Education and Professional Support

  
  

AADAC (Alberta Alcohol & Drug Abuse Commission)

​Outpatient drug rehab program. Counseling for individuals, groups or families. Located in the Provincial Building Room #1, 346 - 3rd Street SE, Medicine Hat. Call 403-529-3582 to reach the Medicine Hat office.

 

Addictions Help Line 1-866-332-2322 (toll free within Alberta, available 24/7)

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


Alberta Brain Injury Initiative

​Each year, approximately 5,000 Albertans have a head injury, and if their brain is affected, they may need help to live, work and participate in their communities. Brain Injury Awareness Month in June is an opportunity to put the spotlight on prevention and available supports for people with an acquired brain injury.

 

The Survival Guide is intended to provide basic information and support to survivors of acquired brain injury and their families. We hope that this guide will also point you in the right direction to find the support and resources that are available in Alberta. Get a Survival Guide by phoning Toll Free 310-0000 then dial 780-415-2747, visit the website, or pick up at REDI.

The Brain Injury Initiative Survival Guide

Phone 403-528-2661

Fax 403-528-2647

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 Misspelled Wordhr 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 Misspelled Wordhr 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 Misspelled Wordhrs) 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 Misspelled Wordhr) 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. Next class December 28, 2017 - call to register.
 
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. Next class December 4 and 19, 2017 - call to register.
 
Moving You towards Healthier Sleep (2.5hr with 1 Misspelled Wordhr 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. Next class December 1 & 15, 2017 - call to register.
 
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. Next class December 11, 2017 - call to register.
 
Taking Care of You (3 Misspelled WordHr) 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. Next class December 14, 2017 - call to register.

Stress Management Class (2 Parts) December 7 & 14 - call to register.
Diabetes Class - December 13, 2017 Call to Register.
Healthy Eating Nutrition Class December 11, 2017 call to register.
 
Speak to your health professional or call AHLP for more information.  
 
Medicine Hat (Misspelled WordPh) 403-529-8969 (Misspelled WordFx) 403-528-5602
Brooks (Misspelled WordPh) 403-793-6659 (Misspelled WordFx
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 - 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.

 

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 Human Services

​We offer employment, training and career services, discover local job fairs, career workshops, and job search resources.

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

Brooks Alberta Works Centre 403-362-1278 

Medicine Hat Alberta Supports Centre 1-877-644-9992

Alberta Quits

Whether you're considering quitting smoking, or have made the decision to quit, the help you're looking for is right here! The program connects your patient, who is willing to quit, with a Cessation Counsellor at the Misspelled WordAlbertaQuits Helpline.

Phone: 1-866-710-7848

1. Download the Fax Referral Form and have it signed by your patient indicating the best time to be called at home.

2. Fax the form to Misspelled WordAlbertaQuits Helpline at 1-866-979-3553 for direct follow-up with your patient.

Alberta Quits 2014.pdf


Misspelled WordQuitCore - Tobacco Reduction Free Support Groups will run Thursdays starting September 14 - October 19, 2017 at the Community Health Services (2948 Dunmore Rd SE - Medicine Hat) for more information or to register call 1-866-710-7848.

Allergy/Asthma Information & Research

​The AAIA's mission is to create safer environments and improve quality of life for Canadians affected by allergy, asthma, and anaphylaxis by empowering individuals and providing education, leadership, and a national voice.


Additional Website
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~aair/

Alzheimer's Society

​Caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s or a related disease is a commendable and busy undertaking. Support groups provide an informal setting where you can: rejuvenate, learn new information, and share with others experiencing similar situations.

The Alzheimer's Society has a new program called First Link a referral program designed to help newly diagnosed people with dementia get the help they need as soon as possible. See their website for more information. Referral to the program is attached. 
 
Care Partners Support Group - 4th Wednesday of each month at the Alzheimer's Society Office in the Medical Arts Building from 1-3pm.

Alzheimers Referral Form.pdf

Medicine Hat phone 403-528-2700

AMA - Mature driver Course

Our refresher course for senior drivers helps experienced drivers stay safe on the road for as long as possible. This in-class course encourages group discussion about the changes and new technologies in driving, and how age can impact driving skills.

Medicine Hat 403-527-6271

Asthma & COPD Education Program - Outpatient (Respiratory Therapy)

Asthma education for people of all ages in an outpatient clinic setting. Parents of younger children don't have to have their children go to the education sessions. May also include anyone who has symptoms like coughing, wheezing, or waking up in the night.

Offers Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) screening/education for undiagnosed, newly diagnosed or ongoing patient requiring education regarding disease process and/or device technique.

Call for an appointment.

Phone 403-529-8855

Fax 403-529-8905

Asthma Society of Canada

​The goal of the society is to provide you with the latest knowledge. After all, the more you know about asthma, the better you can control it.

Phone: 1-866-787-4050

Breathworks COPD Helpline

​Practical information and support for people with COPD and for their families and caregivers.

