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For up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), visit ahs.ca/covid .


  
  

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 Ken Rabb at 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.

Phone: 403-529-8817

 

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

Masterpiece Retirement - Medicine Hat

Located on Southlands Drive SE, with a beautiful terrace patio opening up on to a natural wetland where new stores and services can be accessed nearby by means of the beautiful City pathway system.

100 suites are available to residents after assessments by AHS's Continuing Care team. A further 21 suites are available for residents who are looking to live privately at Masterpiece.

For more information please call 403-525-7777.

McMan Youth, Family & Community Services

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

McMan Ages and Stages Information Postcard

McMan Family and Natural Supports Information Postcard

McMan Foster and Adoption Information Postcard

McMan Youth Hub Information Postcard


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 childhood 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.

www.parentlinkcentre.com

McMan Parent Link Centre Postcard


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

Meadowlands - Medicine Hat

With 116 Independent Living and Assisted Living suites and 16 Memory Care suites, Meadowlands suits how people need and want to live.

The range of options helps couples to stay together longer. At Meadowlands, residents also find a full and diverse recreation calendar that’s unmatched in Medicine Hat. The nearby amenities and idyllic walking paths contribute to a rewarding retirement lifestyle.

For more information, please call 403-504-5123

Meals on Wheels

Medicine Hat:

The Meals on Wheels Program is for those who are unable to make their own meals. Meals are delivered hot, Monday through Friday, with frozen meals available for the weekends. Meals are are delivered during our delivery window, between 9:30 am to 11:30 am by our trained volunteers

For more information, please call 403-525-8885 

Meals on Wheels Application Form

Meals on Wheels Brochure


For information about Meals on Wheels in other communities, please call the numbers below:
Oyen: 403-664-3661
Bassano: 403-641-3788

Brooks & District: 403-362-4131

Brooks Meals on Wheels Assessment Form
Bow Island: 403-545-2074

Medical Examination for Motor Vehicle Operations

Having a medical condition does not necessarily mean your driving will be restricted. The type of illness, treatment, medications and other factors are reviewed to determine effects on your fitness and ability to drive. Decisions regarding ability to drive are based on the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators Medical Standards.

Driver Fitness and Monitoring uses your medical report and other information such as medical documentation, your driving record and road test results to determine your ability to drive safely.


Medicine Hat Addiction Clinic

​Methadone & Misspelled WordMisspelled WordSuboxone Program

Patients are encouraged to self refer or a physician can call over patient details.


Phone: 403-487-3944

Fax: 403-487-3943

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 Community Housing Society

​Affordable housing for families and individuals who have a low income. Qualifying incomes are defined by the Province of Alberta and outlined below according to the types of housing currently available.

 

Rent Supplements: If you are in need of ongoing financial assistance to pay your rent, you may qualify for one of two types of the MHCHS’s Private Market Rent Supplement program:

Phone 403-527-4507

 

Client to complete application and be accepted.

 

MHCHS Standard Application 2015

 

MHCHS Seniors Application 2015

Medicine Hat Family Service

​Medicine Hat Family Service is a private not-for-profit organization working to preserve and strengthen families in times of crisis, change and growth. We provide counselling, support and education to families, couples, individuals and young people in need. All services are offered by professional and experienced staff in a safe, caring and confidential environment.


Counselling services include marriage, grief and loss, emotional, self-regulation, men’s and women’s issues, family transition counselling, communication, parent/child issues, stress related issues, family violence counselling, employee assistance programs. Family Life Education courses are also available. Please click here to learn more about Family Life Education courses.

Fees for sessions are based on a board/funded approved sliding fee scale. The minimum charge for a session is $20.


Phone: 403-504-8026

Fax: 403-504-0351

Medicine Hat Hearing Centre

​Karla Rissling is a Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner in Alberta and Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. Medicine Hat Hearing Centre provides comprehensive hearing tests and the newest digital hearing aid technology.


