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Alberta Healthy Living Program - Central Access and Triage

 Location: South Zone and Area

This is the Central Triage Department for the Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) in the South Zone. This central access referral service provides a single point of entry to those living with chronic conditions in communities throughout South Zone.

This central access referral service provides a single point of entry for the Alberta Healthy Living Program offers health education classes, self-management workshops, nutrition counselling for adults living in the community or living with a chronic health condition.
Participants will be asked to attend a relevant Health Education class, if available, before booking an individual appointment.
The Alberta Healthy Living Program provides services to those living with chronic conditions in communities throughout Alberta.Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) services provided vary slightly from Zone to Zone. Some of the below services may be available via on-line at some locations. Services may include information, education, techniques, and support to help improve your health and quality of life with a chronic condition. The program is based on a model that includes:

Health Education:

  • Healthy Eating for Reducing Your Risk Class
  • Be Stroke Smart Class
  • Diabetes Management Class
  • Heart CHEC Class
  • Energy Management Class
  • Heart Failure Education Class
  • Stress Management Series
  • Managing Emotional Eating Series
  • Sleep Health Series
  • Weight Management Series
  • Chronic Pain Series

Better Choices, Better Health - Learn self-management skills for the physical and emotional challenges of living with long-term health conditions. Better Choices Better Health

Better Choices, Better Health® - Online - This online workshop is available to Albertans interested in gaining confidence and building skills to manage their chronic conditions and develop healthier lifestyles. Family members and support people are welcome to join.

Exercise Programs:

Supervised Exercise - Learn how to self-monitor and stay safe while exercising. Improve your cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility with our 12 week program.

Specialty Care / Clinics:

  • Asthma / COPD Specialty Clinic: Individuals and families of all ages will work with a Respiratory Therapist to work on better managing asthma or Congestive Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Assessment, treatment and follow up is offered in individual appointments.
  • Diabetes Specialty Clinic: Provides one to one assessment and follow up for those living with Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and / or Diabetes in pregnancy to individuals and families of all ages. Diabetes specialty also provides support and services to those requiring insulin pump therapy. Endocrine clinics with an internist or endocrinologist are available to pediatric patients, pregnancy patients and those interested in insulin pump therapy.
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Program: Provides education, individual assessment, and follow up to those who have been impacted with various cardiac conditions. Patients along with their support people are also welcome to attend the 2 part Heart CHEC class and join the Supervised Exercise program.
  • Heart Function Specialty Clinic: (HFC) a comprehensive, multidisciplinary specialty clinic that supports patients with moderate and high risk heart failure. A physician referral is required and patients will be seen in for ongoing heart failure care in a team based care.
  • Bariatric Specialty Clinic: This clinic provides medical, psychological and surgical interventions for weight management. See the Bariatric Specialty Clinic.

For more information please visit the Alberta Healthy Living website.

Contact Details

South Zone and Area

403-388-6654 (Lethbridge and area), 403-529-8969 (Medicine Hat and area)
1-866-506-6654 (Lethbridge and area), 1-866-795-9709 (Medicine Hat and area)
Getting There

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Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Service Providers May Include
exercise physiologists, kinesiologists, mental health therapists, occupational therapists (OTs), physiotherapists (PTs), registered dietitians (RDs), registered nurses (RNs), respiratory therapists, social workers
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.

Service Languages
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