Part of being independent is being able to travel and get to medical appointments on your own. There are many ways to do this. You can take public transit, book a transportation service designed for people with disabilities or drive yourself.
To learn more about public transit or transportation services for people with disabilities in your area, visit our Resources section.
Driving is not a right; driving is a responsibility. You are responsible for making sure that you are always able to drive safely. If you have a medical or physical condition that could affect your ability to drive, there are extra steps to getting a driver’s license.
Alberta law says you must report any medical or physical condition that could affect your ability to drive. To learn more about this, go to Report a Medical Condition.
It can be disappointing to find out that driving is not going to be an option for you. Reach out for support if you need it, but remember that this is for your own safety and the safety of others.
If you plan to drive to medical appointments, it is important to know where you can park and how much parking will cost. To learn more, go to Alberta Health Services (AHS) parking. Some important things to know:
To learn more, email the AHS parking office at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a disability and need to park in a stall closer to the entrance, you can apply to the Government of Alberta for a parking placard.