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Programs & Services

Emergency Services

Emergency departments help you with your emergency health needs anytime day or night. They provide care for patients with major trauma, cardiac events, injuries, and general medical problems.

If you have an emergency, call 911.

Emergency departments:

  • take care of people that are very sick or injured on a priority basis. This means the sickest people are seen first. If you go to an emergency department for care that isn't urgent, you will not likely be seen right away.
  • provide medical care, which includes assessment and treatment
  • stabilize people and get them ready to transport to a higher level of care facility (if needed)
  • provide follow-up care including referrals to a family doctor or specialist (if needed)

Emergency Department wait times are now available for Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Red Deer.

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This service may be impacted by the COVID pandemic. View the Hours of Operations to see if the location has been impacted. Visit for up-to-date information.

Contact Details

Elk Point Healthcare Centre

5310 50 Avenue
Elk Point, Alberta
T0A 1A0
Hours of Operation
24 hour service

The Elk Point Healthcare Centre emergency department (ED) will be temporarily without on-site physician coverage for 24-hour periods on Tuesdays and Thursdays (from 8 a.m. to 8 a.m. the following day) starting June 1, until further notice.

Service Providers May Include
doctors, licensed practical nurses (LPNs), registered nurses (RNs), respiratory therapists (RTs)
Wait Times

We can’t predict how long you will need to wait in the emergency department. Patients are assessed (triaged) using a standard scoring system called the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) to see how urgent their health needs are.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations
Also Known As
Emergency Department, Emergency Room