health & wellness
Phone: (403) 508-2500
Our client services team has a comprehensive understanding of what it means to be living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. These trained professionals have a thorough understanding of HIV/AIDS and related issues such
as addiction, mental health and harm reduction.
Alberta Health Services
24-hour Health Link: 1 (866) 408-5465
Offers education and information in a variety of formats including online, classes, books, and pamphlets. Also allows you to search for family doctors in your area. A variety of health and wellness needs.
Best Beginning (AHS)
Phone: (403) 228-8221
Prenatal information and support to pregnant women living on a low income, or teens of any income. The program provides milk and vegetable coupons, assistance with bus tickets, and referrals to prenatal food hampers, if required.
24-hour Hotline: 1 (800) 550-4900
Phone: (403) 269-5915
Toll Free: 1 (800) 550-4900
Services include anonymous pregnancy tests, education guidance, community resource information and referrals, emergency food/shelter (referral), adoption information, maternity clothes, baby clothes/layettes. Hotline available 24 hours a day to reach a volunteer for help in the event of an emergency.
Calgary Community and Neighborhood Services
Information: 211 in Calgary
Provides a list of all services provided by the Alberta provincial government. Includes low-income and disabled.
Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre
24-hour Hotline: (403) 269-3110
Women and teens are eligible if they are 19 years of age or younger; 20 years of age or older and living on a low income. The Centre offers pregnancy testing, counseling, referrals, housing, prenatal classes and
support groups for parents, birth mothers, and women experiencing post-abortion grief. No fee.
Calgary Sexual Health Centre
Phone: (403) 283-5580
Counseling and referral: All services are confidential. Information and counseling regarding unplanned pregnancy. Options include parenting, abortion and adoption, as well as birth control, sexually
transmitted disease, and sexual decision making. Free pregnancy tests are available on a drop-in basis. Post-abortion counseling and various support groups are offered. No fee.
CUPS Women's Health Center
Phone: (403) 221-8790
· General health care for any man, woman or child who lives in poverty
· Blood tests and vaccinations
· Pre-natal and post-natal care for mothers
· Visiting medical specialists in psychiatry, neurology, rheumatology, optometry and hepatitis C care
· Mental health care for adults receiving health care at CUPS or low income adults (must be referred by a
CUPS' doctor) while on the waitlist for Access Mental Health services
· Shared Care Mental Health offers: emotionally supportive counseling; psychiatric assessment and
follow-up; medication support and prescriptions; referrals for addictions counseling, supported mental
health housing, OT assessments, financial support, and to other mental health support agencies and
programs; and consultations with and referrals to other agencies, hospitals and hospital programs
(includes treatment programs and hospital discharge planning.
Health Link Calgary
Toll Free: 1 (866) 408-5465
Talk to a Registered Nurse 24 hours a day. Advice for any health concern.
Phone: (403) 266-2622
Offers primary healthcare, above and beyond traditional services. Includes: chiropractic care, physiotherapy, massage therapy, a youth drop-in centre, a breastfeeding clinic, and nutrition support.
Phone: (403) 818-5344
Free group support for pregnant and postpartum women. The group runs for four weeks with one-hour sessions. Sessions include information and practical skills for pregnant and postpartum moms trying to reduce their smoking. Bus tickets will be provided for transportation to and from the group. Grocery vouchers in $25 denominations will be provided for each week of attendance