Mental Health

  
  

A Gift of Hope - Community Mental Health

​Community Mental Health in Medicine Hat offers the following support groups at their office at the Provincial Building (346 - 3rd St SE - use the 2nd street entrance). They run from 11am - 12pm and are drop in on Mondays & Wednesdays. Call 403-529-3500 for more information. Upcoming topics: 


July 29: Change My Behaviour
July 31: Handling Negative Emotions
August 5: Stat holiday, no session
August 7: Relationships/Communication
August 12: Counselor's Choice
August 14: Stress Management
August 19: Self-Worth
August 21: Setting Goals
August 26: Introduction to Anxiety & Depression
August 28: Mindfulness
September 2: Stat holiday, no session
September 4: Mindfulness
September 9: Too Much Thinking
September 11: Relaxation
September 16: Counselor's Choice
September 18: Change My Behaviour
September 23: Handling Negative Emotions
September 25: Relationships/Communication
September 30: Stress Management
October 2: Counselor's Choice
October 7: Self-Worth
October 9: Setting Goals
October 14: Stat holiday, no session
October 16: Intoduction to Anxiety & Depression
October 21: Counselor's Choice
October 23: Mindfulness
October 28: Too Much Thinking
October 30: Relaxation
November 4: Change My Behaviour
November 6: Counselor's Choice
November 11: Stat holiday, no session
November 13: Handling Negative Emotions
November 18: Relationships/Communication
November 20: Stress Management
November 25: Self-Worth
November 27: Counselor's Choice
December 2: Setting Goals
December 4: Introduction to Anxiet & Depression
December 9: Mindfulness
December 11: Too Much Thinking
December 16: Counselor's Choice
December 18: Relaxation
December 23: Change My Behaviour
December 25: Stat holiday, no session
December 30: Handling Negative Emotions

ABLE - Adult Basic Literacy Education

ABLE offers Adult Education on following topic: Reading, Writing, English as a Second Language, Math and Numeracy, Basic Computer Skills, Employment and Personal Growth.  

Medicine Hat - 403-504-3619
Brooks - 403-362-1685

Addiction & Mental Health - Adult Services

Addiction counselors and mental health therapists provide treatment for addictions and/or mental illness in a welcoming, client centered atmosphere. Treatment may include individual, family and group as well as consultation and/or referral to your community supports and providers.

Individuals can self-refer, but referrals can also come from medical professionals and community based agencies ( a phone call or doctors note)


Medicine Hat:

Services can be accessed by phoning or walking in, Mondays to Thursdays from 8:00am to 7:15pm and Fridays from 8:00am to 4:30pm

Medicine Hat Phone: 403-529-3500 

1-866-332-2322 (24 Hour Help Line)


Brooks:

Services can be accessed by phoning or walking in, Mondays to Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Brooks Phone: 403-362-1265
1-866-332-2322 (24 Hour Help Line)


In cases of emergency/crisis, please visit the emergency department at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital or Brooks Health Centre, or call Misspelled WordHealthLink at 811.


Addictions and Menth Health Referral Form - MH.docx

Addiction & Mental Health Mobile Application Directory (2018)

This directory provides a list of mobile applications (apps) related to mental health and addiction. It is applicable to all health care professionals, researchers, and community members. 

Addictions and Mental Health Mobile Application Directory 2018

Addictions & Mental Health - Child, Youth, Family & Prevention Services (Medicine Hat)

Offers free services to children, youth and families. Services are offered in individual, family and group settings. Located in the Provincial Building in Medicine Hat - Room 1, 346 3 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB


Services Offered:

-Addiction prevention and mental health promotion including information, education and community collaboration

-Protection against Children Abusing Drugs Act Program (PChAD)

-The PAS Program is a 6 week coordinated academic and therapeutic program for youth in grades 7 to 12. Referrals are completed through school administrators and may be initiated by the parent/guardian

-School-based services whish are completed in the child's school setting. Referrals are made through school staff and may be initiated by the parent/guardian

-Tobacco information, education and cessation including support groups

Services can be accessed by calling 403-529-3582 - option 1 or walking in, Mondays to Thursdays from 8:00am-7:15pm and Fridays from 8:00am-4:30pm.

In cases of emergency/crisis, please visit the emergency department at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, or call HealthLink at 811.

Child and Youth Brochure.pdf


The AHS Provincial Mental Health Promotion & Illness Prevention Team is pleased to announce the release of the Teen Self-Management for Depression & Anxiety Booklet. This booklet provides evidence-based information and age-appropriate activities (youth ages 13-18) which service providers, parents or caregivers, and youth can use to help manage depression and anxiety as well as support positive mental health and resilience. 

Teen Self-Management for Depression and Anxiety Booklet.pdf



Groups (will resume on September 2019)

Ink About It:

For youth to develop skills to cope with anxiety (Middle School and Junior High) 

An art based program that encourages youth to express themselves and gain insight to their emotional and behavioral response. Topics covered will included essential resilience skills such as: how to recognize, understand and regulate their emotions, increase positive coping skills, enhance social skills & emotional skills, and how to strengthen relationships. This group allows youth to process their experiences and apply skills which will support them in feel more secure and confident.

*Please call 403-529-3500 for more information about this sessions.


Worry Warriors Junior:

For children to develop skills to cope with anxiety. (Grades 2-4)

Calming strategies that teach identification of feelings, thoughts, body sensations and environmental stressors. The aim of this group is to assist children to use calming strategies to cope with their emotions. Strong emotions are identified and strategies to build emotional resilience are taught. Each session's goal is to increase the child's self-awareness and teach skills for working through strong emotions which they are able to use throughout their life. This group runs for 8 weeks 

*Please call 403-529-3500 for more information about this sessions.


