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Early Onset Dementia Alberta Foundation (EODAF)

A non-profit organization committed to building dementia awareness for those living with dementia under 65.

The Early Onset Dementia Alberta Foundation (EODAF) has a Dementia Smart Life Line for caregivers. A mentor with experience living with dementia is available to speak with you and help you navigate dementia related resources (Email REP@EODAF.COM or call 780-863-0730, long distance charges may apply).


For more information on services that may be of value please see their website or call 780-863-0730.

Excel Physical Therapy

Services include, but are not limited to:

-Active Release Technique®

-Acupuncture

-Back and Neck Pain Care

-Concussion Evaluation and Management

-Ergonomic Evaluations

-Exercise Prescriptions

-Functional Capacity Evaluations

-Manual Therapy

-Motor Vehicle Accidents

-Pediatric Assessments

-Postural Assessments

-Pre-Work Screening

-Sports Rehabilitation

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

 

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

Located in Medicine Hat. 

Phone: 403-504-1004.

Extended Family Services

​Non-medical companion & support care services. Services can be accessed In-Home, in Supported Living/Long Term Care, or temporarily while recovering from illness or injury.

Services include companionship, help with housework, shopping, attending appointments or events, assistance completing paperwork, ensuring medications are taken regularly, and more.


To set up a free consultation, call Rod at 403-458-0456 or Anne-Marie at 403-878-9119.

Extended Family Services Brochure

Fair Entry Program - Medicine Hat

The Fair Entry program is designed to assist low income families/individuals to enjoy programs throughout the city through subsidized user fees. 

Eligible users will have access to the following:

-Recreation User Fee Assistance - 50% off up to $100 per year for City of Medicine Hat regular-priced recreation program and admissions at the Family Leisure Centre, Crestwood Recreation Centre and city-run outdoor pools. 

-Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre Galleries (Art, Museum, Archives) – 50% off maximum of $20 per year admission to the Galleries. 

-Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre Education Programs – 50% off percent off up to $100 per year for educational programs directly provided by staff. 

-Seniors Centre/Meals on Wheels – 50% off fees up to $100 per year for programs and/or services that are directly provided by staff (*note: a separate application is required to access the Meals on Wheels program).


For questions specific to the Fair Entry application or process, please call 403-502-8001. See link below for further information and application form.


Fair Entry Program Information and Application 2019

Fetal Alchol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Assessment & Diagnostic Clinics

Medicine Hat:

Children's Fetal Alcohol Services

Bridges Family Programs

477 3rd Street SE, Medicine Hat AB  T1A 0G8

Ph 403-526-7473

Adult - FASD Assessment and Support Services Brochure

Child - FASD Assessment and Support Services Brochure


Brooks:

SPEC Association for Children & Families

Community Cultural Centre

Suite 101, 327 - 3 Street West, Brooks, AB  T1R 0E7

Ph 403-362-5056

 

Lethbridge:

FASD Assessment & Diagnostic Clinic

Lethbridge Family Services (Adult & Children)

1107 - 2 Avenue A North, Lethbridge AB  T1H 0E6

Ph 403-320-9119

Fine Details Cleaning

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

Please call 403-952-9604 for more information.

Fire/Police/Ambulance

Emergency Services


Medicine Hat Police Service 403-529-8400

Brooks Detachment 403-794-4400

Oyen Detachment 403-664-3505

Bassano Detachment 403-641-3684 

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

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

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


Call 403-878-3403

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

Food Bank

​Grocery Basket Program, Grocery Basket Room

Medicine Hat: 403-528-4313, ext 1
Oyen: 403-664-2255
Brooks & Bassano:  403-793-2535  http://brooksfoodbank.ca/ 
Bow Island: 403-957-1075

Foot Care on Wheels - Brooks

​BVC Certified foot care.

Located in Brooks, call 403-363-8198

Friends of Medicare

Friends of Medicare is a non-profit organization incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta as the Alberta Society of the Friends of Medicare (FOM).

FOM is a provincial coalition of individuals, service organizations, social justice groups, unions, associations, churches and other organizations whose goal is to raise public awareness on concerns related to Medicare in Alberta and Canada.


