Cancer

For up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), visit ahs.ca/covid .


  
  

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

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

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

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.


AADL is a cost-share program. Albertans pay 25% of the benefit cost to a maximum of $500 per individual or family per year. Low-income Albertans and people receiving income assistance do not pay the cost-sharing portion.



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

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 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 Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

The Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening Program is a provincial screening program that works to educate and increase the number of Albertans, aged 50 to 74, who have regular colorectal cancer screening using the Fecal Immunochemical Test. This is a home stool test (poop test) that finds blood in the stool. Screening is the best way to find colorectal cancer early.

Services include:
-working with healthcare providers to support Albertans aged 50 to 74 in getting colorectal cancer screening across the province.
-providing colorectal cancer screening information and education to eligible Albertans and healthcare providers.
-mailing Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) result letters (normal and abnormal results) to eligible men and women who have been screened.



Medicine Hat Regional Hospital Endoscopy Clinic:

Phone: 403-529-8816

Fax: 403-529-8015 

Colonoscopy Referral Form

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


Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan

The Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) provides eligible Alberta residents with full coverage for medically necessary physician services, and some dental and oral surgical health services.

Your physician determines what insured services are considered medically necessary.

You must be registered with the AHCIP to receive insured hospital and physician services.

If you are not sure whether a medical service is covered, contact the AHCIP office by calling 310-0000 (in Alberta), then 780-427-1432 (open 8:15 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays). Please have your personal health number ready when you call.

Alberta Physical Therapy Clinic Inc.

At APTC your program to recovery will begin with the very first day of your visit. We offer a diversity of rehabilitation services for situations including sports injuries, work-related injuries, motor vehicle injuries, pre and post surgery, and pelvic health.

Our goal is to improve your quality of life by addressing the musculoskeletal and vestibular barriers that may impact you. When you work with us you will be an active participant in your therapy sessions, not a passive bystander. The experience with our team is meant to change your life, for the better.


​Services Offered:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Intramuscular Stimulation
  • WCB
  • Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging (RUSI)
  • Motor Vehicle Collision Rehabilitation
  • Core Stability Training
  • Concussion & Vestibular
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Golf Enhancement
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Pre and Post Natal Exercise & Treatment
  • Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging
  • Pelvic Health Treatment


Phone: 403-527-9477 or 1-877-527-9477

Fax: 403-527-8274

Email: info@aptcinc.ca 

Alberta Referral Directory

The Alberta Referral Directory (ARD) is Alberta Health Services’ designated system of record for referral information. The ARD eases the complexities of the referral process by eliminating the need to search, update and publish documents in multiple places throughout the province.

The directory is comprised of service and consultant demographics, referral guidelines, referral forms and detailed instructions to facilitate referral acceptance without delay.


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

For more information about the Alberta Referral Directory, please visit https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/page14282.aspx

To access the Alberta Referral Directory, please visit albertareferraldirectory.ca 

Alberta Supports & Alberta Works

Alberta Supports can help you access more than 30 programs and 120 community services for:

·         seniors

·         employment

·         homelessness

·         financial needs

·         children and youth

·         parents and families

·         people with disabilities

·         guardianship and trusteeship

·         abuse, bullying and family violence prevention


Alberta Supports can be contacted online, by phone, or by going to any Alberta Supports location:

Online application can be completed at https://myalbertasupports.humanservices.alberta.ca/CitizenPortal/application.do

Phone: 1-877-644-9992 toll-free Alberta-wide (hours of operation are 7:30 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday. Help is available in more than 100 languages)

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

Brooks Alberta Works Centre: 403-362-1278 




Big Country Hospital - Continuing Care Services (Oyen)

Located in Oyen. Offers 24/7 care for people who have long-term health concerns. Also provides day programs for people living in the community.

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


Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Contact Access and Placement to arrange for an assessment.

Oyen phone: 403-664-4300

Brooks Health Centre - Continuing Care Services

Offers 24/7 care for people who have long-term health concerns. Also provides day programs for people living in the community.

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

Fax 403-501-3223

Brooks Helping Hands Caregiving Limited

Private Respite and Caregiving in Brooks, AB

Tammy Fowler provides private homecare for those caregivers that need a break. Please call in advance for more information about services.
                     
