Babylon by TELUS Health – Doctor’s Appointments on Mobile Devices

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With the circumstances of our current pandemic, many services and programs have moved online. Doctor’s appointments, mental health therapy sessions and dieticians are all available under TELUS Health’s Babylon app. This mobile app is available to those who reside in Alberta and are covered under the Alberta Healthcare Insurance Plan. Through this app, you will be able to talk to …

Alberta Business Health Measures Effective Today

Michelle Mak Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information

The newly implemented business and service restrictions are effective today (November 27, 2020). This means that some businesses will limit their in-person access to reduce the amount of contact between people in the community, while still allowing them to offer services. As a reminder, there are mandatory measures for businesses, which are further categorized into 4 groups: Businesses closed for …

Alberta Health Services Restricts Visitor Access

Michelle Mak Accessibility, COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

Effective November 16, 2020, Alberta Health Services announced that patients in all Alberta hospitals are now only limited to one or two designated family or support people for their entire visit.  Visitor access is only allowed for patients at end-of-life and for those receiving critical care for a life-threatening illness. Currently: One designated support is allowed for ambulatory, emergency or urgent …

New Changes for federally regulated workers medical leave

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

The Government of Canada has announced new changes to ensure federally-regulated workers have access to medical leave without a medical certificate for absences of more than 3 days. On September 25, 2021, medical certificate requirements will be reinstated. Currently, as an employee working in a federally regulated workplace, you may be entitled to 2 unpaid leaves related to COVID-19: Leave …

Online Workshop for Parents and Caregivers about Picky Eaters

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Calling all parents and caregivers who are struggling with a picky eater! Do you have questions about what, when, where and how to feed your baby? The YW has an online workshop to give information about this topic! You can also meet other parents and learn about different ways to help your picky eater enjoy mealtime and get the right …

AHS – Continuing Care Online Tool

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Alberta Health Services (AHS) has developed an online tool that allows designated family/support persons and other visitors to request scheduled visits with their loved ones in continuing care sites that are operated by AHS, Capital Care, Carewest and Covenant Health online. Visitation currently allows up to two family/support persons per resident for indoor visits, allows other visitors in extenuating circumstances …

World Heart Day 2020

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September 29 is World Heart Day! World Heart Day informs people around the world about Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke. These diseases are the world’s leading cause of death claiming, 17.9 million lives each year. World Health Day helps highlight the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD.  World Heart Day is a global campaign where …

Flu Shots in Alberta 2020

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The Government of Alberta has confirmed that their flu vaccination program will begin on Monday, Oct., 19. It will also be available to vulnerable populations (such as seniors) a few days earlier (October 13) through health practitioners.   What is the flu shot? The flu shot is an influenza vaccine that protects against the influenza virus. Everyone is at risk …

COVID-19 test results now available through text message

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The Government of Alberta recently announced that everyone who book a COVID-19 test through ahs.ca/covid or drop in for testing at an Alberta Health Services (AHS) assessment centre can now choose to get their results through text message. Anyone who does not consent to receiving results via text message or through an automated phone call will instead receive their results through a …