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Ft. McMurray Wildfire Resources

As the residents of Fort McMurray and its surrounding communities continue the recovery process after the wildfire, Alberta Health Services is still here to help.

We are available to support the public’s health care needs. We have been there since the beginning of this disaster, and we will continue to be there in the difficult days ahead.

This page has information about mental health supports, updates on health care services and information about restoring and cleaning your home following a wildfire.

For non-emergency health advice - including information on your health care options - call Health Link at 811.

See our list of mental health resources

General information for recovery – please visit the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo website or the Alberta Government Recovery Information website.

Mental Health Resources

We Are Here to Help

You are not alone.

There are resources and services available to help you and your loved ones cope with health care needs and stress in the aftermath of fires.

There are a number of resources available; health care, mental health resources, important contacts, staff updates and emergency preparedness tips.

Remember, it is okay to ask for help. Everyone deals with stress differently and a traumatic event can have a big impact.

If you're in the Wood Buffalo area and need immediate assistance, phone 911. If you're not in immediate danger, you can contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4000.

Mental Health Resources

Addiction and Mental Health services are available at the Fort McMurray Queen Street Building (10217 Queen Street). Walk-ins and scheduled appointments are welcome. Services include addiction and mental health counselling. Services are open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. Please call 780-743-7187 for more information.

Experiencing a disaster such as the Fort McMurray fires can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming. If you need to talk, call the Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642 or Health Link at 811.

Responders / Health Care Professionals

Preparing

Responding

Recovery

 

Health Resources

For all updates on Health Resources in Fort McMurray see the Health Care Support in Fort McMurray page.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency planning and alerts

All Updates

Alberta Health Services Advisories

Alberta Health Services Updates

Government of Alberta & Government of Canada Updates

Staff Updates

Several months have passed since the Fort McMurray wildfire tore through the area. While the city and its surrounding communities look to rebuild and return to a sense of normalcy, Alberta Health Services’ employees are back at work, supporting their fellow residents. But we know that the loss and effect of this event is far from over.

Our thoughts remain with everyone who suffered loss of property, including many of our staff members. You won’t be alone in this. We are proud to stand with you all as we look towards the future and rebuilding of Fort McMurray. One thing remains clear, Fort McMurray is strong and united and together we will carry on.

Important Updates & Staff Messages

View all staff updates and resources.

Thank You!

AHS staff donated to the Canadian Red Cross using payroll deductions to help those affected by the northern Alberta wildfires.

Total Raised as of August 31 2016: $144,239

Social Media for Staff

AHS staff are encouraged to look for updates on social media, specifically the AHS_media and AHS_northzone twitter handles.

Please look for the #AHSSTAFF hashtag for information related to all things staff-related.