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Programs & Services


Symptom Control & Palliative Care Telehealth Program

Clinic for patients in rural communities in northern Alberta who have problems with pain or other symptoms from cancer and do not have access to specialists locally.

This clinic helps patients with the pain and other symptoms from cancer by providing support to physicians and nurse peactitioners caring for cancer patients living in rural communities in the northern half of Alberta (North and Central Zones)

High-definition televisions link the remote care centre to a multi-disciplinary team at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. The team can then assess the patient without the patient leaving his or her home community. The patient may still require travel to Edmonton during their care, but many parts of the care can be provided to the patient through Telehealth.

Access
Service Providers May Include
dietitians, doctors, nurse practitioners (NPs), occupational therapists (OTs), pharmacists, physical therapists (PTs), psychologists, registered nurses (RNs), respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists (SLPs), spiritual care providers, social workers
Eligibility

Patient with cancer who is 18 years of age or older, living in the northern half of Alberta and able to attend a clinic appointment.

Service Access

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


Service Locations
Also Known As
Previous
Pain and Symptom Control Telehealth Clinic, Telehealth Pain and Symptom Control Palliative Radiotherapy Clinic
Preferred
Telehealth Clinic
Other
Pain Clinic