Phone: 403-580-3800

Medicine Hat John Howard Society

The John Howard Society:
-works with people who have come into conflict with the law
-reviews, evaluates and advocates for changes in the criminal justice process
-engages in public education on matters relating to criminal law and its application
-promotes crime prevention through community and social development activities


Phone 403-526-5916

Medicine Hat Legal Help Centre

The Community Legal Clinic – Medicine Hat provides free legal information and advice to low to moderate income people who have a legal issue but do not qualify for Legal Aid.

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
-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 Physiotherapy Clinic

We proudly offer one-to-one individualized Physiotherapy sessions. We don’t compromise on treatment with appointment time. We call it "Patient-centered care," a health care model where patients are empowered to understand what's going on in their body and an individualized program on how to fix it. Using this healthcare model we have successfully helped guide people to live life to their full prospective expectations.


Treatments available: 

-Interferrential Therapy

-Ultrasound Therapy

-LASER Therapy

-Manual Joint Mobilizations

-Exercise Therapy

-IMS-Intramuscular Stimulation

-Shoulder Rehabilitation

-Hand Rehabilitation

-TKR/THR, ACL/PCL - Rehabilitation

-Postural Correction

-Gait Rehabilitation

-Vestibular Rehabilitation - VERTIGO/BPPV etc.

-Ergonomic Education

-Back Care Program


Phone: 403-580-2929

Medicine Hat Public Library & Homebound Services

Services available:
-Activities for children, tweens, teens and adults
-Co-op Community Developmental Play Space
-Meeting Room Rentals
-Photocopy/Fax
-Technology & device assistance
-Mobile Printing
-Resources for Newcomers to Canada
-Homebound Services
-and much more!


Homebound Services
Homebound Services links volunteers with clients to ensure that everyone has library access. Clients can use homebound services either indefinitely or on a short-term basis.

Our Homebound Services Program uses volunteers to deliver books and provide a voluntary reader service to extended care facilities, where volunteers read to patients. In addition, this service provides deposit collections for nursing and long-term care homes within Medicine Hat.

For more information or to become a Homebound Services volunteer, call 403-502-8541 or click here.

Medicine Hat Recovery Centre

​Offers a Detoxification Stabilization and Intensive Addiction Treatment Service.

 

Admission into the Recovery Centre in-patient programs begins 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

If you or someone you know is impacted by family violence and in need of support, contact the Medicine Hat Women's Shelter Society.

Our 24/7 help line is 403-529-1091 or toll free at 1-800-661-7949 to available provide crisis support, safety planning, and information. Intake into programming and more information is also available by calling our administrative line at 403-527-8223.


Phoenix Safe House Emergency Shelter takes in both women and men, with or without children, fleeing from abuse. Both women and men can also do drop-in appointments with crisis workers.


Musasa Second Stage Housing is a long-term (up to one year) safe accommodation for individuals and families that provides one-to-one and group supports, and connection to community supports/resources.


Outreach Services provides one-to-one and group supports for women, men, youth and children who have experienced or are experiencing violence in their homes. Outreach Services are located at #5 1036 – 7th ST. SW (The Ridge).  

Outreach support groups include:
- Seeds to Success Group:  A 6 week group to introduce individuals to group support and the value of groups.  Work will include information on family violence, introduction to groups and safety planning. 
- Journey to Hope and Healing Group:  A 9 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, healthy relationships and boundaries.  Individuals are also offered one to one support during this process.

For more information about Outreach groups and services, call 403-527-8223 and asking to speak to the Outreach Program Manager.



Child & Youth Support: is available for children and youth who have experienced and/or witnessed family violence. Support and education are offered to youth, children and their parent(s) through groups, one-to-one or family sessions. 

