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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.

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, traditional midwifery
  • nutrition and traditional dietary services
  • immunizations
  • social resource referral and advocacy (Community Liaison)
  • outreach (in community, acute sites and Calgary Zone)
  • foot clinics and foot health
The clinic also offers specialized services:
  • general internal medicine
  • nephrology
  • neurology
  • traditional midwifery
  • nutrition
  • rheumatology
  • access to psychiatry
  • physical and rehabilitation medicine
  • obstetrics and gynecological health
Access
 Service providers may include  Indigenous advocates, counsellors, diabetes educators, doctors, licensed practical nurses (LPNs), registered nurses (RNs), outreach workers, midwives, traditional wellness (Elders), behavioral health consultants
 Eligibility  First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Métis, and Inuit peoples and their families.
 Service Access 

  • By Appointment
  • Walk In/Drop In Service
 Service Languages  Interpreter/Translation services
Service Location
Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre

 Address 
1213 4 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2R 0X7

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 Phone   403-955-6600
 Fax 
  403-955-6601
 Email 
 elbow.riverhealinglodge@ahs.ca

Hours of Operation  8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday

Source Elbow River Healing Lodge – Alberta Health Services Updated June 7, 2019

This video profiles some of the AHS Indigenous Health Program services in the Calgary Zone. AHS Channel. Youtube Jun 27, 2017

Also see
Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program – General Questions and Answers Government of Canada
NIHB Limb and body orthotics benefits list Government of Canada
Indigenous Health Alberta Health Services
Indigenous Health Program builds culturally-safe spaces Alberta Health Services
Elbow River Healing Lodge Alberta Health Services
Scott Calling Last Alberta Health Services
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