Temporary Modified Hours at Airdrie Community Health Centre Urgent Care Centre

July 21, 2022

AIRDRIE –The Urgent Care Centre (UCC) at the Airdrie Community Health Centre will be temporarily closed overnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m. the following mornings for approximately eight weeks due to gaps in physician coverage.

New patients will not be admitted after 8 p.m. and those remaining in the department at that time will be treated and discharged according to their needs. Nursing staff will remain in the UCC overnight to assess and triage any walk-in patients who present during the temporary closures.

Patients will be referred to emergency departments in surrounding communities as appropriate during this time. Those with less urgent needs may be referred to local medical clinics for walk-in appointments Monday morning.

This closure is a temporary measure taken as a last resort. Alberta Health Services (AHS) is working hard to ensure local residents continue to have access to the care they need during this time, and to keep all other services at the site operating as normal. Other services at the site are not impacted by this gap in physician coverage.

The UCC will resume 24-hour operations as of 7 a.m. the following Monday.

Patients requiring emergency medical care during this time are asked to call 911. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be re-routed to surrounding facilities, including Peter Lougheed Centre, Didsbury District Health Centre, Foothills Medical Centre and Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Residents are reminded to call Health Link at 811, which is available 24/7, for non-emergency, health-related questions.

AHS would like to thank the community for its patience and understanding during this time. AHS is also thankful for the support of surrounding healthcare centres and medical staff to help ensure those who need care continue to have access to it, even if it requires receiving that care in a neighbouring community.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.