Support groups include:
- Children’s Support Group:  This group runs weekly from September to June and is open to children ages 6 – 12 who have experienced family violence.  Subject material is based on education about family violence, safety planning, boundaries and coping skills.  The subjects are presented through child-oriented discussions, 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.
- 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 the same, but presented appropriate to their age.  During the last 15 minutes of the group, parent and child come together for an attachment
exercise.
- Youth Group: This group runs every other week from September to June and is open to youth 13 years and up who have experienced family violence.  Subject material is based on education about family violence, safety planning, boundaries and coping skills.  The subjects are presented through discussions, activities, games and crafts.  This is an open group, so youth can begin at any time in the year as long as there is space in the group.

For more information about these groups, and other Child & Youth programming, contact the Children’s Program Manager at 403-527-8223.

Medigas

​Sleep Therapy, Home Oxygen Therapy, Home Medical Equipment

Phone 403-527-5750

Medigas Referral Form

Mennonite Central Committee - Services for Newcomers (Taber)

Services for Newcomers (previously known as Low German Mennonite Services) has been in operation in Southern Alberta for over a decade working with Low German Mennonites. The office in Taber assists with settlement in Alberta, employment, education, and mental health. More recently the program has expanded to work with newcomers of all types in the Taber area

Phone: 403-223-4144

Mental Health Help Line

Alberta Wide.  Provides toll-free, 24/7 telephone service, which offers help for mental health concerns for Albertans.

Provides 24/7:
-confidential, anonymous service
-crisis intervention
-information about mental health programs and services
-referrals to other agencies if needed

Toll free phone: 1-877-303-2642

Mental Health Outreach Depot Clinic

The Mental Health Outreach Depot Clinic provides long acting medication administration via injection and medication and mental health monitoring for clients with a mental illness.

Assists clients with mental illness to improve and or maintain their well being through consistent administration of long acting medications via injection. Staff members:

-assess the individual’s mental health
-monitor effect and side effects of medication
-monitor compliance
-collaborate with the client and their psychiatrist/ physician and
provide education

The community support team assists by transporting clients who would have difficulty getting to the clinic.

Phone: 403-529-8030, 403-502-8617

Miywasin Friendship Centre

​The Miywasin Society of Aboriginal Services is a non-profit Aboriginal organization that targets the needs of the Aboriginal community in the Medicine Hat area, and develops and maintains services to meet those needs.


Miywasin offers a variety of programs to the community at large, including Elder's and youth programming, Aboriginal cultural activities and events, transitional housing and counselling support.


Phone: 403.526.0756

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 Second Tuesday Lunch Group: 12:30 - 2 pm at the MS Office (101, 1201 Kingsway Avenue SE)
The second Tuesday of the month
Please call 403-529-6797 to register.
Bring your lunch, beverages are provided.

Medicine Hat Third Thursday Supper Group: 6:30 pm at Whiskey Creek (937 13 St SW)
Third Thursday of the month
Please call 403-529-6797 to register.
Pay for your own meals/refreshments and share in lively conversation.

Brooks Group:
Third Thursday Lunch Meetings: 11:30 am - 1:00pm at the Hayes Room in City Hall (201 1 Ave W, Brooks)
Please call 403-529-6797 to confirm attendance.
Bring lunch, beverages are provided.

MyHealthAlberta Website

Built by the Alberta Gove​rnment and Alberta Health Services to give Albertans one place to go for health information they can trust. Healthcare experts across the province make sure the information is correct, up to date, and written for people who live in Alberta.

MyHealth.Alberta.ca is home to valuable, easy-to-understand health information and tools made for Albertans, including information about:
-health conditions
-healthy living
-medications
-tests and treatments

There are also:
-educational videos
-symptom checkers
-emergency phone numbers
-a healthcare locator (e.g., a family doctor near you)


If you’re having a medical emergency, call 911 right away.




Narcotics Anonymous

​Membership is open to all drug addicts, regardless of the particular drug or combination of drugs used. Narcotics Anonymous provides a recovery process and peer support network that are linked together.


