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: 


June 18 - Stress Management
June 20 - Therapist's Choice
June 25 - Self-Worth
June 27 - Setting Goals
July 2 - Stat Holiday, No Group
July 4 - Introduction: Anxiety & Depression
July 9 - Mindfulness
July 11 - Therapist's Choice
July 16 - Too Much Thinking
July 18 - Relaxation
July 23 - Change My Behaviour
July 25 - Handling Negative Emotions
July 30 - Therapist's Choice
August 1 - Relationships/Communication
August 6 - Stat Holiday, No Group
August 8 - Stress Management
August 13 - Self-Worth
August 15 - Setting Goals
August 20 - Therapist's Choice
August 22 - Introduction: Anxiety & Depression
August 27 - Mindfulness
August 29 - Too Much Thinking

ABLE - Adult Basic Literacy Education

Medicine Hat - 403-529-3828
Oyen - 403-664-2060
Bassano - 403-641-3444 
Brooks - 403-362-1685

Access to Food in Alberta

Provides information about where to find emergency food, lower cost foods, cooking programs and other community food programs. Examples include food banks, Meals on Wheels, community gardens, group cooking and Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Programs.

To find programs in your community, look for your community's name and click on it

Access to Food in Alberta PDF

Addiction & Mental Health - Adult Services

Addition 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)

Addiction & Mental Health Mobile Application Directory (2017)

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 2017

Addictions & Mental Health - Child, Youth & Family Services

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 403-529-3500 or walking in, Mondays to Thursdays from 8:00am-7:15pm and Fridays from 8:00am-4:30pm.


2018 Groups


Storm Transformers:

Mood Regulation Group for ages 7-9

A play-based program that teaches children essential resilience skills such as: how to recognize, understand, and regulate their emotions, increase positive coping skills, develop social & emotional skills, and strengthen relationships. This group allows children to process and practice new skills, which will support them in feeling balanced and happy.

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


Worry Warriors:

Calming strategies that teach identification of feelings, thoughts, body sensations and environmental stressors. The aim of this group is to assist childen 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 emotiong which they are able to use throughout their life.


-Condensed Summer Session #1 (for ages 7-9): July 9 - July 19, 2018 (Monday through Thursday 4:00-5:00pm), parent/caregiver session held from 4:00-5:00pm


-Condensed Summer Session #2 (for ages 10-12): July 23 - August 2, 2018 (Monday through Thursday 4:00-5:00pm), parent/caregiver session held from 4:00-5:00pm

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

Consent to Communication Form

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.

Albertans pay 25% of the benefit cost to a maximum of $500 per individual or family per year. Low-income Albertans and those receiving income assistance are exempt from paying 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 Health Care Insurance Plan

All eligible Albertans should register for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) coverage to receive insured hospital and physician services, and always carry your health card and photo ID.

Ph 310-0000, then dial 780-427-1432 (For Practitioners only 780-415-2288)

Alberta Healthy Living Program - Exercise Program

Both Medicine Hat & Brooks locations offer an exercise program for clients with chronic illness. Client may self refer or be referred by a physician or PCN nurse. The Medicine Hat program is 10 weeks and the Brooks program is 12 weeks. 

Includes fall prevention, balance and flexibility exercises. Please note if referral is for fall prevention. 

**Client can only take program once unless medical status changes or they have another event.

 

Medicine Hat 403-529-8969

Brooks 403-793-6659

Alberta Healthy Living Referral Form 2013.pdf

Alberta Human Services

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

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

Brooks Alberta Works Centre 403-362-1278 

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

Alberta Mental Health Help Line

​Crisis Line 1-877-303-2642

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


Alberta Ministry of Community and Social Services (Alberta Supports & Alberta Works)

Support to income, employment, disabilities, community-based supports and services, family violence prevention, and family & community support services.  Please visit Alberta.ca for a complete list of contacts and resources, including application forms and office locations. 

Alberta Referral Directory

The Alberta Referral Directory is a secure, online directory that provides access to service and consultant (physician) demographics, referral guidelines, referral forms and detailed instructions to efficiently and effectively facilitate referral acceptance without delay.

The ARD centralizes referral information for consulting physicians and ambulatory services, avoiding the need to publish referral information in multiple places. Since the ARD is web-based, it avoids the inherent safety issues with paper-based referral directories as information in ARD is updated in real time. An added feature is the ability to print details related to the location, amenities and appointment processes that are relevant to the patient.

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

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.