Worry Warriors Senior:

For children to develop skills to cope with anxiety. (Grades 4-6)

Calming strategies that teach identification of feelings, thoughts, body sensations and environmental stressors. The aim of this group is to assist children to use calming strategies to cope with their emotions. Strong emotions are identified and strategies to build emotional resilience are taught. Each session's goal is to increase the child's self-awareness and teach skills for working through strong emotions which they are able to use throughout their life. This group runs for 8 weeks 

*Please call 403-529-3500 for more information about this sessions.

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

Adult Inpatient Psychiatry - Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (5 North)

Provides a safe environment and care to adults with a range of mental illnesses and with concurrent substance abuse challenges whose mental illnesses need immediate stabilization. Following stabilization, patients are prepared for discharge and transition to the community with referrals for follow-up with appropriate community addiction and mental health medical and social services as required.

Referral required by physician or psychiatrist.
Immediate access for involuntary patients, 0-14      
days for non-acute cases.
 
Phone 403-529-8825
Fax 403-528-5608


AHS Collection Sites & Diagnostic Labs

Medicine Hat and Brooks Online Booking: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/page15542.aspx

Medicine Hat – Main Lab

#2, 44 Carry Drive SE
Medicine Hat, AB, T1B 4E1
Phone: 403-502-8638

Toll Free: 1-866-232-4732

Monday – Friday 7:00am – 7:00pm

Saturdays 8:15am – 4:00pm 

 

Medicine Hat Hospital - Outpatient Lab

666 - 5th St SW
Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 4H6
Phone: 403-529-8830

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm


Brooks Lab - Patient Collection Site 

500 Cassils Rd E
Brooks, AB T1R 1M6
Phone: 403-794-2500

Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:00pm


Brooks Health Centre

440 3rd St E
Brooks, AB T1R 0G5
Phone: 403-501-3230

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 1:00pm


Bow Island Health Centre

938 Centre Street
Bow Island, AB T0K 0G0
Phone: 403-545-3209

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 3:15pm


Big Country Hospital 

312 3 St E
Oyen, AB T0J 2J0
Phone: 403-664-4311

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 3:00pm


AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped)

​The Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) program provides financial and health-related assistance to eligible adults with a disability. The disability must be permanent and substantially limit the person’s ability to earn a living. AISH clients may also be eligible to receive supplemental assistance (a child benefit and personal benefits) through the AISH program.

AISH Eligibility

Applying for AISH

Call 403-529-3550

 

Al-Anon Family Group

​An international "fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems." The group's purpose is to "help families of alcoholics by practicing the Twelve Steps." 

Toll Free Phone: 1-888-4-ALANON (425-2666)

Medicine Hat Support Groups:
Monday 1:30pm @ Victory Lutheran Church
Tuesday 1:30pm @ Victory Lutheran Church
Tuesday 8:00pm @ AA Club House
Wednesday 8:00pm @ Westminster United Church
Thursday 8:00pm @ Westminster United Church
Saturday 11:00am @ Victory Lutheran Church

Call 403-527-8252 for more information regarding support groups in Medicine Hat.

 
Brooks:
Thursday 8pm @ Trinity Lutheran Church (811 Misspelled WordCassils Road W)
 

Call 403-793-3337 for more information regarding support groups in Brooks.

Alberta Adult Health Benefit

​The Alberta Adult Health Benefit program supports Albertans with low income to ensure they have access to prescription drugs, dental services, optical services, emergency ambulance and diabetic supplies that are essential to health and well-being.

Help with this resource is also available through Alberta Supports 1-877-644-9992

Alberta Adult Health Benefit Application

Alberta Aids to Daily Living

​Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) assists Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic illness or terminal illness, in maintaining independence in their community. AADL provides funding for basic medical equipment and supplies to meet clinically assessed needs*.

* Note: An assessment by a health care professional determines the equipment and supplies that an Albertan can receive through the AADL program.


AADL is a cost-share program. Albertans pay 25% of the benefit cost to a maximum of $500 per individual or family per year. Low-income Albertans and people receiving income assistance do not pay the cost-sharing portion.



Ph Toll free in Alberta 310-0000, then 780-427-0731 

Alberta Blue Cross

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

 

Phone 403-529-5553

Fax 403-527-3798

Alberta 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 Gamblers Anonymous

​Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

 

Gambling Addiction Information and Treatment Hotline 1-866-332-2322

 

Support Groups:

-Mondays from 7:30-9:00pm at Gas City Kiwanis Centre, Room 5 (826 - 11th St SE - Medicine Hat)


-Canada Phone Meeting
Tuesdays @ 6:45 pm Pacific Daylight Time


Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan

The Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) provides eligible Alberta residents with full coverage for medically necessary physician services, and some dental and oral surgical health services.

Your physician determines what insured services are considered medically necessary.

You must be registered with the AHCIP to receive insured hospital and physician services.

If you are not sure whether a medical service is covered, contact the AHCIP office by calling 310-0000 (in Alberta), then 780-427-1432 (open 8:15 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays). Please have your personal health number ready when you call.

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

Alberta Mental Health Help Line

​Toll Free Crisis Line: 1-877-303-2642

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


Alberta Referral Directory

The Alberta Referral Directory (ARD) is Alberta Health Services’ designated system of record for referral information. The ARD eases the complexities of the referral process by eliminating the need to search, update and publish documents in multiple places throughout the province.