1-866-717-COPD (2673)


Bridges Family Program

​A variety of programs and services for families living in Medicine Hat, Bow Island, Brooks, Oyen and surrounding areas. These programs include Best Babies, Building Blocks, Bridges, Children's Fetal Alcohol Services, First Steps and Healthy Start.

 

Medicine Hat 403-526-7473

Brooks 403-501-3862

Bow Island 403-545-6911

Oyen call Medicine Hat

Brooks & District Women's Safe Shelter Society (Cantara Safe House)

​Cantara Safe House: Offers services for individuals or families in abusive relationships; for others who are concerned about someone, and for anyone wanting a better understanding of abusive relationships.

 

24 Hour Crisis Line 403-793-2232

Admin 403-362-2766

Fax 403-793-8288


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

Caleo Health - Calgary

​A team of medical and surgical physicians, physiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, kinesiologists,  case managers, vocational specialists, chiropractors, and psychological consultants to provide the highest quality of care to our patients through the entire continuum of care.

To handle the challenges involved with diagnosing and treating back conditions, health care experts from different specialties sometimes combine their skills by working together in one clinic—called a multi-disciplinary or integrated spine care clinic. By having access to a variety of doctors and equipment, a patient can benefit from having a coordinated treatment plan and the expertise of several doctors who specialize in different areas of spine care. The idea is that by working in the same practice, the doctors are able to combine their resources and knowledge, which enables them to provide higher quality healthcare for their patients. 

 

Spine Clinic

Pain Management Services

Chronic Migraines Botox

Caleo Image Guided Pain Therapy Requisition.pdf

Caleo Spine Referral Inforamtion and Referral Process.pdf

Caleo Botox for Chronic Migraine Referral Form.pdf

Caleo Pain Clinic Referral Form.pdf 

 

Referral can also be made on line via "Secure Email" and Wolf for those Wolf users that have e-referrals activated. See Caleo Health's website for more details.

Calgary COPD & Asthma Program

​Dedicated to Respiratory Care, Education & Research

You can refer yourself for education with a Certified Respiratory Educator.

Your family doctor, Emergency Department staff or other health care professionals can refer you to our program. A health care professional referral usually includes breathing tests, education or further assessment by a lung specialist (respirologist)

COPD Referral

Call 403-944-8742 or fax 403-955-6868

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.

Canadian Diabetes Association

​We're 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.

CDA is currently running a support group the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7:30 - 9:30pm in boardroom #2 at the Family Leisure Center. This support group does not run in July or August.  

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


Canadian Mental Health Association

​Mental Health Education, Sexual assault Education, Suicide, Prevention Program, Family Support Group ,Suicide Bereavement Support Group, Whispers of Wellness Mental Health Club

 

Seniors' Outreach Program - Working to prevent the abuse of older adults.

 
Whisper of Wellness Peer Support Group (WOW)
A group for people living with mental health issues. This is an open group. WOW provides opportunities to learn more about coping with mental health issues while meeting people who have similar experiences.
Wednesday evening at 7:00 at St Barnabas Church (635 - 4th St SE). The group is held in the church’s hall which can be accessed through the door off the parking lot on 5th St SE. For more info call 504-1811

Hope & Healing After Suicide Support Group - Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm starting October 3, 2017 - November 28, 2017, $15 registration fee call 403-504-1811 Misspelled Wordext 103 for more information or to register.

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 Navigator Referral Form

​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

Cannabinoid Medical Clinic

Cannabinoid Medical Clinic is at the forefront of patient care in the field of prescription cannabinoids and medical marijuana. CMClinic treats the needs of patients suffering from chronic and disabling illnesses to improve their quality of life.

 

Referrals to the Edmonton location can be faxed to 587-401-4313 by Family Doctors, Specialists or Nurse Practitioners.  

CMClinic Consult Request

Call 1-888-262-7793

Child & Family Services

Supports families and communities enabling them to provide safe and nurturing environments for their children. We strive to break the cycles of family violence, abuse and poverty that prevent some children from becoming strong, healthy individuals.

 

Medicine Hat Regional Office 403-529-3753

Child Protection Medicine Hat 403-529-3657

Child Protection Brooks 403-362-1284

Child Abuse Hotline

​If you suspect a child is being abused, call 310‑0000 to get the telephone number of your local office or call the Child Abuse Hotline at 1‑800‑387‑5437 (KIDS) to speak with a caseworker.

Color Me Free (LBGTQ)

​The McMan "Colour Me Free" Project aims to reduce social isolation, improve community connections and capacity and expand the resources that will support and keep safe LBGTQ youth (to age 24) and their families.

Call 403-527-1588 ext. 290 for more information

Colorectal Cancer Screening Referral Form

Community Health Servcies - Baby Steps

Information session for parents with babies please contact the 

Public Health office at 2948 Dunmore Rd SE in Medicine Hat for more informatio.



Community Health Services

​Community Health Centres provide a wide range of health services, which may include prenatal services, postpartum services, health promotion and disease prevention, communicable disease services and school health service.

 

Some programs may be offered on a walk-in basis but most services are provided by appointment.