Support Groups: 

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


Medicine Hat
Sunday: 10am @ Alano Club, 10am @ AA Central Office, 2pm @ AA Central Office, 8pm @ AA Central Office
Monday: 12pm @ Alano Club, 7pm @ Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 7pm @ AA Central Office
Tuesday: 12pm @ Alano Club,8pm @ Victory Lutheran Church, 8pm @ Remand Centre
Wednesday: 12pm @ Alano Club, 8pm @ Alano Club, 8pm @ Family Support Centre
Thursday: 12pm @ Alano Club, 7pm @ Gordon Memorial United Church (Redcliff), 8pm @ AA Central Office, 8pm @ Alano Club
Friday: 12pm @ Alano Club, 8pm AA Central Office
Saturday: 10am @ AA Central Office, 2pm @ AA Central Office, 7pm @ AA Central Office, 8pm @ Westminster United Church

Brooks
Thursday: 8pm @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Saturday: 8pm @ Brooks United Church

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

Brooks phone 403-362-0404

Bridges Family Program

​A variety of programs and services for families living in Medicine Hat, Bow Island, Brooks, Oyen and surrounding areas.

These programs include:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Bullying Help Line

​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.

1-888-456-2323

Bus Buddy Program

​The Bus Buddy program introduces seniors to the Medicine Hat Transit system. Volunteer Bus Buddies explain the Transit system, step by step and show new riders how to get where they want to go.

Medicine Hat: 403-529-8307

Canadian Mental Health Association

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



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

Hope & Healing After Suicide Support Group
9 week support group provides an opportunity to explore and share feelings with others who have also experienced a loss due to suicide.
Registration fee: $15.00. For more information 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 caregivers of children or young adults experiencing a mental health concern.
Every Monday evening from 6:30-8:00pm at at the CMHA office (204 1865 Dunmore Rd SE). For more information call 403-504-1811, ext 115

Living Life To The Full
Sleep better, feel happier, have more energy, gain confidence, get out more, enjoy better relationships. help others - learn all that and more in 8 enjoyable 90 minute sessions. Registration fee:$40.00 (subsidies available).
Visit 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

Canadian Red Cross Equipment Loan 2015

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 community of Medicine Hat, Alberta. We specialize in providing breakfast every day, as well as, assist in providing shelter, clothing, bathing facilities, etc. for these individuals.

Medicine Hat Location: 403-504-0342

24 hrs Phone Number 403-581-8221 (emergency line only)

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

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

Child Protection Crisis Line

​1-800-638-0715

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

Color Me Free (LBGTQ)

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

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

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.


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 Application Form


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 Mental Health - Brooks

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. You do not need a referral to attend this group, if you are interested in finding out more about the program 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. You do not need a referral to attend this group, if you are interested in finding out more about the program call (403)793-6655.

Community Mental Health - Seniors

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

 
Self referral
 
Call 403-502-8617.


Compassionate Friends

An organization offering friendship, understanding, grief education and HOPE for the future to all bereaved parents.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

Brochure

Compassionate Ministry Centre (Hope Street)

Hope Street Compassionate Ministry Centre provides a family safe environment where individuals can receive a hot and nutritious meal each Sunday afternoon at no cost.  

Located in the Fellowship Hall at St Barnabas Anglican Church located at 635 – 4th Street SE, Downtown Medicine Hat, AB. 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)

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.

Crisis Centre Line

​24 hour Crisis Help

 

1-800-263-3045

Crossroads Clinic - Brooks

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

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


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

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

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. The next session starts February 1, 2018.

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

Diagnostic Imaging Services (AHS)

​Big Country Hospital (Oyen)

Phone: 403-664-4311

Fax: 403-664-4326

Monday to Friday 7:45am - 5:00pm

Saturday 7:45am - 12:00pm

 

Bow Island Health Centre

Phone: 403-545-3209

Fax: 403-545-2281

Monday to Friday 7:30pm - 4:30pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

 

Brooks Health Centre

Phone: 403-501-3218

Fax: 403-501-3365

Monday to Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 4:15pm

 

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

Phone: 403-529-8850

Fax: 403-519-8078

Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

 

A referral is needed to access this service.

A completed requisition for the test must be provided by a doctor or other authorized healthcare practitioner, please fax to the appropriate location.

 

Not all services are available at all locations. Call for more information. 

CT Request

General X-Ray Request

Image Guided Interventional Procedures Request

MRI Request

Nuclear Medicine Request

PET/CT Imaging Request

Ultrasound Request

Distress Centre

​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. 


We do not define crisis.  We do not judge. Anyone can call us day or night.

For information on community, social, and health services near you call our 24 hour support line: 211

 
HELP LINE 1-403-266-4357
 
Or 1-800-784-2433 (24 Hour)

Expressive Arts (AHS)

​Expressive Arts was developed in the beginning of 2013 to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to express their ideas, emotions, thoughts and feelings through artistic expression and creative means. The treatment is designed to offer a creative outlet and an opportunity to appreciate the arts. 

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

Medicine Hat Therapeutic Recreation Office: 403-502-8648 ext. 1068
Fax: 403-529-8968

Expressive Arts Referral Form

When completing referral under "Reason for Referral" state Expressive Arts Program and email it to Lanna.Herter@albertahealthservices.ca


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

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

 

Calgary:

MegiGene Services (Adult & Children)

Foothills Professional Building

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

403-571-0450  

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

Food Coalition of Brooks

​Brooks will enjoy "food security" when all of our people, at all times, have access to nutritious, safe, personally acceptable and culturally appropiate foods obtained in a manner that maintains human dignity.