The directory is comprised of service and consultant demographics, referral guidelines, referral forms and detailed instructions to facilitate referral acceptance without delay.


Need help using the Alberta Referral Directory? Call 1-855-889-8899

For more information about the Alberta Referral Directory, please visit https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/page14282.aspx

To access the Alberta Referral Directory, please visit albertareferraldirectory.ca 

Alberta Supports & Alberta Works

Alberta Supports can help you access more than 30 programs and 120 community services for:

·         seniors

·         employment

·         homelessness

·         financial needs

·         children and youth

·         parents and families

·         people with disabilities

·         guardianship and trusteeship

·         abuse, bullying and family violence prevention


Alberta Supports can be contacted online, by phone, or by going to any Alberta Supports location:

Online application can be completed at https://myalbertasupports.humanservices.alberta.ca/CitizenPortal/application.do

Phone: 1-877-644-9992 toll-free Alberta-wide (hours of operation are 7:30 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday. Help is available in more than 100 languages)

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

Brooks Alberta Works Centre: 403-362-1278 




Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: 403-527-2065

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. 


Group meetings can be open or closed. Closed meetings are for AA members only, open meetings are available to anyone interested in Alcoholics Anonymous' program of recovery from alcoholism.


Support Groups: 

Find a meeting website: http://area78.org/find-a-meeting


Medicine Hat
-Sunday: 10am @ Alano Club (466 MacLeod Tr SE); 10am @ AA Central Office (1710 Gershaw Dr SW); 8pm @ AA Central Office (last Sunday of each month ONLY)
-Monday: 12pm @ Alano Club; 7pm @ Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (meet at Tim Hortons); 7pm @ AA Central Office; 8pm @ Westminster United Church (101 6 St SE)
-Tuesday: 12pm @ Alano Club; 7pm @ Bridge Church - Back Room (350 1 Ave NE); 8pm @ Victory Lutheran Church (2793 Southview Dr SE); 8pm @ Alano Club
-Wednesday: 12pm @ Alano Club; 8pm @ AA Central Office (closed)
-Thursday: 12pm @ AA Central Office; 8pm @ AA Central Office; 8:06pm @ Alano Club
-Friday: 12pm @ Alano Club; 8pm AA Central Office
-Saturday: 10am @ AA Central Office; 2pm @ AA Central Office; 7pm @ AA Central Office 

Redcliff

-Thursday: 7pm @ Gordon Memorial United Church - Basement (401 2 Street SE, Redcliff)


Brooks
-Thursday: 8pm @ Trinity Lutheran Church (811 Cassils Road W)
-Saturday: 8pm @ Brooks United Church (507 3rd Avenue W)

Angel Dust Healing - Belinda Deis

​Well-being Consultant offering grief and bereavement workshops.

Medicine Hat: 403-527-0345

BCIS - Brooks and County Immigration Services

BCIS is a not-for-profit organization, which provides settlement and integration services to all immigrants, refugees and temporary foreign workers. It is a project of Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.


Programs offered:

-Newcomers outreach

-Orientation, information and referrals

-Emergency interpretation and translation

-Supportive counselling

-Employment readiness

-Ethnocultural collaboration

-Enhancing supportive communities


BCIS employees speak the following languages:

Acholie, Arabic, English, French, Luganda, Oromo, Punjabi, Shona, Somali, Swahili, Tagalog, Urdo


Phone: 403-362-0404

Address: Bay 2 - 500 Cassils Rd. East, Brooks, AB 

Email: info@bcis-brooks.ca 


Being Human Services

At Being Human Services, we can assist you to find the services, information and support that you need to help yourself or someone that you care about find employment or corporate training.

Through training, coaching, supporting, and through connecting employers to employees, we help people ''be better and do better''. Let us help you to succeed

Phone: 403-580-3338

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)

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

Oyen: 403-526-7473 (Best Babies, Building Blocks)

Brooks Addiction and Mental Health Community Services

The Brooks Community Mental Health Clinic is located within the Brooks Health Centre at 440 3 Street E, Brooks, Alberta.


Assessment and treatment will include learning about your past history, present situation, and identifying your goals. The counsellor will talk with you about the different treatment options, including counselling to help you reach your goals. Your counsellor will help you choose goals and strategies, make suggestions, and review your progress with you.


A children's counsellor is also available by appointment, to see ages 5 and up.


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

Self referrals accepted.

In cases of emergency/crisis, please visit the emergency department at the Brooks Health Centre.


Hours are Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm (Closed from 12:00pm - 12:45pm)

Phone: 403-793-6655



10 Keys to Happiness - for individuals who experience mental health, addiction or chronic illness concerns and would like to learn about the 10 keys to happier living. This group meets every Wednesday from 1:30 - 2:30pm at the Brooks Health Centre in the Outpatient Conference room near Living Healthy. To attend this support group patients must be connected to the Brooks Community Mental Health Clinic, for more information please call (403)793-6655.

 

Common Grounds Coffee Time - Come visit, meet new people, enjoy recreational activities and participate in learning activities focused on improving your mental health. This group meets every Tuesday from 1 - 3pm at The Leisure Centre. To attend this support group patients must be connected to the Brooks Community Mental Health Clinic, for more information please call  (403)793-6655.


Anxiety & Depression Learning Series - For individuals looking to obtain information on managing anxiety and depression. This series consists of 6 rotating presentations that cover topics such as assertiveness, self-talk, and lifestyle changes. This group meets every Monday from 12:00 - 1:00pm at the Brooks Health Centre in the Outpatient Conference Room near Healthy Living. There is no referral needed to attend this group; if you would like more information please call (403) 793-6655. 

