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)

Addictions & Mental Health Outreach Services Medicine Hat

Addictions & Mental Health Outreach Services, located in the RCC Building at 631 Prospect Drive SW (behind the hospital). Offers Community Support Program, Recreation Program, Seniors Addiction & Mental Health Therapy, Depot Clinic, & Therapy Groups.

Group Works is a group therapy program offered as a community based program and inpatient mental health unit program. Group Works is an opportunity for people to learn more about promoting their own mental health.

The 10 Keys to Happiness is a 10 week group that individuals can self refer to and attend on either Tuesdays or Thursdays at 1 pm. Individuals need to have a mental health diagnosis and meet for intake prior to attending.

Phone: 403-502-8617

Fax: 403-502-8618

Prefer written referrals from other partners, agencies and doctors. Clients can walk in or phone to self refer. For more information, please see referral form below.

Addiction and Mental Health Outreach Services Referral Form.doc

AHS Cancer Guidelines

​The Guideline Resource Unit (GURU) coordinates the development of guidelines for cancer treatment and follow-up care in collaboration with the thirteen Provincial Tumour Teams (PTT) in Alberta.

AHS Collection Sites & Diagnostic Labs

Medicine Hat and Brooks Online Booking:

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

Alberta Brain Injury Initiative

The Alberta Brain Injury Initiative (ABII) supports adults with acquired brain injury to live, work, and participate in their communities. ABII is a network of agencies across the province that assist survivors and their families in accessing supports from various programs and community resources.

See our survival guide for a list of supports and resources available. 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 Cancer Line

​Alberta Cancer Line (1-888-432-8865)

Avialable Monday - Friday from 8:15am - 4:30pm (excluding stat holidays)

A provincial toll-free phone number that supports physicians and other health professionals in the care of cancer patients. Assistance with accessing the right service, the right provider and current cancer information. 

Alberta 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) 
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


NEW - Better Choices Better Health Chronig 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 and to register call 403-529-8969.

Next Sessions:
April 18 - May 23, 1:00-3:30pm

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.

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: March 16 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Part 2: March 23 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Part 1: May 18 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Part 2: May 25 - 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.

Next sessions:
March 20 - 1:00pm-3:30pm
March 21 - 6:00pm-9:00pm
April 2 - 9:00am-12:00pm
April 17 - 1:00pm-3:30pm
May 7 - 9:00am-12:00pm

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:
March 12 - 9:00am-12:00pm
April 9 - 9:00am-12:00pm
April 16 - 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:
March 22 - 9:00am-11:00am
April 26 - 9:00am-11:00am
May 24 - 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 session:
March 28 - 9:00am-12:00pm
April 25 - 9:00am-12:00pm
May 23 - 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.

Next session:
April 18 - 1:00pm-3:00pm (Part 1)
April 25 - 1:00pm-3:00pm (Part 2)

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.

Next session:
April 6 - 1:00pm-3:00pm (Part 1)
April 20 - 1:00pm-3:00pm (Part 2)

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 session:
March 12 - 1:00pm-4:00pm
April 9 - 1:00pm-4:00pm
May 14 - 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:
March 26 - 9:00am-12:00pm
April 12 - 9:00am-12:00pm
April 23 - 5:30pm-8:30pm
May 10 - 9:00am-12:00pm
May 28 - 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 403-793-6659

Next sessions:
March 7
May 2
July 4
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:
April 26
June 7
August 2
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 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. Please fax the following diagnostics with referral: Chest X-Ray, Echocardiogram, Recent ECG (1 month) & Labs (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 run at Community Health Services (2948 Dunmore Rd SE - Medicine Hat). For more information or to register call 1-866-710-7848.

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

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

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 form is below; fax or email referral forms. 

Alzheimers Referral Form.pdf

Medicine Hat phone 403-528-2700

Toll-free Fax: 1-877-788-5993


Care Partners Support Group - Every Wednesday at the Alzheimer's Society Office in the Medical Arts Building from 1-3pm.

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

Branch Senior Support

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.

