Stroke

  
  

Adult Rehabilitation and Geriatric Assessment Unit (2 North)

​Geriatric Assessment provides an integrated assessment from a multi-disciplinary team. During the assessment period the patient, family and each member of the inter-disciplinary team will contribute to the overall review of the patient's needs.

 

Referral required by physician - this service is not available to everyone - call for more information.

 

Phone 403-529-8862

Fax 403-528-5610

AgeCare Sunrise Gardens - Brooks

AgeCare Sunrise Gardens is a Supportive Living community that provides seniors with a home where they can enjoy privacy and independence with the comfort of knowing health and personal supports are on site, 24 hours a day, when you need them.

We also offer Supportive Living Dementia care and programming designed for seniors with varying levels of dementia and memory difficulties (including Alzheimer’s) in a safe, secure, home-like setting.

To get more information on seniors living options or to request an assessment you can: Contact your local Home Care Program, or
Talk to your family doctor, or Call HEALTHLink Alberta - 811


Phone: 403-794-2105


AgeCare Sunrise Gardens Adult Day Program - $10/day, partially covered by AHS.

Program Offers:
- Holistic approach to encompass the needs of the client, family, and caregivers
- Recreation and socialization programs such as trivia, word games, reminiscing, crafts, movies, music, baking, current events discussions, board and card games
- Educational programs for you and your family
- Exercise
- Hairdressing, by appointment
- Nutritious lunch and snacks prepared by professional food services staff under the guidance of a registered dietitian
- Medication assistance


For more information on how to join our Adult Day Program, call 403-794-2111
- Admission to the program is through Alberta Health Services, Home Care.
- A referral is necessary to establish suitability for the program.
- Transportation is the responsibility of the client or family.
- Fee is $10/day, not including costs associated with salon appointments and community outings.



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

 

AJ's Loan Cupboard

A private, charitable socierty that loans out various types of medical equipment to residents in the community. ​


Provide medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, electric beds, lift chairs, crutches, commodes, bath chairs, canes, super poles, bath lifts, specialty items, and much more. AJ's also has specially sized equipment for children.


Free of charge for as long as you need it in Medicine Hat and surrounding communities.

 

Call 403-580-5580

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 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 - Classes & Education

***All group visits and classes have been cancelled until further notice.***


The Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) is an integrated community-based chronic disease management program. Speak to your health professional or call AHLP for more information.  
 
Medicine Hat (Ph) 403-529-8969 (Fx) 403-528-5602 
Brooks (Ph) 403-793-6659 (Fx) 
403-501-3327
Toll Free 1-866-795-9709
 
Please send referral to AHLP or patient can self refer.

Alberta Healthy Living Referral Form

Please note time of classes vary slightly dependent on participant numbers and participation. Participants are welcome to bring a support person.

 
Better Choices Better Health® (2.5 hour for 6 weeks) 
Through problem solving and goal setting, participants will increase their confidence and learn new skills to better manage their health and enjoy improved quality of life. It is a peer led program that offers strategies to handle pain, fatigue, and stress as well as discovering better nutrition and exercise choices. Other topics include medication management, dealing with difficult emotions, communicating with health care teams and getting the support needed.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969, or join online at  https://betterchoicesbetterhealth.ca/online/.


MEDICINE HAT CLASSES:

NEW - Better Choices Better Health® Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop (2.5 hours for 6 weeks)
Learn to better manage daily pain challenges. Includes information about nutrition, communication, exercise, how to manage chronic pain symptoms, medication management, balancing activity and rest, and finding resources.





Manage Emotional Eating (2.5 hour for 3 weeks)
In these three classes, participants will learn more about emotional eating and what they can do to manage it. This small group session will use class discussion and materials to closely examine what influences food choices and eating behaviours. Participants will build skills and learn about tools to help you with your emotional eating, and reflect on their own emotional eating.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.




Energy Management (2 hours for 2 weeks)
In these two classes, participants will learn strategies to manage their energy/fatigue to complete what they want and need to do within the limits of their conditions. This class is for information sharing, discussion, and support for group members who are having difficulty completing daily activities due to a lack of energy.