Objectives:

-To raise awareness of issues related to Medicare in Alberta and Canada.
-To collect and share information, and lobby governments to maintain a health care system that adheres to the spirit and the letter of the Canada Health Act.
-To promote the primary objective of Canadian health care policy; to protect, promote and restore the physical and mental well-being of the residents of Canada and to facilitate access to health services without financial or other barriers.
-To encourage governments to address the broad determinants of health.
-To encourage governments to expand and improve our public health care system.
-To oppose investor-owned, for-profit, two tiered or private health care.


Chapter Chair: Avril Torrence
Email: avriltorrence@gmail.com
Phone: 403-527-0609

GC Counselling Services (Oyen)

GC Counselling Services is located inside Oyen Medical Clinic (312 3 St E, Oyen, AB). For more information, please call the number listed below. 

Phone: 403-664-9290

Email: gc.counsellingservices@gmail.com

Geriatric Assessment Team

​Located in Medicine Hat.

Clients age 65 and older with health problems related to getting older. Clients under the age of 65 are assessed on an individual basis. The team provides assessment, counseling, treatment and education to clients with complex health needs living in the community. When necessary, referrals may be made to other community agencies.


Referral must be made by Home Care or by a physician. 


Phone: 403-528-5609
Fax: 403-528-5647


Global Village Centre & Healing Path Wellness Centre for Newcomers (Brooks)

Global Village offers support for newcomers, including Youth Leadership & Mentorship, Media Training, Capacity Building, a Homework Club, and Cultural Competence. 

Healing Path Wellness Centre for Newcomers (A Project of Global Village) is located in Brooks, AB. Healing Path team includes a registered psychologist working with a cultural broker, as well as a medical doctor and cultural ambassadors. Our core values reflect the inclusive health practices and cultural needs of the wide range of populations and groups that we serve.


Services may include supporting access to:

- Individual, Couple Cultural Mediation Counselling
- Intercultural Mediation
- Refugee / Immigrant Focused Therapy Counselling Sessions With Cultural Mediation.
- Empowerment and Cultural Education
- Newcomer Health and Wellness Literacy
- Promotion of Cultural Resilience


Healing Path Wellness Centre address: #122 - 327 3rd Street West, Brooks, AB T1R 0E7
Global Village Centre address: 116 2nd Ave West, Brooks, AB T1R 0R9

For more information, please call (403) 362-7204 or email info@globalvillagecentre.ca

Golden Age Club - Bow Island

​Food & Recreation Services for Seniors

Located in Bow Island, call 403-545-2992

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

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

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


Good Samaritan Society - Medicine Hat

The Good Samaritan Society at South Ridge Village offers seniors multiple levels of support and the opportunity to age in peace.

Overview:
1 Day Program
42 Supportive Living Suites
20 Supportive Living Dementia Suites (Two Dementia Care Cottages)
10 Long Term Care Dementia Suites
70 Continuing Care Suites

Admissions are coordinated by the Alberta Health Services Placement Coordinator in Medicine Hat (403-528-8000).

Call the facility at 403-528-5050 for further information.

Good Samaritan Society Adult Day Program

The Personal Pathways Day Program accommodates up to 20 adults Monday through Friday. Participants may attend from one to five days per week, depending on individual need. Enrolment into the program is by referral from Alberta Health Services Home Care. Services include daytime caregiver respite, personal care assistance, social/recreational activities, and health promotion. Participants are served a hot meal at lunchtime.


The person must be refered by Home Care; if not a Home Care client, the Day Program can facilitate a referral to Home Care.

Phone: 403-528-5060

Fax: 403-504-2520

Personal Pathways Day Program Brochure

GriefShare Support Group - Medicine Hat

GriefShare is open to those who have experienced loss "due to the death of a loved one" (not divorce, loss of job, health, etc.). It is "non-denominational" BUT is biblical based material. 

There is a $20 workbook that is used with the DVD series and also has daily helps for the week. 

Please call the Hillcrest Church office at 403-526-4010 for more information.

Grocery Delivery Services - Medicine Hat

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

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

Sobeys: call 403-504-5732

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

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

GST/HST Credit

​The GST/HST Credit program issues payments to Canadians with low and modest incomes to help offset all or part of the GST/HST they pay on the purchase of goods and services.

 

You no longer have to apply for the goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit. When you file your tax return, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will determine your eligibility and will advise those who are eligible to receive the credit.

