  • Return to Work Planning

Referral to be completed by phone, on the website, or via e-mail at medicinehat@cbi.ca

Phone: 403-529-0999

Fax: 403-527-7101

Champion's Centre - Medicine Hat & Brooks

The Champion Centre is a Christian charitable organization that serves the physical and spiritual needs of the hungry, homeless and lonely in the community of Medicine Hat, Alberta. We specialize in providing breakfast every day, as well as, assist in providing shelter, clothing, bathing facilities, etc. for these individuals.

Medicine Hat Location: 403-504-0342

24 hrs Phone Number 403-581-8221 (emergency line only)

Medicine Hat Website

Brooks Location: 403-362-4440

Brooks Website

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


Chinook Village - Medicine Hat

A Safe & Caring Home for Medicine Hat Seniors. One of the largest communities in southern Alberta, Chinook Village has almost half a million square feet with 343 suites. It's not just the size of our community that’s impressive; we have a stunning combination of facility, staff and resident-focused care.

Call 403-526-6951

City of Medicine Hat Special Transit

Available for persons, who due to a physical and/or mental disability, can not use the regular public transit system. Must qualify through a functional assessment and have previously registered with Transit. 

Special Transit Application & Information

Fax registration form to 403-525-8894 or drop off in person at our office: 460 Spencer Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB

For more information or to make a special transit booking call 403-529-8214. 

City of Medicine Hat Transit

Medicine Hat Transit works hard to provide quality service to all passengers. 

Medicine Hat Transit Ride Guide

Call 403-529-8214 for more information

Cleaning for a Reason

Our mission is to give the gift of free house cleaning to women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. Our goal is to let these brave and strong women focus on their health and treatment while we focus on, and take away the worry and work of, cleaning their homes – free of charge. Our maid services take on two patients at a time, each of whom received two general cleaning sessions of two hours.

See website or link below to fill out the application form. If having any trouble accessing this service, please call 403-952-9604.

Cleaning For a Reason Application

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

​Screening for colorectal cancer

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital Colorectal Screening Clinic

Phone: 403-529-8016

Fax: 403-528-5644  

Colonoscopy Referral Form

Patient information website: http://screeningforlife.ca/colorectal-cancer-at-a-glance/

Community Corrections Office

​The Community Corrections and Release Program offers community based programs to adult and youth offenders with an office located in Medicine Hat.


Call 403-488-4547 for more information.

Community Food Connections Association

Community Food Connections Association is a non-profit organization comprised of volunteers, agencies and citizens concerned about food, nutrition, health, social justice, the environment and local agriculture. We share a common goal of improving the quality of life for EVERYONE and believe healthy food is a right for all.  

Our main initiatives include the following community groups available in Medicine Hat and Redcliff: 

The Good Food Club: Offers anyone in the communites of Medicine Hat & Redcliff the opportunity to purchase fresh, local when possible, fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices.

Good Food Club Membership Application Form

Community Kitchens: A group of people who get together on a regular basis to cook healthy, low cost meals. Groups may focus on basic food skills, food types, or cooking techniques. Kitchens can be based around the interests and needs of the group, such as food preferences or dietary restrictions.
Community Kitchen workshops are also held as a great way to learn skills that may seem intimidating to try on your own. You will be able to take home what you have prepared at the workshop. Workshops are typically helo on a Saturday morning, and the average cost is $10/person. Please check the website for upcoming workshops.

See website for a list of current kitchens available and their contact information.

Community Gardens: Provides a shared space for residents to grow their own vegetables, thereby enhancing both physical and emotional well-being. During the growing season they also offer opportunities for gardeners to participate in workshops or tours to learn about existing and new gardening practices. Upcoming events & workshops will be posted on their website.

Community Garden Application Form

See website or call 403-502-6096 for more information.

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 services.


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 403-501-3300
Oyen 403-664-3651

Community Health Services - Baby Steps

Baby Steps is a set of postpartum information classes for parents. There is a $30 fee for the 6 week set of classes. Classes are held at the Health Unit (2948 Dunmore Rd SE) in Medicine Hat. For more information, call (403) 502-8215.

Baby Steps Poster Jan - May 2018.pdf

Community Mental Health - Brooks

10 Keys to Happiness - for individuals who experience mental health, addiction or chronic illness concerns and would like to learn about the 10 keys to happier living. This group meets every Wednesday from 1:30 - 2:30pm at the Brooks Health Centre in the Outpatient Conference room near Living Healthy. You do not need a referral to attend this group, if you are interested in finding out more about the program call (403)793-6655.