Medicine Hat 403-502-8200
Bow Island 403-545-2296
Brooks/Bassano 403-501-3232
Oyen 403-664-3651

Community Mental Health - Seniors

The following services are provided at the centre: Crisis Intervention, Individual Therapy and Counselling, Family Therapy , Medication Management, Assistance to clients with a serious mental illness to more fully integrate into the community, Consultation, Referral to another Community, Agency, Advocacy, Community Care Planning, Information/Education

 
Self referral
 
Call 403-502-8617.


Community Outreach Team - Senior Services

​The team provides assessment, counseling, treatment and education to clients living in the community. When necessary, referrals may be made to other community agencies.

Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Work, Nutrition services.

 

Clients 65 years of age and over. Client has health problem related to aging, including but not limited to: depression, stroke, fracture, dementia, frailty, etc

 

Self-referral clients may call the number listed and a service provider will return their call if they are unavailable at the time of the call.

Call 403-528-5609 or fax 403-528-5647


COPD and Ashtma Network of Alberta (CANA)

​Lead by a multidisciplinary Advisory, CANA's Task Forces embrace key COPD and Asthma issues for the benefit of all Albertans.

1-888-203-CANA (2262)

CORE Association Community Services

​We envision the day when all people with developmental disabilities are personally fulfilled and valued as members of their community.

Located in Medicine Hat call 403-527-3302

CRANE - Community Response to Abuse and Neglect of Elders

If you are experiencing abuse or neglect, or if you suspect that an older adult is being harmed or mistreated, there is help available in the Medicine Hat area.

Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network 403-529-8368 

In Medicine Hat and area call 403-529-4798

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 403-362-5614

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

 

Dr. Ahmad's Clinic

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

 

Refferal required

Dr. Ahmad Referral form

Clinic #403-528-2911 fax #403-526-5818

Dr. Taylor - Dermatologist

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

Early Onset Dementia Alberta Foundation (EODAF)

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

EODAF has the dementia Smart Life Line for Care Partners. It provides personal contact by phone, text, email or in person.

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

Expressive Arts (AHS)

​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.


Medicine Hat: Call Lanna at 403-548-5016. When completing referral under "Reason for Referral" state Expressive Arts Program and email it to Lanna.Herter@albertahealthservices.ca

Expressive Art Referral Form

Brooks: Call 403-501-3205 or email carrie.huckerby@albertahealthservices.ca

Fetal Alchol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

​Assessment and Diagnostic Clinic's

 

Children's Fetal Alcohol Services

Bridges Family Programs

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

Ph 403-526-7473

 

Lethbridge Family Services (Adult & Children)

FASD Assessment & Diagnostic Clinic

1107 -2nd "A" Ave N, Lethbridge AB T1H 0H6

403-327-5727

 

MegiGene Services (Adult & Children)

Foothills Professional Building

Suite 110, 1620 - 29th St NW, Calgary AB, T2N 4L7

403-571-0450  

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.

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. 

Phone: 403-527-0028
Toll Free Phone 1-888-473-4636

HIV Community Link

Misspelled WordHep C Support Group 403-527-7099
Education, Outreach & Needle Exchange 403-527-5882
HIV Support Group 403-527-5882

Phone: 1-877-440-2437

Medicine Hat - Drop In Centre located at 356 2nd Street SE

Brooks (Mobile Location) 403-376-6020

Community Based Take Home Naloxone Project is now available in Medicine Hat.

Inform Alberta

​Searchable database of local and provincial programs and services

Inspiration Pulmonary

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-878-2006
Fax: 1-855-775-8535

Pulmonary Function Testing for asthma, COPD and other related pathologies.

When using our referral forms you can request a consultation with Dr. Dang or choose from the tests we provide which include methacholine challenge testing (to assess airway hyper-responsiveness) and respiratory muscle strength (used to assess patients with/for neuromuscular disease such as Lou-Gehrigs/ALS).

 All testing also offers complimentary respiratory education, puffer/device teaching and a spacer used for MDI (metered-dose Inhalers) medications.

Inspiration Requisition

Insulin Pump Therapy

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

Patient should take the online education session at

My Health Alberta

Phone: 1-866-795-9709

Approved Alberta Clinics
Medicine Hat Location - AHLP 403-529-8969
Lethbridge Location - Insulin Clinic 403-388-6654
Richmond Diagnostic Treatment Centre - Calgary 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 

Kinesis Physical Medicine & EMG

City: Calgary
Phone: 403-251-1165
Fax: 403-255-5451

Kinesis is a specialty medical clinic founded by a group of physiatrists.  Physiatrists are specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – nerve, muscle and bone experts who treat illnesses that affect how one moves.

Our physicians endeavor to clearly define the nature and cause of a patient’s diagnosis. This knowledge allows us to develop a comprehensive management plan, tailored to each patient’s individual needs, goals and lifestyle.

At Kinesis we want to inspire movement that is free from the limitations of injury or disease. We believe that this is essential for achieving our core purpose: to restore function and quality of life in the patients we serve.