Branch Senior Support
Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-504-1811 ext. 114

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 - Home visitation services for pregnant moms and moms with infants up to 9 months

Building Blocks - Home visitation services for families who have children 0 - 6 years old

Bridges - Services to individuals who are expecting a child or have children under the age of 18 years

FASD Assessment & Support Services (FASS) - Consultations for families who have children under the age of 18 and who have or are suspected of having FASD

First Steps - Home visitation services to moms who are pregnant or who have a baby under 6 months and have used alcohol or other substances during pregnancy


Medicine Hat: 403-526-7473 (All Programs)

Brooks: 403-501-3862 (Best Babies, Building Blocks, FASS)

Bow Island: 403-545-6911 (Best Babies, Building Blocks, FASS)

Oyen: 403-664-3651 (Best Babies, Building Blocks, FASS)

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

Caleo Health provides a variety of multidisciplinary (health, pain, wellness, rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal) services within a  patient-centered environment.  Their areas of expertise include integrative, comprehensive assessments and management of spine and other musculoskeletal conditions.  

Calgary COPD & Asthma Program

Certified Respiratory Educators provide education and spirometry (breathing tests) for patients with asthma, COPD, chronic cough and smokers at risk.

Referral can be done by the patient or through a health care professional. 

Call 403-944-8742 or fax referral form 403-476-7772

Canadian Cancer Society

​The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Phone number: 1-888-939-3333

Canadian Lung Association

The Lung Association is the leading organization in Canada working to promote lung health and prevent and manage lung disease. We do this by funding vital research, pushing for improved treatments, smarter policies, or supporting patients in managing their health.

For answers to your questions about lung diseases, air quality, smoking, and other lung health matters, call us toll-free to speak to a certified respiratory educator: 1-866-717-2673

To connect with your local office, call toll-free: 1-888-566-LUNG (5864) 

Canadian Mental Health Association

​Mental Health Education, Youth Support Worker, Sexual Assault Education, Suicide Prevention Program, Support Groups

Whisper of Wellness Peer Support Group (WOW)
A group for people living with mental health issues. This is an open group, which means you can join at any time and are not required to attend every meeting. WOW provides opportunities to learn more about coping with mental health issues while meeting people who have similar experiences.
Every Wednesday evening at 7:00 at the CMHA office (204 1865 Dunmore Rd SE). Cost: FREE. For more information call 504-1811, ext 111.

Hope & Healing After Suicide Support Group
9 week support group provides an opportunity to explore and share feelings with others who have also experienced a loss due to suicide.
Registration fee: $15.00. For more information call  403-504-1811, ext 103 or
Next session: March 27 - May 22, 2018, Tuesdays evenings from 6:30-8:30pm at CMHA office.

Caregiver Connections Drop-in Support Group
Peer-to-peer family support program for parents and caregivers of children or young adults experiencing a mental health concern.
Every Monday evening from 6:30-8:00pm at at the CMHA office (204 1865 Dunmore Rd SE). For more information call 403-504-1811, ext 115

Living Life To The Full
Sleep better, feel happier, have more energy, gain confidence, get out more, enjoy better relationships. help others - learn all that and more in 8 enjoyable 90 minute sessions. Registration fee:$40.00 (subsidies available).
Visit to find out more. To register, call 403-504-1811, ext 106.
Next session: March 22 - May 10, 2018, Thursday afternoons from 1:30-3:30pm at CMHA office.

Cancer and Work

​The Cancer and Work website was designed to address the unique needs of cancer survivors with returning, remaining, changing work or looking for work after a diagnosis of cancer. The website provides newly created information, resources, and interactive tools for cancer survivors, healthcare providers, employers, and highlights helpful information from across the globe.

Cancer Bridges

​This website assist Alberta cancer survivors with the information and resources they need to make the rest of their lives the best of their lives.

Cancer Patient Navigation

​This service supports clients and their families by:

  • providing accurate information for patients so they can make informed decisions about their next steps
  • helping patients prepare for tests and cancer treatments by explaining test results and treatment choices or by referring patients to other resources or services
  • improving coordination of care by working with other healthcare providers
  • helping patients prepare for medical visits by explaining ahead of time what to expect
  • helping patients access financial resources and community supports

Tumour Triage Coordinators focus their care to patients at the beginning stages of the cancer journey, but they can connect patients and families to other healthcare providers as needed.

Available at the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre either in person or by phone, located in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital.

