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Seniors Support Services: Health Resources

Health Services

Health Link

1-866-408-5465

Confidential health advice 24 hours a day. Speak to a registered nurse who can answer your health questions and concerns.

War Amps

1-800-268-8821

Assists, protects, and binds together Canadian War amputees, as well as adult and child amputees through financial assistance, emotional support and information.

Northern Lights Regional Health Centre (NLRHC)

(780) 791-6161
7 Hospital Street
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 1P2
www.albertahealthservices.ca
Offers a range of services from basic health to sophisticated medical care. Some of the services offered include the following:

Aboriginal Health

(780) 791-6218
(780) 714-0581 (mobile)
N.L.R.H.C.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
Aboriginal Liaison Coordinator assists Aboriginal inpatients, clients and their families.

Audiology—Hearing Services

(780) 788-1377
Rehabilitation Services
5th Floor (N.L.R.H.C.)
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
Fees may be required for some services/procedures. Full hearing counselling and assessments for children and adults. Dispensing and servicing of hearing aids also provided.

Equipment Loan Program

(780) 791-6016
(N.L.R.H.C.)
8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday
Fees may be required for damage deposit. Loan service of medical equipment necessary for activities of daily living.

Home Care Professional & Home Support Services

(780) 791-6250
2nd Floor (N.L.R.H.C.)
8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
Weekends and statutory holidays based on assessed need. Fees may be required for some services/procedures. Assistance for individuals of all ages requiring post-surgical care, long term or palliative care, to live independently in their own homes. Foot care clinics for those in medical need.

Lifeline

(780) 791-6108 to arrange for service
(N.L.R.H.C.)
9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
24 hours per day emergency response. Personal emergency response system that links people who are medically or otherwise at risk to 24 hour assistance at the push of a button.

Public Health

(780) 791-6247
113 Thickwood Boulevard
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 5E5

Communicable Diseases

(780) 791-6182
113 Thickwood Boulevard
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 5E5
8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
Comprehensive programs for the prevention, education, surveillance, control and reporting of infectious diseases (ie: whooping cough, tuberculosis, measles, and hepatitis).

Dental Health

(780) 791-6247

113 Thickwood Boulevard
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 5E5
8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
Dental education, preventative treatment, screening and assessment for children.

Family Health Unit

(780) 791-6247
113 Thickwood Boulevard
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 5E5
8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
Fees may be required for some services/ procedures. Services include support for early maternal discharge, including breastfeeding support, well baby clinics, immunizations for all ages, infant car seat safety checks. Also includes school immunization program.

Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic

(780) 791-6182
113 Thickwood Boulevard
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 5E5
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
Free sexually transmitted disease testing/treatment/contact tracing. Public education and prevention. HIV/AIDS testing/counselling.

Primary Care Network (P.C.N.)

(780) 788-1765
111—9914 Morrison Street
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 4A4
www.wbpcn.ca
Programs offered include: adult weight management program, diabetes program, heart health program, cardiac rehabilitation program, stroke program, geriatric care, palliative care, women's annual health check and chronic disease self-management. Physician referral required.

Cancer Information Line

1-888-939-3333
Information for cancer patients and their families, general public and healthcare professionals, on prevention, all types of cancer, cancer treatment, drugs and clinical trials, dealing with side effects, complementary therapies, and more.

Chronic Pain Association of Canada

1-780-482-6727
#7, 10329—61 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 1K9
www.chronicpaincanada.com
A self-help organization can put you in touch with a chronic pain support group in your area.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation—Edmonton & Northern Alberta

(780) 466-2265
www.cfedmonton.ca
Helping people with Cystic Fibrosis.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta & NWT

1-888-HSF-INFO
1-888-473-4636
780-451-4545 (Edmonton)

Huntington's Support Group - (780) 743-9048

Wood Buffalo HIV/Aids Society

(780) 743-9200
204-10011 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 2K7
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Provides information, support and referrals to individuals and families affected by HIV/ AIDS, Hepatitis C, Syphilis and other STI's. A needle exchange program for harm reduction supplies, safer sex supplies and referrals to support services in the community.

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