What we do:

  • General Physiarty
  • EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Acute Injury Clinic
  • Adult Sports Injury Clinics
  • Pediatric Sports Injury Clinics
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection Clinic
  • Arthritis Clinic
 

Legal Aid Alberta

​More than just providing clients with a lawyer, our staff are able to channel clients into the appropriate stream of legal service, ensuring that the best possible service is provided for their specific need and situation.

 
Phone 1-866-845-3425

Lethbridge Sleep Clinic

City: Lethbridge
Phone: 403-388-6034

Services include

  • Consultations with physicians
  • Level 3 testing in patient's home
  • Follow up after sleep testing and CPAP education
  • Level 1 Sleep studies

Referral from a physician or a dentist is required. Contact the office for referral form.

Life Talk Counseling Services

Christian Based Counseling

Our counselors counsel people dealing with abuse, alcohol, drugs and sexual addictions, anger, anxiety, childhood adjustments, depression, domestic violence, grief, family, immigration adjustments, marriage, parenting, performance, pre-marital, relationships, self-esteem, stress,  trauma, and unresolved past issues, and more.

 

Group Seminars available through Misspelled WordMisspelled WordLifetalk

“Anger and Its Many Faces” - a five week seminar offering a thorough and practical look at anger and its generators. Learn how to deal with frustration, hurt and fear before they are expressed as anger. Cost $20/person, $40/couple. Facilitated by Roxanne Hansen. Next session starts January 9 - February 6, 2018.

“Active Parenting of Teens” - a six week video seminar offering skills, discussion and support to guide your teens through the most turbulent period of their lives. Cost $20/person, $40/couple. Facilitated by Arnie Weber.  Next session TBA.
"Understanding Grief and Loss" Explore the grief process to facilitate understanding of,  and healing for those who are struggling with loss, change or separation from loved ones. $20/person, $40/couple. Facilitated by Roxanne Hansen. Next session TBA
Walking Alongside the Depressed” - a seminar enabling participants to understand depression and current treatments, to encourage friends and family to helpfully walk alongside those struggling with depression. Next session TBA

All of the above programs will be offered at Room 207 Misspelled WordMisspelled WordLifetalk Seminar Room in Brooks Community
Cultural Center at 327 - 3rd St W, Brooks. For more information & to register, call 403-362-2210.

Man Van

​Canada’s only mobile men’s health clinic, offering PSA blood testing throughout Calgary and rural southern Alberta.

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

Call 403-529-8817

 

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

McMann Youth & Family Service (Youth Shelter)

​The Inn Between Youth Shelter provides Crisis Placement Services, care and support for homeless youth ages 12 - 17 are assisted with Individual Action Plans that include school, employment, life skills, housing and referrals to community agencies

Call 403-529-6367

Medicine Hat & District Citizen Advocacy

​Medicine Hat and District Citizen Advocacy promotes and defends the rights and interests of people who have an intellectual and or mental health disability.

The office has a small number of professional staff who are guided by a voluntary board of management. The role of the coordinators is to identify people with an intellectual and or mental health disability, who are most in need of advocacy such as those experiencing social isolation, single mothers that need help to provide a healthy stable home for their children or may be at risk of neglect or abuse.

Phone 403-527-9787

Fax 403-527-9780

Medicine Hat 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.

 

Prior to referral or while waiting for an appointment, patients can self refer to attend group sessions for weight management and improving health with the Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) Weight Management Series.

Phone 403-528-8152

Fax 403-529-8921

 

A doctor referral is needed. Please fax.

 

Medicine Hat bariatric Specialty Clinic Adult 17+

Medicine Hat Family Services

​Medicine Hat Family Service responds to changing community needs to enhance the quality of life for individuals, couples and families through counseling and family life education.

Marriage Counseling, Grief and Loss Counseling, Emotional Counseling, Men's and Women's issues, Family Transition Counseling, Communication Counseling, Parent/Child issues, Stress Related Issues Counseling, Family Violence Counseling, Employee Assistance Programs Counseling

Phone 403-504-8026

Fax 403-504-0351

Medicine Hat John Howard Society

​Our sixty-five offices across Canada deliver best-practice services to pro-socially integrate persons at the end of their sentence and prevent people from coming into conflict with the law in the first place.

Phone 403-526-5916

Medicine Hat Pregnancy & Family Support Centre

​Free and confidential pregnancy tests, support and counselling at our office in downtown.

Phone 403-504-8560

Medicine Hat Recovery Centre

​Offers a Detoxification Stabilization and Intensive Addition Treatment Service.

 

Admission into the Recovery Centre in-patient programs begin with a confidential telephone call available 24 hours a day. All program admissions are voluntary based on the informed consent of the individual. Fees do apply to the Intensive Addition Treatment Program.

Phone 403-529-9021

Fax 403-529-9065

Addiction Services - Youth Counselling (AHS) 403-529-3582

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital - Outpatient Dietitian

​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.

