University of Alberta Hospital

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

Service Listing

For other health concerns, Know Your Options

Coming to the Emergency Department

Where to Park

Parking fees at meters, the emergency lot, and the east parkade are in effect 24 hours per day. Applicable fees are posted in public parking areas.


What to Expect

Emergency is not a first-come, first-serve system. Critically 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 University of Alberta Hospital emergency department and other Edmonton area emergency departments.