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ACT Medical Centre Medicine Hat

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Patients are encouraged to self refer or a physician can call or fax over patient details.

Phone 403-504-1874

Fax 403-504-5038

Addiction & Mental Health - Adult Services

Addiction counselors and mental health therapists provide treatment for addictions and/or mental illness in a welcoming, client centered 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 ( a phone call or doctors note)


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)

Addictions and Mental Health Referral Form - Medicine Hat


Brooks:

Services can be accessed by phoning or walking in, Mondays to Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Brooks Addictions Phone: 403-362-1265

Brooks Mental Health Phone: 403-793-6655
1-866-332-2322 (24 Hour Help Line)


In cases of emergency/crisis, please visit the emergency department at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital or Brooks Health Centre, or call Health Link at 811.

Addiction & Mental Health Mobile Application Directory (2018)

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 2018

Addictions & Mental Health - Child, Youth, Family & Prevention Services (Medicine Hat)

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 403-529-3582 - option 1 or walking in, Mondays to Thursdays from 8:00am-7:15pm and Fridays from 8:00am-4:30pm.

In cases of emergency/crisis, please visit the emergency department at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, or call HealthLink at 811.

Child and Youth Brochure.pdf


The AHS Provincial Mental Health Promotion & Illness Prevention Team is pleased to announce the release of the Teen Self-Management for Depression & Anxiety Booklet. This booklet provides evidence-based information and age-appropriate activities (youth ages 13-18) which service providers, parents or caregivers, and youth can use to help manage depression and anxiety as well as support positive mental health and resilience. 

Teen Self-Management for Depression and Anxiety Booklet.pdf

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 programming, services and treatment to promote and encourage positive lifestyles and improved quality of life, though an inclusive, client centered, harm reduction approach. 


Community Support program:  Community based support for individuals living with a mental illness and/or addiction. The primary goal is to promote wellness, encourage and foster independence, build client capacity, and improve quality of life in the community by providing assistance consistent with clients' abilities, goals and available resources.  

Recreation Program: To offer support to individuals with a mental illness and/or addiction. The primary goal of the Recreation Program is to help individuals improve/maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle, increase social connections, and promote interactions while improving functioning and independence. 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Group: Is a 16 week group program that focuses on providing tools for individuals living with a mental illness and/or addiction to improve their life. DBT Group runs twice a year, starting January and September. 

Depot Clinic: Provides administration of long acting injectable antipsychotic medication and monitoring in clinic for individuals living with a mental illness and/or addition. 

Seniors Addiction and Mental Health Therapy Program: Provides 1:1 therapy for individuals living with a mental illness and/or addiction. This program fosters engagement, enhanced motivation and improved health by providing community based recovery-oriented therapy for individuals 65+ 

The 10 Keys to Happiness Group: Is for individuals living with mental illness and/or addiction without active delusions, psychosis or mania, who are settled with no disruptive behavior and have the cognitive capacity to participate appropriately in a group setting. Participants are willing and able to attend the group for 1 hour once a week for 10 weeks and not be under the influence of substance during the group. The groups are held on Tuesday or Thursday afternoon and require an intake prior to attending. 


Call 403-502-8617 for more information. 

Fax: 403-502-8618

Please use the below referral form when referring or clients. Clients can walk in or phone to self refer. (No self referral for the Depot Clinic) 

Outreach Services Referral Form.pdf

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. This hotline is available 24/7 for all Albertans.  

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


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 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.

 
Brooks Groups:
Thursday 7:00pm @ Trinity Lutheran Church (811 Cassils Road W)
 

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

Alberta Gamblers Anonymous

​Gamblers Anonymous is 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 a gambling problem.

 

Gambling Addiction Information and Treatment Hotline 1-866-332-2322

 

Support Groups:

-Mondays from 7:30-9:00pm at Gas City Kiwanis Centre, Room 5 (826 - 11th St SE - Medicine Hat)


-Canada Phone Meeting
Tuesdays @ 6:45 pm Pacific Daylight Time


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 AlbertaQuits 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 AlbertaQuits Helpline at 1-866-979-3553 for direct follow-up with your patient.

Alberta Quits Referral Form


QuitCore - 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's Virtual Opioid Dependency Program

Technology Delivered Same Day Medication Starts, Opioid Treatment Transition Service, and Ongoing Opioid Dependency Care, 7 Days Per Week.

We offer "clinical excellence" using technology to facilitate care. Our team consists of physicians, nurses, addictions counselors, social workers and professional support staff. 


Please contact VODP directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have. 
Alberta toll free: 1-844-383-7688
Fax:403-783-7610 
If you are moving to Alberta and cannot access the toll free phone line, please call 403-783-7688.

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. 


Group meetings can be open or closed. Closed meetings are for AA members only, open meetings are available to anyone interested in Alcoholics Anonymous' program of recovery from alcoholism.