Phone 403-529-8969

Alberta Healthy Living Referral Form 2015

Medicine Hat Women's Shelter Society (Phoenix Safe House)

​If you or someone you know is impacted by family violence and in need of support, please contact the Medicine Hat Women's Shelter Society crisis line at (403) 529-1091 or call our toll free number at 1-800-661-7949 (24 hours)

Phone 403-527-8223 (Admin) 

Fax 403-526-0209

 

Support Groups

 

For Teens – Building Teen Wellness – this is a community group run a few times a year (basically, whenever they have a group of interested teens) – it’s 6 weeks, and they talk about healthy relationships, self-esteem and other things like that. If interested teens or parents can call the shelter and ask for Vikki.

For Children – Children's Support Group – runs from September to June, kids can attend whether or not they have been attached to shelter, but the subjects are based on that education around family violence, safety planning, and other kid oriented activities. This is an open group, so they will take kids at any time in the year as long as there is space in the group. If interested they can call Bev or Katrina at the shelter.

Courage to Change – offered once in fall and once in spring, this is an 11 week educational program that helps women recognize healthy boundaries, signs and types of abuse and how to break the cycle of abuse. Women can call the shelter to register (there is also a men’s group of the same name offered through Medicine Hat Family Services, it’s a partnership)

Journey to Hope and Healing – offered once in fall and once in spring, this is a 14 week group for women who are working on healing themselves after abuse. Topics such as guilt, shame and blame, forgiveness and the process of change are discussed, as well as grief, self-esteem and healthy relationships. Women are also offered one to one support during this process

For moms and kids – Growing Together – this group is offered to mom and child – mom goes to an adult group and child goes to a children's group (learn the same material as appropriate to their age) and then the last 15 minutes of group mom and child come together for an attachment exercise. Mom’s can call Katrina at the shelter for more info.

One to One – if a man or woman who is experiencing or has experienced abuse needs one on one support but group is not available, they can choose to see an Outreach worker. A referral can be called in to Nattie at the shelter and Nattie would assign it to an Outreach worker. We highly suggest one to ones before group just because sometimes women aren’t quite ready to share in a group setting and thrive more in a one on one.

Mennonite Central Committee - Taber

​Our purpose is to serve Newcomers in southern Alberta who are limited by language, education and understanding of Canadian ways. Our clients come from countries such as, but not limited to Mexico, Belize and Paraguay.

Call 403-223-4144

Mental Health Outreach Services Medicine Hat

​Group Works is a group therapy program offered as a community based program and inpatient mental health unit program. Community based groups are for clients with a long history of mental health issues or an addiction and ongoing mental health issues.

Group Works is an opportunity for people to learn more about promoting their own mental health.

Call 403-529-8030

Prefer written referrals from other partners, agencies and doctors. Clients can walk in or phone to self refer.

Miywasin Centre - Metis Nation of Alberta - Local #8

​A partnership that targets the needs of the Aboriginal Community in the Medicine Hat area and develops and maintains services to meet those needs.

Programs:
Counseling Program
Transitional Housing Program
Youth Development Program
Computer Access Program
Cultural Program and Elders Program

For more information call 403-504-4060

MS Society - Southeastern Alberta Chapter

​The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is here to help. No one needs to face MS alone. In communities across Canada, the MS Society provides information, support, educational events and other resources for people with MS and their families. Researchers funded by the MS Society are working to develop new and more effective treatments. Their ultimate goal is to find the cure for MS. Call 403-529-6797 for more information.

 

Support Groups - Monthly meetings participants pay their own meals & refreshments at rotating venues:

Medicine Hat: 1st Monday of the month luncheon @ 11:30 & 3rd Thursday of the month evening meal @ 7pm

Brooks: 1pm meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month

To confirm date and site please call 403-529-6797 

MyHealth Website

​Health information when you need it​

Natural Health Services

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

Call 1-844-262-0942

Next Step Residential

​Provide a full line of services to assist persons with disabilities. Residential program, daily program and paid companionship options are available to both adults and children.

Call 403-527-4999

Fax 403-529-5970

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

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

​Provides decision-making mechanisms for individuals who are unable to make personal, non-financial decisions for themselves. Through the Personal Directives Act, the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act and the Mental Health Act. Call 403-529-3744

Toll Free 1-888-357-9339

 

OPG Order Form 2015

 

If you register your personal directive with the Government of Alberta, approved health care professionals can access your contact information, plus the contact information of your agent, if need be.

 

Register on line or via mail

Old Age Security

​The Old Age Security program is the Government of Canada's largest pension program. It is funded out of the general revenues of the Government of Canada, which means that you do not pay into it directly.

 

The Old Age Security (OAS) pension is a monthly payment available to most Canadians 65 years of age who meet the Canadian legal status and residence requirements. You must apply to receive it

 

If you did not receive a letter from Service Canada informing you that you were selected for automatic enrollment, you must apply in writing for the Old Age Security pension. Complete and mail the Application for the Old Age Security

Call 1-800-277-9914

 

Application for the Old Age Security

Osteoporosis Canada

​Osteoporosis Canada, in partnership with dedicated volunteers, divisions/chapters and a network of local groups across Canada, is committed to providing the highest quality services, education and research to help Canadians take care of their bone health. Call 1-800-463-6842 for more information

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

Pain Management Clinic - Medicine Hat

​Located in the Medicine Hat Hospital

 

For physicians wanting to refer patients to Dr. Emad Salih please use the referral package mailed out to clinics. For a referral package please call the Pain Management Clinic a 403-528-8121 or fax 403-529-8945

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.