Brooks Regional Transportation Service

Weekly transportation service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for residents of the Brooks Region to Medicine Hat (statutory holidays are excluded). Priority will be given to individuals in need of medical services within Medicine Hat. Applications must be submitted and approved prior to using the service (see below for application).

Bus leaves and arrives at the JBS Canada Centre located at 323 1st Street East, Brooks, AB (main entrance to the facility). Bus leaves at 8:00 a.m. from Brooks to Medicine Hat, and leaves Medicine Hat at 3:00 p.m. arriving in Brooks at or around 4:00 p.m.


Cost for a one-way trip is $10, and a round trip is $20. For questions or to book the service, please contact 403-362-6190.


(Application forms also available online through the City of Brooks or the County of Newell websites, or can be picked up at the City of Brooks Firehall or City Hall)

Bullying Help Line

Connect with helplines if you or someone you know is experiencing bullying or abuse.We are a free, confidential support service who speak to thousands of young people every day - you are not alone. Talk to us - we can help you with whatever you're going through.

Call 1-888-456-2323 to get help anonymously in more than 170 languages or find other supports, or visit the online chat to get help anonymously from noon to 8 pm, 7 days a week.

Caleo Health (Calgary)

Caleo Health provides a variety of multidisciplinary; health, pain, wellness, rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal services within a  patient centred environment.  We strive to provide quality, expert, and innovative care while holding all our providers to the highest of standards.

See website for more details.

Click Here to Access Referral Forms


Phone: 403.452.0999

Fax: 403.452.0995

Canadian Mental Health Association - Alberta Southeast Region

​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 from 7:30-9:00pm 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 or to find out the next session dates, call  403-504-1811, ext 103 or ereeder@cmha-aser.ca

Caregiver Connections Drop-in Support Group
Peer-to-peer family support program for parents and/or caregivers of individuals experiencing a mental health concern.
Every Monday evening from 6:30-8:00pm 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 www.livinglifetothefull.ca to find out more. For more information or to find out the next session dates, call 403-504-1811, ext 106.

Canadian Red Cross Society

​Red Cross Medical Equipment Loan Service

Health Equipment Loan Program - Referral Form

24 Hour Helpline: 1-888-800-6493

Medicine Hat Phone :403-526-3048 

Fax: 403-529-0540


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


Caring Hearts & Direct Link

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

 

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


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

Medicine Hat & Brooks call 403-548-6900

Champion's Centre - Medicine Hat & Brooks

The Champion Centre is a Christian Charitable organization that serves the physical and spiritual needs of the hungry, homeless and lonely in the communities of Medicine Hat and Brooks, Alberta. Although this organization provides shelter, clothing, bathing facilities, etc., for these individuals, it specializes in providing breakfast every day, all year long.


Medicine Hat Location: 403-504-0342

Medicine Hat Website


Brooks Location: 403-362-4440

Brooks Website

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

Call 1-800-387-5437 (KIDS) to get help if you, or children you know, are being neglected, abused or sexually exploited. If you believe a child is at risk, you must report it. Help is available in multiple languages 24/7.

Children's Allied Health (Formerly CHADS)

Children's Allied Health offers skill-building, assessment, and treatment activities for the families of children who have or may develop emotional or behavioural problems, developmental delays, or disabilities.

Serves Southeastern Alberta, including Medicine Hat, Brooks, Bow Island, Bassano, & Oyen. This program is offered free of charge through Alberta Health Services.



All referrals are made through the Medicine Hat location:
Phone: 403-529-8966
Fax: 403-529-8859

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

Families may self-refer. For third party referrals, parent/legal guardian must be aware of and give permission for referral.


The Children's Allied Health core team includes:


Behavioural Services:
  • Kids-in-Between Group: for children 6 to 7 years whose parents are separated or divorced
  • Kids-in-Control Group: anger management group for children 4 to 7 years
  • Bravehearts - Building Courage through Play Group for children ages 3-5 and their parents
  • Sleep Seminar: information and supports to prevent sleep deprivation and develop healthy sleeping habits in children
  • Parent support groups
  • Consultation services for parents
  • Child behavioral assessment services
  • Open referral for families with children aged 7 years and under


Home Based Development Services (HBD):
  • Screening and developmental play strategies for children / families with developmental delays, disabilities, and / or premature births
  • Open referral for children from birth to 3½ years


Occupational Therapy (OT):
  • For children having trouble with fine motor skills, visual-motor skills, perceptual skills, self-care skills, play skills, or who are having trouble coping within their environment
  • Open referral for children from birth to 18 years


Nutrition Services:
  • Nutrition education and assessment in all areas of nutrition including dealing with sensitivities to food textures, picky eaters, delayed eating skills, and general healthy eating for children
  • Open referral for children from birth to 18 years
  • Pediatric medical adviser consults with team


Physical Therapy (PT):
  • Focuses on gross motor skills including posture, balance, coordination, and the effect of muscles and joints on these skills
  • Open referral for children from birth to 18 years


Speech-Language Therapy (SLP):
  • Assessment and treatment of communication and feeding development issues
  • Open referral for children from birth to 18 years


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) assessment team:
  • Through a contract with Bridges family services, CHADS provides coordination and scheduling for OT and SLP assessments for the FASD clinic in Medicine Hat


Feeding and Swallowing Services:
  • Various disciplines are involved with feeding and swallowing referrals including SLP, OT and Nutrition Services


Developmental and Behavioural Diagnostic Clinic:
  • OT, SLP, Social Work and Psychology work with SE Alberta Pediatricians and schools to gather assessment information to support children and families with complex assessment needs.  This clinic replaces the former Autism Spectrum Disorders diagnostic service.