Navigation services and supports can be accessed at any point along a patient's cancer journey.

Call 403-502-8648 Ext. 1022

Cannabinoid Medical Clinic (Calgary)

​Cannabo Medical Clinic (CMClinic) is at the forefront of patient care in the field of prescription cannabinoids and medical marijuana. Through the use of these therapies, CMClinic treats the needs of patients suffering from chronic pain and disabling illnesses. CMClinic is dedicated to helping patients find effective treatment for chronic and serious conditions through the use of prescription cannabinoids and medical marijuana, educating patients, physicians and the community and advancing research in the medical marijuana field.


Referrals to the Calgary location can be made by Family Doctors, Specialists or Nurse Practitioners.  

Western Canada Referral Form

Toll-free Phone: 1-888-282-7763

Fax: 1-844-320-9652

Cantara House

​Offers services for men, women 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

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

​Screening for colorectal cancer

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital Colorectal Screening Clinic

Phone: 403-529-8016

Fax: 403-528-5644  

Colonoscopy Referral Form

Patient information website:

Community Corrections Office

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


Call 403-488-4547 for more information.

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 services.


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 403-501-3300
Oyen 403-664-3651

Community Health Services - Baby Steps

Baby Steps is a set of postpartum information classes for parents. There is a $30 fee for the 6 week set of classes. Classes are held at the Health Unit (2948 Dunmore Rd SE) in Medicine Hat. For more information, call (403) 502-8215.

Baby Steps Poster Jan - May 2018.pdf

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.

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

​We provide day programs, residential, community and outreach services for children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. 

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

Crossroads Clinic - Brooks

​An overview of all the confidential services we provide at Crossroads Clinic, including: free pregnancy tests, unplanned pregnancy care, pregnancy options support, abortion risks and support,  prenatal education classes, STI and STD testing, post-abortion recovery, and healthy sexual wellness programs.

Office Phone: 403-362-6665
Clinic Help Line: 403-362-4600 (1-855-362-4600)

Support Group: Embrace Hope - for families dealing with miscarriage, stillbirth & infant loss. 1st Wednesday of the month at the Thom's Funeral Reception Centre Grief Resource Centre @ 7pm (Bay 1 - 650 Cassils Rd E, Brooks, AB)

For more information about Embracing Hope, call 403-363-7083.

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

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 or

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. Taylor - Dermatologist

​Dermatologist in Medicine Hat. 

Need doctor referral; call 403-529-0010.


​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. 

The cost is $30 for the 10 week program, or $3 per individual class. The class is held at Medalta Potteries (713 Medalta Ave SE) on Tuesday mornings.

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

Brooks: Call 403-501-3205 or email

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


SPEC Association for Children & Families

Community Cultural Centre

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

Ph 403-362-5056



FASD Assessment & Diagnostic Clinic

Lethbridge Family Services (Adult & Children)

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

Ph 403-320-9119



MegiGene Services (Adult & Children)

Foothills Professional Building

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


Geriatric Assessment Team

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.

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


Clients can be referred by a family member, friend, healthcare provider or self-referral.

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


Do you have a health concern for yourself or a child? Call Health Link by dialing 811 for quick and easy advice from a registered nurse 24/7. They will ask questions, assess symptoms and determine the best care for you.

Remember, in a medical emergency, always call 911 or visit the nearest emergency department.

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

HIV Community Link exists to support people living with, or at risk of HIV and hepatitis C. We educate communities, give non-judgmental support, tools and information, and offer harm reduction programs and services to populations in Calgary and Southeastern Alberta.

Programs & Services include:

-Education for healthcare professionals about HIV/AIDS/Hep C

-Drop in centre

-Needle exchange program


-Opportunity to connect with others socially

-Referrals and connections to services

-Overdose prevention support

-Outreach education & prevention services

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

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

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

Brooks (Mobile Location) 403-376-6020

Inform Alberta

​Searchable database of local and provincial programs and services

Inspiration Pulmonary Health

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.

