Estimated Emergency Department Wait Times

The estimated wait time to see a physician is approximate and for information only.

The wait time is based on the average patient and does not reflect the wait for those who are critically ill or injured, or those with minor conditions. We provide care to the most critical cases first.

Wait times can change unexpectedly, based on demand. See our FAQs to learn more.

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These emergency department wait times are being provided for general information only. Please be advised that the wait times can change significantly and immediately, without warning and therefore are not guaranteed. Patients will be seen in the emergency department based on their medical condition and the severity of their situation.

Due to changing demands in emergency departments, these wait times may not be the time you will need to wait once you arrive at the emergency department. The provision of the wait times on the AHS website are not medical advice or a recommendation of one emergency department over another.

Alberta Health Services expressly disclaims all liability for the use of this information and for any claims, actions, demands or suits arising from such use.

AHS does not assume and is not responsible for any liability whatsoever arising from any person’s use of this website or from any person’s decision to access any of the services referred to in the website.

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