Guaranteed Income Supplement

​The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) provides a monthly non-taxable benefit to Old Age Security (OAS) recipients who have a low income and are living in Canada.

 

You qualify for the Guaranteed Income Supplement if you meet all of the following conditions:

  • you are receiving an Old Age Security pension
  • your annual income (or in the case of a couple, your combined income) is lower than the maximum annual income.

 

You must apply in writing for the GIS. Complete and mail the Application for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (ISP-3025) for the payment year that applies to you and include certified true copies of the required documentation

Click here to access Application Form and Instructions


Hale Hearing

​Our aim is to improve people's lives every day; we offer a full service clinic with audio exams and provide top quality digital hearing devices tailored to meet your hearing needs and desires. Located in Medicine Hat, call 403-526-0633.

Hampton Inn & Suites - Medicine Hat

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


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

HandiBus - Brooks & Bow Island

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

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


For Brooks:

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

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

Happiness Basics Class

For patients who want to learn skills to increase their happiness and well-being. For more information or to register speak with your PCN nurse or Behavioral Health Consultant.

Health Link

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

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


The specific services include:

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



Healthy Eating Resources (AHS)

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

HearingLife Medicine Hat

We provide personalized, caring service for each and every one of our clients. We do offer select house calls visits for clients who are unable to come into the office because of mobility issues.

The office is open Monday-Thursday from 9am-5pm and Friday from 9am-4pm, closed for lunch from 12:30pm-1:30pm everyday. We have a satellite office in Brooks, AB one day a week, as well as a satellite office one day a month in Oyen, AB as well


Toll-free 1-888-439-9878

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Nunavut and North West Territories

​Aims to build healthier hearts and minds across Canada by bringing life-saving knowledge to the communities we serve, through our local area offices and the healthcare providers we support with education and resources. 

Toll Free Phone 1-888-473-4636

HELP-AB (Helping to Ease Alberta's Pain)

We are a chronic pain patient advocacy, support and education group that is fighting for the better treatment of chronic pain while offering support for patients, families and doctors that are impacted by it. Join the discussion, tell us your story, and learn more about the issues facing chronic pain patients. 


For one-on-one support, advocacy, or more information, contact Sandie at 403-952-6319.


Hip and Knee Clinic - Medicine Hat

​Located in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Provides a healthcare team approach to assess and treat people who need total joint replacement surgery. The first appointment (assessment) is with an orthopedic surgeon. The program will continue to follow your progress until after your surgery.


Phone: 403-502-8648 ext 1530
Fax: 403-528-8163

 

Forward referral forms with x-ray reports by fax. Referrals for total hip and total knee replacements can be made to specific orthopedic surgeons or to the next available orthopedic surgeon. The referring doctor will be notified once the referral has been received. The patient will be notified by the Hip and Knee Clinic when they have an appointment for assessment.

 

HIV Community Link

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

 

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

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

-Safer injection and safer sex supplies

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

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

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

-Training and workshops

 

Medicine Hat:

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

Medicine Hat Cares Centre is located at 641 4 Street SE

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


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


Brooks:

Phone: 403-376-6020

Mobile Location


Holy Family Parish - St. Vincent de Paul

Financial assistance and programs. Located in Medicine Hat. Please call 403-527-6933.

Home Care Services (Alberta Health Services)

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

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

-nursing services

-personal care services

-respite services

-palliative care

-wound care

-self managed care (SMC)

-living option assessments 

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


South Zone Home Care Referral

Home Rehabilitation Team - Medicine Hat

​As a team we provide community-based therapy for anyone who has had a recent decline in independence, function or mobility. 

Call 403-502-8648 Misspelled Wordext 1497 for more information.

Fax: 403-529-8021


HRT client brochure

HRT Referral form

Hope Street Compassionate Ministry Centre

Hope Street addresses poverty by supplying resources towards basic human needs of the homeless, working poor and disadvantaged population of Medicine Hat. We provide a Family-Safe environment where guests can receive a hot and nutritious meal at no cost.

The afternoon meal at Hope Street is held each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall at St Barnabas Anglican Church located at 635 – 4th Street SE, Downtown Medicine Hat, AB. The doors open at 2:30pm and the meal is served at 3:00pm

Clothing and household items are available the first Sunday of each month, as well as additional food hampers. 

For more information, call 403-458-HOPE (4673)