Children's Health

  
  

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

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


Services Offered:

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

-Protection against Children Abusing Drugs Act Program (PChAD)

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

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

-Tobacco information, education and cessation including support groups

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

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

Child and Youth Brochure.pdf


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

Teen Self-Management for Depression and Anxiety Booklet.pdf

Be Youth Centre

Provides a fun and safe environment that welcomes all youth aged 11-17.  T he Be Yout h Centre  gives Medicine Hat youth the opportunity to try something new , meet frien ds and participate in the community all while enjoying social-recreational activities. 

Supper Program
Our Supper Program is offered twice a week and Brunch is offered on Saturdays.
This program encourages youth to become active in the kitchen while learning how how prepare healthy meals from a variety of ingredients.
While this is a youth and staff favorite we couldn't do it without our community partners. If you are interested  in supporting our supper program please contact our office.

Outreach Program
Our Outreach Program is funded by Alberta Health Services. Clients are referred to us through their team which pairs higher risk youth with our outreach staff members for one on one resiliency support and mentorship.  Each youth enters the program for a minimum of three months and are assessed on a case by case basis until completion. 


102-1201 Kingsway Ave SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2Y2

Email: info@beyouth.ca
Phone: 403-528-8068


Bridges Family Programs

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

These programs include:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Bullying Help Line

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

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

Canadian Mental Health Association - Alberta Southeast Region

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


 
Whisper of Wellness Peer Support Group (WOW)
A group for people living with mental health issues. This is an open group, which means you can join at any time and are not required to attend every meeting. WOW provides opportunities to learn more about coping with mental health issues while meeting people who have similar experiences.
Every Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:30pm at the CMHA office (204 1865 Dunmore Rd SE).For more information call 403-504-1811, ext 106.
Cost: FREE. 

Caregiver Connections Drop-in Support Group
This drop-in peer-to-peer family support group is for parents and/or caregivers of children or young adults experiencing a mental health concern or addiction. This program offers compassionate support from a peer, who has "been there" as well as a CMHA staff member. Specific information and resources will be shares which will assist you in your care-giving while maintaining your own mental health. 
Drop-in Group: Thursdays from 3-5pm at the Medicine Hat Public Library Legion room.
Closed Group: Dates TBA. Call 403-504-1811, ext 106 for more information
Cost: FREE


Hope & Healing After Suicide Support Group
Losing a loved one to suicide can often leave us feeling confused, angry and alone. This 9 week support group provides an opportunity to explore and share feelings with others who have also experienced a loss due to suicide.
For more information or to find out the next session dates, call  403-504-1811, ext 102 or bmellen@cmha-aser.ca
Next session: February 11 - March 31, 2020 (every Tuesday evening for 8 weeks from 6:30-8:30pm). 
Cost: $15.00 


Living Life To The Full
Want to know how to feel better right now? Sleep better, feel happier, have more energy, gain confidence, get out more, enjoy better relationships, help others - learn all that in 8 enjoyable 90 minute sessions. Visit www.llttf.ca to find out more. 
For more information call 403-504-1811, ext 106.
Next session: January 23 to March 12, 2020 from 6-8pm at the CMHA Office (204 1865 Dunmore Rd SE).
Cost: $60.00 (subsidies available)

Child & Family Services

Supports families and communities enabling them to provide safe and nurturing environments for their children. We strive to break the cycles of family violence, abuse and poverty that prevent some children from becoming strong, healthy individuals.

 

Medicine Hat Regional Office 403-529-3753

Child Protection Medicine Hat 403-529-3657

Child Protection Brooks 403-362-1284

Child Abuse Hotline

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

Children's Allied Health (Formerly CHADS)

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

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



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

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

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


The Children's Allied Health core team includes:


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



Community Health Services - Prenatal & Postnatal Classes

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

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


PART 2:  Labour & Delivery ($40, 2 or 4 class series depending on due date and preferences)
Usually attended in the 3rd trimester. A hospital tour is included.
Topics covered are:
-Labour and Delivery
-Medical Interventions
-Recovery and Postpartum
-Newborn Care
-Infant feeding


PART 3:  Baby Steps ($40, 6 class series)
Attend after your baby is born (bring your baby to class).
Available topics:
-Adjusting to Parenthood
-Infant Sleep Patterns
-Common Illness
-Brain Development
-Infant Massage
-Caring for You and Your Baby
-Infant Safety
-Sex, Love, and Babies
-Baby Wearing
-Nutrition
-Childcare Options
-Growth and Development

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



To book pre and postnatal classes online, or to find information about the Best Babies program, please visit:

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

Adult - FASD Assessment and Support Services Brochure

Child - FASD Assessment and Support Services Brochure


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

Global Village Centre & Healing Path Wellness Centre for Newcomers (Brooks)

Global Village offers support for newcomers, including Youth Leadership & Mentorship, Media Training, Capacity Building, a Homework Club, and Cultural Competence. 

