Diabetes

  
  

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 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 Association of Optometrists

​For adult patients of the ages 19 - 64, Alberta Health covers medically necessary optometric services.

What is considered medically necessary?

  • Monitoring for diabetes issues, glaucoma and retinal disease

  • Pre and post-operative care for cataract patients

  • Eye infections or injuries

  • Foreign objects in the eye

  • Sudden appearance of floaters, spots, or flashes of light

  • Sudden changes in vision or acute pain in the eye

  • Other visual disturbances may be covered... ask your optometrist!


To find an optometrist, please visit the website above.

Alberta Blue Cross

​If you're self-employed, working without employer benefits or retiring early, you may be without supplementary health benefit coverage. Get the extra coverage you need through an affordable Alberta Blue Cross individual health plan.

 

Phone 403-529-5553

Fax 403-527-3798

Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan

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

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

Alberta Healthy Living Program - Classes & Education

The Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) is an integrated community-based chronic disease management program. Speak to your health professional or call AHLP for more information.  
 
Medicine Hat (Ph) 403-529-8969 (Fx) 403-528-5602 
Brooks (Ph) 403-793-6659 (Fx) 
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

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

 
Better Choices Better Health® (2.5 hour for 6 weeks) 
Through problem solving and goal setting, participants will increase their confidence and learn new skills to better manage their health and enjoy improved quality of life. It is a peer led program that offers strategies to handle pain, fatigue, and stress as well as discovering better nutrition and exercise choices. Other topics include medication management, dealing with difficult emotions, communicating with health care teams and getting the support needed.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969, or join online at  https://betterchoicesbetterhealth.ca/online/.


MEDICINE HAT CLASSES:

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



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

Next Sessions:
Part 1: September 12 - 1:00pm-3:30pm
Part 2: September 19 - 1:00pm-3:30pm
Part 3 - Septembr 26 - 1:00pm-3:30pm



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

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

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

Next sessions:
Part 1: September 14 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Part 2: September 21 - 1:00pm-3:00pm




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




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


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

Next sessions:
September 10 - 9:00am-12:00pm



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

Next sessions:
September 27 - 9:00am-11:00am


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


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

Next sessions:
September 26 - 9:00am-12:00pm


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



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



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

Next sessions:
September 10 - 1:00pm-4:00pm


Taking Care of You (3 hours)
This vascular risk reduction class is great knowledge for individuals with chronic disease, pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, PVD, TIA, stroke, and for all who are interested in learning more about prevention and/or early detection of chronic disease. The class encourages people to become better self-managers. Our teaching is based on Canadian Guideline targets. Participants are educated on the significance of these targets, and encouraged to take action to prevent, identify and or slow the progress of an existing chronic disease. Action planning and goal setting are used to help the individual move forward in a healthy lifestyle.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.

Next sessions:
September 13 - 9:00am-12:00pm
September 24 - 9:00am-12:00pm


BROOKS CLASSES

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

Next sessions:
September 5
November 7


Taking Care of You (3 hours)
This vascular risk reduction class is great knowledge for individuals with chronic disease, pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, PVD, TIA, stroke, and for all who are interested in learning more about prevention and/or early detection of chronic disease. The class encourages people to become better self-managers. Our teaching is based on Canadian Guideline targets. Participants are educated on the significance of these targets, and encouraged to take action to prevent, identify and or slow the progress of an existing chronic disease. Action planning and goal setting are used to help the individual move forward in a healthy lifestyle.
For more information and to register call 403-793-6659

Next sessions:
October 4
December 6


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


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



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

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

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

Alberta Healthy Living Program - Diabetes Clinic

​Diabetes Education and Treatment
Medicine Hat (Ph) 403-529-8969 (Fx) 403-528-5602
Brooks (Ph) 403-793-6659 (Fx) 403-501-3327

Toll Free 1-866-795-9709

Please send referral to AHLP or patient can self refer

Alberta Healthy Living Referral Form 2013.pdf

Alberta Healthy Living Program - Exercise Program

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

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

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

 

Medicine Hat 403-529-8969

Brooks 403-793-6659

Alberta Healthy Living Referral Form 2013.pdf

Alberta 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

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 National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

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

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

The CNIB hosts an informal support group at the Medicine Hat Public Library the 3rd Thursday of the month (not in July or Aug) starting around 1pm. Transportation can be provided; please call 403-527-2211 to arrange.