Phone: 403-878-2006
Fax: 1-855-775-8535

Inspiration Pulmonary Requisition

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 

Kinesis Physical Medicine & EMG - Calgary

Kinesis is a specialty medical clinic in Calgary 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 Physiatry
  • EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Acute Injury Clinic
  • Adult Sports Injury Clinics
  • Pediatric Sports Injury Clinics
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection Clinic
  • Arthritis Clinic

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

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

Services include

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

Phone: 403-388-6034

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

Life Talk Counseling Services - Brooks

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. Call for information on next session.

“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.  Call for information on next session. 

"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. Call for information on next session.

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. Call for information on next session.

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.

Lung Association of Alberta and North West Territories

Find information and resources about a variety of lung diseases.

Toll Free: 1-888-566-LUNG (5864)

Man Van

Canada’s first and only mobile men’s health clinic, offering free PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood testing for men aged 40-80 throughout Calgary and rural southern Alberta. There is no appointment necessary.

For more information about the Man Van, contact 403-943-8952

Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre

​Assessments and Examinations, Supportive Care, Pain Management, Prescription of Cancer-Related Medications, Education, Resource and Support Counseling, Referrals to Other Cancer Centers

Located in the ambulatory wing of the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital.

Call 403-529-8817


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

McMan Youth, Family & Community Services

McMan provides a wide range of services for youth, families and adults across southern Alberta.

McMan Parent Link Centre

A resource for parents and caregivers to help strengthen parenting skills and ensure positive child development. Provides families with support and education to assist them in finding the information and services needed to help their children develop to their full potential and enter school ready to learn. Services Medicine Hat, Brooks, & surrounding rural areas.

Core services include:

-Parent education

-Early childhool development and care

-Family support

-Information and referrals

-Ages and stages developmental screening

For more information about programs call 1-888-878-5465, in Medicine Hat & area call 403-504-0833, or Brooks & area call 403-362-5056.

Choices for Change

A program designed specifically for unemployed and marginally employed, or individuals who have barriers to gaining employment. The program provides intensive wrap around supports to establish employment routines and break cyclical homelessness and patterns of limited self-sufficiency. The goal is to work directly with clients along with local service agencies, medical and mental health services providers, government and legal services, and private sector employers. 

Contact the Program Supervisor at 403-527-1588 Ext 290

Inn Between

Inn Between provides care and support for up to 6 youth who require emergency housing and supports. The youth are between the ages of 12 - 17 and are in need of a short-term placement where they can achieve stabilization in a safe and consistent environment. While residing at the Inn Between, they are assisted with developing a case plan for learning life skills, continuing their education, increasing social skills, and accessing community resources. Supports are also available for family reunification or securing sustainable housing in the community. 

Call 403-529-6367

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 Legal Help Centre

Medicine Hat Legal Help Centre provides free legal information and advice to low to moderate income people who have a legal issue but do not qualify for Legal Aid. Serves Medicine Hat, Brooks and surrounding communities.

Call for help with any of these legal issues:

  • Family law, including separation and divorce, child custody, child support, and more
  • Employment issues
  • Debt and foreclosure
  • Estate administration
  • Estate/life planning
  • Immigration issues
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Civil matters

*Please note, we do not provide representation in court. Please refer to our many Programs and Services or contact our office at 403-712-1021 for more information.

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 for room & board in the Intensive Addiction Treatment Program. There is no cost for the Detoxification Stabilization Program.

Phone: 403-529-9021

Fax: 403-529-9065

Addiction Services - (AHS): 403-529-3582 (ext 1 for youth, ext 2 for adult)

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:

Children’s Support Group:  This group runs from September to June and open to all children.  Subject and activities are based on education about family violence, safety planning, boundaries and coping skills.  The subjects are presented through children oriented activities, games and crafts.  This is an open group, so children can begin at any time in the year as long as there is space in the group.  If interested, contact a Child Support Worker at 403-527-8223.

Growing Together:  This group is offered to parents and children, parents go to an adult group and the children go to a children’s group.  Subject material is same, but presented appropriate to their age.  During the last 15 minutes of the group, parent and child come together for an attachment exercise.

Seeds to Success Group:  A 6 week group to introduce individuals to group support and value of groups.  Work will include information on family violence, introduction to groups and safety planning.  For further information contact an Outreach Worker at 403-527-8223.

