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Connecting to health care

Navigating the health care system and connecting to appropriate resources can sometimes be difficult and confusing. Are you wondering how to find a family doctor? What the wait time is at your nearest emergency department or medicentre? Looking for a program to support your chronic disease? We are here to help make it easy and connect you with reliable sources for health information and support.

For most people, the best place to start is by finding a family doctor.

Please be aware, this website is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice. If you or someone you know is suffering from a critical mental health event call 911 immediately. The following help lines can also be accessed as additional support.

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Navigating the health care system and connecting to appropriate resources can sometimes be difficult and confusing. Are you wondering how to find a family doctor? What the wait time is at your nearest emergency department or medicentre? Looking for a program to support your chronic disease? We are here to help make it easy and connect you with reliable sources for health information and support.

For most people, the best place to start is by finding a family doctor.

Please be aware, this website is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace professional medical advice. If you or someone you know is suffering from a critical mental health event call 911 immediately. The following help lines can also be accessed as additional support.

Find a family doctor

Having a consistent relationship with a family doctor or health care team can support your health. Not only can they advise you when you’re sick, they can also support you in achieving your personal health goals or refer you to the appropriate specialist, health care provider or community partner. The continuity of care they provide by knowing your history can help reduce the number of times you have to retell your story or undergo duplicate tests. A family doctor can be your trusted health advisor in supporting your physical, emotional and mental health.

Find a family doctor

Know your other options

Sometimes you might have a health concern and can’t see your family doctor right away. It’s important to know your options for getting care when you need it.

Health Link

Health Link plays a key role in decreasing hospital admissions, connecting individuals to doctors when needed and improving health outcomes overall.

If you have questions about your health or want to know what services are available to support you, call Health Link at 811. Health Link offers professional advice from registered nurses 24/7 based on your needs and can also provide guidance after regular business hours.

Did you know?

Of the people calling Health Link about a health concern the following occurred.

48%
were provided information from a medical professional to help them manage their care at home, reducing their need to visit a doctor in person.1

34%
were told to visit their doctor or another health care provider.1

18%
were advised to go to the nearest emergency department.1

Medicentre

When you have a health concern and need to be assessed but can’t get in to see your family doctor right away, a walk-in clinic can help.

Find your nearest medicentre and it's wait times

Personalize your health care experience with MyHealth

View lab test results, access immunization information, add and store other health information and more. Bring your health information with you to appointments and share it with different health care providers when needed to advance your care and communicate your health journey.

Access your health information using MyHealth

Common health questions answered

After a conversation with your health care provider, you might be looking for more information. Access easy to understand resources to check your symptoms, learn more about a health condition or find information on a medication. Bring this new knowledge and your questions to your next appointment and take an active role in your health.

Check your symptoms | My Health Alberta

Use this interactive tool to check your symptoms if you’re feeling unwell.

Know your medications | My Health Alberta

Use this tool to learn about medications and what you need to know when taking them.

Tests and treatments | My Health Alberta

Referred for a test or treatment by your doctor? Click to learn what your test or treatment is for, what to expect during and what to expect once it’s done.

Health conditions | My Health Alberta

Learn more about various health conditions including potential causes, symptoms and prevention.

Vaccination and immunization | Public Health Agency of Canada

Learn more about vaccines and immunizations from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Alberta COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Visit here to learn more about eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine and where to book your immunization to help keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

Are you an Alberta Blue Cross® member?

Learn more about assessing your health risk, monitoring and scheduling your medications and more by signing in to Balance®, our online wellness program.

Go to Balance®

Care in your community

Managing your overall health or specific condition may require additional supports outside of your family doctor. Learn about some of the options available to you in your community that can help you to maintain or improve your health including different care providers, programs and services.

Connect with your local pharmacists

In addition to dispensing medication and ensuring it is safe and effective for you, pharmacists can be a reliable health resource for you and your family. Some pharmacists obtain extra certification in diabetes care, asthma management or travel health to help you with your unique needs. Alberta pharmacists can also provide services to improve your access to care including

  • renewing your medication until you can follow up with your primary care provider,
  • administering vaccinations, and
  • assessing and prescribing for a variety of conditions.
Learn more about what your local pharmacist can do for you

Did you know some pharmacies provide online services? Some will have websites or an app that allow you to fill your prescription, manage your medications, as well as chat with a pharmacist or pharmacy team member if you have questions. Plus, many of them provide free national delivery. If this type of service speaks to you, click below to learn more.

Public resources

Connecting to health programs in your community can help you to take control of your health and learn new techniques to improve your quality of life.

Find programs, services and care providers | Alberta Health Services

Find a specific health program, service or care provider close to you in Alberta.

Alberta Healthy Living Program | Alberta Health Services

Information, education and support to those living with a chronic disease.

Health workshops | Alberta Primary Care Networks

Health workshops and services to help you better manage your physical and mental health.

Chronic disease management

Learn more about living with and managing a chronic disease.

Mental health support

Learn more about understanding mental health and where you can find support for yourself or a loved one.

Medical emergencies

If the above options are not right for you and you are experiencing a medical emergency requiring immediate attention, visit your nearest emergency room or call 911.

Urgent care centres

Local urgent care centres | Alberta Health Services

Urgent care centres offer extended hours for unexpected health concerns that require same-day treatment but are non-life-threatening, such as broken bones, sprains, cuts and pain.

Emergency rooms

Emergency room wait times | Alberta Health Services

Find the estimated wait times of nearby emergency departments.

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[1] Alberta Health Services. Health Link. Available at: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets /healthinfo/link/index.html.