An open door to good health.
The Alex is changing how we look at health care in Calgary. The Family Health Centre improves quality of life in our communities through a comprehensive model of healthcare.
Our focus is on prevention, and our team of professionals work hard to step in before long-term interventions are needed, giving preventative care in a welcoming, easy to access environment. Since 1973, our cost-effective programs have saved millions in taxpayer dollars by moving people from poverty to stability and from crisis to wellness.
In addition to primary health care, Family Health Centre clients can also access a wide range of services, including:
- Youth counselling
- Chronic disease nurses (e.g. hypertension, diabetes)
- Massage therapy
Complex Care Clinic
In response to the growing opioid crisis, The Alex recently integrated the Complex Care Clinic into our Family Health Centre. The CCC is a referral-based clinic caring for clients with complex medical, social, mental health, and addictions needs. The CCC also provides suboxone treatment for those wishing to recover from opioid addiction, while adding additional wraparound care and services to address the root causes of addiction.
Communitree Wellness Centre
This new space in the heart of the Family Health Centre provides free drop-in wellness programs lead by both staff and participants. Programs include arts-based workshops in photography and indigenous crafts, yoga and reiki, health and wellness sessions hosted by Alex doctors, and support groups including AA, an LGBTQ2+ group and a Buddhist-inspired addiction and recovery group. See our calendar to learn more.
Visits to all FHC services in 2016/17
Cost per visit for each FHC participant
Avg. cost per emergency room visit