Do you have a health concern for yourself or a child? Call Health Link by dialing 811 for quick and easy advice from a registered nurse 24/7. They will ask questions, assess symptoms and determine the best care for you.

Remember, in a medical emergency, always call 911 or visit the nearest emergency department.

Health Advice
Health Information

From babies to seniors and everything in between, Health Link is an excellent resource to get you the health information you need.

48%

 

34%

 

18%

 

were advised to go to the nearest emergency department.

Finding Health Care

Need help finding the nearest immunization clinic? Wondering how to find a family doctor? Looking for a program to manage chronic disease or need to sign up for prenatal classes? Call Health Link for all your questions around where to go for health care and help navigating the health system.

Every year, Health Link answers more than
750,000 calls

Primary Care Network

If you need health advice or information call Health Link 24/7 by dialing 811 or visit www.MyHealth.Alberta.ca.

Health Link can still be accessed through the Canada-wide toll-free number, 1-866-408-5465. Outside of Alberta, this number should be used to reach Alberta’s Health Link services.

Health Link support is available in more than 240 languages.

If you would like more information about the Health Link service please email us healthlink@albertahealthservices.ca.

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Of those calling about a health concern:

 

were given advice to care for themselves at home.

were told to visit their doctor or another health care provider.

Health Link also manages the health information available online at www.MyHealth.Alberta.ca.

A dementia diagnosis can be an overwhelming experience for both patients and their families. Dementia Advice through Health Link, helps ease the stress by providing compassionate advice about living with dementia.

Dementia Advice can:

  • Listen to YOUR story
  • Suggest strategies to help manage dementia-related challenges
  • Recommend supports and assistance
  • Facilitate long term support
  • Provide self-care tips for caregivers

Since launching, province-wide, in May 2016, there have been more than 1,000 referrals supporting Albertans living with or caring for someone who has dementia, including those with Alzheimer’s disease.

For more information, please visit the Dementia Advice website.

 

 

Dementia Advice

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) bring local doctors and other healthcare providers like dietitians, nurse practitioners, and social workers together to provide comprehensive care to Albertans.

Health Link works with some PCNs to triage and refer people to after-hours clinics or an on-call doctor for time-sensitive healthcare needs.

For more information on PCNs, or to find a PCN or a doctor please go to: www.pcnpmo.ca

Contact

The top three reasons people called Health Link last year:

1. Respiratory Problems

2. Contagious diseases

3. Injuries / Trauma