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|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
- 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
- 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
|Service Languages Interpreter/Translation services|
|Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre|
1213 4th Street SW
Calgary, Treaty 7 Territory
Alberta T2R 0X7
| Phone 403-955-6600
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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