 

Palliative Care Referral Form

 

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

 

Parkinson Alberta - Medicine Hat

​Parkinson Alberta helps make every day better for Albertans affected by Parkinson disease. We provide support services, education, advocacy and funds for research.

 

Parkinson Alberta hosts the following support groups in the Medicine Hat area please call ahead if you are not a member of Parkinson Alberta:

Call 403-526-5521 for more information

Men with Parkinson's  - 2nd Wednesday of the month 1:30 - 3pm at the Parkinson Office (Sept 2017 meeting will be held at Argo's)

Women with Parkinson's  - 4th Wednesday of the month 1:30 - 3pm at the Parkinson Office  (Sept 2017 meeting will be held at Argo's)

Care Partners - 2nd Tuesday of the month 1:30 - 3pm at the Parkinson Office (Sept 2017 meeting will be held at Argo's)

General Support Group - 4th Tuesday of the month 1:30 - 3pm at Crossroads Church

Tele-Support - 3rd Thursday of the Month 10am-11am call 1-800-561-1911 for more information and to register

Call the PD Helpline for support at 1-877-243-9992

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).

Patient Placement - Medicine Hat

​Reviews and approves applications, maintains wait lists, places into available beds, coordinates discharges from Designated Living Option beds. Call 403-529-8084 for more information or fax 403-529-8027

Peak Pulmonary Consulting Inc

​Enhance the quality of life of those we serve through superior respiratory education and comprehensive lung function testing.

Certified Respiratory Education
Spirometry
Pulmonary Function Testing
Methacholine Challenge Testing (Bronchoprovocation)
Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Measurements

 

Please note that a referral from a physician is required for Pulmonary Function Testing.

Call 1-855-738-7325 for more information or fax 1-855-738-7325

 

You can now send referrals to Peak through your Wolf EMR system once your computer has the correct configuration

Peak Medical 2016

Persons With Developmental Disabilities

​PDD funds programs and services to help adult Albertans with developmental disabilities to be a part of their communities and live as independently as they can.


-Community Living Supports help individuals in their home (for example: meal planning and housekeeping)

-Employment Supports train, educate and support individuals to get and keep jobs


-Community Access Supports help individuals participate in their community (for example: volunteering, going to clubs, sports and other activities)


-Specialized Community Supports are generally short-term supports to help with special circumstances (for example: extra help when a person is having trouble)

 

Contact Alberta Supports to register 1-877-644-9992

 

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. That's why Philips Lifeline provides the #1 Medical Alert Service to offer you something else: peace of mind.

 

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.

Call 1-800-387-8120 ext 7798 for more information

Philips Lifeline

Prevention in Hand

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

Probation/Community Corrections Services

​The Community Corrections and Release Program offers community based programs to adult and youth offenders with an office located in Medicine Hat.

 

Call 403-529-3611 for more information.

Protection of Person's in Care

​Protection for Persons in Care promotes prevention and responds to reports of abuse of adult Albertans receiving care or support services from publicly funded service providers, such as: hospitals, seniors' lodges, nursing homes, mental health facilities, shelters, group homes, addictions treatment centres, many settings funded by the Persons with Developmental Disabilities program, and other supportive living settings.

Report abuse – To report abuse, or if you have concerns about the safety and security of a vulnerable adult, call 1-888-357-9339. 

Accommodation standards – For concerns or questions regarding accommodation standards, contact continuing care

Complaints about a guardian, trustee, co-decision maker or agent named in a personal directive – For concerns, questions or to make a complaint, contact the Office of the Public Guardian 





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

REDI Enterprises

​We provide support to assist people to live successfully within their homes offering a wide variety of supported living arrangements and community supports which meet individual needs: Vocational Programs and Brain Injury Relearning Services. The REDI Office is located in Medicine Hat call 403-526-5742 or fax 403-529-0462

 

Alberta Brain Injury Network and Brain Injury Relearing 403-528-2661

Respiratory Homecare Solutions

​Oxygen Therapy, Spirometry, Sleep Apnea

 

Referral required.

 

Referral Form

 

Medicine Hat Location

536A Ruthford St SW

Ph 403-526-0208

Fx 403-527-0271

 

Brooks East

620 Cassils Road E

Ph 403-526-0208

Fx 403-527-0271

 

Brooks West

220 4 St W

Ph 1-877-526-0208

Fx 403-527-0271

Respiratory Therapy - Outpatient - Asthma & COPD Education

Asthma education for people of all ages in an outpatient clinic setting in Medicine Hat. Parents of younger children don't have to have their children go to the education sessions. May also include anyone who has symptoms like coughing, wheezing, or waking up in the night.

Offers Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) screening/education for undiagnosed, newly diagnosed or ongoing patient requiring education regarding disease process and/or device technique.

Call 403-529-8855 fax 403-529-8905

 
Referrals are received directly from both members of the public and physicians


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.

