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Family Health Centre
#102 2840 2 Ave SE
(Accessible through Calgary Transit Blue Line LRT – Franklin Station)

Monday & Wednesday 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Alternate Saturdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Our Family Health Centre (sometimes called the Community 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
  • Counselling
  • Chiropractors
  • Chronic disease nurses (e.g. hypertension, diabetes)
  • Massage therapy
  • Physiotherapy

Inside the Family Health Centre, our Communitree Wellness Centre connects you with your community with free programs like yoga classes, art classes, health and wellness programs and more!

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

Community Health Bus Schedule

Due to mechanical problems, the Community Health Bus is current off the roads. We hope to have a new bus in early Fall 2018.

The Alex will continue to see clients on the following dates:

Tuesdays  5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Centre of Hope – 420 9 Ave SE

Thursdays 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Mustard Seed Foothills Shelter – 7025 44 St SE

By May 1 we will be providing services for existing program clients at these locations:

Aventa, Reset (SAS), Sheriff King Home, Calgary Dream Centre

For any questions, please call us at 403-266-2622

Additional Programs

Mint Health + Drugs Franklin Station

Mint Health + Drugs now operates a full-service pharmacy inside the Family Health Centre.

Communitree Wellness Centre

The Communitree Wellness Centre has lots of fun and informative programs to help you on your health journey! See our calendar for program information. All programs are free and on a drop-in basis.

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.

Youth Health Centre
#104 2840 2 Ave SE
(Accessible through Calgary Transit Blueline LRT – Franklin Station)
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.

Our Health Centre offers confidential services such as:

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

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

YHC Program Calendar

Check out all of the weekly programs happening at the YHC and drop in to join us! 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.

Youth Prenatal Program

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

Youth Health Bus Schedule

Our Youth Health Bus visits 8 CBE High Schools, providing:

  • Someone to talk to who can answer your questions
  • Mental health support & general medical care
  • Pregnancy testing & support
  • Birth control education, prescriptions & supplies
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing & treatment
  • Referrals to community resources & services

**We will be off the road for the summer after the following dates. Visit our Youth Health Centre for all your medical and social needs! Open M-F Noon- 6 pm**

MONDAYS

James Fowler High 9 am – Noon
(June 18)

John Diefenbaker High 1 pm – 4 pm
(June 18)

TUESDAYS (9 am –  4 pm)

Lester B Pearson High
(June 19)

Discovering Choices Marlborough
(June 26)

WEDNESDAYS (9 am – 4 pm)

Central Memorial High
(June 20)

Discovering Choices Downtown
(No more visits this school year)

THURSDAYS

Forest Lawn High 9 am – Noon
(June 14)

Jack James High 1 pm – 4 pm
(June 14)

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 55+ 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 individuals experiencing chronic homeless. 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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#101 2840 2 Ave SE
Calgary AB T2A 7X9
403-520-2260
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