Journey to Hope and Healing Group:  A 10 week group for individuals who have experienced family violence and working towards healing themselves after abuse.  Topics include; information on family violence, guilt, shame and blame, safety planning, health relationships and boundaries.  Individuals are also offered one to one support during this process. Contact an Outreach Worker at 403-527-8223.

Male Victim Support Group:  New group for males who have experienced family violence in their homes. Contact an Outreach Worker at 403-527-8223.

Outreach Services:  Outreach and one to one supports are offered to women, men, youth and children who have experienced or experiencing violence in their homes.  Outreach services are available to anyone by calling 403-527-8223 and ask to speak to an Outreach Worker or Child Support Worker. Outreach Workers are located at #5 1036 – 7th ST. SW (Ridge) or the Safe Families Intervention Team at the Medicine Hat Police Services.

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

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.

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 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, and to find the cure for MS. 

Call 403-529-6797 for more information.

MS Knowledge Network - call 1.844.859.6789 

Support Groups for People with MS, Families, Friends, and Caregivers

Medicine Hat Lunch Group: 12:30 - 2 pm at the MS Office (101, 1201 Kingsway Avenue SE)
The second Tuesday of the month - March 13, April 10, May 8
Please call 403-529-6797 to register.
We bring our own lunches and discuss updates.

Medicine Hat Supper Group: 6:30 pm at Whiskey Creek (937 13 St SW)
Third Thursday of the month - Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17
Please call 403-529-6797 to register.
We order from the menu and pay for our own meals and refreshments.

Brooks Group:11:30 am at the Hayes Room in City Hall (201 1 Ave W, Brooks)
Please call 403-529-6797 for dates.
We bring our own lunches and coffee is provided.

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.

Medicine Hat:

Call 403-527-4999

Fax 403-529-5970


Call 403-501-5199

Fax 403-362-6970

North West Cardio Diagnostics

​Medicine Hat's 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.


If you are a physician or a staff member - patients can be booked online (need pracID)

or referrals can be faxed in.

Call 403-528-5646

Fax 403-528-5649

Nurture Pregnancy Centre

All services are free and confidential.  They invite caregivers facing an unplanned or challenging pregnancy and provide support until the child is two years of age. Peer counsellors are here to let you know that you are not alone, to listen and support you. All are welcome to the Nurture Pregnancy Centre’s caring and stable environment.

Services provided include:
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Peer Counselling
  • Maternity Clothing
  • Infant and Toddler Clothing, Toys, and Furniture
  • Formula and Diaper
  • Infant Layettes
  • Educational Classes
  • Resource Library

Phone: 403-504-8560

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



When you register your personal directive with the Government of Alberta, approved health care professionals can contact the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee to find out if you have a personal directive, and how to contact your agent(s) 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 Old Age Security Pension

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

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.


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 Association of 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

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 they serve through superior respiratory education and comprehensive lung function testing.

Provides a range of services, including respiratory, allergy, & sleep apnea testing/education.


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

Peak Medical Group Referral

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.

Philips Lifeline now offers GoSafe a medical alert system that gives you the freedom to go where you want when you want. For patients without a landline, all services are available with a wireless communicator.

The Philips Medication Dispensing Service helps you to avoid medication mistakes so you can live independently in the comfort of your own home with through using our 24-hour automated medication dispenser.

Call 1-866-702-7405 for more information.

Philips Lifeline

Prevention in Hand

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

Protection of Persons 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.

To report abuse, complaints, concerns, or if you have questions, call 1-888-357-9339. 

Accommodation standards – For concerns or questions regarding accommodation standards, contact continuing care 1-888-357-9339.

Complaints about a guardian, trustee, co-decision maker or agent named in a personal directive - contact the Office of the Public Guardian

Call 403-529-3744

Toll free 1-877-427-4525

Rainbow Medical Centre



We request that any doctor/clinic complete requisition in full and faxto our clinic. We contact the patient directly to schedule the appointment to fit their schedule. Please indicate if the request is urgent on the referral form.


Office is located in Medicine Hat at 821B 5th Street SW. 

Phone 403-487-0970

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. 

Our purpose is to promote inclusion, create opportunities, and create a better understanding of needs for people with disabilities in the community. 

The REDI Office is located in Medicine Hat.