Toll Free phone 1-877-463-3537 (24/7 support line)

 

Medicine Hat Support Groups:

Courage to Change Group: Sundays 7pm  @ Westminster United Church (101-6 St SE Basement)

We Do Recover Group: Wednesdays 7pm @ Alano Club (466 MacLeod Trail SE)

Life Savers Group: Fridays 8pm @ Alano Club (466 MacLeod Trail SE)


Brooks Support Groups:

Sundays: 8pm @ Community Health Centre (440 3 St E)

Tuesdays: 8pm @ AHS Building (403 2 Ave W)

Fridays: 8pm @ AHS Building (403  2 Ave W)

Natural Health Services

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

Call 1-844-262-0942

Newbrook Lodge - Brooks

​The Newell Foundation provides a quality, affordable and safe home in a supportive environment to meet the needs of senior life. Newbrook Lodge is located in the Brooks close to most amenities. This facility is a three story building with 148 suites built around a central courtyard.


Home Care personnel are available to provide assistance with medications, bathing and other care needs as assessed. All residents have 24 hour access to immediate assistance via monitored medical alert bracelets throughout the facility. Various activities such exercises, entertainment, and socials are scheduled daily for those who wish to participate.


Phone: 403-362-4455

Newell Housing Association - Brooks

​Operates and maintains a portfolio of affordable and quality rental housing for seniors and other citizens of Brooks, Tilley, Duchess and Rosemary. The safety, comfort and security of the tenants is of utmost consideration.

Phone: 403-362-5472

Fax: 403-501-0188

Next Step Residential

At Next Step, we provide a full line of services to assist people with disabilities. Residential programs, community access program, employment support, support and respite contracted homes, and paid companionship options are available to adults in Medicine Hat and Brooks.

Support for children includes Stepping Stones Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) through FSCD (Family Services for Children with Disabilities), and through CFSA (Children and Family Services Act) behavioural and developmental support, respite services, community support, and consultative services.


Medicine Hat:

Call 403-527-4999

Fax 403-529-5970


Brooks:

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.

North West Cardio Diagnostics Requisition


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

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

or referrals can be faxed in.


Call 403-528-5646

Fax 403-528-5649

Nurse Next Door

Nurse Next Door Home Care Medicine Hat provides compassionate 24 hour care services for all ages to Medicine Hat and surrounding communities.

Our personalized home care services are suited to individual needs to help seniors, children & adults maintain the independence and dignity they deserve with compassionate and flexible in-home care delivered by exceptional staff. Nurse Next Door home care is an affordable and caring solution for the busy family to keep loved ones happy and healthy at home


Call 403-506-3304 or email medicinehat@nursenextdoor.com

Nurse Next Door Brochure


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 Diapers

-Infant Layettes

-Educational Classes

-Resource Library


Phone: 403-504-8560

Nutrition Counselling (Dietitian) - Brooks

​Outpatient Nutrition Counselling through Alberta Healthy Living Program

Work with a Registered Dietitian to improve eating habits and address nutritional needs.Located in the Brooks Health Centre

Call 403-793-6659

 

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

Nutrition Guidelines for Primary Care

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

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

Occupational Therapy - Outpatient

Assists people of all ages recovering from illnesses or injuries to learn or relearn the skills they need to complete daily activities.

Occupational Therapists enable people of all ages to engage more fully in the activities of everyday living. They work together with clients, their families and caregivers to develop ways to help clients reach their potential in caring for themselves, working, and enjoying life.

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information. Clients may also self refer by calling or visiting their nearest site.

Medicine Hat and area - 403-529-8851

Fax 403-529-8968

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-publications-order-form

 

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 (OAS) program is the Government of Canada's largest pension program. It is funded out of the general tax revenues of the Government of Canada. This means that you do not pay into it directly.

The OAS pension is a monthly payment available to seniors aged 65 and older who meet the Canadian legal status and residence requirements. You may need to 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 Pension. 

