Medical Services in Alberta

Medical Services in Alberta

Family doctors and basic medical care including preventative care are a free service in Alberta. This includes a wide range of medical services from a broken arm, to your annual physical, vaccinations or for referrals to specialists. Once referred to a specialist, most of these services are still covered by provincial health care. Medical offices will always advise you in advance if there is a fee for any of their services such as a letters for employers, medical forms for immigration or elective procedures. More details on medical services in Alberta can be found at Alberta Health Services


Choose a doctor:

The first step is to visit College of Physicians and Surgeons via Alberta Health Services and determine which doctors are accepting patients. Make some calls, ask questions that are important to your health care philosophy and make an appointment to meet with him/her and see if it is a good fit. All specialists including pediatricians require a referral from a family doctor. If someone in your family has special medical needs, your current physician may initiate that referral prior to moving to Alberta.


Haven't selected a doctor and now need attention?

If it's an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital (listed below). If it is not an emergency, call 811 to reach Healthlink, and a nurse will be able to offer you guidance including directing you to the nearest walk-in clinic:


Calgary and area hospitals

Alberta Childrens Hospital
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW T3B 6A8
403-955-7211

Foothills Medical Centre
1403 29 Street NW T2N 2T9
403-944-1110

Tom Baker Cancer Centre
1331 29 Street NW T2N 4N2
403-521-3723

Rockyview General Hospital
7007 14 Street SW T2V 1P9
403-943-3000

Peter Lougheed Centre
3500 26 Avenue NE T1Y 6J4
403-943-4555

South Health Campus
4448 Front Street SE T3M 1M4
403-956-1111


Surrounding Calgary area

Due to demand on Calgary's hospitals, sometimes you will be treated faster if you visit a hospital in the surrounding area:

Strathmore District Health Services
200 Brent Blvd, Strathmore AB T1P 1J9
403-361-7000

Oilfields General Hospital
717 Government Road, Black Diamond AB T0L 0H0
403-933-2222

Canmore General Hospital
1100 Hospital Place, Canmore T1W 1N2
403-678-5536

Banff - Mineral Springs Hospital
305 Lynx Street, Banff AB T1L 1H7
403-762-2222


Still trying to find a doctor?

Word of mouth is often the best way. Talk to friends, co-workers or medical people at the walk-in clinics and find out which doctors are accepting patients. Often they will take a few more families and do not advertise that they have space in their practice.

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