Part One: will cover what fatigue is, causes of fatigue, strategies to cope with fatigue, and ways to better communicate to others about fatigue.

Part Two: will cover the 4Ps of energy conservation (Prioritizing, Planning, Pacing, and Positioning). It will include tools/equipment to make tasks easier, tips for modifying activities, and discussion on the challenges/perceptions around adapting daily activities.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.



Getting Started-(Pre-requisite for the Weight Management series) (2 hours)
This group visit is an introductory session that will help you to look at your weight and how it may affect your health. We will show you tools you can use to start making small changes in your life. We will talk about ways to measure your success beyond a scale. After this session, if you feel you are ready, you can sign up for a 10 week weight management series.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.



Weight Management- (Pre-requisite is Getting Started) (2.5 hours for 10 weeks) 
This program is offered as a series of group visits. In these visits we will give you tools for managing your health and weight for the rest of your life. You can use these tools to stat making small changes in your eating, activity, sleep, time, and stress patterns.




Healthy Eating to Reduce your Risk (3 hours)
This session will focus on healthy eating to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, including how to lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol. Participants will learn how fats, sodium, fiber as well as choosing healthy food reduce risk and protect the heart. Participants will learn how to read food labels and make healthy choices at the grocery store. Participants will leave this session with the tools to improve food choices, protect their health and enjoy healthy eating. 
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.



Heart CHEC (2 hours)
This interactive Cardiac Health Education Class (CHEC) is for participants who have experienced recent problems and treatment for heart disease. This class is intended to answer questions surrounding the treatment and managing of heart disease including the cardiac rehabilitation process, identifying cardiac warning signs and symptoms, medication and blood pressure management.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.



Living with Type 2 Diabetes (3 hours)
Participants choose the topic for discussion during this interactive group learning session. These tips and tools will help individuals develop the confidence they need to live well with diabetes. Some topics covered are medications, blood sugar testing, management of high and low blood sugars, caring for your feet, nutrition, and travelling with diabetes.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.



Managing Stress for Better Health and Wellness (2.5 hours for 2 weeks) 
In these two classes, participants will learn how stress is normal and important, how stress and health are linked, why it is important to manage stress in healthy ways, the importance of motivation, and strategies to control or turn down your stress response.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.



Moving You Towards Healthier Sleep (2.5 hours / 1 hour follow up)
This group highlights the importance of sleep and how it impacts our health and life. It focuses on lifestyle changes that a participant can make in order to improve quality and quantity of sleep despite the negative influences of modern life. In this class participants will reflect on their current sleep status and identify challenges to their sleep. They will then gain better understanding of sleep, and learn and create a tool box of realistic strategies they’re trying and further discuss individuals’ concerns with their sleep.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.



Be Stroke Smart (2 hours)
This class will help participants understand what a stroke is, the specific type of stroke they have had, and risk factor management to prevent further strokes. It also reviews the impact many experience when they have a stroke, and ideas for managing the changes in their home.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.



Taking Care of You (3 hours)
This vascular risk reduction class is great knowledge for individuals with chronic disease, pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, PVD, TIA, stroke, and for all who are interested in learning more about prevention and/or early detection of chronic disease. The class encourages people to become better self-managers. Our teaching is based on Canadian Guideline targets. Participants are educated on the significance of these targets, and encouraged to take action to prevent, identify and or slow the progress of an existing chronic disease. Action planning and goal setting are used to help the individual move forward in a healthy lifestyle.
For more information and to register call 403-529-8969.



Explaining Pain (2.5 hours)
Do you struggle with Chronic or Long Term Pain? This class provides education and knowledge that will assist you to overcome pain and return to life.
The class focuses on:
How the nervous systems works and can impact pain. 
How your brain perceives things and how to change the perception of pain.  
Is it possible to change the nervous system?
Introduce tools & realistic expectations to help manage pain
Provide additional resources to manage pain. 