Call 403-526-5742

Fax 403-529-0462

Respiratory Homecare Solutions

​Provides oxygen therapy, spirometry & sleep apnea services


Referral required.

Respiratory Homecare Solutions 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

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.

Saamis Immigration Services Association

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

For language barrier services, clinics can arrange translation. Call Dasha at Saamis Immigration with the location, date and time of the appointment requiring a translator 2 or 3 days before the appointment, if possible.

If an unexpected translator is required they may be able to arrange a volunteer via telephone. 

Call 403-504-1188 ext 108 

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, including shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. We also provide social and community service programs that focuses on nurturing the capacities, skills and strengths of individuals, rather than just meeting their needs.

Medicine Hat:
Community Church – 164 Stratton Way SE 

Centre of Hope (Shelter) – 737 8 Street SE 
Open from 7:30pm - 7:30am to people 18 years and older. A snack is provided (if the individual misses the hot meal program on 4 St), as well as breakfast in the morning. Supplies guests with a warm bed, laundry services, & hot showers. Provides crisis support and referrals to other agencies as required.

Rise 'N' Shine Daycare – 164 Stratton Way

Thrift Store – 457 3 Street SE

Community Resource Centre – 476 4 Street SE (back alley entrance)
    Hot meal served from 5-6pm

      Family Services from 11am-3pm
        Community Warmth: Utility assistance for those who have received a disconnection notice or have been disconnected

          Bridge & Loan: Through an application process this program offers an interest free loan for rent or damage deposit

            Spiritual Support: Provides bibles, devotional and inspirational material, and spiritual support

              Family Assistance: Provides various forms of assistance through clothing, housewares, furniture, vouchers. Also Identification and prescription assistance and limited bus tickets.

                Christmas Assistance: Assistance with food & gifts, and resource information

                  Camps: variety of camp opportunities during the summer months. Visit


                  Brooks Family Care Centre – 112 2 Street SE
                  Provides families in need and/or in crisis with vouchers for clothing, housewares, emergency travel, and winter apparel.

                  Thrift Store - 112 2 Street W

                  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 Group Calendar

                  The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta also offers Online programing, 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

                  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.

                  Phone: 403-529-8949
                  Fax: 403-529-8858

                  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 Form

                  Seniors 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) 403-501-3303

                  Smokers' Help Line - AADAC

                  Phone: 1-866-332-2322

                  Information about prevention & quitting

                  Social Work - AHS

                  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 outside of daytime hours and weekends / holidays at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital site ONLY.  Clients requiring after hours service should present at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital Emergency Department.

                  Phone: 403-529-8083


                  Established in 1978, the SPEC Association for Children & Families, began as a fee-for-service program with Alberta Social Services and Community Health. Since SPEC’s incorporation in 1979, the programs have continued to grow and offer services for children and families under the guidance and leadership of ded icated board members, staff, and volunteers.

                  SPEC is focused on the positive development of kids by providing a continuum of services from early intervention (prevention) to high intervention during crisis. By providing family support services, SPEC continues to focus on a variety of preventive and educational programs that promotes a caring and committed community where kids are resilient and valued.

                  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.

                  Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

                  Call for an appointment:

                  Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (Ph) 403-528-8175 (Fx) 403-528-8190
                  Bow Island Provincial Building (Ph) 403-545-5123 (Fx) 403-545-6357
                  Brooks Community Health Centre (Ph) 403-501-3308 (Fx) 403-501-3202
                  Oyen (based out of Medicine Hat Regional Hospital) (Ph) 403-528-8175 (Fx) 403-528-8190

                  Spinal Cord Injury Alberta

                  Our primary focus is responding to the needs of persons with SCI, their families and care giving networks. Where feasible, we extend services to others with related physical disabilities, particularly those living with mobility impairments. 

                  Effective March 1, 2017, services for the Medicine Hat area will be provided through the SCI Alberta Lethbridge office. Contact or if you live in the Medicine Hat area and require assistance.

