This service provides physicians across Alberta who do not have direct access to Alberta Health Services consult services schedules access to 24/7 consult support from an on-call palliative physician specialist.
This service is available for physicians who are caring for adult and/or pediatric palliative and end-of-life care (PEOLC) patients. Physicians can access palliative physician specialist on-call consultations, no matter where they are in Alberta, via RAAPID (Referral, Access, Advice, Placement, Information & Destination).
This service is designed to support physicians—especially primary care physicians and those in rural settings with no direct access to Alberta Health Services consult schedules and access numbers —who provide PEOLC to patients.
RAAPID is available to physicians to get support from a designated palliative physician, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This service aims to increase PEOLC capacity in communities across Alberta while providing quality PEOLC services in every care setting, including patients’ homes.
This service is ONLY for physicians who need support from a palliative physician for their adult or pediatric PEOLC patients who do not have direct access to Alberta Health Services consult services schedules or internal call numbers.
Assistance is available for physicians in:
For the Edmonton Zone, additional on-call palliative physician specialist consultation information can be found here Edmonton Zone Palliative Care Program: Admission and Referral Information
Physicians can access this service from anywhere in Alberta.
At the physician’s discretion, the service should be accessed whenever a physician is in need of PEOLC support.