Cancer

  
  

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

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

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 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 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 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 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

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

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

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

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

​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


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

Cancer Survivorship Clinic - Dr. Marc Trudeau

D r. 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: 403.528.3008
Fax: 403.528.9648

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

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. 


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

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/


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.

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

Dr. Taylor - Dermatologist

​Dermatologist in Medicine Hat. 

Need doctor referral; call 403-529-0010.

DriveABLE

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

DriveABLE Referral Form Cognitive Assessment

Medicine Hat and area call 403-528-4860

fax 403-527-7414

Excel Physical Therapy

​Services We Provide:  
Manual Therapy, Postural Assessments, Pediatrics Assessments,
Pre-work Screening, Ergonomic Evaluations, Exercise Prescription, Sports Rehab, Acupuncture, Functional Capacity Evaluations, Active Release Technique, & Concussion Evaluation/Management


Conditions We Treat:
Motor Vehicle Accidents, Soft Tissue Injuries, Pediatrics (Neuro), Post Surgery Rehab, Arthritis, Whiplash, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Joint Pain, Headaches, Concussions

 

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

Located in Medicine Hat. Call 403-504-1004.

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 https://www.brooks.ca/278/Handibus
Bow Island: 403-952-1968

Brooks Handibus Application Forms.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
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)

Nursing services, personal care services, respite services, palliative care & wound care 


Bassano (Ph) 403-641-6127 (Fax) 403-641-2157 (Hosp fax, use cover letter)
Bow Island (Ph) 403-545-2296 (Fx) 403-545-6357
Brooks (Ph) 403-362-7766 (Fx) 403-362-7778
Medicine Hat (Ph) 403-581-5750 (Fx) 403-581-5752
Oyen (Ph) 403-664-3651 (Fx) 403-664-2934


South Zone Home Care Referral.pdf

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 at Redcliff, Suffield, Brooks, Bassano, Strathmore, & Chestermere.

Please call 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 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.

Call 403-529-8817

 

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

Mariposa Transport - Brooks

​Door to door service for airport runs, appointments and day trips leaving from Brooks. The possibilities are endless, please contact Cindy Chuckry for pricing and more information 403-363-7513.

Medical Examination for Motor Vehicle Operations

​Medical advisors and administrators from all Canadian provincial and territorial driver-licensing bodies developed the medical standards used in Alberta. Alberta Transportation is responsible for determining driver fitness and making decisions regarding a person’s privilege to drive.

MediChair

​Carry a complete selection of Home Medical Equipment and Home Health Care products designed to enhance the quality of life, increase mobility, and provide a safe and accessible environment for the home.

Phone: 403-528-2272

Toll free: 1-888-528-2272

Fax: 403-526-1956

Medicine Hat Family YMCA

​The Medicine Hat Family YMCA, a charity supported by volunteers, is devoted to enriching our community by providing services to people of all ages within a safe, healthy environment that enhances personal wellness.


The YMCA now has a  Living Fit Program for people with disabilities, chronic conditions, and those at risk for disease (diabetes, hypertension, ect.).

They can customize a program for such issues as Fall Prevention working in balance and leg strength. No referral is required but participants must be YMCA members. The YMCA also offers financial assistance to those in need.

Phone 403-527-4426

Medicine Hat Physiotherapy Clinic

Provides quality physiotherapy care, hands on therapy and tailored rehabilitation for the pertinent injury and to attain maximum potential of client.

Medicine Hat Physiotherapy is committed to providing the highest quality of patient care. The clinic focuses on an exercise-based rehabilitation program to help get clients back in the game whether it be work, sport or everyday life.

They proudly offer full-hour, one-to-one individualized physiotherapy sessions and week end appointments. 

Phone: 403-580-2929

Medicine Hat Public Library Homebound Services

​A delivery service to those who are unable to come to the Library, either indefinitely or on a short-term basis, for example, while recovering from illness or surgery.

The 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.

Please call 403-502-8541

MyHealth Website

A resource for non–emergency health information.

This site was 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)


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 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 Southern Alberta.

