Do you have a health concern but you’re not sure where to go for help? Call Health Link (dial 811) to connect with health care professionals including registered nurses, dieticians, dementia specialists and mental health and rehabilitation clinicians.

Through this free telephone advice line, they’ll help determine the best care for your individual situation. You could be referred to after-hour clinics and services, family doctor offices or urgent care centres.

If you’re experiencing a life-threatening condition, call 911.

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Alberta PCNs offer free health workshops and activities to help you better manage your physical and mental health.

Workshop topics include:
– smoking cessation
– mental health
– dietitian advice
– grief support
– diabetes management
– exercise classes
– and more!

Go to https://bit.ly/3iBm9mW to find online or in person workshops available to you.

#ABHealth #MentalHealth #Fitness #Nutrition #Wellbeing #Health

 

 

It is still cold and flu season which means we must all continue to be mindful of some simple rules to limit the spread of common sicknesses.

Feeling sick? To protect yourself and others, remember these rules of etiquette:

👀 Listen to your body and monitor your symptoms. Fever or chills, muscle or body aches, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fatigue, congestion, nausea or diarrhea can all be signs of the flu or COVID-19.

🏡 Stay home if you’re feeling unwell. It will protect your co-workers, friends and family from getting sick.

💤 Make sleep a priority. Aim to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep each night.

🥤 Stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids to replenish your body.

👨🏾‍⚕️ Call your doctor or 811 if you’re unsure or if your symptoms worsen.

#SickEtiquette #ColdandFluSeason #PrimaryCare #ABHealth #StayHome

Is your family struggling to find over-the-counter infant and children’s medication, like acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin) products? 💊

Compound pharmacies in your area may be able to help – they can mix and prepare kid’s fever and pain medications without a doctor’s prescription.

Contact your nearest compound pharmacy to learn what is available to you.

#ABHealth #medication #pharmacies #pharmacists

Mental health is often misunderstood and can be difficult to talk about, but it is important to remember it is manageable.

Here are a few resources individuals and families in Alberta can access to receive support for #MentalHealth concerns:

  • Alberta PCNs have a variety of resources including mental health workshops, social worker support and mental health professionals. Talk to your family doctor to learn more.
  • @Anxiety_Canada promotes awareness of anxiety disorders and increases access to evidence-based resources and treatment.
  • @CMHA Canadian Mental Health Association delivers free mental health programs, services, education and support for individuals and families.
  • @Albertahealthservice Access Mental Health offers non-urgent information, consultation and referrals for individuals with addiction and/or mental health concerns.

Talk to your family doctor if you or someone you know is struggling with their #MentalHealth.

Did you know that one in four Canadians experience high levels of anxiety?

Primary Care Networks offer a variety of workshops to help you develop tools to cope with anxiety.

Visit AlbertaPCNs.ca to access these free skill-building sessions led by our health professionals. Your choices include a 45-minute online course – A Slice of Anxiety to Calm – which offers some helpful tips to reduce feelings of anxiety.

#WorkshopWednesday #PCNWorkshops #ABHealth #MentalHealth #yyc #yeg #Anxiety