BROOKS CLASSES

Heart CHEC (2 hours)
This interactive Cardiac Health Education Class (CHEC) is for participants who have experienced recent problems and treatment for heart disease. This class is intended to answer questions surrounding the treatment and managing of heart disease including the cardiac rehabilitation process, identifying cardiac warning signs and symptoms, medication and blood pressure management.
For more information and to register call 403-793-6659




Taking Care of You (3 hours)
This vascular risk reduction class is great knowledge for individuals with chronic disease, pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, PVD, TIA, stroke, and for all who are interested in learning more about prevention and/or early detection of chronic disease. The class encourages people to become better self-managers. Our teaching is based on Canadian Guideline targets. Participants are educated on the significance of these targets, and encouraged to take action to prevent, identify and or slow the progress of an existing chronic disease. Action planning and goal setting are used to help the individual move forward in a healthy lifestyle.
For more information and to register call 403-793-6659



Getting Started-(Pre-requisite for the Weight Management series) (2 hours)
This group visit is an introductory session that will help you to look at your weight and how it may affect your health. We will show you tools you can use to start making small changes in your life. We will talk about ways to measure your success beyond a scale. After this session, if you feel you are ready, you can sign up for a 10 week weight management series.
For more information and if you are interested in attending please call 403-793-6659.


Weight Management- (Pre-requisite is Getting Started) (2.5 hours for 10 weeks) 
This program is offered as a series of group visits. In these visits we will give you tools for managing your health and weight for the rest of your life. You can use these tools to stat making small changes in your eating, activity, sleep, time, and stress patterns.
For more information and if you are interested in attending please call 403-793-6659.



Supervised Community Exercise Program
Mondays & Wednesdays 8:30am, 9:30am, or 10:30am at the JBS Canada Centre
For more information and to register call 403-793-6659

Self-directed Home Exercise Program
Meet monthly for 3 months with Exercise Physiologist on individual basis, at the Brooks Health Centre
For more information and to register call 403-793-6659

**Please note that it is strongly recommended patients take the 'supervised exercise' route if at all possible, as high self-motivation is needed to succeed with the 'home program.'**

Alberta Healthy Living Program - 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 Physical Therapy Clinic Inc.

At APTC your program to recovery will begin with the very first day of your visit. We offer a diversity of rehabilitation services for situations including sports injuries, work-related injuries, motor vehicle injuries, pre and post surgery, and pelvic health.

Our goal is to improve your quality of life by addressing the musculoskeletal and vestibular barriers that may impact you. When you work with us you will be an active participant in your therapy sessions, not a passive bystander. The experience with our team is meant to change your life, for the better.


​Services Offered:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Intramuscular Stimulation
  • WCB
  • Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging (RUSI)
  • Motor Vehicle Collision Rehabilitation
  • Core Stability Training
  • Concussion & Vestibular
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Golf Enhancement
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Pre and Post Natal Exercise & Treatment
  • Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging
  • Pelvic Health Treatment


Phone: 403-527-9477 or 1-877-527-9477

Fax: 403-527-8274

Email: info@aptcinc.ca 

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 




Big Country Hospital - Continuing Care Services (Oyen)

Located in Oyen. Offers 24/7 care for people who have long-term health concerns. Also provides day programs for people living in the community.

Provides care for people with long-term health concerns. In addition to 24 / 7 residential nursing care, this service offers:
-physical, occupational, or recreational therapy
-pharmacy, podiatry, social work, or pastoral counselling services

Also offers services for clients who live in the community, including:
-respite
-day programs


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

Contact Access and Placement to arrange for an assessment.

Oyen phone: 403-664-4300

Brain Injury Relearning Services (BIRS)

BIRS supports people who have an acquired brain injury which could include any non-progressive brain injury caused by a stroke, a concussion, or a severe traumatic brain injury from a fall, an assault, or a motor vehicle collision.

BIRS works in conjunction with the person's Doctors, Home Care or Stroke team and all other service providers who are involved in the persons recovery to develop a plan that is based on the Survivor's goals and desires.

Types of service provided:
-The Cognitive Program
-Outreach Services
-Injury Prevention

There is no cost to participants. 