City of Medicine Hat Special Transit

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

Special Transit Application & Information


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

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


City of Medicine Hat Transit

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


Medicine Hat Transit Ride Guide

 
Call 403-529-8214 for more information

Community Food Connections Association

Community Food Connections Association is a non-profit organization comprised of volunteers, agencies and citizens concerned about food, nutrition, health, social justice, the environment and local agriculture. We share a common goal of improving the quality of life for EVERYONE and believe healthy food is a right for all.  

Our main initiatives include the following community groups available in Medicine Hat and Redcliff: 

The Good Food Club: Offers anyone in the communites of Medicine Hat & Redcliff the opportunity to purchase fresh, local when possible, fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices.

Good Food Club Membership Application Form


Community Kitchens: A group of people who get together on a regular basis to cook healthy, low cost meals. Groups may focus on basic food skills, food types, or cooking techniques. Kitchens can be based around the interests and needs of the group, such as food preferences or dietary restrictions.
Community Kitchen workshops are also held as a great way to learn skills that may seem intimidating to try on your own. You will be able to take home what you have prepared at the workshop. Workshops are typically helo on a Saturday morning, and the average cost is $10/person. Please check the website for upcoming workshops.

See website for a list of current kitchens available and their contact information (https://foodconnections.ca/kitchens)


Community Gardens: Provides a shared space for residents to grow their own vegetables, thereby enhancing both physical and emotional well-being. During the growing season they also offer opportunities for gardeners to participate in workshops or tours to learn about existing and new gardening practices. Upcoming events & workshops will be posted on their website.

Community Garden Membership Application


See website or call 403-502-6096 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 - Prenatal & Postnatal Classes

Prenatal & postnatal classes are held at Medicine Hat Community Health Services (2948 Dunmore Road SE). For more information or to register, please call  403-502-8215.  Please have your Alberta Health Care Number available when you call.

PART 1:   Baby Building (Free, 2 classes)
Designed for the early part of pregnancy—the sooner, the better!
Topics covered:
-Prenatal Nutrition 
-Body Changes
-Medical Tests
-Lifestyle Choices
-Emotional changes
-Signs of Preterm Labour


PART 2:  Labour & Delivery ($45, 2 or 4 class series depending on due date and preferences)
Usually attended in the 3rd trimester. A hospital tour is included.
Topics covered are:
-Labour and Delivery
-Medical Interventions
-Recovery and Postpartum
-Newborn Care
-Infant feeding


PART 3:  Baby Steps ($30, 6 class series)
Attend after your baby is born (bring your baby to class).
Available topics:
-Adjusting to Parenthood
-Infant Sleep Patterns
-Common Illness
-Brain Development
-Infant Massage
-Caring for You and Your Baby
-Infant Safety
-Sex, Love, and Babies
-Baby Wearing
-Nutrition
-Childcare Options
-Growth and Development

If finances are a concern, please call  403-502-8215. You may qualify for free classes.

Community Paramedic Response Team

AHS Community Paramedics provide at risk patients immediate access to health care in the community by collaborating with available family and specialized physician services.

This new, innovative program is for patients with chronic health concerns that prevent them from accessing available health care services.

These specially trained paramedics, in consultation with physicians, bring a broad range of medical services to the home.


Call 1-855-491-5868 for more information. 

Community Paramedic Response Team Referral Form

Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is an international, non-profit, self-help organization, offering friendship, understanding, grief education and HOPE for the future to all families who have experienced the death of a child at any age, from any cause. Open to all bereaved patents, adult siblings, and grandparents.


Friends meet the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm at the Creekside Centre (#1 Dunmore Road SE). 

Call Donna Rodin for more information: 403-528-9481

In Brooks call: 403-362-3033

Brochure

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

CPP Disability Benefits

​The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefit is a taxable monthly payment that is available to people who have contributed to the CPP and who are not able to work regularly at any job because of a disability.


Click here to access information and forms.

Call 1-800-277-9914 for more information.

Crisis Centre Line

​24 hour Crisis Help

 

1-800-263-3045

Crossroads Clinic - Brooks

Crossroads Clinic provides whole person health care that includes the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our clients. All services are free, optional, and client-led.

Services include:
-Sexually transmitted infection (STI/STD) testing
-Free pregnancy tests
-Pregnancy options support
-Pap testing
-Sexual trauma support
-Post-abortion support
-Healthy relationship coaching
-Prenatal education classes
-Community education


Phone: 403-362-4600
Toll-Free: 1-855-362-4600
Office: 403-362-6665
Fax: 403-501-3969


Support Group: Embrace Hope - for families dealing with miscarriage, stillbirth & infant loss.

Anyone interested can call the clinic at 403-362-4600 or 362-6665 for support.

DBT - Dialectical Behavior Therapy Support Group

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is used to help individuals validate their present set of circumstances and by encouraging them to change poor coping skills and make lasting positive changes to their lives.  DBT helps in treating of individuals with borderline personality disorder or traits, treatment resistant depression as well as eating disorders. A referral is required to be accepted into this group and individuals are screened to determine if they are therapy ready.
 
This group is run twice a year, in the spring and in the fall/winter. Sessions are held Thursdays with one group running from 9-11am, and another running from 1-3pm. 

If you require a referral form or would like more information, please contact Michelle at Addiction & Mental Health, 403-529-3500.

