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Emergencies: Alberta

Medical Emergencies

If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, please call 911 immediately, or visit your nearest emergency clinic. Don’t delay.

There are a wide range of healthcare issues and needs, and below you’ll find a list of contact information for healthcare organizations in Alberta. If you need more complex healthcare service or are unsure about what kind of health-related help you need, please consult your family doctor or visit a local MCI clinic.

Some MCI family doctors are accepting new patients, and all MCI walk-in doctors are available to meet your healthcare needs. Find an MCI clinic near you right now.

Below you’ll find contact information for specific emergencies and crisis management support for Alberta.


Emergency Dental Services in Alberta

911 or Brightsmile Emergency Dental at 310.SMILE (403.310.7645)

If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Alberta, please call 911 immediately. If you need help with a less-urgent dental emergency or are looking to book an appointment quickly, the Brightsmile Clinic hotline is available to you. Call 310.SMILE (403.310.7645) to connect to a BrightSmile Dental Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

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Alberta Hospitals (Calgary)

Region Hospital
Alberta Alberta Addiction Helpline: 1 866 332 2322
North Calgary Alberta Children’s Hospital: 403.955.7211
Foothills Medical Centre: 403.944.1110
Peter Lougheed Centre: 403.943.4999
Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre: 403.955.6200
South Calgary Rockyview General Hospital: 403.943.3449
South Health Campus: 403.956.1111
Holy Cross Centre: 403.802.3996
Spruce Grove Misericordia Community Hospital: 780.735.2000
Sturgeon Community Hospital: 780.418.8200
Alberta Poison & Drug Info Services Centre (PADIS): 1.800.332.1414
Alberta Sexual Assault Support: 403.310.1818
Alberta Human Services Contact Centre For
Shelter and Financial Assistance: 1.866.644.5135
Alberta Mental Health Helpline: 1.877.303.2642
Telehealth in Alberta / Health Link Alberta: 1.866.408.5465

Telehealth in Alberta

Health Link Alberta at 1.866.408.5465

If you wish to speak to a registered nurse or health care professional about a health concern, call Health Link Alberta toll-free at 1-866-408-5465. Health Link Alberta is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week telephone service for all Albertans with health questions and concerns.

There are also telehealth services available in Alberta that use videoconference technology to connect Albertans with the best possible health care, no matter where they live. Read more about Telehealth Alberta here, and videoconferencing initiatives here.

Alberta Drug & Alcohol Abuse Support

Alberta Addiction Helpline at 1.866.332.2322

If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol or drug-related issues or with problem gambling, please call the Alberta Addiction Helpline at 1.866.332.2322 for addiction crisis support, information and referral to services. The Addiction Helpline operates 24 hour a day, seven days a week and is available to all Albertans. Visit the Alberta Health Services website to learn about recovery options like day treatment programs.

Alberta Poison Emergencies

911 or Alberta Poison and Drug Information Services Centre (PADIS): Alberta and the North West Territories: 1.800.332.1414, Saskatchewan: 1.866.454.1212

The Alberta Poison and Drug Information Services Centre (PADIS) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1.800.332.1414 for individuals living in Alberta and the North West Territories, and at 1.866.454.1212 for individuals living in Saskatchewan. If you think you have been poisoned it is crucial to note that, unless you are certain of the poison and know the correct treatment, do not induce vomiting — call 911 or the previous two numbers immediately. Visit the PADIS website for more information.

Alberta Sexual Assault Support

911 or Alberta Sexual Assault Support at 310.1818

If you or a loved one has experienced sexual assault, call Alberta Sexual Assault Support immediately at 310.1818. Support works are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are able to provide support in more than 170 languages.

If you or a loved one are fleeing abuse and require shelter and/or financial support, call the 24-hour Alberta Human Services contact centre at 1.866.644.5135. Access more resources and links through the Alberta Human Services website

Alberta Suicide & Mental Health Crisis Support

911 or Alberta Mental Health Helpline at 1.877.303.2642

If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call either 911 or the Alberta Mental Health Helpline immediately at 1.877.303.2642. Visit the Alberta Mental Health Helpline website for additional information, contact information and resources.

For Albertans experiencing mental health crises and in need of short-term mental health services, visit My Health Alberta. Please note that a doctor’s referral is required for these services.

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