Phone: 403-362-5117
Cell: 403-633-0547

Brooks Regional Transportation Service

Weekly transportation service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for residents of the Brooks Region to Medicine Hat (statutory holidays are excluded). Priority will be given to individuals in need of medical services within Medicine Hat. Applications must be submitted and approved prior to using the service (see below for application).

Bus leaves and arrives at the JBS Canada Centre located at 323 1st Street East, Brooks, AB (main entrance to the facility). Bus leaves at 8:00 a.m. from Brooks to Medicine Hat, and leaves Medicine Hat at 3:00 p.m. arriving in Brooks at or around 4:00 p.m.


Cost for a one-way trip is $10, and a round trip is $20. For questions or to book the service, please contact 403-362-6190.


(Application forms also available online through the City of Brooks or the County of Newell websites, or can be picked up at the City of Brooks Firehall or City Hall)

Canabo Medical Clinic (Calgary)

​Canabo 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

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 Red Cross Society (Health Equipment Loan Program)

​Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program

Health Equipment Loan Program - Referral Form

24 Hour Helpline: 1-888-800-6493

Medicine Hat Phone :403-526-3048 

Fax: 403-529-0540


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

Support is provided by Registered Nurses who explain treatments, tests, and choices so cancer patients can prepare for visits and by improving the coordination of care.


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


Cancer Survivorship Clinic - Dr. Marc Trudeau

Dr. Marc Trudeau's Cancer Survivorship Clinic is now open for cancer patients in remission, to fulfill all of their medical needs post therapies. Small emergencies post chemotherapy or radiation are accepted as well. The clinic can also assist with lifestyle changes and early detection of cancer recurrence.


For a consultation with Dr.Trudeau, a simple written or verbal referral from the Family Practitioner will suffice. Upon receipt, reception will contact the patient with an appointment date and time. 


Phone: 403.487.1441

Caregiver Coalition of Southeast Alberta

​Southeast Alberta Caregivers have come together to support those who care for loved ones, friends or family members on a regular basis.

For the summer we're going to meet at Veteran's Park downtown - across from City Hall.  (The "train park").  Bring your chair and some water.  If it rains, there's a bandshell there to keep us dry.  

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

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. 


Community Paramedic Response Team

Community paramedics are specifically trained to provide healthcare in communities and patient homes. Physicians, continuing care site staff and care teams can request in-home care from community paramedica for their patients.


Community paramedics can provide the following in-home treatments and assessments:
- Wound care, including putting in stitches
- Blood collection
- Medication, including intravenous administration
- Electrocardiograms (ECGs)
- Starting and managing intravenous sites
- Monitoring of oxygen levels, blood pressure, blood sugar, heart rate, etc.

In addition to in-home treatments and assessments, they:
- Can answer your questions about your care
- Have secure access to health records
- Have the necessary equipment and medication for treatments
- Adhere to hand hygiene and infection, prevention and control standards
- In emergencies, provide appropriate care and arrange an ambulance.


Call 1-855-491-5868 for more information. 

Community Paramedic Response Team Referral Form

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.


Click here to access information and forms.

Call 1-800-277-9914 for more information.

Diagnostic Imaging Services (Alberta Health Services)

​Big Country Hospital (Oyen)

Phone: 403-664-4311

Fax: 403-664-4326

 

Bow Island Health Centre

Phone: 403-545-3209

Fax: 403-545-2281

 

Brooks Health Centre

Phone: 403-501-3218

Fax: 403-501-3365

 

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

Phone: 403-529-8850

Fax: 403-519-8078


See website for further information.


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

Dr. Taylor - Dermatologist

​Dermatologist in Medicine Hat. 

Need doctor referral; call 403-529-0010.