Eligibility for service is a medically diagnosed brain injury. The severity of the persons brain injury does not determine eligibility. Services are available for people who have a mild concussion to a severe traumatic brain injury. Referrals can be received from a variety of sources including, self referrals, medical and non-medical facilities, and community members. Referrals can be done at the BIRS office or by calling 403-528-2661. Referrals can also be faxed to 403-528-2647.

Phone: 403-528-2661
Fax: 403-528-2647




Brooks Health Centre - Continuing Care Services

Offers 24/7 care for people who have long-term health concerns. Also provides day programs for people living in the community.

Provides care for people with long-term health concerns. In addition to 24 / 7 residential nursing care, this service offers:
-physical, occupational, or recreational therapy
-pharmacy, podiatry, social work, or pastoral counselling services

Also offers services for clients who live in the community, including:
-respite
-day programs


Call 403-501-3200

Fax 403-501-3223

Brooks Helping Hands Caregiving Limited

Private Respite and Caregiving in Brooks, AB

Tammy Fowler provides private homecare for those caregivers that need a break. Please call in advance for more information about services.
                     
Phone: 403-362-5117
Cell: 403-633-0547

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)

Canadian Red Cross Society (Health Equipment Loan Program)

​Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program

Health Equipment Loan Program - Referral Form

24 Hour Helpline: 1-888-800-6493

Medicine Hat Phone :403-526-3048 

Fax: 403-529-0540


Caregiver Coalition of Southeast Alberta

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

For the summer we're going to meet at Veteran's Park downtown - across from City Hall.  (The "train park").  Bring your chair and some water.  If it rains, there's a bandshell there to keep us dry.  

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

CBI Health Centre - Medicine Hat

Professional and supportive staff provide a patient-centered approach to rehabilitation to improve clients' overall health and well-being in a positive and motivating environment.


Physiotherapy & Mental Health services available:

  • Acupuncture/IMS
  • Disability Management
  • Health and Safety Consulting
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Kinesiology
  • MVA Rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pre/Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Psychology
  • Return to Work Planning


Referral to be completed by phone, on the website, or via e-mail at medicinehat@cbi.ca

Phone: 403-529-0999

Fax: 403-527-7101

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

DoubleMap Transit App - Riders of Medicine Hat Transit can now see the location of their bus in real time and when it’s expected to arrive, thanks to our partnership with DoubleMap. While the system provides the public with the estimated arrival time of our bus at a stop, riders are advised to be at their stop 5 minutes before a departure.


Mobile apps are also available on Google play and the Apple App Store. 

Community Paramedic Response Team

Community paramedics are specifically trained to provide healthcare in communities and patient homes. Physicians, continuing care site staff and care teams can request in-home care from community paramedica for their patients.


Community paramedics can provide the following in-home treatments and assessments:
- Wound care, including putting in stitches
- Blood collection
- Medication, including intravenous administration
- Electrocardiograms (ECGs)
- Starting and managing intravenous sites
- Monitoring of oxygen levels, blood pressure, blood sugar, heart rate, etc.

In addition to in-home treatments and assessments, they:
- Can answer your questions about your care
- Have secure access to health records
- Have the necessary equipment and medication for treatments
- Adhere to hand hygiene and infection, prevention and control standards
- In emergencies, provide appropriate care and arrange an ambulance.


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

Community Paramedic Response Team Referral Form

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.

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

DriveABLE

​Cognitive assessments for today's driver. DriveABLE was scientifically developed and validated through years of university research. It is the most accurate cognitive assessment of medically-at-risk drivers on the market. The DriveABLE Cognitive Assessment (DCAT), the DriveABLE On Road Evaluation (DORE) and ExceleRATE provide physicians, governments and fleet managers with the tools they need to better determine the safety of medically and cognitively impaired drivers


DriveABLE Referral Form Cognitive Assessment

Medicine Hat and area call 403-528-4860

Fax: 403-527-7414

Excel Physical Therapy

Services include, but are not limited to:

-Active Release Technique®

-Acupuncture

-Back and Neck Pain Care

-Concussion Evaluation and Management

-Ergonomic Evaluations

-Exercise Prescriptions

-Functional Capacity Evaluations

-Manual Therapy

-Motor Vehicle Accidents

-Pediatric Assessments

-Postural Assessments

-Pre-Work Screening

-Sports Rehabilitation

We have recently contracted with Surehire to provide pre-employment screening, mask fitting, as well as drug and alcohol testing.