Call 1-800-277-9914


Application for Old Age Security Pension

Oneball Patient Assistance Fund

Oneball Calgary offers financial assistance to testicular cancer patients by helping them pay for medications and other expenses.



The Oneball Patient Financial Assistance Fund offers up to $4,500 worth of financial assistance to patients per calendar year. Applicants can apply up to three times per year, with each application requesting a maximum of $1,500. Some examples of applicable expenses include:

-Transportation or parking related to an applicant's appointments or treatment at his applicable cancer
-Temporary accommodation during treatment
-Prescription medications related to cancer treatment that are not covered by insurance
-Childcare services during treatment
-Supportive care, including counseling services or cancer support courses for the applicant as well as his partner and children
-Rent or mortgage payments that are 30 days in arrears
-Grocery gift cards
-Sperm banking prior to treatment
-Documentation of additional expenses not listed above or in the full Oneball Patient -Assistance Fund Guideline can be submitted and will be considered.

While the funding can go to any applicant who has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, priority will be given to those actively undergoing treatment.

Currently, the Oneball Patient Assistance Program is only available in Alberta. Please continue to check back here for updates!

See website for more information.


Oneball Patient Assistance Fund Application Form.pdf

Osteoporosis Canada

Osteoporosis Canada is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The organization works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.


Call 1-800-463-6842 for more information.

Oyen & District Seniors Association

​The Oyen Seniors Association (216 2 St W, Oyen, AB) is situated directly across the street from the Oyen Seniors Lodge. Annual membership fee is $10.


Contact Information:

Bill Burns 

Phone: (403) 664-2340, Email: wburns@telusplanet.net


Jessie Battrum

Phone: (403) 664-2515, Email: battrumjessie@yahoo.ca

Oyen Seniors Lodge (Acadia Foundation)

​Our Lodge units are available in single (39 rooms) and double occupancy (3 rooms) size with double size having an overall larger living space. Full meal and housekeeping services (and Home Care Services if needed) are included.


The Prairie Estates units (12 two bedroom suites) are purchased and owned by the residents and are located on a separate wing of the Lodge. 

 

Our low income Prairie Home units (8 units) are located on a separate wing of the Lodge. They provide additional living space and privacy, with a common lounge area for socializing, laundry facilities and a separate entrance. 


Contact the Lodge directly for Manor Suites application information.

Call 403-664-3661

Pain Management Clinic - Medicine Hat

​Located in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

 

For physicians wanting to refer patients, please use the referral package mailed out to clinics. For a referral package please call the Pain Management Clinic at 403-528-8121.

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 Consultant  (403) 529-8901 
St. Joseph's Home - 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.

Call the PD Helpline for support at  1-877-243-9992. Parkinson Association of Alberta's PD Helpline is a toll-free, confidential service for Albertans affected by Parkinson disease (PD) as well as their healthcare providers. 



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):

General Support Group - 4th Tuesday of the month 1:30-3:00PM at CrossRoads Church (1340 - 22 St SE, Medicine Hat)

2020 Parkinson Support Group Poster


Parkinson Association of Alberta is pleased to offer three Telephone Support Groups listed below; advanced registration is required.  For more information or to register, call toll-free 1-800-561-1911.

Care Partners: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Parkinson Disease (general): 3rd Thursday of the month, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Parkinson's Plus Syndromes: 4th Thursday of the month, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Patient Placement - Medicine Hat

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

Peak Pulmonary Function Laboratory - Medicine Hat

​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.

Phone: 1-833-738-PEAK (7325)

Fax: 1-855-738-PEAK (7325)


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

Click here to access referral forms for Medicine Hat

Persons With Developmental Disabilities

Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) helps adults with developmental disabilities get services to live as independently as possible in their community.

A PDD worker will help with creating an Outcome Plan and Individual Support Plan, as well as regularly reviewing your needs and updating your plans as needed.