DriveABLE

​Cognitive assessments for today's driver. DriveABLE was scientifically developed and validated through years of university research. It is the most accurate cognitive assessment of medically-at-risk drivers on the market. The DriveABLE Cognitive Assessment (DCAT), the DriveABLE On Road Evaluation (DORE) and ExceleRATE provide physicians, governments and fleet managers with the tools they need to better determine the safety of medically and cognitively impaired drivers


DriveABLE Referral Form Cognitive Assessment

Medicine Hat and area call 403-528-4860

Fax: 403-527-7414

Excel Physical Therapy

Services include, but are not limited to:

-Active Release Technique®

-Acupuncture

-Back and Neck Pain Care

-Concussion Evaluation and Management

-Ergonomic Evaluations

-Exercise Prescriptions

-Functional Capacity Evaluations

-Manual Therapy

-Motor Vehicle Accidents

-Pediatric Assessments

-Postural Assessments

-Pre-Work Screening

-Sports Rehabilitation

We have recently contracted with Surehire to provide pre-employment screening, mask fitting, as well as drug and alcohol testing.

 

While you may be referred by your doctor or other health care professional, you may also directly access our services by contacting the clinic and booking an appointment.

Located in Medicine Hat. 

Phone: 403-504-1004.

Fine Details Cleaning

Free cleaning services available to women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. Our maid services take on two patients at a time, each of whom receive four general cleaning sessions of two hours.

Please call 403-952-9604 for more information.

Grocery Delivery Services - Medicine Hat

​Grocery Delivery & Pick-Up Services in Medicine Hat:

Co-op (13 Ave Location): call 403-528-6603 

Sobeys: call 403-504-5732

Save-On-Foods: visit https://www.saveonfoods.com/category/online-shopping/ to submit your grocery order for delivery or pickup

Superstore: visit https://www.realcanadiansuperstore.ca/pcexpress to submit your grocery order for pickup only

Hampton Inn & Suites - Medicine Hat

​The Hampton Inn & Suite will extend a rate reduction of 20% off their daily rate for cancer patients and their family in the city for treatment (referred to as "Hospital Distress Rate"). Call 403-548-7818 to make your reservation.


The Hampton Inn & Suites is located at 2510 Boxsprings Blvd.

HandiBus - Brooks & Bow Island

​Door-to-door wheelchair accessible service for seniors and people with disabilities.  All persons utilizing the Handibus must complete an application form. Please call for more information.

Brooks: 403-362-6190
Bow Island: 403-952-1968


For Brooks:

The service operates within the city limits and focuses on seniors and those with cognitive and physical disabilities as well as anyone in the community that will require the service with short term disabilities. The cost to utilize the Handibus Specialized Transit Service is $4 per one-way trip.

For those wanting to utilize the service, it is preferred, when possible, to call 72 hours prior to scheduling a pick up. For more information about the Handibus or to utilize the service, please call 403-362-6190.

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



Healthy Eating Resources (AHS)

​These resources provide individuals, parents, families, child cares, schools and workplaces more guidance on healthy eating.

Home Care Services (Alberta Health Services)

Provides support for people with medical needs including activities of daily living so they can live in their own homes or communities.

Helps people of all ages that live at home and need support, including:

-nursing services

-personal care services

-respite services

-palliative care

-wound care

-self managed care (SMC)

-living option assessments 

Home Care team members meet with clients to assess their needs and create a care plan.


Anyone living in Alberta with a valid provincial health care card (or registration in progress) can receive Home Care services as long as their health care needs can be safely met in the home. Consistent access criteria have been developed provincially for Supportive Living and Long Term Care and serve as general guidelines. Each client is individually assessed.

Call for information. Anyone can refer for home care service. Home care intakes are done by coordinated access


Medicine Hat: (Ph) 403-581-5750 (Fax) 403-581-5752
(Includes Desert Blume, Dunmore, Eagle Butte, Elkwater, Irvine, Manyberriers, Medicine Hat, MD Cypress, Murray Lake, One Four, Ralston, Redcliff, Schuler, Seven Persons, Spring Creek. Suffield, Veinerville, Walsh)

Bassano: (Ph) 403-641-6127 (Fax) 403-641-2157 (Hosp fax, use cover letter)

Bow Island: (Ph) 403-545-2296 (Fax) 403-545-6357

Brooks: (Ph) 403-501-3244 (Fax) 403-362-7778

Oyen: (Ph) 403-664-3651 (Fax) 403-664-2934


South Zone Home Care Referral

Inform Alberta

​Searchable database of local and provincial programs and services

J & L Shuttle Service

Shuttle between Medicine Hat & Calgary 7 Days a Week, twice a day.