Canadian Red Cross Society

​Red Cross Medical Equipment Loan Service

Canadian Red Cross Equipment Loan 2015

24 Hour Helpline 1-888-800-6493

Medicine Hat phone 403-526-3048 fax 403-529-0540


Caring Feet

​Mobile Foot Care in Medicine Hat

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

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

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

Caring Hearts & Direct Link

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

 

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

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

Medicine Hat & Brooks call 403-548-6900

CBI Health Centre - Medicine Hat

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


Physiotherapy & Mental Health services available:

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


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

Phone: 403-529-0999

Fax: 403-527-7101

City of Medicine Hat Special Transit

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

Special Transit Application & Information

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

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


City of Medicine Hat Transit

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


Medicine Hat Transit Ride Guide

 
Call 403-529-8214 for more information

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.

Diabetes Association - Brooks & District

​A local, independent, self-financing, non-government, not-for-profit charitable organization, whose mandate is to meet the needs of persons with diabetes through service, education, and advocacy.


Brooks and area call 403-362-5914 


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

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

Diabetes Canada (Formerly CDA)

Leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while working to find a cure. Community education, management, needle disposal & clothes line.

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


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

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

Diagnostic Imaging Services (AHS)

​Big Country Hospital (Oyen)

Phone: 403-664-4311

Fax: 403-664-4326

Monday to Friday 7:45am - 5:00pm

Saturday 7:45am - 12:00pm

 

Bow Island Health Centre

Phone: 403-545-3209

Fax: 403-545-2281

Monday to Friday 7:30pm - 4:30pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

 

Brooks Health Centre

Phone: 403-501-3218

Fax: 403-501-3365

Monday to Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

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

 

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

Phone: 403-529-8850

Fax: 403-519-8078

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

 

A referral is needed to access this service.

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

 

Not all services are available at all locations. Call for more information. 

CT Request

General X-Ray Request

Image Guided Interventional Procedures Request

MRI Request

Nuclear Medicine Request

PET/CT Imaging Request

Ultrasound Request

Dietitian - Outpatient

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


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

Phone: 403-529-8969

Fax: 403-528-5602

 

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

Alberta Healthy Living Referral Form

Dr. Ahmad's Clinic

​Patient referral through Dr. Ahmad to access:
Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic Ph 403-502-8615
Hemodialysis  Ph 403-529-8807
Southern Alberta Renal Program

 

Referral required

Dr. Ahmad Referral form

Clinic phone:403-528-2911

Clinic fax: 403-526-5818

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

Dr. John Nesbitt's practice focuses on the care and treatment of biomechanical foot problems and cutaneous ulcers.

All patients seen at this clinic are referred by their healthcare professional so that the lines of communication between caregivers can be maintained. To ensure that all patients are scheduled appropriately, referrals from patient's healthcare professionals will only be accepted by fax, and our office will contact the patient directly to arrange an appointment.

Dr. Nesbitt Foot and Ulcer Referral Form


Dr. Pau - Podiatrist

Podiatrist in Medicine Hat. Call 403-529-5596

Dr. Taylor - Dermatologist

​Dermatologist in Medicine Hat. 

Need doctor referral; call 403-529-0010.

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.

Foot Care on Wheels - Brooks

​BVC Certified foot care.

Located in Brooks, call 403-363-8198

Foot Institute

The Foot Institute is an association of Doctors specializing in the medical treatment of the foot and ankle, and is one of the largest groups of foot specialists in Alberta.

Located at Crescent Heights Family Medical Clinic.

Located in Medicine Hat, call 403-529-1310

Patient may self refer - please call to make an appointment

Gem Care

​Foot care

Located in Medicine Hat, call 403-504-0095

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

Inform Alberta

​Searchable database of local and provincial programs and services

Insulin Pump Therapy

​The provincial program is for patients with Type 1 diabetes who are residents of Alberta.

