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Emergency

Emergency entrance

If you or your family member has a life-threatening illness or injury, immediately phone 911.

For other health concerns phone:

  • your family doctor, or
  • for 24/7 service from a registered nurse phone Health Link at 811.

Coming to the Emergency Department

Emergency is not a first-come, first-serve system. Critical ill patients are attended to first.

Waiting times may vary considerably depending on the time of day, how busy the department is and if there are any emergencies at the time.

Alberta Health Services provides an estimated waiting time to see a physician in some emergency departments in Alberta. Estimated wait times are available for the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital emergency department and other Edmonton area emergency departments.