Passengers can enjoy a trip to the airport, hospitals, and some shopping centers in Calgary. Stops can be made in Redcliff, Suffield, Brooks, Bassano, Strathmore and Chestermere.

Phone: 403-528-8851

Toll free: 1-877-217-5577

Man Van

Canada’s first and only mobile men’s health clinic, offering free PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood testing for men aged 40-80 throughout Calgary and rural southern Alberta. There is no appointment necessary.

For more information about the MAN VAN contact Ken Rabb at 403.943.8952.



Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre

​Assessments and Examinations, Supportive Care, Pain Management, Prescription of Cancer-Related Medications, Education, Resource and Support Counseling, Referrals to Other Cancer Centers

Located in the ambulatory wing of the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital.

Phone: 403-529-8817

 

This service is not available to everyone. Call for more information.

Medical Examination for Motor Vehicle Operations

Having a medical condition does not necessarily mean your driving will be restricted. The type of illness, treatment, medications and other factors are reviewed to determine effects on your fitness and ability to drive. Decisions regarding ability to drive are based on the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators Medical Standards.

Driver Fitness and Monitoring uses your medical report and other information such as medical documentation, your driving record and road test results to determine your ability to drive safely.


Medicine Hat Physiotherapy Clinic

We proudly offer one-to-one individualized Physiotherapy sessions. We don’t compromise on treatment with appointment time. We call it "Patient-centered care," a health care model where patients are empowered to understand what's going on in their body and an individualized program on how to fix it. Using this healthcare model we have successfully helped guide people to live life to their full prospective expectations.


Treatments available: 

-Interferrential Therapy

-Ultrasound Therapy

-LASER Therapy

-Manual Joint Mobilizations

-Exercise Therapy

-IMS-Intramuscular Stimulation

-Shoulder Rehabilitation

-Hand Rehabilitation

-TKR/THR, ACL/PCL - Rehabilitation

-Postural Correction

-Gait Rehabilitation

-Vestibular Rehabilitation - VERTIGO/BPPV etc.

-Ergonomic Education

-Back Care Program


Phone: 403-580-2929

Medicine Hat Public Library & Homebound Services

Services available:
-Activities for children, tweens, teens and adults
-Co-op Community Developmental Play Space
-Meeting Room Rentals
-Photocopy/Fax
-Technology & device assistance
-Mobile Printing
-Resources for Newcomers to Canada
-Homebound Services
-and much more!


Homebound Services
Homebound Services links volunteers with clients to ensure that everyone has library access. Clients can use homebound services either indefinitely or on a short-term basis.

Our Homebound Services Program uses volunteers to deliver books and provide a voluntary reader service to extended care facilities, where volunteers read to patients. In addition, this service provides deposit collections for nursing and long-term care homes within Medicine Hat.

For more information or to become a Homebound Services volunteer, call 403-502-8541 or click here.

MyHealthAlberta Website

Built by the Alberta Gove​rnment and Alberta Health Services to give Albertans one place to go for health information they can trust. Healthcare experts across the province make sure the information is correct, up to date, and written for people who live in Alberta.

MyHealth.Alberta.ca is home to valuable, easy-to-understand health information and tools made for Albertans, including information about:
-health conditions
-healthy living
-medications
-tests and treatments

There are also:
-educational videos
-symptom checkers
-emergency phone numbers
-a healthcare locator (e.g., a family doctor near you)


If you’re having a medical emergency, call 911 right away.




Natural Health Services

​Medical Cannabis - no referral required - patient can book appointments online

Call 1-844-262-0942

Oneball Patient Assistance Fund

Oneball Calgary offers financial assistance to testicular cancer patients by helping them pay for medications and other expenses.



