AHS, partners to hold one-day ‘pop-up clinic’ Friday in Lethbridge

September 20, 2022

Service providers gather to improve healthcare access for Indigenous Peoples

LETHBRIDGE — Alberta Health Services (AHS) and its partner agencies will hold a pop-up clinic on Sept. 23 to bring several programs and services directly to the city’s urban Indigenous population.

Multiple service providers will be at Galt Gardens from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. to help traditionally underserved urban Indigenous Peoples access healthcare that meets their needs.

Participants/services will include:

A powwow will take place at the same time in the same location.

Pop-up clinics have been developed based on the findings of Innovative Models Promoting Access to Care Transformation (IMPACT), a research study that explored how to deliver care to people who otherwise have limited or no access to traditional healthcare.

AHS believes in the importance of understanding culture and ceremony as part of person-centered care. Offering culturally sensitive care in unique ways is also part of the calls to action in the findings from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.