 

While you may be referred by your doctor or other health care professional, you may also directly access our services by contacting the clinic and booking an appointment.

Located in Medicine Hat. 

Phone: 403-504-1004.

Good Samaritan Society Adult Day Program

The Personal Pathways Day Program accommodates up to 20 adults Monday through Friday. Participants may attend from one to five days per week, depending on individual need. Enrolment into the program is by referral from Alberta Health Services Home Care. Services include daytime caregiver respite, personal care assistance, social/recreational activities, and health promotion. Participants are served a hot meal at lunchtime.


The person must be refered by Home Care; if not a Home Care client, the Day Program can facilitate a referral to Home Care.

Phone: 403-528-5060

Fax: 403-504-2520

Personal Pathways Day Program Brochure

Grocery Delivery Services - Medicine Hat

​Grocery Delivery & Pick-Up Services in Medicine Hat:

Co-op (13 Ave Location): call 403-528-6603 

Sobeys: call 403-504-5732

Save-On-Foods: visit https://www.saveonfoods.com/category/online-shopping/ to submit your grocery order for delivery or pickup

Superstore: visit https://www.realcanadiansuperstore.ca/pcexpress to submit your grocery order for pickup only

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.

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 (a dementia nurse can do an in-depth assessment, provide advice, and connect callers with resources and supports in their community)
-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.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Nunavut and North West Territories

​Aims to build healthier hearts and minds across Canada by bringing life-saving knowledge to the communities we serve, through our local area offices and the healthcare providers we support with education and resources. 

Toll Free Phone 1-888-473-4636

Home Care Services (Alberta Health Services)

Provides support for people with medical needs including activities of daily living so they can live in their own homes or communities.

Helps people of all ages that live at home and need support, including:

-nursing services

-personal care services

-respite services

-palliative care

-wound care

-self managed care (SMC)

-living option assessments 

Home Care team members meet with clients to assess their needs and create a care plan.


Anyone living in Alberta with a valid provincial health care card (or registration in progress) can receive Home Care services as long as their health care needs can be safely met in the home. Consistent access criteria have been developed provincially for Supportive Living and Long Term Care and serve as general guidelines. Each client is individually assessed.

Call for information. Anyone can refer for home care service. Home care intakes are done by coordinated access


Medicine Hat: (Ph) 403-581-5750 (Fax) 403-581-5752
(Includes Desert Blume, Dunmore, Eagle Butte, Elkwater, Irvine, Manyberriers, Medicine Hat, MD Cypress, Murray Lake, One Four, Ralston, Redcliff, Schuler, Seven Persons, Spring Creek. Suffield, Veinerville, Walsh)

Bassano: (Ph) 403-641-6127 (Fax) 403-641-2157 (Hosp fax, use cover letter)

Bow Island: (Ph) 403-545-2296 (Fax) 403-545-6357

Brooks: (Ph) 403-501-3244 (Fax) 403-362-7778

Oyen: (Ph) 403-664-3651 (Fax) 403-664-2934


South Zone Home Care Referral

Home Rehabilitation Team - Medicine Hat

​As a team we provide community-based therapy for anyone who has had a recent decline in independence, function or mobility. 

Call 403-502-8648 Misspelled Wordext 1497 for more information.

Fax: 403-529-8021


HRT client brochure

HRT Referral form

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

Medical Examination for Motor Vehicle Operations

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

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


Medicine Hat Public Library & Homebound Services

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


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

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

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

MyHealthAlberta Website

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

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

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


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




Next Step Residential

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

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


Medicine Hat:

Call 403-527-4999

Fax 403-529-5970


Brooks:

Call 403-501-5199

Fax 403-362-6970

North West Cardio Diagnostics

​Medicine Hat's ultrasound labs specializing in echocardiography, carotid ultrasound and research studies. 