You may access one or more of these services based on your Individual Support Plan:

-home living supports that help you do daily activities like banking, caring for your home, making meals or laundry

-respite services to give your caregivers a break when you live with them fulltime

-community access supports that help you take part in activities so you can learn, develop, relax, have fun or be with others

-employment supports to learn new skills and find and keep a paid job

-short-term support or training to give your caregivers extra help when things are difficult

-specialized supports from experts to help if you have additional needs because of mental illness, behavioural issues, addictions and/or involvement with the law


For information about how to apply, please click here

Philips Lifeline Medical Alert System

​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 Misspelled WordGoSafe 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 1-866-784-1992 or visit the website for more information.

Philips Lifeline's Websites contains resources for Seniors regarding falls, fitness and safety, click the following link for more information. 

https://www.lifeline.ca/en/resources/tools-tips-for-seniors-safety/

Physiotherapy - Community & Outpatients

Physiotherapy services provided for people with physical challenges, movement disorders and/or health issues that affect their ability to function and carry out their everyday activities.

Rehabilitation service for patients who have recently been discharged from hospital or are recovering from surgery.

Provides:

  • assessment
  • evaluation
  • treatment
  • education
  • health promotion
  • consultation

Services are available at outpatient hospital clinics, community health centres, patient's homes and continuing care / long term care centres.

Note: Services vary by community. Please call for information.


Medicine Hat - Ph: 403-529-8851, Fax: 403-529-8968

Brooks - Ph: 403-501-3234, Fax: 403-793-6666

Bassano - Ph: 403-641-6122, Fax: 403-641-2157

Oyen - Ph: 403-664-4304, Fax: 403-664-4325

Bow Island - Ph 403-545-3207 or fax 403-545-2281

 

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

Playfair Lodge - Bassano

​Playfair Lodge is a congregate, living facility serving functionally independent senior citizens 65 years of age and over. The Lodge provides housekeeping service, full meal service, laundry service, basic room furnishings, building security, 24 hour non-medical staffing and opportunities for socializing.


For more information, please contact the Newell Foundation at (403) 362-4455.

Pleasant View Lodge - Bow Island

​Senior Housing/Services are available at the Pleasant View Lodge located in Bow Island. They provide 55 main floor supportive living rooms and 16 independent living suites.

Call 403-545-2161 for more information.

Poison and Drug Information Service (Poison Control)

​An Information Specialist with extensive experience in toxicology, a nurse or pharmacist, takes your call.

Free, Confidential,24/7 Expertise & Advice regarding:

Poisons

Chemicals

Medications

Herbals

 

1-800-332-1414

Prairie Sprinter Shuttle Services

​Daily Medicine Hat to Calgary and return. Pick ups available in Suffield, Brooks, Bassano and Strathmore. Children under 10 years old receive a $10 discount.

Call 403-487-1312

Toll-free 1-877-333-3238

Private Counseling - Medicine Hat & Brooks Area

A list of private counseling services in the Medicine Hat & Brooks area.

Private Counseling List

Prostate Cancer Support Group - Medicine Hat

​A local community based Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) Support group that offers support, friendshop, and will share with you stories of personal journeys from symptoms to diagnosis, to treatment options and recovery, with a view to assist in making decisions for the future. All interested are welcome.


Prostate Cancer Support Group meets the last Saturday of every month (except July & August) at the lower floor meeting room in St. Patrick's Church (west side entrance) at 10am. Spouses are welcome.

For more information contact Hugh English at henglish@telus.net or 403-502-5863, or Jack Knowles at knowsecx@memlane.com or 403-526-2108.

Protection for Persons in Care

The Protection for Persons in Care Act (PPC Act) requires the reporting of abuse, and promotes the prevention of abuse involving adult clients who receive publicly funded care or support services.

The PPC Act requires service providers to take reasonable steps to protect clients from abuse while providing care or support services.

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 1-888-357-9339