Alberta Health Services
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NEW! Health Care Locator
Use the locator to find the hospitals, health care facilities, programs and services near you.
* Search by your current location or postal code
* Find any of the approximately 85K options throughout the province
Emergency Department Wait Times & Important Contacts
You can now access real-time estimated wait times for Calgary and Edmonton emergency departments and urgent care centres through the AHS App.
This tool is designed to help Albertans decide where to access care for themselves and their families. Anyone needing emergency care is always reminded to call 911, or to go to the nearest emergency department.
The wait times App estimates how long it takes for patients to be seen by a physician once a triage nurse has assessed them. Wait times do not represent the total time patients may spend at the hospital or urgent care centre, or in line for triage. Please remember, we provide care to the most critical cases first.
The goal is to continue to expand this service to other areas of the province.
• Estimated emergency department and urgent care centre wait times for Calgary Zone, Edmonton Zone, and Red Deer* facilities, including:
- wait times updated every two minutes
- list view showing all the wait times for the emergency departments in those zones
- map view showing your current location and the wait times of nearby facilities
- directions to each facility from your current location. Click the Alberta-shaped icon to change cities.
• Important contact numbers, including:
- HealthLink: 24/7 health information and advice from registered nurses
- Poison Control (PADIS)
- Mental Health Help Line
- Kids Help Phone
• Fall into the Routine
- Find clinics and times for your annual influenza immunization
• The first of our health tools:
- BMI Calculator
• Share the App – let your friends and family know about the AHS App by notifying them via:
*Note: The estimated wait times will be expanded to the whole province as this information becomes available.
As part of our commitment to providing health information to Albertans, this app is yours. We want to know what content, functionality and features you want out of the Alberta Health Services app. Let us know!
What's New in Version 1.5.1
Added Wait Times for Red Deer Regional Hospital. Update to Health Care Locator. Fixed broken links.
The things we'd like
New information after doctors visits to populate the app. A record of referrals, the referred doctors name and address, name of primary contact, actual times you are likely to find a human on the phone.
Results of specialists tests. A record of blood, blood pressure tests all in one place.
A page that shows kids tests, where they fit in trajectories for heights, weight, head circumference, etc.
A record of birth/preemie occurrences, doctors involved, where medical records, any significant cts, mri's, are kept.
Records of immunizations. Reminders when it's time to go back
A reference page for parents with questions. Have detailed instructions about daycare illnesses. When they need to see a doc vs riding it out.
Perhaps a specialty page on individual apps with advice specific to your families cluster of needs, ie, sensory processing disorder, autism, Fasd, heart diesease, food allergies, etc.
A trajectory of care, next steps. Sort like you see in critical care rooms. If client has (a) then follow this line. If client has (b) follow this line. Then play out scenario to give us an idea of next steps and to enhance our conversations with physicians.
Sort this info by family member.
A record of clinic/emerge visits for kids
Meds everyone is on
Health conditions they deal with so you don't have to repeatedly say the same thing in front of your frightened kids.
I envision the app adding a new page as you take a new member to physician. Name, ahs #, current ht/wt, etc.
Then the page populates in reverse order as all info is pulled from data bases and applied to the families app.
Initially this would be a huge job. Soon though. It would only be done as new babies are born and new immigrants are brought into the health system.
In the meantime, families feel informed, empowered, cared for and a huge amount of paper work is eliminated.
Every patient then has the ability to present a coherent history to any physician they encounter, even if emergency situation far from home or loved ones.
The security personnel will need to figure out privacy concerns, obviously. But to undertake this project and not fulfill its abilities is a waste of all of our time and money.
Good luck. Thanks for letting me have my say.
When are we going to get an electronic health record? I would really like to see results of blood tests, immunization records, prescribed drugs, etc. Please bring Albertan's into the modern age and give us access to our health records so we have the tools to better manage our own health.
Emergency wait times
Having access to estimated emergency centre wait times is fantastic.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Jan 20, 2016
- Version: 1.5.1
- Size: 13.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Alberta Health Services
- © Alberta Health Services
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.