 

Path to Care Directory Referral Form 2014

Saamis Immigration Services Association

​Saamis Immigration Services include on-going programs and services assisting in resettlement and integration of newly arrived immigrants and refugees.

 

Language barriers in Medicine Hat. Clinics/physicians are welcome to arrange translation through Saamis Immigration. If possible calling Dasha at Saamis Immigration with the location, date and time of the appointment requiring a translator 2 or 3 days before the appointment is ideal. If an unexpected translator is required they may be able to arrange a volunteer via telephone. Saamis Immigration is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 – 4:30 and Dasha can be reached at 403-504-1188 ext 108.

Salvation Army

​The Salvation Army provides life-changing social services and programs every day. The Salvation Army will try to meet those needs as quickly as possible.

Meals served every week day at Core Association

Community Church (Ph) 403-527-2474 (Fx) 403-527-2878
Support Centre (Ph) 403-526-9699 (24 hr) (Fx) 403-504-8199
Remand Centre (Ph) 403-529-1111 (Fx) 403-529-3132
Thrift Store (Ph) 403-526-6822 (Fx) 403-527-4022
Medicine Hat Centre of Hope (men's shelter) (Ph) 403-526-9699 (Fx) 403-504-8199

Brooks Family Care Centre (Ph) 403-362-3117 (Fx) 403-501-5450

Schizophrenia Society of Alberta

​Working towards improving the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis. Family members and caregivers connect to learn and share experiences. The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta has a branch office in Medicine Hat for more information call 403-526-8515.  

 

Support Groups held at the Medicine Hat branch office located at 526B 3rd Street SE

Dec 1, 2017 - Drop In - 1pm

Dec 5, 2017 - Writers Club - 10:30am

Dec 6, 2017 - Drop In - 1pm

Dec 8, 2017 - Drop In - 1pm

Dec 11, 2017 - Monday Meditation - 1:30pm

Dec 12, 2017 - Women's Support Group - Safety in Public - 10:45am

Dec 13, 2017 - Men's Support Group - Safety in Public - 10:45am

Dec 14, 2017 - Christmas Party 5:30pm

Dec 15, 2017 - Drop In - 1pm

Dec 19, 2017 - Writers Club 10:30am

Dec 20, 2017 - Drop In - 1pm

The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta offers Online programing - see their website for July's schedule.


 The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta now offers e-Programming a free online support for people with schizophrenia and their families that can be accesses anywhere you have an internet connection and a phone, computer or tablet. Registration is available on the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta website prior to each session.

Senior Services - Day Hospital

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-529-8949
Fax: 403-529-8858

Services include: therapeutic groups, balance and fall prevention exercise program, one-on-one counselling, case conferencing, ongoing health assessments & treatment. Clients come to the day hospital 2 days a week.

 

For clients age 65 and older, individuals under the age of 65 are assessed on an individual basis.

Clients can self-refer or be referred by Home Care, Community Outreach Team, physicians, family members, friends, or caregivers.

Client fee for attendance is $10.00 per day to cover the cost of lunch, snacks and beverages (coffee, tea, juice). Client is billed monthly based on actual attendance. Fees may be changed without notice. Please contact the service for more information.

Fee is reviewed and waived based on annual income as per the Alberta Seniors Benefit Program general eligibility amounts.

Senior Services Day Hospital Referral

Senior Services Day Hospital Brochure

Sexual Reproductive Health & Clinic - AHS Public Health

​Counseling and Information Services, Health Promotion and Education Services, Clinical Services.

Some services are by appointment (physician and counselling) but all others are drop-in (e.g. pregnancy testing, STI testing, Emergency Contraception, etc.) Call for further information.

 

Services in Medicine Hat and Brooks and are available to all.

Medicine Hat Community Health Services (Ph) 403-502-8200
Brooks Health Centre (Ph) 403-501-3300

Sheldon Chumir Wound Centre

​Services are provided for the following: diabetes (diabetic) - acute wound management with follow-up, care planning with consultation for chronic complex diabetic wounds, gait and footwear for clients who experience a wound as a result of neuropathy and walking, gait assessment, biomechanical assessment, referral with assessment for custom made footwear according to AADL (Alberta Aids to Daily Living) guidelines, wound care and prevention, multi-disciplinary team - assess, manages and treats acute and complex chronic wounds, prevention of recurrence, assume care for client with acute and/or complex chronic wounds in partnership with physicians and surgeons or on a consultative basis & Adjunctive Therapies such as Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) and E-Stim

For clients receiving Home Care services.

All referrals go through Community Care Access: (ph) 403-943-1920 (Fx) 403-943-1602

Sheldon Church Wound Centre

Smoker's Helpline - AADAC

Phone: 1-866-332-2322

Information about prevention & quitting.

Social Work - AHS

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-529-8003

Provides support and resources to promote  physical and mental well-being, while also addressing social needs. Helps clients who run into problems because of illness, disability, and/or hospitalization, which may interfere with their being able to get the most benefit from their medical treatment.

 

Clients are primarily registered as inpatients in an AHS facility or program, but walk-ins are accepted as staff are available.  Walk-in clients do not necessarily require previous AHS involvement.

