Local Pharmacies & Drug Stores
In Calgary the major hospitals are:
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
Foothills Medical Centre
1403 29 Street NW
Peter Lougheed Centre
3500 26 Ave N.E.
7007 14 Street S.W.
in addition a major new facility is being built in the S.E. just off of Deerfoot Trail and south of Auburn Bay
Calgary Health Region and 11 other health authorities have amalgamated to form Alberta Health Services.
The Government of Alberta maintains an information site representing the department of Health & Wellness.
The Federal Government (Canada) department is called Health Canada & their website is here .
The United Nations public health arm is more commonly referred to as WHO (World Health Organization) .
The Canadian Red Cross is a vital part of the Canadian Medical Service.
In June of 2004, CTV News reported that a survey by Mercer Human Resource Consulting deemed Calgary as the healthiest city in the world. The scoring included, air pollution, quality/availability of hospitals and medical supplies, and also the efficiency of waste removal and sewage systems.
Another study shows Calgary for 2005 as being in 25th place for best quality of life. This portion of our site will focus on health topics and also health products that are related to Calgary, Alberta.
Listing of Calgary Dentists
Dental Resources and Definitions
In Calgary the typical delivery of medical care is provided by :
General practitioners who often run walk-in care facilities (it is currently difficult to get a family doctor)
Walk-in clinics operated by Alberta Health
Emergency rooms maintained by the major hospitals (see list to the right).
As defined by Alberta Health Services, "Urgent Care Centres are medical facilities for people who have unexpected but not life-threatening health concerns that require same-day treatment. People with life-threatening conditions should go immediately to an Emergency Department or call 911."
In Calgary urgent care facilities are:
Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre
1213 4 Street S.W.
Facility Hours: 24 Hour Service (refer to their webpage for latest information)
South Calgary Health Centre
31 Sunpark Plaza S.E.
Hours: Please refer to their webpage for the latest information (generally 8 AM to 10 PM)
Private Medical Clinics:
In Alberta as elsewhere there are private facilities that offer care based on services that are not covered under medicare. It is a bit of a contentious issue.