Diagnostic Imaging Services (Alberta Health Services)

​Big Country Hospital (Oyen)

Phone: 403-664-4311

Fax: 403-664-4326

 

Bow Island Health Centre

Phone: 403-545-3209

Fax: 403-545-2281

 

Brooks Health Centre

Phone: 403-501-3218

Fax: 403-501-3365

 

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

Phone: 403-529-8850

Fax: 403-519-8078


See website for further information.


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

Distress Centre (Calgary)

​The Distress Centre is a non-profit social agency that delivers 24 hour support, free crisis counselling and resource referral services to the southern Alberta area. Provides 24 hour crisis support services through our 24 hour crisis line, email, daily chat and daily text for youth. 


24-Hour Support:
Crisis Line – 403.266.HELP (4357)

This service is free and is offered in over 200 languages.

Hearing Impaired – 403.543.1967


Online Support:
We understand that you may not be comfortable picking up the phone and calling so we encourage you to use our online chat.

Online Crisis Chat is available from 3pm – 10:00pm weekdays and from noon-10:00pm on weekends. This can be found at the top corner of each page of the website.

Extended Family Services

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

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


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

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


Brooks:

SPEC Association for Children & Families

Community Cultural Centre

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

Ph 403-362-5056

 

Lethbridge:

FASD Assessment & Diagnostic Clinic

Lethbridge Family Services (Adult & Children)

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

Ph 403-320-9119

Fire/Police/Ambulance

Emergency Services


Medicine Hat Police Service 403-529-8400

Brooks Detachment 403-794-4400

Oyen Detachment 403-664-3505

Bassano Detachment 403-641-3684 

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

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

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


Call 403-878-3403

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

Food Bank

​Grocery Basket Program, Grocery Basket Room

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

Geriatric Assessment Team

​Located in Medicine Hat.

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


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


Phone: 403-528-5609
Fax: 403-528-5647


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

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

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


GriefShare Support Group - Medicine Hat

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

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

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

HandiBus - Brooks & Bow Island

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

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


For Brooks:

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

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

City of Brooks Handibus Application Forms

Happiness Basics Class

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

Health Link

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

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


The specific services include:

Symptom-based nurse triage and health information
System navigation
Dementia Advice Service
Catch-A-Break Osteoporosis screening
AlbertaQuits Tobacco Helpline
Addictions information and referral
Central Access to specialized services
Referrals to clinical services including Specialized Medication Advice and Dietitian Services



Healthy Eating Resources (AHS)

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

HIV Community Link

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

 

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

-Medicine Hat Cares Centre (located at 641 4th Street SE): a safe space to connect with services and our staff

-Safer injection and safer sex supplies

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

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

-Training and workshops

 

Medicine Hat:

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

Medicine Hat Cares Centre is located at 641 4 Street SE

 

Brooks:

Phone: 403-376-6020

Mobile Location


Holy Family Parish - St. Vincent de Paul

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

Hope Street Compassionate Ministry Centre

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

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

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

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

Inform Alberta

​Searchable database of local and provincial programs and services

J & L Shuttle Service

Shuttle between Medicine Hat & Calgary 7 Days a Week, twice a day.


Passengers can enjoy a trip to the airport, hospitals, and some shopping centers in Calgary. Stops can be made in Redcliff, Suffield, Brooks, Bassano, Strathmore and Chestermere.

Phone: 403-528-8851

Toll free: 1-877-217-5577

Journey Through Grief Group - Belinda Deis

​An eight week course dealing with grief and loss.

Fall and spring sessions will take place on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm at Misspelled WordSaamis Memorial Funeral Chapel in the Creekside Centre at #1 Dunmore Rd SE. Group size is 4-10 participants.

Program fee is $60 per person or $100 per couple.

The next session will run from September 24 until November 12, 2019.

To register and for more information, please contact Belinda at 403-527-0345 or Belinda_deis@live.ca
 

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.

Whether by phone, text, mobile app or through our website, you can connect with us whenever you want, however you want.

Our service is completely confidential — you don’t even have to tell us your name if you don’t want to. 


Texting service: Text CONNECT to 686868

Telephone Help Line: 1-800-668-6868

Live Chat: Click here for instructions

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

Legacy Place Society

​Provide empathetic support that builds resiliency individually and within our Responder (Peace Officers, Fire Fighters, EMS, 911 Dispatch) and Military Families.

 

Programs - Accommodations (Houses), Peer Support & Family Assistance, Family Camp, Family Resiliency Workshops.

 

Our Peer Support and Family Assistance confidential call line is 403-201-9945.  If volunteers are busy and you don’t get connected to one of them, please leave a message with your name and number and we’ll get back to you within 2 hours.  For general inquiries email info@legacyplacesociety.com

Legal Aid Alberta

Legal Aid Alberta assists Albertans facing legal issues by helping them navigate their journey through the justice system and find lasting resolution to their legal challenges. We provide eligible Albertans support and services in areas including:


-Family Law & Child Welfare
-Emergency Protection Orders & Domestic Violence
-Adult Criminal Law
-Youth Criminal Law
-Immigration and Refugee Law
-Civil Law
-Service to the Siksika Nation
-Duty Counsel (Legal Assistance at Court)

 
Phone 1-866-845-3425

Lifetalk Counseling Services - Brooks

Christian Based Counseling

Their 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.


Services are available for adults, as well as children ages 5 and up. Children's services often involve a combination of sessions with both the family and child.

 

Group Seminars available through Misspelled 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 (subsidy available). Facilitated by Roxanne Hansen. Next session will run on Tuesday evenings, September 10 to October 8, 2019. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, plus one (optional) “post-seminar” counselling session. It will be held in room 209 of the Community Cultural Centre where the Misspelled WordLifetalk office is located (327 3rd St W, Brooks). Those who are interested can call 403-362-2210 to register and for further information. 


