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Staying Healthy: Alberta


Getting the Help You Need

If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, please call 911 immediately, or visit your nearest emergency clinic. Don’t delay.

If you need more complex healthcare help or are unsure about what kind of health-related help you need, please consult your family doctor or visit a local MCI clinic. Some MCI family doctors are accepting new patients, and all MCI walk-in doctors are available to meet your healthcare needs.
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Below you’ll find a list of health-related resources for a range of healthcare issues and needs, organized by section. Healthy living means making positive, informed choices for your health on a daily basis. These choices include: choosing a balanced diet and exercise, staying active, avoiding illegal stimulants and cigarettes, and ensuring you have a strong support network. In the MCI Staying Healthy section, we’ve provided links that can help you explore these choices.

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Altima Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation


Active Physiotherapy Clinic: 403.984.9094

Active Physiotherapy provides physiotherapy (physical therapy), Active Release Technique (ART), acupuncture, k-tape and massage therapy (RMT). Call 403.984.9094, or visit their website.


Dental Health


Bright Smile Dental Centres: 310.SMILE (403.310.7645)

BrightSmile Dental Centres is part of the Altima Dental group of dental centres. There are five BrightSmile Dental Clinics in Alberta: four in Calgary and one in Spruce Grove (near Edmonton), making it convenient to find a local Calgary dentist. At BrightSmile Dental, new patients and dental emergency patients are always welcome! Call 310.SMILE (403.310.7645) to connect to a dental centre in Calgary, AB.

Visit the Altima website at Altima.ca for more information.


Oral Cancer Screening: www.oralcancercanada.ca

According to Canadian Cancer Statistics, approximately 3 people will die every day from oral cancer in Canada. You may be at risk, even if you don't smoke. However, early detection means better survival rates. Get checked yearly for signs of oral cancer — it's safe and painless, and could save your life.

Get started here.


Chronic Conditions


Calgary Sleep Clinic: 403.254.6663 ext. 1

A patient care clinic and research laboratory facility for individuals suffering from varying sleep problems. Physicians are experts in all aspects of sleep diagnosis and management programs providing a comprehensive and collaborative approach ensuring continuity of patient health care.

403.254.6663 ext. 1, or find them online.


The Alberta Diabetes Institute: 780.492.4660

The Alberta Diabetes Institute (ADI) is a research facility dedicated to translating discovery science into health solutions for the prevention, treatment and cure of diabetes. The ADI uses a multidisciplinary approach, bringing together leading researchers from diverse fields of expertise in a state-of-the-art facility on the University of Alberta Campus. Reach the Institute at.

780.492.4660, or find them online.


Intervent Health Risk Assessments: 1.888.Rx.4.SUCCESS (794.7822)

Led by top scientists and academics, Intervent is a disease-prevention and -management platform aiming to reduce illness and complications from illness, and increase health awareness. They focus on providing health risk assessments, health content and tools, one-on-one health coaching, and health analytics and outcome reporting. Call Intervent at

1.888.Rx.4.SUCCESS (794.7822), or find them online.


Alberta Cancer Screening: 1.866.727.3926

In the early stages, breast cancer, cervical cancer and colorectal cancer can be impossible to see or feel. That's why regular screening is important. Get started by calling toll-free 1.866.727.3926, or visit their website.


Alberta Arthritis Screening: 1.866.727.3926

The Arthritis Society is the only charitable organization in Canada uniquely dedicated to funding and promoting arthritis research, advocacy and solutions to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by arthritis. Call the Society toll free at 1.800.321.1433, or call the Alberta office at 780.424.1740, or visit their website.


Heart and Stroke Society of Alberta: 1.888.473.4636

Canada’s most widely recognized and trusted authority on cardiovascular health, their mission is to create healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Foundation employees, volunteers, donors and world-class researchers lead health promotion and advocacy programs across the country, and are saving lives every day. Call toll-free at 1.888.473.4636 or reach the Alberta office at 403.351.7030.Visit their website for more information.


Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation: 403.209.2233

The leading organization in Canada dedicated to raising awareness and mobilizing action on breast cancer. The Foundation’s research, education and health promotion programs lead progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Call the Alberta office Alberta Office: 403.209.2233, or visit their website.


