Elbow River Healing Lodge

Programs & Services

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The Indigenous Health Program supports practices with ties to Indigenous culture and tradition, including midwifery which helps new and expected parents with their babies. Alberta Health Services

Elbow River Healing Lodge

The Elbow River Healing Lodge offers a full range of primary care services and visiting specialists to First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Métis, and Inuit peoples and their families. There is no walk-in service available, call to make an appointment.

The clinic offers primary care services and specialist services. This includes traditional healing approaches, health promotion, disease prevention, curative care, rehabilitative care, and social resource advocacy (supportive care).

Primary care services include:
  • assessments and examinations
  • onsite Elders
  • traditional wellness and healing (spiritual, cultural, and ceremonial supports)
  • family focused care
  • prenatal care and case management
  • nutrition and traditional dietary services
  • immunizations
  • social resource referral and advocacy
  • outreach (in community, acute sites and Calgary Zone)
  • foot clinics and foot health
The clinic also offers specialized services:
  • general internal medicine
  • neurology
  • nutrition
  • rheumatology
  • psychiatry
  • physical and rehabilitation medicine
  • obstetrics and gynecological health
 Service providers may include  diabetes educators, indigenous advocates, licensed practical nurses (LPNs), registered nurses (RNs), outreach workers, physicians, social workers, traditional wellness (Elders)
 Eligibility  First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Métis, and Inuit peoples and their families.
 Referral Needed  Self referral is the standard.
 Service Access 

  • By Appointment
 Service Languages  Interpreter/Translation services
Service Location
Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre
7th Floor
1213 4th Street SW
Calgary, Treaty 7 Territory
Alberta T2R 0X7
 Phone   403-955-6600
 Fax  403-355-4504
 Email   elbow.riverhealinglodge@ahs.ca
 Website  https://www.ahs.ca/ihp
 Parking map

 Accessibility  This facility is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator on site.
On major bus route.

Hours of Operation  9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday

Source Elbow River Healing Lodge – Alberta Health Services
Updated February 6, 2023

This video profiles some of the AHS Indigenous Health Program services in the Calgary Zone. AHS Channel. Youtube Jun 27, 2017
In the spirit of respect and truth, we wish to take a step towards reconciliation by acknowledging the land on which we are situated today. These traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, include the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). Moh’kins’tsis, named by the Blackfoot, meaning “Where the Bow River meets the Elbow” is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

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