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 Co-ordinator   (403) 529-8901 
Medicine Hat  Volunteer Co-ordinator   (403)529-8849


St. Joseph's Carmel Hospice - 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

​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 GoSafe 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 1-800-387-8120 ext 7783  for more information.

Philips Lifeline Request Form.pdf

Physical Therapy - Outpatient

​Outpatient services provided to adults without third party payer coverage and children with orthopedic conditions. Assessment, evaluation, treatment, education, health promotion and consultation.


Medicine Hat  Ph 403-529-8851 or fax 403-529-8968


Brooks Ph 403-501-3234 or fax 403-362-6039


Bassano Ph 403-641-6122 or fax 403-641-2157


Oyen Ph 403-664-4300 or fax 403-664-4325


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

 

Fax patient history & info

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

Prevention in Hand

​Informative website for practitioners and patients. Hosted by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

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)

​RAMP is a program available to eligible wheelchair users to modify their home to be more wheelchair accessible. Applicants can apply for a RAMP grant for up to $7,500 annually and up to a maximum of $15,000 within a 10-year benefit period

 

Forms to be completed

RAMP Application.pdf 

 

Call 1-877-427-5760

Fax 780-644-8085

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).

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
Fax: 403-527-8331


Southeast Alberta Caregivers

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

 
Support groups:
 
The Kitchen Is Open - Family caregiver coffee & chat. 3rd Tuesday of the month 1:30-3:00pm at the Canadian Mental Health Association boardroom (204 1865 Dunmore Rd SE).  
 

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

Southeast Alberta Caregivers also hosts annual full day workshops in November. Call Lorna Scott 403-548-8437 for more info.

The Caregivers 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).



Caregiving Basics Workshop for Caregivers

-3 Steps to Making Life Easier for You and Your Loved One

-The #1 Strategy to Feel Better in Less than 3 minutes or less

-Be prepared for the expected and unexpected


Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 10:00am-12:00pm, at 423 North Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat, AB.

Please register by contacting 403-548-8437 or email Lorna@TheCaregiversLighthouse.com. 


There is no charge for this workshop.


Therapeutic Recreation & Aquatic Program - Medicine Hat & Brooks

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.  Teaches how to use resources and take part in recreation and leisure activities.


Medicine Hat:

Phone: 403-502-8648, ext 1068

Aquatic Therapy Poster

Walking to Wellness Poster

Allied Health Referral Form


Brooks: 

Phone: 403-501-3205

Brooks Therapeutic Recreation Services Poster

Allied Health Referral Form



Expressive Arts Program:

Expressive Arts was developed in the beginning of 2013 to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to express their ideas, emotions, thoughts and feelings through artistic expression and creative means. The treatment is designed to offer a creative outlet and an opportunity to appreciate the arts. 

In Medicine Hat:

For more information call the Medicine Hat Therapeutic Recreation Office: 403-502-8648 ext. 1068.
Fax: 403-529-8968

Expressive Arts Referral Form

When completing referral under "Reason for Referral" state Expressive Arts Program and email it to Lanna.Herter@albertahealthservices.ca


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 Program

Therapeutic Writing is about expression of emotions and thoughts; it is a space for questions that may not have answers, a place for thoughts that may otherwise not have a home, a safe container for emotions so that they do not have to be loose in the world. Join us for a 10 week session which combines journal writing, expressive writing and creative writing. No writing experience required.

The next 10 week session will be held at the Medicine Hat Public Library Legion Room from September 18 - November 20, 2018, from 10:30-11:30am.

For more information contact: Medicine Hat Community Therapeutic Recreation at 403.502.8648 Ext. 1068, or email ashley.o’reilly@ahs.ca

TrueNTH Lifestyle Management

A website and online portal (lifestyle.truenth.ca) has been developed which gives men affected by prostate cancer access to personalized programs, trackers, tools, and health libraries of prostate cancer specific wellness resources.

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
  • Residential Care


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

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, frienship, 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. 2019 dates will be:

January 23

February 27

March 27

April 24

May 22

June 26

September 25

October 23

November 27


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