The Edmonton Clinic
The Edmonton Clinic is a partnership between Alberta Health Services, the University of Alberta and the Government of Alberta that is designed to change how we delivery outpatient care, as well as health sciences education and research in the province. The clinic will utilize team-based approaches to diagnose and treat people on an outpatient basis, as well as training heath sciences students in an innovative, interdisciplinary way that allows them to move seamlessly into a patient-centered system.
The Edmonton Clinic will be housed in two buildings. Clinical care will be centered in the south portion of the complex and education will be centered in the north portion with interaction between the two technologically-enhanced buildings. This design is a new model for outpatient care, health sciences, inter-professional education and inter-disciplinary research. It will have a strong, positive impact on people in the Edmonton area and throughout the province of Alberta, by increasing access to health care; educating more health care providers in new ways; and fostering a patient-centered approach.
The South Building will also be home to the Northern Alberta Urology Centre (including a Prostate Cancer Clinic) as announced by the Government of Alberta on December 9, 2010.
This unique partnership will offer patients and their families one-stop access to complex health services and teams of specialists. For patients, the Edmonton clinic means a single visit for assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a complex illness or injury - truly putting the patient first.
The Clinic will bring together medical students, nurses, pharmacists, rehabilitation medicine professionals, dental professionals, laboratory technologists, nutritionists, health promotion personnel and physicians enabling them to better function as team members.
Clinics relocating to the new facility include family medicine, diabetes, orthopedics, neurosciences, rehabilitation and dentistry.