The Oneball Patient Financial Assistance Fund offers up to $4,500 worth of financial assistance to patients per calendar year. Applicants can apply up to three times per year, with each application requesting a maximum of $1,500. Some examples of applicable expenses include:

-Transportation or parking related to an applicant's appointments or treatment at his applicable cancer
-Temporary accommodation during treatment
-Prescription medications related to cancer treatment that are not covered by insurance
-Childcare services during treatment
-Supportive care, including counseling services or cancer support courses for the applicant as well as his partner and children
-Rent or mortgage payments that are 30 days in arrears
-Grocery gift cards
-Sperm banking prior to treatment
-Documentation of additional expenses not listed above or in the full Oneball Patient -Assistance Fund Guideline can be submitted and will be considered.

While the funding can go to any applicant who has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, priority will be given to those actively undergoing treatment.

Currently, the Oneball Patient Assistance Program is only available in Alberta. Please continue to check back here for updates!

See website for more information.


Oneball Patient Assistance Fund Application Form.pdf

Palliative Care

​Refers to both a program and a concept of care based on the provision of comfort. It is designed for individuals who are living with, or dying from, a progressive life threatening illness. The program enhances quality of life through pain and symptom control and provides emotional and spiritual support for both patients and families. Compassionate and specialized care is provided with specialized knowledge and skills.

Services are offered throughout the region. Medicine Hat Regional Hospital has an organized team approach with a Medical Director and designated Nurse Co-ordinators and an office Manager/Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Other centers in the region have nursing staff with designated palliative care responsibilities and/or volunteer co-ordinators. Outpatient services are offered through the existing home care programs.

 

Medicine Hat Palliative Care Nurse Consultant  (403) 529-8901 
St. Joseph's Home - Medicine Hat (403) 526-3818


Bow Island Health Center  (403) 545-2400 
Bow Island Home Care (403) 545-2296


Brooks Palliative Care Consultant (403) 501-3210
Brooks  Health Center  (403) 501-3262
Brooks  Volunteer Co-ordinator  (403) 501-3207
Brooks  Home Care (403) 362-7766


Bassano Palliative Care Consultant (403) 501-3210
Bassano  Health Center  (403) 641-6100 


Oyen Big Country Hospital  (403) 664-4300 

Oyen Home Care (403) 664-3651

Philips Lifeline Medical Alert System

​Philips Lifeline is an easy-to-use personal response service that lets you summon help any time of the day or night - even if you can't speak. All you have to do is press your Personal Help Button, worn on a wristband or pendant, and a trained Personal Response Associate will ensure you get help fast.


Philips Lifeline now offers Misspelled WordGoSafe a medical alert system that gives you the freedom to go where you want when you want. For patients without a landline, all services are available with a wireless communicator.


The Philips Medication Dispensing Service helps you to avoid medication mistakes so you can live independently in the comfort of your own home with through using our 24-hour automated medication dispenser.


Call 1-866-784-1992 or visit the website for more information.

Philips Lifeline's Websites contains resources for Seniors regarding falls, fitness and safety, click the following link for more information. 

https://www.lifeline.ca/en/resources/tools-tips-for-seniors-safety/

Physiotherapy - Community & Outpatients

Physiotherapy services provided for people with physical challenges, movement disorders and/or health issues that affect their ability to function and carry out their everyday activities.

Rehabilitation service for patients who have recently been discharged from hospital or are recovering from surgery.

Provides:

  • assessment
  • evaluation
  • treatment
  • education
  • health promotion
  • consultation

Services are available at outpatient hospital clinics, community health centres, patient's homes and continuing care / long term care centres.

Note: Services vary by community. Please call for information.


Medicine Hat - Ph: 403-529-8851, Fax: 403-529-8968

Brooks - Ph: 403-501-3234, Fax: 403-793-6666

Bassano - Ph: 403-641-6122, Fax: 403-641-2157

Oyen - Ph: 403-664-4304, Fax: 403-664-4325

Bow Island - Ph 403-545-3207 or fax 403-545-2281

 

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Prairie Sprinter Shuttle Services

​Daily Medicine Hat to Calgary and return. Pick ups available in Suffield, Brooks, Bassano and Strathmore. Children under 10 years old receive a $10 discount.

Call 403-487-1312

Toll-free 1-877-333-3238

Prostate Cancer Support Group - Medicine Hat

​A local community based Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) Support group that offers support, friendshop, and will share with you stories of personal journeys from symptoms to diagnosis, to treatment options and recovery, with a view to assist in making decisions for the future. All interested are welcome.