                  Phone:  403-327-7577
                  Fax: 403-320-0269

                  St. John Ambulance - Medicine Hat

                  St. John Ambulance is proud to deliver reliable and sustainable community services in accordance with the organization’s mission. These services are provided by trained volunteers who recognize and respond to community-based health and safety needs. St. John’s nationally recognized core community service programs include:

                  First Aid Response Services:
                  Trained volunteers provide first aid services at community gatherings, sporting and recreational events.
                  Therapy Dog Services:
                  Through regular visitations, St. John Therapy Dog Teams enrich the lives of the elderly and ill, as well as children, by providing unconditional love and support.
                  ​​Youth Services:
                  Young Canadians are given the opportunity to learn first aid and volunteer in their communities, fostering their personal development and commitment to service.
                  Emergency Response:
                  When disaster strikes, St. John Ambulance is there to help. St. John Ambulance community-based volunteers are trained in an integrated system of first aid, CPR and health care. 

                  Phone: 403-528-3292
                  Toll free: 1-800-665-7114, option 5, then extensions

                  Strathcona Centre City of Medicine Hat Senior Services

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

                  Strathcona Centre is a vibrant community offering social networks, services and support to people 50-plus in Medicine Hat. Strathcona Centre is a "home away from home" for its 1200+ members. People come to Strathcona Centre to meet with friends, eat great home-cooked meals, volunteer, and take part in our diverse activities. Above all, they come to have fun!

                  Seniors Outreach: 403-529-8368 
                  Health, Fitness & Recreation: 403-529-8307
                  Information Office: 403-529-8307
                  Meals On Wheels: 403-525-8885
                  BRANCH Senior Support: 403-504-1811 ext. 114

                  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 March 14 from 9am-12pm.

                  DILLS - Drop In Life Long Learning Series

                  March 28, 10:00am-12:00pm - An Activity of Oral History Sharing

                  Bring an old prop from your past and start reminiscing what it means to you. The March DILLS in-service offered by MHFS will offer an opportunity for the participants to bring a prop, your grand father’s tobacco pipe, a photo, a name of a song (we have internet), an unusual kitchen utensil from the past or any item that you can get through the door and have fun reminiscing with the group. Reminiscing therapy has been around since 1980’s. It’s different from remembering and doesn’t put someone on the spot. When a picture is used or a prop, participants can share their feel good/ pleasant memories with others. So, bring your “Brain Album”, let’s have fun reminiscing what sparked you!

                  Foot Health With Laurie Hamilton

                  March 21, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm

                  Come hear dynamic speaker Laurie Hamilton as she gives some great information on feet, those special body parts that don’t get the attention they deserve.

                  Meals for Men - by Meadowlands: Are you a gentleman who lives alone? If so, you are invited to a special event on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 4:00-6:00pm 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 

                  Stroke Early Supported Discharge Program & Community Rehab Program (Stroke Support Team)

                  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. 

                  Early Supported Discharge (ESD) – must have had a recent stroke (within the past 3 months).

                  Community Rehabilitation (CR) – must have had a stroke 1 year+ and be at risk for requiring increased levels of care in the community.

                  For more information about referrals, please call 403-502-8648, ext 1297

                  Fax: 403-529-8021

                  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. Call or visit the website for more information about workshops.

                  Phone: 403-548-8437
                  Toll Free: 1-888-746-8130

                  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.

                  Total Cardiology - Calgary

                  Dedicated multi-disciplinary team of over 125 staff members ranging from allied health care workers to educators, clinical researchers, 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.

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

                  TrueNTH Lifestyle Management

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

                  United Way

                  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.

                  Phone: 403-526-5544

                  Veterans Affairs Canada

                  ​Information and tools for health care service providers and medical professionals to help you support your clients covered for services by Veterans Affairs Canada.

                  Phone: 1-866-522-2122

                  VitalAire - Medicine Hat

                  Sleep Clinics, CPAP and Home Oxygen.

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

                  Referral can be faxed or completed online - see website 

                  Phone: 403-529-1975
                  Fax: 403-528-3829

                  Home Resp. Referral

                  Wardell Centre for Chronic Pain Disease & Sante Surgi-Centre

                  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. 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 joint relief) - when referring please specify these patients.


                  Patients can self refer for: cold laser for pain, prolo-therapy, focused shock wave, smoking cessation & platelet rich plasma for joint injection or tendonitis.

                  For more information about referrals please call the office. 

                  Phone: 403-580-3545