Support Groups: 

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


Medicine Hat
-Sunday: 10am @ Alano Club (466 MacLeod Tr SE); 10am @ AA Central Office (1710 Gershaw Dr SW); 8pm @ AA Central Office (last Sunday of each month ONLY)
-Monday: 12pm @ Alano Club; 7pm @ Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (meet at Tim Hortons); 7pm @ AA Central Office; 8pm @ Westminster United Church (101 6 St SE)
-Tuesday: 12pm @ Alano Club; 7pm @ Bridge Church - Back Room (350 1 Ave NE); 8pm @ Victory Lutheran Church (2793 Southview Dr SE); 8pm @ Alano Club
-Wednesday: 12pm @ Alano Club; 8pm @ AA Central Office (closed)
-Thursday: 12pm @ AA Central Office; 8pm @ AA Central Office; 8:06pm @ Alano Club
-Friday: 12pm @ Alano Club; 8pm AA Central Office
-Saturday: 10am @ AA Central Office; 2pm @ AA Central Office; 7pm @ AA Central Office 

Redcliff

-Thursday: 7pm @ Gordon Memorial United Church - Basement (401 2 Street SE, Redcliff)


Brooks
-Thursday: 8pm @ Trinity Lutheran Church (811 Cassils Road W)
-Saturday: 8pm @ Brooks United Church (507 3rd Avenue W)

Distress Centre (Calgary)

​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. 


24-Hour Support:
Crisis Line – 403.266.HELP (4357)

This service is free and is offered in over 200 languages.

Hearing Impaired – 403.543.1967


Online Support:
We understand that you may not be comfortable picking up the phone and calling so we encourage you to use our online chat.

Online Crisis Chat is available from 3pm – 10:00pm weekdays and from noon-10:00pm on weekends. This can be found at the top corner of each page of the website.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

​Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have experienced difficulties in life as a result of the way we used to eat.

Our program of recovery is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. We make use of AA principles to gain freedom from addictive eating. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins at FA meetings. Membership is open to anyone who wants help with food.


Call 403-878-3403

Medicine Hat meetings are Monday evenings 7-8:30pm at the Heights Baptist Church

Gone Too Soon: Navigating Grief and Loss as a Result of Substance Use Handbook

​The handbook provides practical information for individuals and families who have experienced the death of a loved one due to substance use, and includes Alberta-specific protocols and resources.  Healthcare and community service providers can also download and print this online resource.  Key themes include:  Grief and loss, substance-related stigma, self-care, social connection, counselling support, and practical considerations following the loss.  

https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Alberta/AlbertaDocuments/if-amh-gone-too-soon.pdf 


Health Link

A telephone service, which provides free 24/7 nurse advice and general health information for Albertans.

Health Link provides a number of clinical services including tele-triage and health advice, navigation services and online content support for all Albertans by calling 811 or by using one of its companion web products, MyHealth.Alberta.ca or informAlberta.ca.


The specific services include:

-Symptom-based nurse triage and health information
-System navigation
-Dementia Advice Service (a dementia nurse can do an in-depth assessment, provide advice, and connect callers with resources and supports in their community)
-Catch-A-Break Osteoporosis screening
-AlbertaQuits Tobacco Helpline
-Addictions information and referral
-Central Access to specialized services
-Referrals to clinical services including Specialized Medication Advice and Dietitian Services



HIV Community Link

HIV Community Link provides confidential and empathetic support to people affected by HIV, hepatitis C, and people who use drugs in Medicine Hat and the surrounding areas. Our staff will receive you in a non-judgmental setting and help guide you to resources that will be of most use to you in your unique situation.

 

We offer a wide range of support and educational services for our clients and community:

-Medicine Hat Cares Centre located at 641 4th Street SE: a safe space to connect with services and our staff (available Monday to Friday from 12pm to 6pm)

-Safer injection and safer sex supplies

-Improved access to services for pregnant women (non-judgemental support and respect for all choices)

-Supportive counselling and case management available in person or on the phone

-Community resources: we provide connections to services such as addiction treatment, basic need, and employment support

-Training and workshops

 

Medicine Hat:

Phone: 403-527-5882 or toll free 1-877-440-2437

Medicine Hat Cares Centre is located at 641 4 Street SE

Needle Response Line: If you find a needle, call or text 403-866-4698. Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
Please give a detailed address and description. We will pick up needles and pipes along with any debris that may be present on both public and private property anywhere in Medicine Hat and Redcliff.


Well Program: Think you are pregnant? Call or text 403-866-4771 for improved access to services, non-jugmental support, and respect for all choices. All are welcome. 


