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Health: Access to Care & Information

For Urgent Needs

For life-threatening emergencies: call 911.

If you are experiencing significant addiction and/or mental health problems that you feel require immediate attention, or are at a high risk to harm yourself or others: go to the nearest Emergency Department.


Distress Centre

Free crisis counseling

Call or Text the 24-Hour Crisis Line: 403.266.HELP (4357)

For all options including online chat (green button) visit website:

Alberta Income Supports

-May provide emergency financial assistance for medications, emergency basic dental and other emergency needs. 

-If you are an Income Support client, contact your worker. If after hours or not a client call: 1-866-644-5135 

Contact for Information, Consultation and Referral
General Health

Health Link

Phone line for health advice & health information

Call: 811 (open 24/7)

(Calling from an internet phone or from out of Alberta?   

Dial: 1-866-408-5465)

 Mental Health

Mental Health Helpline

Support for all Alberta

Call: 1-877-303-2642 (toll-free, open 24/7)

Access Mental Health

-Support for Calgary Zone and Area

-Available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Call: 1-844-943-1500 (toll-free)


Addiction Helpline

Support from anywhere in Alberta

Call: 1-866-332-2322 (toll-free, open 24/7)

Recovery Access Alberta

Online search tool for addiction services

In-Person Health Care and More


-In-person support

-Health services include medical, mental health and addictions

Click website link for more info:

The Alex

-In-person support

-Health services include medical, mental health and addictions

-Includes a young parents health program

Click website link for more info:

Family doctor


A family doctor is one that can be seen regularly and as needed for ongoing care by the same physician. 

Alberta Primary Care Network

Online search tool for finding a family doctor who is accepting new patients.


(Or to find a family doctor by phone, ask Health Link by calling 811)


Calgary Counselling Centre

-For individuals, couples, and families.

-Group counselling programs also available.

Click website link for more info:

Rapid Access Counselling Alberta by Catholic Family Service

-For individuals, couples, and families of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds

Click website link for more info:

Calgary Immigrant Women's Association

Click website link for info:

Africa Centre (Partnered with Alberta Black Therapists Network & United Way)

-Counselling services for the Black community

-Free, formal, one hour, one-to-one counselling sessions from various licensed therapists.

For info & to book online:

Call: 1-833-381-1242

Black Youth Helpline

Call 1-833-294-8650 (Toll-Free) or Email:

Hours of service: 7am-8pm mountain time

Indigenous Supports

Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary

AFCC’s Elder line is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm at 403-801-7482 for individuals in need of support.

Elders' Guidance Circle -Calgary Public Library

Explore topics relating to culture, history, and reconciliation through meetings with Elders and Knowledge Keepers. 

-Meeting held virtually by appointment with hopes to resume in-person drop-in late spring 2022. 

-Contact to request a meeting

Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth

Click website link for program info:

Call: (403) 233-8225

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