NWCD provides accurate professional reports to the referring physician by the next business day while providing the patient with a pain free experience. 

North West Cardio-Diagnostics is committed to accommodating urgent cases on a day to day basis, responding to the patient’s needs and the referring physician’s request.

North West Cardio Diagnostics Requisition


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

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

or referrals can be faxed in.


Call 403-528-5646

Fax 403-528-5649

Occupational Therapy - Outpatient

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

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

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

Medicine Hat and area - 403-529-8851

Fax 403-529-8968

Philips Lifeline Medical Alert System

​Philips Lifeline is an easy-to-use personal response service that lets you summon help any time of the day or night - even if you can't speak. All you have to do is press your Personal Help Button, worn on a wristband or pendant, and a trained Personal Response Associate will ensure you get help fast.


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


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


Call 1-866-784-1992 or visit the website for more information.

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

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

Physiotherapy - Community & Outpatients

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

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

Provides:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Prairie Sprinter Shuttle Services

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

Call 403-487-1312

Toll-free 1-877-333-3238

REDI Enterprises

REDI exists to assist individuals attain respect, opportunity and responsibility. We value reciprocal respect, trust, integrity, support, honesty, empowerment, compassion and accountability.

Every day we develop and deliver meaningful programs, supports and advocacy. We contract with Alberta Human Services and Alberta Health Services and collaborate with other community based organizations, health professionals, mental health outreach, probation officers and the Medicine Hat Police, and community members, in a shared vision where people are healthy, safe and feel connected to the community in which they live.

Brain Injury Relearning Services:
BIRS supports people with acquired brain injury which means they help people who have experienced a stroke, a concussion, or a severe traumatic brain injury from a fall, an assault or a motor vehicle collision. They work in cooperation with the individual's doctor, physiotherapist, speech pathologist and other practitioners. BIRS is funded Alberta Health Services, Alberta Human Services and the United Way.


The REDI Office is located in Medicine Hat.

Call 403-526-5742

Fax 403-529-0462

Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP)

​Low income Albertans with mobility challenges can apply for grants to modify their home.

Lower-income Albertans can apply for a RAMP grant for:
-up to $7,500 per person each year
-up to $15,000 per person within 10 years


For eligibility and more information, please click here.

RAMP Grant Application Package.pdf

 

To connect with the RAMP program:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free in Alberta: 1-877-427-5760

Seating Clinic - AHS Occupational Therapy

A team assesses physically disabled people with complex seating needs and provides them with a seating system that accommodates individual problems and improves the quality of their lives.

Located in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. 


Phone: 403-529-8851
Fax: 403-529-8968


Referrals done by Occupational Therapy to Seating Clinic please fax to 403-529-8968 for Medicine Hat and area (Bassano, Oyen, Bow Island & Brooks).

Southern Alberta Medical

​Offering specialist care for heart, stroke, and diabetes patients, along with other chronic disease management, and preventative medicine. Requires physician referral.

Services Offered:

  • Consultations (Cardiology, Diabetes, Internal Medicine, Neurology)
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor
  • ECG
  • 24-Hour Misspelled WordHolter Monitor
  • 48- Hour Misspelled WordHolter Monitor
  • Botox Clinic

Speech, Language and Hearing - Infant, Preschool, School-age and Adult Services

​Supports individuals with concerns in the areas of speech, language, reading, writing, voice disorders, stuttering and feeding/swallowing disorders.

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

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

Outpatient Swallowing Assessment Referral

Speech, Language and Hearing Services Community Referral


Call for an appointment:

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

Spinal Cord Injury Alberta

SCI Alberta strives to achieve its mission and provide the best service possible through a focus on five core service areas which include:

Client Support and Service Coordination
Community Development and Systemic Change
Peer Program
Information Services
Active Living
SCI Alberta supports its clients through many challenging transitions, including relationships, sexuality, parenting, aging, recreation, education, employment, etc.

Through committee participation, SCI Alberta also assists communities to become more inclusive by creating awareness of critical issues such as accessible transportation, housing, healthcare and other supports.

