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Community Health Centre
#101 1318 Centre St NE
(Accessible through Calgary Transit routes #3, #2, #17)
Mondays- Fridays 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (closed from noon-1 pm daily)

Our Community Health Centre (sometimes called the Family Health Centre), is a full service health clinic with doctors and nurses who are here to listen to you!  Our Health Centre is here for low-income Calgarians who do not have a regular family doctor.

There are lots of other services we provide, including:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Youth counselling
  • Chiropractors
  • Chronic disease nurses (e.g. hypertension, diabetes)
  • Massage therapy
  • Physiotherapy

Our clients are treated like family! We also have lots of other programs to connect you with your community and make you feel welcome, like excerise and yoga classes, art classes and games groups.

We welcome you to visit us on a walk-in basis, or make an an appointment by calling 403-266-2622.

Additional Programs

Community Health Bus Schedule

Tuesdays  9:00 am 11:30 am
Kerby Centre – 1137 7 Ave SW

Wednesdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Centre of Hope – 420 9 Ave SE

The bus also visits clients at:

Calgary Dream Centre
(Tues 1-4 pm)
Calgary Women’s Shelter
(Wed 9-11:30 am / Thurs 1-4 pm)
Sunrise Native Addictions Society
(Thurs 9-11:30 am)

Breastfeeding Clinic

The Alex Breastfeeding Clinic provides breastfeeding support to new mothers, fathers and babies. The clinic is staffed by doctors who are International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants.  Learn more.

CenteringPregnancy

CenteringPregnancy provides prenatal group care to new mothers and their families or support person. Our program is held at the Genesis Centre. Learn more.

Youth Health Centre
1116 Centre St NE
(Accessible through Calgary Transit routes #3, #2, #17)
Mondays – Fridays Noon – 6:00 pm

Hello, Oki, Danitada, Ambawastich!

The Youth Health Centre is a safe and supportive place for Youth ages 12-24 to come and get health and social care from a trust-worthy and caring team of doctors, nurses and client workers.

Upstairs, our Health Centre offers confidential services such as:

  • Medical checkups
  • Counselling
  • STD and pregnancy testing
  • Prescription drug services

Downstairs, our Drop-In space provides you with:

  • Basic needs (clothing, hot meals, toiletries, condoms, etc)
  • Community Kitchen (cook and share meals)
  • On-site Discovering Choices High School
  • Computer access & resume writing/job search support
  • Substance use support groups
  • Queermunity LGBTQ2S+ group
  • PreNatal / Parenting Support Group
  • Community resource referrals
  • ID document support
  • Social service / court support

We welcome you to visit us on a walk-in basis, or make an an appointment by calling 403-520-6270. Or text us at 403-680-9627.

Additional Programs

Youth Health Bus Schedule

MONDAYS

John Diefenbaker High 9 am – Noon
James Fowler High 1 pm – 4 pm
(Feb 27 & March 6/13/20 & April 3/10/24)

TUESDAYS (9 am –  4 pm)

Lester B Pearson High
(Feb 28 & March 14 & April 4/18)
Discovering Choices Marlborough
(March 7/21 & April 11/15)

WEDNESDAYS (9 am – 4 pm)

Central Memorial High
(March 1/15 & April 5/12)
Discovering Choices Downtown
(March 8/22 & April 5/12)

THURSDAYS (9 am – 4 pm)

Forest Lawn High
(March 9 & April 6/20)
Jack James High
(March 2/16 & April 13/17)

Youth Prenatal Program

The Alex Prenatal Program and our Parents Plus group give support to young moms and dads. Learn more.

Queermunity

Queermunity is our support network for LGBTQ2S+ youth aged 12-24. Contact us to learn more!

Community Kitchen

Cook (and eat!) healthy foods and learn more about nutrition. Contact us to learn more.

Seniors Health Centre
630 9 Ave SE
(Accessible through Calgary Transit route #1)
Mondays – Fridays 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Our Seniors Health Centre serves low-income seniors ages 60+ who don’t have a family doctor. Our patients have complex health and social needs, and our team of warm and caring doctors and nurses provide quality one-on-one care to increase your well being and quality of life.

Services include:

  • Medical check ups
  • Blood Tests
  • Chronic disease management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Nutrition
  • Pain management
  • Yoga
  • Physiotherapy
  • Massage
  • Foot care

If you are interested in becoming a patient at the Seniors Health Centre, please call us at 403-920-0011.

Housing First

The Alex has four different housing programs to help homeless Calgarians. Each one follows the Housing First model, giving clients a home first and then providing health and social services to help with the complex issues that have led to homelessness.

To access any housing/case management program in Calgary, you need to contact the SORCe to schedule a SPDAT (Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool) and be placed on a central triage list.

Safe Communities Opportunity and Resource Centre (SORCe)
403-428-3300
316 7th Ave SE

For more information please contact us at 403-266-8881 or email pathwaystohousing@thealex.ca

Dental Services (Dental Health Bus & Dental Access Clinics)

We provide free dental care to low-income children and youth ages 6-24. Our bus services include oral health screenings and referrals, sealants, full hygiene treatment (scaling/polish/fluoride) and education. In partnership with local dental professionals, our Dental Access Clinics provide additional referred services including fillings and extractions.

For children and youth ages 6-24 in need of dental care, and not enrolled in one our partnering schools, you can schedule an appointment through our partnership with Aspen Family’s Heart of the Northeast Community Solutions Resource Centre.

To access our dental services for ages 13-24, please contact our Youth Health Centre at 403-520-6270.

For more information call our Dental Health Bus at 403-615-9052 or email Program Lead Denise Kokaram at dkokaram@thealex.ca or 587-893-1755.

Other Dental Resources:
Alberta Health Services – Dental Treatment Services for Low-Income Albertans
Alberta Child Health Benefits

Community Food Centre
4920 17 Ave SE
(Accessible through Calgary Transit route #1)
Hours vary depending on programs.

Our newest program, The Alex Community Food Centre, is a bright and welcome space to enjoy a healthy meal, or to learn how to cook healthy foods. All of our programs are free, and we give priority to low-income Calgarians.

You can learn about the programs offered on the Community Food Centre website, or by calling 403-455-5792.

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