Health related topics for Calgary

Calgary Select: Health & Dentistry

Medical Supplies

Major Hospitals

In Calgary the major hospitals are:

Alberta Children's
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
Calgary, Alberta
T3B 6A8
Tel: 403-955-7211

Foothills Medical Centre
1403 29 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 2T9
Tel: 403-944-1110

Peter Lougheed Centre
3500 26 Ave N.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T1Y 6J4
Tel: 403-943-4555

7007 14 Street S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
T2V 1P9
Tel: 403-943-3000

in addition a major new facility is being built in the S.E. just off of Deerfoot Trail and south of Auburn Bay

Health Links

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.

Calgary Health Topics

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. 


Calgary Dental - Calgary Dentists


Listing of Calgary Dentists

Dental Resources and Definitions


Getting Care

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).


Urgent Care:
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.
Calgary, Alberta
T2R 0X7
Tel: 403-955-6200
Facility Hours: 24 Hour Service (refer to their webpage for latest information)

South Calgary Health Centre
31 Sunpark Plaza S.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T2X 3T2
Tel: 403-943-9300
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.