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

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

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 …

Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors

Michelle Mak Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information, Seniors

Did you know the Government of Alberta has a dental and optical assistance for seniors? Seniors can be covered for select dental services up to a maximum of $5,000 every 5 years and are covered for select optical services up to $230 every 3 years. In order to be eligible for the Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors programs you …

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 …