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Capital Health Edmonton Alberta Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs

General Regional Information
Emergency Services (including Crisis Lines)
Health Services (Including Mental Health)

QUICK FACTS

Population (2006):
Edmonton
712,391
St. Albert
56,310
Sherwood Park
55,063
Spruce Grove
18,405
Leduc
15,630
Fort Saskatchewan
14,685
Stony Plain
10,544
Devon
6,361
Redwater
2,172
Source: (1) Alberta Municipal Affairs, Municipal Services Branch

OVERVIEW

Capital Health provides health services to the cities of Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Spruce Grove and St. Albert, and the counties of Leduc, Parkland, Strathcona and Sturgeon (and communities within their geographical areas), as well as the Town of Devon and communities in the eastern part of Yellowhead County.  The Capital Health Region has a population of 1,019,641 people or approximately 31.1 percent of the provincial population (2). Capital Health also serves a total of 1.6 million people across central and northern Alberta, providing specialized services such as trauma and burn treatment, organ transplants and high-risk obstetrics.

A map of the Capital Health Region shows the various municipalities and counties that comprise the region.

(2) Alberta Health & Wellness www.health.gov.ab.ca

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ALBERTA (PROVINCE-WIDE) EMERGENCY SERVICES

Police, Fire, and Ambulance                                                                     
911

Alberta Mental Health Board (AMHB) Help Line
Toll-free: (877)303-2642
Note: provides help for those in emotional crisis throughout Alberta.

Canadian Mental Health Association, Suicide Services
Phone: (403)297-1744

The Support Network
Phone: (780) 482-4357 or 211
Note: available to residents of Edmonton and northern Alberta.

Distress Centre Calgary
Phone: (403)266-1605 or 211
Note: available to residents of Calgary and southern Alberta.

Kids Help Phone counsellors provide children and adolescents with immediate and caring support, information and, if necessary, referral to a local community or social service agency.
Toll-free: (800)668-6868

Alberta Problem Gambling Help Line
Toll-fee: (866)332-2322 (Alberta only)
Note: open 24 hours a day.

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CAPITAL HEALTH EDMONTON (REGIONAL) EMERGENCY SERVICES

Edmonton

Distress Line Edmonton
Phone: (780)482-4357 (Edmonton) or 211
Toll-free: (800)232-7288
Note: For Edmonton, Drayton Valley, High Prairie, Westview Health Authority and Aspen Health Authority.

Salvation Army Crisis Line
Phone: (780)429-0230

Salvation Army Teen Helping Teens Support Line
Phone: (780)428-8336
Toll-free: (877)803-8336

YouthOne.com Edmonton
Phone: (780)482-0198
Note: a place where young people can get support and give support.

Source: Centre for Suicide Prevention

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GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA (PROVINCE-WIDE) HEALTH SERVICES

Alberta Health and Wellness , through the Office of the Provincial Health Officer, provides direction and guidelines on public health policy to regional health authorities, and gives information to the public about communicable diseases and public health programs.

Alberta's regional health authorities deliver health care services to residents and are responsible for all hospitals, continuing care facilities, community health services and public health programs in their region.

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CAPITAL HEALTH EDMONTON (REGIONAL) HEALTH SERVICES

The Capital Health Region 
Corporate Office
Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre
8440 – 112 Street
Edmonton AB T6G 2B7

Capital Health Link
Phone: (780) 408-LINK (408-5465)
Toll-free: 1-866-408-LINK
Note: health Advice and Information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

A list of hospitals and health facilities and community mental health clinics is available for the Capital Health region. Capital Health offers a variety of  Mental health services .

 

Mental health services are offered by Capital Health.

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ALBERTA (PROVINCE-WIDE) ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB SERVICES

Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC) Help Line
Toll-free: (866)332-2322 (24 hour helpline)
Note: AADAC offers referral to addiction services across the province as well as alcohol, other drugs, tobacco and problem gambling information and support. Please note this is NOT a crisis line (see above).

More information is available on AADAC referrals .

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CAPITAL HEALTH EDMONTON ALBERTA (REGIONAL) ALCOHOL & DRUG REHAB SERVICES

The Capital Health Region does not provide addiction services. See AADAC above or refer below to Alcohol and Drug Rehab Services by Municipality.

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ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB PROGRAMS BY MUNICIPALITY

Type of Service

Each listing here provides alcohol and drug treatment services that are either medical, outpatient or residential:

Due to the lack of available detoxification services, you may have to travel outside of your municipality for assistance.

If you require residential alcohol and drug rehab, you may need to travel outside of your municipality to find a program that provides the right combination of length of stay, treatment philosophy, suitable peer group, staff training, etc. Wait lists are also common so looking outside of your region may help you locate a program with a shorter waitlist.

Since outpatient visits are typically provided on an ongoing basis for a few hours each week, try to find a service provider that is within a reasonable driving distance from your home community.

Source of Funding

Providers may be government-funded, government-subsidized or privately-funded (fee for service):

Government-funded programs typically have either the provincial ministry of health or local health authority somewhere in name of the organization. Also, the vast majority of hospitals in Canada are government-funded.

Government-subsidized providers receive major funding from the government in addition to donations and other revenue streams such as thrift stores (Salvation Army is an example). For the most part, government-subsidized programs are typically non-governmental organizations with an independent management team and board of directors.

Privately-funded providers include physicians in private practice even though under Canada’s universal health care policy, the government is billed for services rendered to individual Canadians. Although some privately-funded drug and alcohol rehab services exist in Canada, the vast majority are either government-funded or government-subsidized. Please note that privately-funded providers listed in canadadrugrehab.ca may be for-profit or not-for-profit. Since no distinction between for-profit and not-for-profit is made in canadadrugrehab.ca, visitors to this website that require additional information should contact the service provider directly.

How to search in this section:

1. This section is listed alphabetically by municipality. Scroll down to the name of the municipality or use the quick links at the top of the page
2. to find a provider by name (company name or professional’s last name) click the Control (Ctrl) key and, while holding it down, click the ‘F’ key
3. A “Find” window will pop up. In the space type in the name, avoiding use of first name or other words that could narrow down your search too far.

 

Disclaimer: Inclusion or omission of an organization or agency in this database does not imply endorsement or non-endorsement by canadadrugrehab.ca. In no event shall canadadrugrehab.ca be liable for any decision or action taken in reliance on information provided by this referral service. Any questions regarding an alcohol and drug rehab program listing should be directed to that organization. If you believe you need immediate assistance, please call 911 or your local crisis hotline

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