Prostate Cancer Canada Foundation: 403.455.1916

Prostate Cancer Canada is the only national foundation dedicated to the elimination of the disease through research, education support and awareness. The Foundation’s work serves two main goals: to fund research that will uncover better diagnostic and treatment options, and to provide comprehensive support services for those living with prostate cancer. Call the Calgary Office at: 403.455.1916, or visit their website.


Infant & Child Health


Alberta Children’s Hospital: 403.955.7211

One of the first free-standing pediatric facility to be built in Canada, The Alberta Children’s Hospital is for patients from birth to age 18. Patients are accepted from southern Alberta, southeastern British Columbia and southwestern Saskatchewan as multi-disciplinary teams work together to promote healing through family-centred care. Call the ACH at 403.955.7211, or visit their website.


Stollery Children’s Hospital: 780.407.8822

Situated in the University of Alberta Hospital, the Stollery Children's Hospital a well-recognized centre for specialized pediatric services. The Stollery is Western Canada's referral centre for pediatric cardiac surgery and national leader in organ transplantation. The Stollery cares for children from northern and central Alberta, as well as parts of Manitoba. Reach the Hospital at 780.407.8822.


Specialty Care

MCI Alberta Specialists

For an appointment, contact the clinic to book your appointment.

A physician Referral is required for all specialist appointments.

No Family Doctor? No Problem! You can visit any MCI walk-in clinic and a MCI physician will assess your medical needs, and provide you with any required referrals. For more information please contact any MCI clinic.

Specialty

Specialist

Location

Allergy

Dr. Ling Ling Ma

Beacon Hill

Circumcision

Dr. A. Nasser

Midtown

Internal Medicine

Dr. Ayodele Adebayo

Dr. Oyekunle Oyekanmi

Beddington Town Centre

130th & Deerfoot

Podiatry

Dr. Jason Lehr

Beddington Town Centre

Sports Medicine

Dr. A. Cristurean

Midtown

Vasectomy

Dr. A. Nasser

Midtown


Calgary Movement Disorders Clinic: 403.944.1260

Serving about individuals from Southern Alberta, Eastern British Columbia, and Western Saskatchewan, Calgary Movement Disorders Clinic provides multidisciplinary care and treatment for Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, essential tremors, dystonia, chorea, myoclonus, Tourette's syndrome, and other movement disorders. Call the Clinic at 403.944.1260, or visit their website.


Sheldon M. Chumir Wound Care Centre: 403.955.6966

The Sheldon M. Chumir Wound Care Centre treats and helps prevent wounds and associated complications, providing treatment for a variety of conditions from which serious wounds may arise. Education for registered nurses, residents and rehabilitation staff. Call the Wound Care Centre at 403.955.6966, or visit their website.


Foothills Medical Centre Burn Treatment Services: 403.944.1331

A medical facility within Foothills Medical Centre that provides care for burn injury patients in Alberta. Specializes in surgical grafting, graft revisions and major plastic repairs. Call the Burn Treatment Services Centre at 403.944.1331, or visit their website.


Calgary Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic: 403.253.3838

The Calgary Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic is committed to facilitating health and wellness through traditional Chinese medicine. The clinic treats a range of conditions including fertility complications, urogenital and digestive disorders. Call the Clinic at 403.253.3838, or visit their website.


Health and Wellness Alberta

Alberta Health Services offers a Health and Wellness programs for all Albertans looking to stay healthy and improve their long-term health. From cancer screening programs to nutritional support, Alberta Health Services offers programs to help Albertans achieve and maintain optimal health on an ongoing basis. Visit their website to get started.


Mental Health


If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis, a substance abuse crisis, or sexual assault, please call 911 immediately. For confidential and anonymous support and guidance, you can also use the following resources:


Alberta Mental Health Services: 1.866.408.5465

Alberta Health Services has a comprehensive list of mental health programs and resources for individuals with acute psychiatric or emotional disorders, from every walk of life. Treatment programs include behavioural therapy for persons diagnosed with a clinical mental illness, eating disorder support, specialized treatment programs for psycho-geriatrics, and support for children and adolescents. Visit the site below to find a centre or program, or call Health Link Alberta toll free at 1.866.408.5465, or visit their website.


