Company Description: Alberta Health Services (formerly Calgary Health Region) offers information about health issues as well as access to the health care system to patients in the Calgary area. AHS will coordinate health services, mental health care and ambulance services for the province.
AHS serves 3.5 million Albertans at 102 hospitals and 7 urgent care centers. It also coordinates mental health services and substance abuse treatment. Patients have access to a full spectrum of health care services, including cancer treatment, physical therapy and x-ray and imaging services through AHS.
Patients in Calgary Health Region can call Health Link Alberta (1-866-408-5465) at any time of the day or night to speak with a highly-qualified nurse who can offer health advice and information. In addition, the website provides information on a variety of health-related issues, including nutrition and wellness, injury prevention and reproductive health.
On 1 April 2009, Calgary Health Region and 11 other provincial health services joined together to form Alberta Health Services. The website for Calgary Health Region will gradually transfer information and services to the site for the new health care entity.