Information, services and programs for you
and your family
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DIRECTORY OF SERVICES
These services can help you learnwhere to access care when you need it.
Alberta Health Services smartphoneapp
Emergency room wait times, cliniclocations, and information aboutimmunizations, healthcare providers andadvance care planning:• Visit ahs.ca; search: mobile app.
Alberta Health Services’ ContinuingCare
Information about home care, supportive living, long-term and end-of-life care:• Visit ahs.ca; search: continuing care.
Alberta Seniors and Housing
A provincewide listing of benefits, social
supports, programs and community
resources for seniors and caregivers:
• Visit seniors-housing.alberta.ca; click
on: seniors services tab.
Alberta Supports contact centre
Online tool to find social supports and
benefits from the Government of Alberta:
• Visit alberta.ca/
• Phone 1-877-644-9992.
My Health Alberta
An online tool with everything frommedication and nutrition informationto symptom checkers and healthcareproviders:• Visit myhealth.alberta.ca.
Helps seniors navigate Alberta’shealthcare and government systems andconnect to income, social, housing andhealth supports:• Visit seniorsadvocateab.ca• Phone 1-844-644-0682.
211: Alberta resources
information and referral
A provincewide resource line tohelp find local social services.Referrals can be made to servicessuch as financial assistance, mentalhealth support, affordable housingand meal programs. An online chatservice is also available at
311: City services
City-specific telephone informationline about non-emergency servicessuch as city bylaws, transit, firesafety, accessibility and more.Major hubs, such as Calgary andEdmonton, have smartphone appsand online reporting.
411: Directory AssistanceCanada-wide directory assistancecan locate contact information forboth individuals and businesses.
811: Health Link
Registered nurses are on call 24/7to answer telephone calls abouthealth questions, assess symptomsand refer people to local healthcareservices. Speak with a nurse in oneof 200 languages.
911: Emergency services
Call in an emergency or to reporta crime and operators will sendpolice, fire or ambulance services.