“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 403-362-2210 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 403-362-2210 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 403-362-2210 for information on next session.

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

Living Sober Support Group

Monday to Friday 8:30 - 9:30am, Room 2, 346 3rd Street SE (Provincial Building) in Medicine Hat. Call 403-529-3500 for more information.

 

Mariposa Transport - Brooks

​Door to door service for airport runs, appointments and day trips leaving from Brooks. The possibilities are endless, please contact Cindy Chuckry for pricing and more information 403-363-7513.

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.

www.parentlinkcentre.com


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 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

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 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 Family YMCA

​The Medicine Hat Family YMCA, a charity supported by volunteers, is devoted to enriching our community by providing services to people of all ages within a safe, healthy environment that enhances personal wellness.


The YMCA now has a  Living Fit Program for people with disabilities, chronic conditions, and those at risk for disease (diabetes, hypertension, ect.).

They can customize a program for such issues as Fall Prevention working in balance and leg strength. No referral is required but participants must be YMCA members. The YMCA also offers financial assistance to those in need.

Phone 403-527-4426

Medicine Hat 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 Public Library Homebound Services

​A delivery service to those who are unable to come to the Library, either indefinitely or on a short-term basis, for example, while recovering from illness or surgery.

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

Please call 403-502-8541

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).

The emergency shelter, Pheonix Safe House, takes in both women and men, with or without children, fleeing from abuse. There is a 24 Hour Helpline available at 403-529-1091. Both women and men can also do drop in appointments with crisis workers.

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 (The 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

Mental Health Help Line

​24 Hour assistance 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 Centre - Metis Nation of Alberta - Local #8

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

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

For more information call 403-504-4060

MyHealth Website

A resource for non–emergency health information.

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

MyHealth.Alberta.ca is home to valuable, easy-to-understand health information and tools made for Albertans, including information about:

-health conditions
-healthy living
-medications
-tests and treatments


There are also:

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


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 8pm @ Medicine Hat Hospital (666 5th St SW 3rd floor classroom A/B)

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

Brooks Support Groups

Sundays: 8pm @ Community Health Centre

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Parent to Parent Support Group

​A support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or a baby at any time.

 

Meeting are held once a month at Community Health on Dunmore Rd, call 403-581-7591 for information on the next meeting or check their Facebook page.

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

 

Prevention in Hand

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

Private Counseling - Medicine Hat & Area

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

Private Counseling

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

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

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 



Safe Place Support Group - Brooks

Safe Place is a suicide survivor peer support group. They provides free monthly peer support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Safe Place Meetings are designed to provide suicide survivors with a supportive environment where they can talk about their thoughts and feelings and share experiences tied to their loss in the company of people who are coping with similar emotions and issues.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age.


Phone: 403-378-4550


Support Group takes place on the last Wednesday of every month (except December) @ 7pm Thom’s Grief Resource Centre, Unit 1 – 500 Cassils Road East

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 
403-527-2474


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.
403-526-9699


Thrift Store – 457 3 Street SE
403-526-6822


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 www.pinelakecamp.ca.

                  403-548-3247



                  Brooks: 
                  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.
                  403-362-3117


                  Thrift Store - 112 2 Street W
                  403-362-3117


                  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.

                  Sexual Assault Crisis Line

                  Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1-877-237-5888

                  Sexual Assault Response Committee - SARC

                  ​SARC and Alberta Health Services - Mental Health and Addictions offer access to specialized sexual assault/abuse counselling services.


                  Sexual Trauma & Recovery (STAR) Support Group - Sept 12 - Nov 28 (5:30 - 7:30pm) Therapeutic Group for women 18+ who have experienced sexual trauma, group members build skills to start and continue their healing journey. 

                  Positive Affirmation Through Healing (PATH) - Starting Sept 11 (5:30-7pm) Weekly support group for women who have experienced sexual trauma. 

                  Mindfulness Group every Friday 12:10 - 12:50. Drop in group. Open to all genders. 

                  One on One Therapy - available to help individuals (including children and youth 5 and up) who have experienced sexual violence. 

                  Healing House - Sept 13 to Oct 25 (4:00 - 6:00pm) Support Group for youth 14 - 18  who have experienced sexual trauma. 

                  Youth Drop-In - ages 12-17 

                  To access any of the above services please call SARC and book an intake appointment where a SARC employee will explain the services, your rights and responsibilities, and help you determine what option is best for you. 

                  Please call 403-548-2717 to learn more.

                  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

                  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

                  South East Alberta FASD Network (SEAFAN) Society

                  ​Through dynamic partnerships and collaboration of its members, the South East Alberta FASD Network (SEAFAN) Society provides a comprehensive, coordinated response to FASD to individuals and families within the region, including a full continuum of services across the lifespan which are culturally appropriate and sensitive to individual, family and community diversity.

                  Service areas: Medicine Hat, Brooks, Bow Island, Oyen



                  -Mentoring/Coach/Advocacy for Individuals and Families (Adult Program) (REDI Enterprises Society)

                  -Brooks Diagnostic Assessment Coordinator (Bridges Family Programs)

                  -Psychological Analysis in Diagnostic Assessment (Bridges Family Programs)

                  -First Steps Program (Bridges Family Programs Association of Southeastern Alberta  OR  The SPEC Association for Children and Families)

                  -FASD Youth Mentor McMan - For Youth (Ages 10 - 17) (McMan Community Services)

                  -McMan FASD Transition Program (Ages 17-22)  (McMan Community Services)

                  Southeast Alberta Caregivers

                  ​Southeast Alberta Caregivers have come together to support those who care for loved ones, friends or family members on a regular basis.