Healing Path Wellness Centre for Newcomers (A Project of Global Village) is located in Brooks, AB. Healing Path team includes a registered psychologist working with a cultural broker, as well as a medical doctor and cultural ambassadors. Our core values reflect the inclusive health practices and cultural needs of the wide range of populations and groups that we serve.


Services may include supporting access to:

- Individual, Couple Cultural Mediation Counselling
- Intercultural Mediation
- Refugee / Immigrant Focused Therapy Counselling Sessions With Cultural Mediation.
- Empowerment and Cultural Education
- Newcomer Health and Wellness Literacy
- Promotion of Cultural Resilience


Healing Path Wellness Centre address: #122 - 327 3rd Street West, Brooks, AB T1R 0E7
Global Village Centre address: 116 2nd Ave West, Brooks, AB T1R 0R9

For more information, please call (403) 362-7204 or email info@globalvillagecentre.ca

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



Kids Help Phone

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

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

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


Texting service: Text CONNECT to 686868

Telephone Help Line: 1-800-668-6868

Live Chat: Click here for instructions

Lifetalk Counseling Services - Brooks

Christian Based Counseling

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

Phone: 403-362-2210


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

 

Group Seminars available through Misspelled WordLifetalk

“Anger and Its Many Faces” - a five week seminar offering a thorough and practical look at anger and its generators. Learn how to deal with frustration, hurt and fear before they are expressed as anger. Cost $20/person (subsidy available). Facilitated by Roxanne Hansen. Next session will run on Tuesday evenings, January 14 to February 11, 2020. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, plus one (optional) “post-seminar” counselling session. It will be held in room 209 of the Brooks Community Cultural Centre where the Misspelled WordLifetalk office is located (327 3rd St W, Brooks). Those who are interested can call 403-362-2210 to register and for further information. 


"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. Those who are interested can call 403-362-2210 for information (sessions will be booked dependent on interest).

McMan Youth, Family & Community Services

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

McMan Ages and Stages Information Postcard

McMan Family and Natural Supports Information Postcard

McMan Foster and Adoption Information Postcard

McMan Youth Hub Information Postcard


McMan Parent Link Centre

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

Core services include:

-Parent education

-Early childhood development and care

-Family support

-Information and referrals

-Ages and stages developmental screening

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

www.parentlinkcentre.com

McMan Parent Link Centre Postcard


Choices for Change

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

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


Inn Between

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

Call 403-529-6367

Medicine Hat Family Service

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


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

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


Phone: 403-504-8026

Fax: 403-504-0351

Medicine Hat Public Library & Homebound Services

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


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

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

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

Medicine Hat Women's Shelter Society

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

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


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


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


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

Outreach support groups include:
- Seeds to Success Group:  A 6 week group to introduce individuals to group support and the value of groups.  Work will include information on family violence, introduction to groups and safety planning. 
- Journey to Hope and Healing Group:  A 9 week group for individuals who have experienced family violence and working towards healing themselves after abuse.  Topics include; information on family violence, guilt, shame and blame, safety planning, healthy relationships and boundaries.  Individuals are also offered one to one support during this process.

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



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

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

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

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

Nurture Pregnancy Centre

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

Services provided include:

-Pregnancy Tests

-Peer Counselling

-Maternity Clothing

-Infant and Toddler Clothing, Toys, and Furniture

-Formula and Diapers

-Infant Layettes

-Educational Classes

-Resource Library


Phone: 403-504-8560

Sexual Assault Response Committee - SARC

The Sexual Assault Response Committee and AHS - Addictions & Mental Health offer access to specialized sexual assault/abuse counselling services.

Phone: 403-548-2717

About SARC Brochure


Support Groups:

SARC has developed many group options to increase support options for survivors of sexual violence. You will not be asked to share your story. Instead, we will help you build skills for you to use every day. Support groups are as follows:

Healing House is a weekly psycho-Misspelled Worded group for youth who have experienced sexual trauma. Healing House empowers youth in the recovery process, by offering weekly therapeutic group sessions. 

Sexual Trauma And Recovery (STAR) is a safe space for women 18+ who have experienced sexual trauma. STAR empowers women in the recovery process, by offering weekly therapeutic group sessions. 

The Courage Group is a group for men who have, or are, experiencing addiction and have been impacted by sexual trauma.  

Positive Affirmation Through Healing (PATH) is a safe space for those who are 18+ who have experienced sexual trauma to build confidence and further develop skills learned through STAR and one-on-one therapy. 

Please call 403-548-2717 for dates and further information.

COVID-19 Recovery Outreach Program is available to anyone who live in Medicine Hat, Brooks, County of Forty Mile, and Oyen who are struggling with social wellbeing through COVID. 

For more information please contact Lisa at: 403-928-2661 or lisa@mhsarc.com

SARC Treatment & Support Groups Brochure

South East Alberta FASD Network (SEAFAN) Society

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

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



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

-Brooks Diagnostic Assessment Coordinator (Bridges Family Programs)

-Psychological Analysis in Diagnostic Assessment (Bridges Family Programs)

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

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

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

SPEC

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


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


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


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

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.