Common Grounds Coffee Time - Come visit, meet new people, enjoy recreational activities and participate in learning activities focused on improving your mental health. This group meets every Tuesday from 1 - 3pm at The Leisure Centre. You do not need a referral to attend this group, if you are interested in finding out more about the program call (403)793-6655.

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.

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


Compassionate Ministry Centre (Hope Street)

Hope Street Compassionate Ministry Centre provides a family safe environment where individuals can receive a hot and nutritious meal each Sunday afternoon at no cost.  

Located in the Fellowship Hall at St Barnabas Anglican Church located at 635 – 4th Street SE, Downtown Medicine Hat, AB. Doors open at 2:30pm and the meal is served at 3:00pm. 

Clothing and household items are available the first Sunday of each month, as well as additional food hampers. 

For more information, call 403-458-HOPE (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

​We provide day programs, residential, community and outreach services for children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. 

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.

Crisis Centre Line

​24 hour Crisis Help



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 - Brooks

​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.

Office Phone: 403-362-6665
Clinic Help Line: 403-362-4600 (1-855-362-4600)

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 1 - 650 Cassils Rd E, Brooks, AB)

For more information about Embracing Hope, call 403-363-7083.

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 Group

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.
This group is run twice a year, in the spring and in the fall/winter. Sessions are held Thursdays with one group running from 9-11am, and another running from 1-3pm. The next session starts February 1, 2018.

If you require a referral form or would like more information, please contact Michelle at 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
  • Residing in Alberta at least three months immediately before applying
  • A Canadian citizen, or have been admitted into Canada for permanent residence (landed immigrant)

Seniors who have previously applied for the Alberta Seniors Benefit program, the Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors programs or have completed a Seniors Financial Assistance application are already enrolled.

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

SFA Application Form

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 403-362-5914 

Diabetes Association also offers Yoga for Seniors. Through this gentle Yoga program, seniors can safely participate at their level of comfort. 

Sessions run for approximately 24 classes. For information about costs or to register, please call the Diabetes Association at 403-362-5914.

Diabetes Canada (Formerly CDA)

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.

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

Diabetes Community Meetup: A social networking group. Meet others living with Diabetes, share individual experiences, and learn from peers and speakers. Held at the Family Leisure Centre, Board Room #2 on the second Wednesday of the month from 7:30-9:30pm. No meetings held in July, August, or December.

For more information and to register, contact Sharon at scamp99@telus.net or infoalberta@diabetes.ca.

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: 403-519-8078

Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm


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

PET/CT Imaging Request

Ultrasound Request

Dietitian - Outpatient

Located in the River Heights Professional Building. Registered Dietitian provides one on one nutrition counseling for all ages.  Topics addressed may include allergies, pediatric growth, feeding infants and toddlers, picky eating, pediatric obesity, prenatal, celiac disease, Crohn's, vegetarian diets, eating disorders, low potassium, and general healthy eating.

The majority of teaching is one-to-one, however, group sessions may be available (e.g. heart health, weight management). Nutrition Counselling is provided by a registered Dietitian to clients referred by a physician. Located in the River Heights Professional Centre.

Phone: 403-529-8969

Fax: 403-528-5602


A referral is needed to access this service. Call for more information. Contact the site you want to go to about being referred.

Alberta Healthy Living Referral Form

Distress Centre

​The Distress Centre is a non-profit social agency that delivers 24 hour support, free crisis counselling and resource referral services to the southern Alberta area. Provides 24 hour crisis support services through our 24 hour crisis line, email, daily chat and daily text for youth. 

We do not define crisis.  We do not judge. Anyone can call us day or night.

For information on community, social, and health services near you call our 24 hour support line: 211

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 Disease Clinic Ph 403-502-8615
Hemodialysis  Ph 403-529-8807
Southern Alberta Renal Program


Referral required

Dr. Ahmad Referral form

Clinic phone:403-528-2911

Clinic fax: 403-526-5818

Dr. Nesbitt's Foot & Ulcer Care Clinic - Calgary

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 patient's healthcare professionals will only be accepted by fax, and our office will contact the patient directly to arrange an appointment.

Dr. Nesbitt Foot and Ulcer Referral Form

Dr. Pau - Podiatrist

Podiatrist in Medicine Hat. Call 403-529-5596

Dr. Taylor - Dermatologist

​Dermatologist in Medicine Hat. 

Need doctor referral; call 403-529-0010.


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Medicine Hat and area call 403-528-4860

fax 403-527-7414