                   
                  Support groups:
                   
                  The Kitchen Is Open - Family caregiver coffee & chat. 3rd Tuesday of the month 1:30-3:00pm at the Canadian Mental Health Association boardroom (204 1865 Dunmore Rd SE).  
                   

                  Compass for the Caregiver is a 9 week Caregiver Workshop - contact the Canadian Mental Health Association for more information and dates 403-504-1811.

                  Southeast Alberta Caregivers also hosts annual full day workshops in November. Call Lorna Scott 403-548-8437 for more info.

                  SPEC

                  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.


                  Hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.
                  Evening and weekend hours are scheduled as needed.

                  Phone: 403-362-5056
                  Email: home@spec.ab.ca
                  Address: 327 3rd St W #101, Brooks, AB


                  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


                  The Caregivers Lighthouse

                  Lorna Scott offers expertise as a coach and counsellor for families during a time of caregiving. She offers workshops and resources and individual coaching/strategies for caregivers in the Medicine Hat area. Call or visit the website for more information about workshops.


                  Phone: 403-548-8437
                  Toll Free: 1-888-746-8130
                  Email: lorna@thecaregiverslighthouse.com 


                  "The Kitchen is Open" Family Caregiver Coffee & Chat Group

                  A place for family caregivers to come together with other caregivers, learn about community resources, chat and relax. The group is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:00pm, at the Canadian Mental Health Association Boardroom (204 - 1865 Dunmore Rd SE, Medicine Hat).



                  Caregiving Basics Workshop for Caregivers

                  -3 Steps to Making Life Easier for You and Your Loved One

                  -The #1 Strategy to Feel Better in Less than 3 minutes or less

                  -Be prepared for the expected and unexpected


                  Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 10:00am-12:00pm, at 423 North Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat, AB.

                  Please register by contacting 403-548-8437 or email Lorna@TheCaregiversLighthouse.com. 


                  There is no charge for this workshop.


                  Therapeutic Recreation & Aquatic Program - Medicine Hat & Brooks

                  Offers various group programming opportunities for individuals who experience recreation and leisure barriers. 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. 


                  Medicine Hat:

                  Phone: 403-502-8648, ext 1068

                  Fax: 403-529-8968


                  Brooks: 

                  Phone: 403-501-3205

                  Brooks Therapeutic Recreation Services Poster


                  Allied Health Referral Form

                  Please fax referral form. A Recreation Therapist will contact the individual to complete a screen and assessment prior to determine each individual’s leisure needs. 


                  Programs and services available:

                   
                  Yoga – Provides individuals who experience physical and/or emotional barriers the opportunity to participate in a safe, meaningful, and structured therapy that promotes relaxation, self-reflection, and improved physical functioning through the use of Yoga movements and guided meditation. The focus is on improving physical and emotional wellness and promoting leisure independence through the discovery of a mind-body connection. This therapy is intended to target individuals who experience chronic pain, however the program is also designed to treat individuals who experience various mental and physical health considerations. 



                  Aquatic Therapy – Provides a safe, individualized/group aquatic exercise program in the community that focuses on improving physical, social, and leisure independence. Please note that this program often has a waitlist. 




                  Walking to Wellness – Provides a structured, supportive, community exercise program that focuses on physical fitness and/or balance and healthy living education for clients with chronic disease. The focus is on improving physical, social and leisure independence and prepare for self-management and transition to a community program. 



                  Expressive Arts – Provides individuals with barriers to leisure engagement the opportunity to express their ideas, emotions, thoughts and feelings through artistic expression and creative means. Using a leisure modality, designed to offer a creative outlet and an opportunity to appreciate the arts. 


                  In Brooks: The class is held at the JBS Centre – Chandos Room (Previously Lakeside Leisure Centre) on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00pm. The cost is $30 for a 10 week program.

                  For more information, contact the Brooks Health Centre Therapeutic Recreation at 403-501-3205, or email jalaina.kam@ahs.ca



                  Therapeutic Writing – Provides the opportunity for individuals to express their ideas, emotions, thoughts and feelings through journaling, verbal expression, and creative writing. 



                  Steps to Connect - Steps to Connect is a 3-session, evidence-based interactive program created to assist people who experience barriers to participating in their communities in learning ways to strengthen connections through meaningful and enjoyable recreation. Over three sessions, participants are guided to identify enjoyable recreation activities that promote their wellbeing, find places in the community to pursue those activities, plan and participate in a group activity together, learn about local resources, understand the many benefits of recreation, and create their own plan for connecting to their community. Steps to Connect is designed to address risks for social isolation by focusing on enhancing sense of belonging and self-determined activity participation.  

                  United Way

                  United Way is a federated network of over 80 local United Way Centraide offices serving more than 5,000 communities across Canada, each registered as its own non-profit organization and governed by an independent volunteer-led local Board of Directors. Locally and nationally, our goal is the same – to create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our communities.

                  Phone: 403-526-5544

                  Victim Services

                  Practical and emotional support to victims of crime, accident, or other incidents.

                  Medicine Hat Police Victim Services: 403-529-8480 (403-529-8481 after hours)
                  Redcliff RCMP: 403-548-7848
                  Brooks RCMP: 403-794-4400 (403-362-5535 after hours)

                  Bassano RCMP: 403-641-3864
                  Bow Island RCMP: 403-545-6256
                  Oyen (Big Country RCMP): 403-664-3505

                  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