Help With Alcohol & Substance Abuse:

The Addiction Centre: 403.944.2025

Operating within Foothills Medical Centre, the Addiction Centre offers assessment, diagnosis and treatment of adults/adolescents with substance/behavioural addiction. Call 403.944.2025, or visit their website.


Top of the World Clinics: 1.888.996.6306

Top of the World provides addictions assessments, addictions counselling and post addictions treatment continuing care counselling. Call 1.888.996.6306(a toll-free line available 24/7) and schedule an assessment, or read more about the clinic.


Are You in an Abusive Relationship?

Peer Support Services for Abused Women: 403.234.PEER (7337)

Provides peer support, resources and referrals to women and children affected by domestic abuse. Childcare is provided, and the centre offers support in several different languages. Call the centre at 403.234.PEER (7337), or visit their website.


Prevention of Family Violence Program: 403.234.SAFE (7233)

Support and counselling to women and children in the community who have been, or suspect they might be, in an abusive relationship or situation. Call 403.234.SAFE (7233).


Medical Imaging


Calgary Medical Imaging: 1.866.611.2665

This clinic provides a wide range of medical imaging services at clinics across western Canada. Our physicians are subspecialized radiologists providing expert imaging and pain therapy services. Services include image-guided pain therapy, echocardiograms, ultrasounds, women’s imaging, gastrointestinal imaging (GI), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI.) Call the clinic toll-free at 1.866.611.2665, or visit their website.


Senior Health


Bridgeland Seniors Health Centre

If you are looking for senior care for yourself or a loved one, the Bridgeland Seniors Health Centre is an excellent place to start. The Centre assesses older adults for issues relating to complex health issues/frailty and chronic disease, changes in thinking, or repeated falls, diagnoses or confirms a diagnosis, develops treatment and care recommendations. Call the Centre at 403.955.1500, or visit their website.


Teen/Young Adult


If you are experiencing a crisis related to any of the following, please call 911 immediately. Concerned teenagers curious to explore issues of eating disorders, bullying, pregnancy and sexual health can explore the resources below.


Kids Help Phone: 1.800.866.8686

If you are under 20 years old, you can contact the Kids Help Phone at 1.800.866.8686 for 24/7 for anonymous support, or visit their website for additional information and resources.


Eating Disorders

The Calgary Eating Disorder Program

This program offers care for people with eating disorders like anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. The program assesses people and offers outpatient, inpatient, and day treatments, support to people and their families, and more. Doctor referral required. Book an assessment here: http://bit.ly/1isjWRU.


Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health (CASA): 780.415.6684

A community-based provider of mental health services, including treatment for eating disorders. CASA provides treatment for infants, children, adolescents and their families within the Capital Region and from Central and Northern Alberta. Call 780.415.6684, or visit their website.


Bullying & Safety

The Calgary Bullying Prevention Helpline: 1.888.456.2323

The Calgary Bullying Prevention Helpline provides support for teens in abusive situations. Call toll-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1.888.456.2323, or visit their website.


The Family Violence Info Line: 310.1818

A support centre for children experiencing or suspected of experiencing family violence. Available toll free, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week at 310.1818. Visit their website.


Calgary Police Services Community Program: Cyberbullying

Calgary Police Services Community Programs offer cyberbullying prevention resources. Children, preteens and teens can further develop their digital media literacy skills, and educational resources are available for parents as well. Get started here.


Pregnancy & Sexual Health

The Calgary Sexual Health Clinic: 403.283.5580

This clinic provides support for teens wondering if they are pregnant, including pregnancy symptoms and test instructions. Those aware of a pregnancy and looking for the next step can explore options here. Contact the clinic at 403-283-5580, or visit their website.


Substance Abuse Counselling: 416.603.6366

Alberta Healthcare Services

Alberta Healthcare Services offers youth counselling for substance abuse or addictive behaviour, including gambling, drinking, and tobacco use. If you or someone you care about is struggling with addiction, please call 416.603.6366, or visit the AHS website.


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