Call 403-363-1048 or email goodfoodforall@gmail.com

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 Group

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

Geriatric Assessment Team

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

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

 


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

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

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


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. 

The next start date is September 12, 2018; this group runs for 13 weeks, every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:00pm. Please call the Hillcrest Church office at 403-526-4010 for more information.

HandiBus - Brooks & Bow Islans

​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 https://www.brooks.ca/278/Handibus
Bow Island: 403-952-1968

Brooks Handibus Application Forms.pdf

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.

HealthLink

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

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


Healthy Eating Resources (AHS)

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

Hillcrest Church - Medicine Hat

​Would you like someone to talk to? If you are going through a difficult situation, decision, or relationship struggle, we want to connect you with a professional counselor with a Christ-centered perspective.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program based on 8 recovery principles from the Beatitudes and the 12-Steps and their biblical comparisons. It will help you deal with your hurts, habits and hang-ups by providing support, encouragement and accountability. Every Thursday from 7-10pm.
Everyone welcome!


Phone: 403-526-4010

HIV Community Link

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


Programs & Services include:

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

-Drop in centre

-Needle exchange program

-Counselling

-Opportunity to connect with others socially

-Referrals and connections to services

-Overdose prevention support

-Outreach education & prevention services

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


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

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

Brooks (Mobile Location) 403-376-6020


Holy Family Parish - St. Vincent de Paul

Located in Medicine Hat, please call 403-527-6933

Assistance and programs.

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 at Redcliff, Suffield, Brooks, Bassano, Strathmore, & Chestermere.

Please call 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 Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel in the Creekside Centre at #1 Dunmore Rd SE.

The next session will run from March 20 until May 8, 2018.

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 national 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth.


Help line 1-800-668-6868

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

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

 
Phone 1-866-845-3425

Lifetalk Counseling Services - Brooks

Christian Based Counseling

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

 

Group Seminars available through Misspelled WordMisspelled WordLifetalk

“Anger and Its Many Faces” - a five week seminar offering a thorough and practical look at anger and its generators. Learn how to deal with frustration, hurt and fear before they are expressed as anger. Cost $20/person, $40/couple. Facilitated by Roxanne Hansen. Next session will will run for 5 weeks on Tuesday evenings, May 1 to May 29, 2018 from 7:00-9:00pm. It will be held in room 209 of the Community Cultural Centre where the Lifetalk office is located. 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 WordMisspelled 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 Trauma & Stress Community Support Network

Hosts an informal support group for PTSD every Monday at 7pm at the Westminster United Church (side door). Call Les for more information 403-866-0449

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 women with or without children fleeing from abuse. Men can call the 24 Hour Helpline 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

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

​Health information when you need it​

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 Collage of Family Physicians of Canada.

Private Counseling - Medicine Hat & Area

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 Committe - SARC

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

                  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

                  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

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


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


                  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


                  Sunset Counselling Services - Medicine Hat

                  Misspelled WordLynett Misspelled WordGetz hosts grief support groups at the Misspelled WordSaamis Creekside Centre.

                  Understanding Your Grief: 12 Week Educational, Support & Therapy Group. Cost is $150; this includes text, journal, and sessions. Family discounts available. Pre-registration is required.
                  Next group begins February 26, 2018.

                  Call 403-580-0398 for more information about upcoming groups and registration details. 


                  If there are individuals who are unable to afford the fee, please speak with Misspelled WordLynett.

                  The Caregivers Lighthouse

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


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


                  Therapeutic Recreation & Aquatic Program - Medicine Hat & Brooks

                  Helps people with physical, social, emotional, and mental challenges that affect their leisure activity by assessing their needs and strengths, developing, following and evaluating a therapy plan.  Teaches how to use resources and take part in recreation and leisure activities.



                  Expressive Arts was developed in the beginning of 2013 to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to express their ideas, emotions, thoughts and feelings through artistic expression and creative means. The treatment is designed to offer a creative outlet and an opportunity to appreciate the arts. 

                  In Medicine Hat:

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

                  For more information call the Medicine Hat Therapeutic Recreation Office: 403-502-8648 ext. 1068

                  Expressive Arts Referral Form

                  When completing referral under "Reason for Referral" state Expressive Arts Program and email it to Lanna.Herter@albertahealthservices.ca

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


                  United Way

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

                  Phone: 403-526-5544

                  Victim Services

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

                  Medicine Hat: 403-529-8480
                  Redcliff (RCMP): 403-548-7848
                  Brooks & Bassano: 403-362-5548 or 403-794-4455
                  Bow Island: 403-545-2784
                  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