Prostate Cancer Support Group meets the last Saturday of every month (except July & August) at the lower floor meeting room in St. Patrick's Church (west side entrance) at 10am. Spouses are welcome.

For more information contact Hugh English at henglish@telus.net or 403-502-5863, or Jack Knowles at knowsecx@memlane.com or 403-526-2108.

Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP)

​Low income Albertans with mobility challenges can apply for grants to modify their home.

Lower-income Albertans can apply for a RAMP grant for:
-up to $7,500 per person each year
-up to $15,000 per person within 10 years


For eligibility and more information, please click here.

RAMP Grant Application Package.pdf

 

To connect with the RAMP program:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free in Alberta: 1-877-427-5760

Respite Services - Medicine Hat Area

​Provides short-term care for a chronically or terminally ill person in a continuing care facility to allow the caregiver to take a break.


Clients must be eligible for or receiving Home Care services or waiting for long-term care placement. Contact Home Care to arrange.


Bassano Health Centre - 403-793-6660
Big Country Hospital - 403-664-4300
Bow Island Health Centre - 403-545-3208 
St. Joseph's Home - 403-526-3818

Seating Clinic - AHS Occupational Therapy

A team assesses physically disabled people with complex seating needs and provides them with a seating system that accommodates individual problems and improves the quality of their lives.

Located in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. 


Phone: 403-529-8851
Fax: 403-529-8968


Referrals done by Occupational Therapy to Seating Clinic please fax to 403-529-8968 for Medicine Hat and area (Bassano, Oyen, Bow Island & Brooks).

The Caregiver's Lighthouse

Lorna Scott offers expertise as a coach and counsellor for families during a time of caregiving. She offers workshops and resources and individual coaching/strategies for caregivers in the Medicine Hat area. Call or visit the website for more information about workshops.


Phone: 403-548-8437
Toll Free: 1-888-746-8130
Email: lorna@thecaregiverslighthouse.com 


"The Kitchen is Open" Family Caregiver Coffee & Chat Group

A place for family caregivers to come together with other caregivers, learn about community resources, chat and relax. The group is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:00pm, at the Canadian Mental Health Association Boardroom (204 - 1865 Dunmore Rd SE, Medicine Hat). For more information or to register, please call 403-548-8437.

Therapeutic Recreation & Aquatic Program - Medicine Hat & Brooks

Offers various group programming opportunities for individuals who experience recreation and leisure barriers. Helps people with physical, social, emotional, and mental challenges that affect their leisure activity by assessing their needs and strengths, developing, following and evaluating a therapy plan. 

**Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many of the below, in person programs, are on hold.  Please see the poster directly below for virtual options at this time. 

June 2020 Theraputic Recreation Virtual Health Therapy Groups.pdf

Medicine Hat:

Phone: 403-502-8648, ext 1068

Fax: 403-529-8968


Brooks: 

Phone: 403-501-3205

Brooks Therapeutic Recreation Services Poster


Allied Health Referral Form

Please fax referral form. A Recreation Therapist will contact the individual to complete a screen and assessment prior to determine each individual’s leisure needs. 


Programs and services available:

 
Yoga – Provides individuals who experience physical and/or emotional barriers the opportunity to participate in a safe, meaningful, and structured therapy that promotes relaxation, self-reflection, and improved physical functioning through the use of Yoga movements and guided meditation. The focus is on improving physical and emotional wellness and promoting leisure independence through the discovery of a mind-body connection. This therapy is intended to target individuals who experience chronic pain, however the program is also designed to treat individuals who experience various mental and physical health considerations. 



Aquatic Therapy – Provides a safe, individualized/group aquatic exercise program in the community that focuses on improving physical, social, and leisure independence. Please note that this program often has a waitlist. 




Walking to Wellness – Provides a structured, supportive, community exercise program that focuses on physical fitness and/or balance and healthy living education for clients with chronic disease. The focus is on improving physical, social and leisure independence and prepare for self-management and transition to a community program. 



Expressive Arts – Provides individuals with barriers to leisure engagement the opportunity to express their ideas, emotions, thoughts and feelings through artistic expression and creative means. Using a leisure modality, designed to offer a creative outlet and an opportunity to appreciate the arts. 


