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Programs & Services


Newborn Jaundice Screening Program

Testing for newborn jaundice in both acute care and public health sites.

This program provides comprehensive screening for jaundice in the newborn in both hospital and community locations in Calgary. Identifying babies early and reliably provides a high level of safety for newborn infants and reassurance and convenience for parents.

As part of this program nurses in the hospital and community use a device called a Transcutaneous Jaundice Meter to measures how yellow the baby is. This device uses a flash of light and the procedure is accurate, safe, quick and painless. If the reading on the device is high, a blood test will be done.

Contact Details

East Calgary Health Centre

Address
4715 8 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2A 3N4
Telephone
403-955-1360
Fax
403-955-1390
Getting There

Public transportation available

Hours of Operation
Note

Open Monday - Sunday, by appointment only.

Access
Service Providers May Include
licensed practical nurses(LPNs), registered nurses(RNs)
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations