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Your Health Matters

the Most

Knowing more about how to cope or steer clear of health issues is crucial to the entire process. Especially at a time when COVID-19 remains a threat, getting access to more knowledge and useful information is essential.

Primary Care Network

Calgary Foothills PCN is a group of more than 450 family doctors who work with teams of other health professionals to offer patients the best in family health care. The PCN serves more than 379,000 patients in Cochrane and North Calgary and offers round-the-clock care. Find out more at

Patients of Calgary Foothills PCN doctors in Cochrane have access to:

      • Physician-led health teams that may include registered dietitians and community social workers.
      • Network-wide services for patients such as after-hours care, low-risk maternity care, free workshops, mental health supports, pediatric behavioural services, and low back care.

Health Link

  • If you have a health concern for yourself or a child, you can call Health Link by dialling 811 for quick and easy advice from a registered nurse 24/7. They will ask questions, assess symptoms and determine the best care for you.
  • Albertans can now receive specialized dementia advice through Health Link. This service helps individuals and caregivers living with dementia, including those with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • For out-of-province or internet phone users, call 1-866-408-5465 (LINK).
  • Be advised that Health Link is not a substitute for calling 911 in emergencies.
  • workshops, mental health supports, pediatric behavioural services, and low back care.

Crisis Line – Calgary

The crisis is line is a telephone line that is available 24 hours a day for people to call when they are in distress and need someone to talk to. The number is: 403-266-HELP (4357)

The following is from the crisis line website:

“We are available to talk anytime – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Crisis doesn’t take time off, so neither do we. When you make a call to Distress Centre, you will always get an answer, an open mind and a caring ear.

“If it's too hard to say out loud and you'd prefer to talk to about your problems with someone online, then our online chat or email support might be for you. Chat is available from 5pm-10pm daily and is accessed from our home page. Emails are responded to within 24-48 hours (not an immediate response) so if the issue is urgent, please call the crisis line. However, if you can wait for a response and would prefer to email, contact us at”

Rural Mental Health

Provides information, consultation, referral and appointments to individuals of all ages residing in the geographic areas surrounding Calgary, experiencing moderate to severe mental illness and/or addiction.

Clinicians work over the telephone to help people navigate the Addiction and Mental Health system in rural areas. They are familiar with both Alberta Health Services and community-based programs and will explore options, direct/refer individuals to the most appropriate resource and, if appropriate, book them into Addiction and Mental Health Services.

The Cochrane Community Health Centre provides an Addictions and Mental Health Walk-In service on Monday to Thursday between the hours 11:00am-5:00pm and Fridays 11:00-3:00pm.

Appointments are usually granted on a first-come basis. This service provides a single-session appointment. Subsequent appointments can be booked via the Intake Line.

Alberta Healthy Living Program

The Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) is an integrated community-based chronic disease management program. The program includes the following services:

  • Patient education, including disease-specific and general health and lifestyle topics
  • Self-management support through Better Choices, Better Health ® workshops
  • Supervised exercises
  • Services may also include special services and services targeting diverse and vulnerable populations.

Must be 18 years or older. Self-referrals are welcome. Call 403-943-2584 to register in any of these programs.

Alberta Blue Cross Non-Group Coverage

Alberta Blue Cross Non-Group Coverage is a health plan available to all Alberta residents under 65 years of age and their dependents.

If you have a medical condition requiring expensive prescription treatments, Non-Group Coverage should be strongly considered. The plan does cover pre-existing health conditions and no medical review is required.

Visit for more information.

Community Health Centres (Public Health Centres)

All routine childhood vaccinations are administered only through Community Health Centres (sometimes called Public Health Centres). These vaccines are not stocked at the family physician’s office.

Cochrane Community Health Centre

60 Grande Boulevard

Cochrane, Alberta T4C 2B9

Telephone: 403-851-6130

Acadia Community Health Centre

151 86 Avenue SE

Calgary, Alberta T2H 3A5

Telephone: 403-944-7200

East Calgary Health Centre

2nd Floor

4715 8 Avenue SE

Calgary, Alberta T2A 3N4

Telephone: 403-955-1250

Northwest Community Health Centre

Unit 109 Ranchlands Village Mall

1829 Ranchlands Boulevard NW

Calgary, Alberta T3G 2A7

Telephone: 403-943-9700

Shaganappi Community Health Centre

3415 8 Avenue SW

Calgary, Alberta T3C 0E8

Telephone: 403-944-7373

South Calgary Community Health Centre

31 Sunpark Plaza SE

Calgary, Alberta T2X 3W5

Telephone: 403-943-9500

Thornhill Community Health Services

Thornhill Library

6617 Centre Street N

Calgary, Alberta T2K 4Y5

Telephone: 403-944-7500

Village Square Community Health Centre

2623 56 Street NE

Calgary, Alberta T1Y 6E7

Telephone: 403-944-7000

For assistance and information, contact us at Sunset Ridge Medical Clinic in Cochrane, Alberta.

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