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Programs & Services


Indigenous Hospital Liaison Services

We offer in-hospital assistance to improve the quality of health care delivery to Indigenous patients through direct patient support.

What we can do:

  • support Indigenous

Patients incorporate their traditional and spiritual practices during their hospital stay. We recognize all faiths and can connect you with the appropriate support you may need.

  • help the patient and their family feel comfortable in the hospital and provide support during the hospital stay
  • translation services
  • make referrals on/off reserve. Provide resource/contact information on Indigenous specific resources
  • smudging
  • coordinate use of ceremony room
  • help plan and support the patients discharge from the hospital
  • cultural consultation
  • consult with healthcare providers about Indigenous centred practices and care
  • advocate for the patient and their families

Contact Details

Foothills Medical Centre

Location Info
Foothills Hospital
Address
1403 29 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 2T9
Telephone
403-944-8105
Email
indigenoushealthprogram@ahs.ca
Getting There

Parking available

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Note

These services are not available on evenings and weekends. At these times, please contact the social worker at the hospital.

Access
Service Providers May Include
aboriginal health liaisons
Eligibility

First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Metis and Inuit people and their families.

Service Access

Speak to your healthcare provider for a referral to the Indigneous Hospital liaison program or contact the onsite hospital Indigenous hospital liaison services.


Service Languages
Cree, Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations
Also Known As
Acronym
AHC, AHL
Previous
Aboriginal Liaison Program, Indigenous Cultural Helper Services, Indigenous Health Coordinator Services
Other
First Nations Health Liaisons Coordinator, Hospital Liaison and Traditional Wellness Counsello