Health Resources and Links

Below is a list of websites, information sheets, and contact information that our clinicians have put together that you may find useful.

PCN Created Resources

We have a number of mental health resource sheets that offer general information and resources for depression, stress and anxiety.

We have also created one page resource sheets for Emergency Assistance, Basic Needs and Immigrant and Refugee Assistance. These handouts provide phone numbers for local agencies that can help you when you are in need.

Our Dietitians put together easy-to-use and maintain resource sheets to assist in making healthy food choices.

Arthritis

The Arthritis Society is Canada’s only not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing and promoting arthritis education, community support and research-based solutions.

Asthma

The Asthma Society of Canada’s Web site is a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate resource about asthma. It is designed to provide Canadians with evidence-based, age appropriate, market tested asthma information, education, support, and management tools.

Cancer

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the readication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with Cancer.

Cardiovascular Health

The Hypertension Canada website represents the three key organizations in hypertension in Canada: Canadian Hypertension Society, Canadian Hypertension Education Program and the Blood Pressure Canada website.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its applications, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Living Well with COPD is a website that you can register for free and access information, education & support to the newly diagnosed as well as the veterans of this disease, their families & caregivers.

Diabetes

The Canadian Diabetes Association works in communities across the country to promote the health of Canadians and eliminate diabetes through our strong nationwide network of volunteers, employees, healthcare professionals, researchers, partners and supporters.

Eating Disorders

The Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA) is a not-for-profit, registered charity, community-based organization committed to the provision of specialized treatment, education and support services for individuals affected directly and indirectly by eating disorders.

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

Mature Women’s Health Clinic

The Mature Women’s Health Clinic at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women is a referral based clinic for woman experiencing menopausal/premenopausal symptoms that are effecting their quality of life.

Mental Health

The Canadian Mental Health Association is a nation-wide, charitable organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Nutrition

The Canada Food Guide is designed to help you and your family know how much food you need, what types of foods are better for you, and the importance of physical activity in your day.

The Eating and Activity Tracker lets you track your day’s food and activity choices and compares them to the guidelines laid out by Health Canada.

Obesity

Edmonton Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic  is a region-wide initiative focused on helping residents achieve healthy weights for healthy lives. This program addresses the obesity epidemic that exists in our population today and is aimed at helping stop the incidence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and many others.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Canada educates, empowers and supports individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.

Pregnancy

Motherisk When it comes to questions about what may or may not be safe for their baby, women who are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding turn to Motherisk – Canada’s expert on the safety of medications, products and everyday exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Substance Abuse

Addictions and Substance Abuse Services – this is a comprehensive list of the wide number of addictions and substance abuse services available in the community, in addition to general information and research on addictions and substance abuse.

Women’s Health

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada is a national medical society representing over 3,000 obstetricians/gynaecologists, family physicians, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in the field of sexual reproductive health.

Women’s Health Matters is a Canadian website designed with reliable, evidence-based and up-to-date information on women’s health and lifestyle issues.

Income Assistance and Support

Alberta Adult Health Benefits (medical coverage)

AISH

Seniors Financial Assistance

Capital Region Housing application forms (chose the ones according to your needs)

Leisure Access Program – City of Edmonton

Other Professional Links

Alberta Health Services
To provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

Alberta Health
Alberta Government sponsored health information.

Health Link Alberta
Health Link Alberta is a 24 hours a day, seven days a week telephone health advice service answered by registered nurses that anyone in the Alberta Health Services can access. Call 811.

Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.

My Health Alberta has a number of local resources for you and your family when it comes to your health.

Primary Care Network – Program Management Office oversees and supports the development of Primary Care Networks in Alberta.