Cardiac & Hypertension

  
  

Adult Rehabilitation and Geriatric Assessment Unit

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

 

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

 

Phone 403-529-8862

Fax 403-528-5610

AHS Diagnostic Labs

​Medicine Hat – Main Lab

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

Monday – Friday 7:00am – 7:00pm

Saturdays 8:15am – 4:00pm 

 

Medicine Hat Hospital - Outpatient Lab

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

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm


Brooks Lab - Patient Collection Site 

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

Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:00pm


Brooks Health Centre

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

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 1:00pm


Bow Island Health Centre

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

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 3:15pm


Big Country Hospital 

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

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 3:00pm


AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped)

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

AISH Eligibility

Applying for AISH

AISH Application Form

Consent to Communication Form

Call 403-529-3550

 

AJ's Loan Cupboard

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

 

Call 403-580-5580

Alberta Adult Health Benefit

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

 

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

Alberta Adult Health Benefit Application

Alberta Aids to Daily Living

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

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

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

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

Alberta 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 Health Care Insurance Plan

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

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

Alberta Healthy Living Program - Classes & Education

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

Alberta Healthy Living Referral Form 2013

Alberta Healthy Living Program - Exercise Program

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

 

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

 

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

 

Medicine Hat 403-529-8969

Brooks 403-793-6659

Alberta Healthy Living Referral Form 2013.pdf

Alberta Healthy Living Program - Heart Function Clinic

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


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

Toll Free 1-866-795-9709

 

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

Alberta Healthy Living Referral Form 2013.pdf

Alberta Physical Therapy Clinic Inc.

​Services Offered: 

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


Phone 403-527-9477

Fax 403-527-8274

Email info@aptcinc.ca

Alberta Supports

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

Click. Call. Come In.

Phone:  1-877-644-9992

Main Floor Provincial Building
Room 5
Medicine Hat, AB

Brooks Helping Hands Caregiving Ltd

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

Call 403-633-0547

Brooks Physiotherapy Clinic Ltd.

​Private physiotherapy clinic.

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

Bus Buddy Program

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

Medicine Hat Call 403-529-8307

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


Caregiver Coalition of Southeast Alberta

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

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

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

 

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

Call Lorna Scott 403-548-8437 for more info

Caring Hearts & Direct Link

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

 

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

Direct Link is an exclusive medical alert system.

Medicine Hat & Brooks call 403-548-6900

CBI Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre

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

 

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

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

City of Medicine Hat Special Transit

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

 

Fax registration form to 403-525-8894

 

Medicine Hat Special Transit Application

Medicine Hat Special Transit Referral Form 2014

Call 403-529-8214 ext 2 for more information

City of Medicine Hat Transit

Affordable, accessible transportation system.

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

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


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: 403-502-8267

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

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

 

A referral is needed to access this service.

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

 

Not all services are available at all locations.

 

Call for more information.

CT Request

General X-Ray Request

Image Guided Interventional Procedures Request

MRI Request

Nuclear Medicine Request

Ultrasound Request

 

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

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

 

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

HandiBus

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

Brooks - (403) 362-6661 or (403) 262-6190
Bow Island - (403) 545-2161

HealthLink

​24 Hour Access to a nurse

 

On June 1, 2015 HealthLink's new phone number changed to  811

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

 

Rural Foot Care Services $10/person

Tilley: 1st Tuesday every month at the Seniors Drop In @1:30

Duchess: 2nd Tuesday every month at the South End of the Community Hall @ 1

Bassano: 3rd Tuesday every month at Seniors Drop In @9:30am

Gem: Last Monday every month at the Community Hall @ 10am

Brooks: Last Monday every month (subject to change occasionally) at St. Mary's Catholic Church @ 1

Rolling Hills: Last Tuesday every month at the Seniors Centre at 10am

Inform Alberta

​Searchable database of local and provincial programs and services

J & L Shuttle Service

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-528-8851

Offers Daily Shuttle Service from Medicine Hat to Calgary and Shuttle Service from Medicine Hat to Lethbridge on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Our passengers can enjoy their trip to the Airport, doctors’ offices, Hospitals, and some Shopping Centers in Calgary and Lethbridge.

Library Home Bound Program

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-502-8541

​If you are unable to come into the Library due to physical or health restrictions, our collections will come to you!

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.

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 new Living Fit Program for people with disabilities, chronic conditions, and those at risk for disease (diabetes, hypertension, ect..). They customize depending on need focusing on a slower pace work out.

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 finical assistants to those in need.

Phone 403-527-4426

MyHealth Website

​Health information when you need it​

North West Cardio Diagnostics

​Medicine Hat's digital paperless ultrasound labs specializing in echocardiography, carotid ultrasound and research studies. 

NWCD provides accurate professional reports to the referring physician by the next business day while providing the patient with a pain free experience. 

North West Cardio-Diagnostics is committed to accommodating urgent cases on a day to day basis responding to the patient’s needs and the referring physician’s request.