Phone : 1-888-654-5444
Email : edmonton@sci-ab.ca

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

In-home therapy offered to stroke survivors to assist them in their recovery immediately after the event or 1 year+ post-stroke, if they continue to have challenges.

An Early Supported Discharge (ESD) Program provides in-home therapy to stroke survivors who have been referred from hospital upon discharge. This program is intended for clients with mild to moderate deficits due to a recent stroke.
Community Rehabilitation (CR) provides in-home therapy to stroke survivors who are at risk for needing increased care due to a previous stroke (1 year+).

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


Early Supported Discharge (ESD) – must have had a recent stroke (within the past 3 months).
Community Rehabilitation (CR) – must have had a stroke 1 year+ and be at risk for requiring increased levels of care in the community.
Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


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

Stroke Community Rehabilitation (CR) Referral - Medicine Hat

Fax: 403-529-8021


For more information on driving after a stroke:

Driving a Car after in Alberta after a Stroke

The Caregiver's 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). For more information or to register, please call 403-548-8437.

The Ridge Spine & Sport Centre

​Inside our clinic, patients benefit from Active Release Technique®, Graston Technique®, chiropractic manipulation (adjusting),  therapeutic rehabilitation and sports performance enhancement through the Titielist Performance Institute®. Beyond our practice, patients thrive from receiving the highest standards of health care.


Phone: 403-527-7447
Fax: 403-527-5522


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. 

**Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many of the below, in person programs, are on hold.  Please see the poster directly below for virtual options at this time. 

June 2020 Theraputic Recreation Virtual Health Therapy Groups.pdf

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.  



Total Cardiology - Calgary

Dedicated multi-disciplinary team of over 125 staff members ranging from allied health care workers to educators, clinical researchers, and administrators, our cardiologists deliver rapid and comprehensive cardiology consultation, leading edge cardio-diagnostic tests, research and prevention services.

 

Physicians can refer online via their website or fax referral form.

Sunridge Location
Cardio Diagnostics
Phone: (403) 571-8640
Fax: (403) 571-8658

RACC™ Cardiology Clinic
Phone: (403) 571-8641
Fax: (403) 571-6990


Total Cardiology - Cardio-Diagnostic Requisition

Total Cardiology - RACC Referral Form



We Care Home Health Services

Areas served by this location: Brooks, Bassano, Bow Island, Oyen, Empress, Rosemarie

 

Services available at these locations:

  • Advanced Foot Care
  • Homemaking Help
  • Infusion Clinics
  • Live-In/Respite Care
  • Personal Support / Attendant Care


Phone 403-529-2200 fax 403-527-0975

Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart (Formerly Shoppers Home Health Care)

Provide a wide range of everyday living products and services for inside and outside the home through trusted, caring experts to meet your family's changing health needs.

Phone: 403-527-8110


YMCA of Medicine Hat

Programs include: aquatics, camps, child care, education & training, employment services, health & fitness, youth engagement, and youth & preschool programming. 

Phone: 403-527-4426


Living Fit Program 
The Living Fit program provides safe, supportive, barrier-free health and wellness opportunities for people with disabilities and chronic, stable conditions. 

The program aids individuals with: Multiple Sclerosis, Cognitive Disabilities, Spinal Cord Injuries, Brain Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Fibromyalgia, Stroke, Heart Disease, Diabetes.

They can customize a program for such issues as Fall Prevention working on balance and leg strength. Participants must be YMCA members. The YMCA also offers financial assistance to those in need

Clients may be referred to the program by various organizations or their physician.  A referral is not necessary, however, and individuals may join at any time to improve their health and quality of living. Click here to learn more about the Living Fit Program, or call 403-527-4426, x 221.


Young Moms Program
The YMCA Early Intervention Program for Young Mothers, “Young Moms” is a comprehensive, educational program designed to meet the diverse needs of pregnant or parenting teens. Young moms can complete their high school education through independent study while learning life management skills. The program is conveniently located within a YMCA daycare centre which provides an opportunity for children to receive on-site care while moms are attending school.