The early years are a criticaltime when our brains and bodiesdevelop, laying the foundationfor lifelong health.
Teens are at the highest riskfor mental health issues suchas depression and anxiety.
Young adults experience
mental health issues and are at
risk for sexual and reproductive
From toddlers to centenarians,we look at how our health changesas we age and how Alberta’shealthcare system supports us
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and childbirth sexual
Screenings and care Children startgetting routine immunizations againstinfectious diseases at two monthsold. They also start screenings forvision, hearing and development.
Screenings and care Teens startroutine screenings for changes invision, hearing, weight, behaviourand oral health. They may also startscreenings for depression, substanceabuse and sexual health.
Screenings and care The familydoctor is a front-line servicethroughout life. We often accessspecialists and other healthcareresources through our family doctor.
1 in 3
Alberta children underthe age of 10 will visit anemergency departmentover the course of a year
Children are at a high risk forinfectious diseases. When childrenand their families are immunized, itforms an armour that protects them andothers who are vulnerable to diseases.
18.1%of all physician services teensused were for mental disorders;the highest of any age 15%
of peoplein their 20sexperiencea mentaldisorder
6.3%have acomplicationduringpregnancyor childbirth