Brooks:

Phone: 403-376-6020

Mobile Location


Living Sober Support Group

Monday to Friday 8:30 - 9:30am, Room 2, 346 3rd Street SE (Provincial Building) in Medicine Hat. Please go to the front receptin desk and they will assist you from there.

Call 403-529-3500 for more information.

 

Medicine Hat Addiction Clinic

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Patients are encouraged to self refer or a physician can call over patient details.


Phone: 403-487-3944

Fax: 403-487-3943

Medicine Hat Recovery Centre

​Offers a Detoxification Stabilization and Intensive Addiction Treatment Service.

 

Admission into the Recovery Centre in-patient programs begins with a confidential telephone call available 24 hours a day. All program admissions are voluntary based on the informed consent of the individual. Fees do apply for room & board in the Intensive Addiction Treatment Program. There is no cost for the Detoxification Stabilization Program.

Phone: 403-529-9021

Fax: 403-529-9065

Addiction Services - (AHS): 403-529-3582 (ext 1 for youth, ext 2 for adult)

Narcotics Anonymous

​Membership is open to all drug addicts, regardless of the particular drug or combination of drugs used. Narcotics Anonymous provides a recovery process and peer support network that are linked together.


Toll Free phone 1-877-463-3537 (24/7 support line)

 

Medicine Hat Support Groups:

Courage to Change Group: Sundays 7pm  @ Westminster United Church (101-6 St SE Basement)

We Do Recover Group: Wednesdays 7pm @ Alano Club (466 MacLeod Trail SE)

Life Savers Group: Fridays 8pm @ Alano Club (466 MacLeod Trail SE)


Brooks Support Groups:

Sundays: 8pm @ Community Health Centre (440 3 St E)

Tuesdays: 8pm @ AHS Building (403 2 Ave W)

Fridays: 8pm @ AHS Building (403  2 Ave W)

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, provides shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. They also provide social and community service programs, which focus on nurturing the capacities, skills and strengths of individuals rather than just meeting their needs

 

Medicine Hat:

Community Church – 164 Stratton Way SE

Phone: 403-527-2474


Oasis Community Church – 476 4 Street SE

Phone: 403-548-3247


Centre of Hope (shelter) – 737-8 Street SE

Phone 403-526-9699

Crisis shelter services on a first come, first served basis. Open from 7:30pm - 7:30am to people 18 years and older. A snack is provided (if the individual misses the hot meal program on 4 St), as well as breakfast in the morning. Supplies guests with a warm bed, laundry services, & hot showers. Provides crisis support and referrals to other agencies as required.


Daycare – 164 Stratton Way SE

Phone: 403-529-2003


Thrift Store – 457 3 Street SE

Phone: 403-526-6822


Community Resource Centre – 476 4 Ave SE (back alley entrance)

Phone: 403-548-3247

-Hot meal served from 5-6pm

-Family Services from 11am-3pm (monday - Thursday)

-Community Warmth: Utility assistance for those who have received a disconnection notice or have been disconnected

-Bridge & Loan: Through an application process this program offers an interest free loan for rent or damage deposit

-Spiritual Support: Provides bibles, devotional and inspirational material, spiritual support and Tehila Night spiritual group held every Sunday at 6:00pm

-Family Assistance: Provides various forms of assistance through clothing, housewares, furniture, vouchers. Also identification, prescription assistance and limited bus tickets

-Christmas Assistance: Assistance with food & gifts, and resource information

-Assistance with Pine Lake Camp for children 12 and under (Visit www.pinelakecamp.ca for more information about the camp).

 

Brooks:

Brooks Family Care Centre – 112 2 Street W

Phone: 403-362-3117

Provides families in need and/or in crisis with vouchers for clothing, housewares, and winter apparel.


Thrift Store - 112 2 Street W

Phone: 403-362-3117


Smokers' Help Line

Phone: 1-866-332-2322

Information about prevention & quitting. Translation services are available

South East Alberta FASD Network (SEAFAN) Society

​Through dynamic partnerships and collaboration of its members, the South East Alberta FASD Network (SEAFAN) Society provides a comprehensive, coordinated response to FASD to individuals and families within the region, including a full continuum of services across the lifespan which are culturally appropriate and sensitive to individual, family and community diversity.

Service areas: Medicine Hat, Brooks, Bow Island, Oyen



-Mentoring/Coach/Advocacy for Individuals and Families (Adult Program) (REDI Enterprises Society)

-Brooks Diagnostic Assessment Coordinator (Bridges Family Programs)

-Psychological Analysis in Diagnostic Assessment (Bridges Family Programs)

-First Steps Program (Bridges Family Programs Association of Southeastern Alberta  OR  The SPEC Association for Children and Families)

-FASD Youth Mentor McMan - For Youth (Ages 10 - 17) (McMan Community Services)

-McMan FASD Transition Program (Ages 17-22)  (McMan Community Services)