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Programs & Services

Calgary Ambulatory Lymphedema Service

Cares for people with primary or secondary lymphedema (not related to cancer).

Based on a chronic disease management model, the Calgary Ambulatory Lymphedema Service (CALS) provides treatment for people with primary or secondary (non-cancer related) lymphedema to reduce edema and maintain edema reduction, and promotes self-management of lymphedema.  CALS is a non-urgent program.

Service may include:

  • group education session
  • comprehensive assessment
  • skin care treatment
  • compression bandaging
  • exercise prescription
  • teaching on self-management (bandaging / manual lymphedema drainage)
  • fitting for compression garments
  • completion of AADL authorization for day-time compression garments
  • education to promote self-management of lymphedema at home
  • long term follow up

Contact Details

Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre

Location Info
4th Floor
1213 4 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2R 0X7
Getting There

Parking available

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Closed statutory holidays.

Service Providers May Include
occupational therapists (OTs), therapy assistants

For people 16 years of age and older, with primary or secondary lymphedema not related to cancer. Exceptions for referrals under the age of 16 may be made on a case by case basis.

For cancer-related lymphedema, call the Holy Cross Rehabilitation Oncology program at 403-698-8169.

Service Access

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

Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.


Publically funded service. Clients are however responsible for the cost associated with compression garments not covered under the Alberta Health – Alberta Aids to Daily Living program. Please visit the AADL website for details.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services