In Brooks: The class is held at the JBS Centre – Chandos Room (Previously Lakeside Leisure Centre) on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00pm. The cost is $30 for a 10 week program.

For more information, contact the Brooks Health Centre Therapeutic Recreation at 403-501-3205, or email jalaina.kam@ahs.ca



Therapeutic Writing – Provides the opportunity for individuals to express their ideas, emotions, thoughts and feelings through journaling, verbal expression, and creative writing. 



Steps to Connect - Steps to Connect is a 3-session, evidence-based interactive program created to assist people who experience barriers to participating in their communities in learning ways to strengthen connections through meaningful and enjoyable recreation. Over three sessions, participants are guided to identify enjoyable recreation activities that promote their wellbeing, find places in the community to pursue those activities, plan and participate in a group activity together, learn about local resources, understand the many benefits of recreation, and create their own plan for connecting to their community. Steps to Connect is designed to address risks for social isolation by focusing on enhancing sense of belonging and self-determined activity participation.  



TrueNTH Lifestyle Management

A website and online portal (lifestyle.truenth.ca) has been developed which offers Physical Activity, Stress-Reduction, and Nutrition Programs and Resources for Men Living with Prostate Cancer.


We Care Home Health Services

Areas served by this location: Brooks, Bassano, Bow Island, Oyen, Empress, Rosemarie

 

Services available at these locations:

  • Advanced Foot Care
  • Homemaking Help
  • Infusion Clinics
  • Live-In/Respite Care
  • Personal Support / Attendant Care


Phone 403-529-2200 fax 403-527-0975

WellSpring - Calgary

Wellspring offers programs and services that meet the emotional, social, practical and restorative needs of people living with cancer, their caregivers and their families. All Wellspring programs, services and resources are evidence based, offered free of charge and without referral. 

Wellspring offers a very wide range of online programs and telephone based support services available, financial support service called Money Matters, Peer Support telephone based support and transition coaching. 


Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart (Formerly Shoppers Home Health Care)

Provide a wide range of everyday living products and services for inside and outside the home through trusted, caring experts to meet your family's changing health needs.

Phone: 403-527-8110


Women's Cancer Support Group  - Medicine Hat

​A local support group for women of all ages, with all types of cancer, at all stages of their cancer journey. They share trust, friendship, and good humour in a respectful and confidential setting.

For more information, please email medicinehatwomenscancergroup@gmail.com.

 

Support Group meets the 4th Wednesday of the month (excluding July, August, & December) at the Medicine HaPublic Library, downstairs in the Legion Room, from 7-9pm. 2020 dates will be:

January 22    
February 26     
March 25    
April 22    
May 27
June 24-Luncheon TBA    
September 23    
October 28    
November 25


Refreshments and snacks will be provided, as well as access to Wifi.

2020 Women's Cancer Support Group Poster

YMCA of Medicine Hat

Programs include: aquatics, camps, child care, education & training, employment services, health & fitness, youth engagement, and youth & preschool programming. 

Phone: 403-527-4426


Living Fit Program 
The Living Fit program provides safe, supportive, barrier-free health and wellness opportunities for people with disabilities and chronic, stable conditions. 

The program aids individuals with: Multiple Sclerosis, Cognitive Disabilities, Spinal Cord Injuries, Brain Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Fibromyalgia, Stroke, Heart Disease, Diabetes.

They can customize a program for such issues as Fall Prevention working on balance and leg strength. Participants must be YMCA members. The YMCA also offers financial assistance to those in need

Clients may be referred to the program by various organizations or their physician.  A referral is not necessary, however, and individuals may join at any time to improve their health and quality of living. Click here to learn more about the Living Fit Program, or call 403-527-4426, x 221.


Young Moms Program
The YMCA Early Intervention Program for Young Mothers, “Young Moms” is a comprehensive, educational program designed to meet the diverse needs of pregnant or parenting teens. Young moms can complete their high school education through independent study while learning life management skills. The program is conveniently located within a YMCA daycare centre which provides an opportunity for children to receive on-site care while moms are attending school.