Patients should take the online education session below:

Insulin Pump Therapy Learning Module


Approved Alberta Clinics
Medicine Hat Location - AHLP: 403-529-8969

Medicine Hat - AHLP - Toll Free: 1-866-795-9709
Lethbridge Location - Insulin Clinic: 403-388-6654
Calgary Location - Richmond Diagnostic Treatment Centre:  403-955-8146


Referral information required to be determined by clinic. Some clinics will allow you to book an assessment appointment without referral.

Insulin Pump Therapy Program Supply Authorization Requests 

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

Laurie Hamilton

Professional Foot Care Services which include Medical Procedures, Diabetic Foot Care, Type I and Type II, Skin Conditions, Fungus, Warts, Calluses, Reflexology, and Cold-Laser Treatments.  She is an expert in the treatment of problems, such as Morton's Neuroma, Bursitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Arthritic Conditions and much more.

Phone: 403-526-2463

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 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)


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

fax 403-529-8968

Pamela's Foot Care

​Providing foot care services in the privacy of your home. Practiced by licenced LPN for basic and advanced foot care. Diabetic foot care. Clip and file toenails, fungal and ingrown toenails. File calluses, assist with corns and bunions, padding as required. Foot and leg massage Call 403-928-3666 for more information or to book an appointment

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.

Richmond Diagnostic Treatment Centre

City: Calgary
Phone: 403-955-8444
Fax: 403-209-2954

Grief Support Program - Provides support for people coping with the death of a loved one, including one-to-one and group counseling. Call 403-955-8011

Osteoporosis Services - This interdisciplinary team provides care and educates patients, the community and other health professionals regarding osteoporosis prevention, treatment, and appropriate resources. Bone health classes are held monthly and are free of charge and open to all interested persons.  Call 403-955-8134

Chronic pain services - Helps people find ways to manage chronic pain (e.g., musculoskeletal, neuropathic, pelvic, or headache pain).

Clients take part in their treatment by going to education sessions, setting goals, and exercising. Other options to manage pain include anesthetic procedures (e.g., nerve blocks) and neuromodulation (e.g., stimulators, pumps).

This service also works with the Living Well program to offer education sessions in the community. Call 403-943-9900

Weight Management Program - This program offers a wide range of services and treatment options to assist with weight management including. Call 403-955-8118

 

Calgary Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic - This clinic provides medical, psychological, and surgical interventions for weight management and improving health. Support is provided to individuals with obesity who require complex medical management and/or surgical intervention. Call 403-955-8088

 

Diabetes Insulin Pump Clinics - Provides support for people with Type 1 diabetes who use an insulin pump. An insulin pump is a device a person wears instead of giving daily insulin injections. It is portable and can be programmed. It’s about the size of a pager and delivers fast-acting insulin through a small tube that is put under the skin. The site has to be changed every 2 to 3 days.  


Call 403-955-8118 or the booking line 403-955-8146

 

Referral by fax for consultation. Lab work forwarded by referring physician.

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.

Sweet Feet

Melinda Loughren is a registered LPN and has worked in the healthcare industry for over twenty years. She is a licensed Advanced & Diabetic Foot Care Provider and a member of the CAFCN (Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses). She provides Basic and Advanced Foot Care, Diabetic Foot Care, treats Fungal Nails, Ingrown Toenails, Calluses, Corns and Bunion Padding.


Each session includes a hands on personalized assessment of legs, feet and nails with referrals as necessary.  You will receive proactive foot care with education (such as shoes, nutrition, medication and creams, cognitive challenges, pain issues & home hazards.


For more information or to book an appointment, please visit the website at tweettweetsweetfeet.com, email at tweet-tweet-sweet-feet@hotmail.com or phone 587-801-3383. 

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.


The Ridge Spine & Sport Centre

​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.


Phone: 403-527-7447
Fax: 403-527-5522


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

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

Wound Care - Medicine Hat Home Care

​Foot care

 

Call for more information call Home Care at 403-581-5750