 

Social Work can also be accessed until 11:00p.m. (weekdays) and 24 hours (weekends/stat holidays) at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital site only. Clients requiring this service after hours should present at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital Emergency Department.

Speech, Language, Swallowing and Hearing Services - Outpatient

​Speech and language assessments, therapy, consultation and hearing screening for all ages.

Anyone can refer (community member, family member or healthcare provider) for outpatient programs and swallowing concerns including bedside swallowing screenings at the hospital or mealtime observations in the office or home to assess feeding and swallowing.

Doctor or healthcare provider referral is required for inpatient services and for videofluoroscopy assessment or fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation for swallowing.

Call for an appointment:

 

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (Ph) 403-528-8175 (Fx) 403-528-8190
Bow Island Provincial Building (Ph) 403-545-5125 (Fx) 403-545-6357
Books Community Health Centre (Ph) 403-501-3308 (Fx) 403-3323
Oyen Community Health Service (Ph) 403-664-3651 (Fx) 403-664-2934


Spinal Cord Injury Alberta

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-504-4001

Connect to others to help you overcome obstacles. Start rebuilding together. When spinal cord injury happens, life changes!  Suddenly, little things like eating, dressing and even breathing can become a challenge.  Dreams for the future are replaced with overwhelming uncertainty.

St. John Ambulance

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-528-3292

THERAPY DOG SERVICES
YOUTH PROGRAM
EMERGENCY RESPONSE
FIRST AID RESPONSE SERVICES

Stroke Support Team

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-502-8648 ext 1297
Fax: 403-529-8021

An Early Supported Discharge (ESD) Program provides in-home therapy to stroke survivors who have been referred from hospital upon discharge. This program is intended for clients with mild to moderate deficits due to a recent stroke.

Community Rehabilitation (CR) provides in-home therapy to stroke survivors who are at risk for needing increased care due to a previous stroke (1 year+).

In both programs, clients actively participate in setting goals for their therapy, which may continue up to 8 weeks. Stroke specialists also provide support with overcoming barriers, reintegration within the community and transfer of care to outpatient rehabilitation and/or community services for continued support. 

 

Referral information: Early Supported Discharge (ESD): hospital staff send a referral during patient’s hospitalization

Community Rehabilitation (CR): physician or other health provider in the community.

Phone for a copy of the referral form.

 

Stroke Unit Referral

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 Lung Association of Alberta and North West Territories

Phone: 1-888-566-5864

Find information and resources about a variety of lung diseases.

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  


TrueNTH Lifestyle Management

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

Website includes online support groups.

United Way

Phone: (403) 526-5544

Work to create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our communities. The issues they face may vary, but the values and driving them are the same, to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

Veiner Centre/Strathcona Centre City of Medicine Hat Senior Services

​Services are currently being offered out of the Misspelled WordMisspelled WordStrathcona Centre - 1150 5th Street SE.

A vibrant community offering social networks, services and support to people 50-plus in Medicine Hat.

Seniors Outreach 403-529-8368 or 502-8718
Health & Fitness 403-529-8307
Income Tax 403-529-8307
Information Offices 403-529-8307
Meals On Wheels 403-525-8885
Travel 403-529-8894
CRANE 403-529-4798

Members of the Medicine Hat Senior Services can access Supportive Counselling Services for a FREE telephone or in-person consultation with Medicine Hat Family Service professionals on stress management, family issues or health and age-related losses. Call 403-504-8026 (MH Family Services) for an appointment. The next Supportive Counselling Services day will be December 13 , 2017.

DILLS - Drop In Life Long Learning

No DILLS until January 2018

Wellness Workshop

Wednesday December 20 - Grief & Loss Over the Holiday Season

Meals for Men - by Meadowlands: Are you a gentleman who lives alone? If so, you are invited to a special event on Monday December 4, 2017 from 4:30-6:30pm at Meadowlands. Attendees will make a meal to enjoy together and 4 more to take home. Cost is $10 - to register call 403-529-8368




VitalAire

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-529-1975
Fax: 403-528-3829

Patient must make arrangements to see Respiratory Therapist within 48 hours of ABG

Referral can be faxed or completed online - see website 

Home Resp. Referral

Wardell Centre for Chronic Pain Disease & Sante Surgi-Centre

City: Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-580-3545

The pain clinic is a modern specialist practice of managing chronic diseases which generate pain complaints in patients.

 

Physician Referral Process - Full consultative request with accompanying records. Complete comprehensive referrals will get your patient in the que sooner. This request would be for a patient seeking a consult and stabilization for a complex case.

 

Minor consultative request for specific procedures (ex. marijuana RX or a senior needing join relief) - no consult required. When referring if you specify these patients will not be placed on the full consultative wait list and are treated quicker.

 

Patients can self refer for: cold laser for pain, prolo-therapy, focused shock wave, veins (sclerotheray, ultrasound, endo-venous laser therapy & foam sclerotherapy), stocking fitters & prescribers, smoking cessation laser acupuncture & platelet rich plasma for joint injection or tendonitis