Referral Form

If you are a physician or a staff member - patients can be booked online:

https://www.nwcd-calgary.com/SiteLogin/AppointmentLogin.php

or referrals can be faxed in.

Call 403-528-5646

Fax 403-528-5649

Nutrition Counselling (Dietitian) - Brooks

​Clinical Nutrition is committed to nutrition care to improve and maintain health and quality of life for people throughout southeast Alberta. Located in the Brooks Health Centre

Call 403-793-6659

 

Referral is required for this service. Call for more information.

Nutrition Guidelines for Primary Care

​The Nutrition Guidelines for Primary Care is a provincial resource that provides nurses, physicians, and health professionals in the primary care setting with consistent, evidence-based messaging relating to key nutrition topics.

To access free copies of the nutrition handouts go to AHS Nutrition Handouts

Occupational Therapy - Outpatient

​Helps people recovering from illness or injury learn or relearn the skills they need to complete daily activities.

 

A referral is needed to access this service. Call for more information. Medicine Hat and area - 403-529-8851 or fax 403-529-8968

Outpatient Dietitian - River Heights Professional Centre

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

Phone - 403-529-8969

Fax 403-528-5602

 

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

 

Referral Form

Path to Care Directory (and Referral Form)

​The Path to Care Directory (previously Medical Access to Service, or MAS) has been updated for January 2014. The Path to Care Directory is a valuable tool for referring physicians and provides specialty specific contact information, approximate wait times, referral guidelines and processes

 

Sending a Referral? A Reminder Checklist
Have you provided your office’s direct phone number for healthcare professionals. The patient’s information as outlined in the Calgary Zone Access and Triage form your evaluation of urgency of referral based on the Specialty Specific Guidelines. The Specialty Specific Guideline requirements (pages 57-235) including any information, tests, or investigations required by the specialty for triage.

If you have any questions regarding the Calgary Zone Path to Care Directory please
contact: jodi.glassford@albertahealthservices.ca

 

Path to Care Directory Referral Form

 

eReferal is currently set up for Hip & Knee Joint Replacement surgery (referral & advise,) Medical/Radiation Oncology for Breast & Lung Cancer (referral & advices) and Nephrology (advise only).

Prairie Sprinter Shuttle Services

​Daily Medicine Hat to Calgary and return, pick ups available in Brooks and Bassano

■Medicine Hat to Calgary $60.
■Suffield to Calgary $60.
■Medicine Hat to Brooks $40.
■Medicine Hat to Bassano $40.
■Brooks to Calgary $50.
■Brooks to Strathmore $40.
■Bassano to Calgary $40.
■All Children 10 yrs or younger will receive a $10 discount 

Toll-free 1877-333-3238










Prevention in Hand

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

Rainbow Medical Centre

​Echocardiography

 

We request that any doctor/clinic complete requisition in full and fax (403-487-0969) to our clinic. We then contact the patient directly to schedule the appointment to fit their schedule. If this is an urgent request we ask that this is clearly noted at the top of the requisition form and the patient is then fit in as soon as possible.

 

Office is located in Medicine Hat at 821B 5th Street SW. Phone 403-487-0970 or fax 403-487-0969

Echo Req

Shoppers Home Health Care

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-527-8110
Fax: 403-527-8331

​Focused on providing Canadians with a complete selection of specialty home health care products and services to stay active and independent.

The Caregivers Lighthouse

Lorna Scott offers and 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.

 

Workshop fee is $47 call 403-548-8437 to register.

The Ridge Spine & Sport Centre

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-527-7447
Fax: 403-527-5522

​Inside our clinic, patients benefit from Active Release Technique®, Graston Technique®, chiropractic manipulation (adjusting),  therapeutic rehabilitation and sports performance enhancement through the Titielist Performance Institute®. Beyond our practice, patients thrive from receiving the highest standards of health care.

Therapeutic Recreation & Aquatic Program - Brooks

Phone: 403-641-6123

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.

 

Aquatic Program Call Linda 403-501-3234 - Community Client Referral or Self Referral is accepted. See Attachment for more information

 
Brooks Community Aquatic Therapy Information.pdf   
Brooks Community Aquatic Therapy Referral.pdf
South Zone Allied Health.pdf 


Total Cardiology

City: Calgary
Phone: 403-571-8640
Fax: 403-571-6990

Our a dedicated multi-disciplinary team of over 125 staff members ranging from allied health care workers to educators, clinical researchers, executive assistants and administrators, our cardiologists deliver rapid and comprehensive cardiology consultation, leading edge cardio-diagnostic tests, research and prevention services.

 

Physicians can refer online via their website or fax referral form to 403-571-6990.

TC - Cardio-Diagnostic Requisition.pdf 
TC - RACC Referral form.pdf   
TC - Rapid Consultation Referral.pdf  


We Care Home Health Services

Area(s) served by this location: Brooks, Bassano, Bow Island, Oyen, Empress, Rosemarie

 

Services available at these location:

Advanced Foot Care, Community Care Homes, Homemaking Help, Infusion Clinics, Live-In/Respite Care & Personal Support/Attendant Care
 

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