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Camrose and District Helpbook - Your Guide to Human Services
The Help Book - A Guide to Human Services is managed & maintained by Camrose and District Support Services. If you require changes to your agency information or wish to have your agency included in the Help Book Directory please click here to email us.
AB Brain Injury Network - North Central Region
Ann-Marie Fuernkranz (Service Coordinator)Phone:
Joyce Neiman 403-342-2266Fax:
4604 - 57 St. Camrose AB, AB T4V 2E7
Aims to support adults experiencing the effects acquired by brain injury. Assists survivors, their families & caregivers to access supports & resources in the community.
Mon. - Fri.; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed 12-1)
Education & Literacy
AB Business Family Institute
Shauna Feth (Executive Director)Phone:
4336 B - 41 St. Camrose, AB T4V 4E5
Offers research-based programs for business families in Rural Alberta. Specific offerings include succession planning, retirement planning, family leadership, RoadMap for Entrepreneurial Families, Family Advisor Series, Financial Literacy programs for teens, multimedia, on-line, electronic newsletter and resource library.
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
AB Health Quits (Smokers Helpline)
Toll Free 1-866-332-2322
Smokers Helpline is a free, confidential telephone service for smokers. Calls are answered by a trained counselor who can help develop an individual quit plan, offer information or refer the individual to services available in their community. The Smokers Helpline operates from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Outside of these hours, general support from information and referral staff is provided who can arrange a call back from a tobacco counselor.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., 7 days/week.
AB Health Services: Children's Rehabilitation Services & Central Intake PRISM
Kristina Callicott (Administrative Assistant)Phone:
780-608-8613 Toll free: 1-866-937-7476Fax:
3rd. Floor, #300, 5015 - 50 Ave. Camrose, AB T4V 3P7
Children's Rehabilitation Services offers physiotherapy, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, and audiology assessments for children with developmental needs. Screening assessment, treatment, and consultations are available. Services may be accessed by the family or by a referral from a health care provider by contacting Central Intake (below) or by accessing a Walk In Clinic. (780-608-8611 for schedule).
Central Intake operates within the Pediatric Regional Integrated Services Model (PRISM) which is a service model developed in collaboration with East Central Child and Family Services, AB Health Services, and respective school divisions within east central Alberta.This model uses centralized intake of all referrals to AB Health Services (Children's Rehabilitation Services) for children with developmental delays. Referrals to agencies other than AB Health Services are often facilitated and coordinated through this office.
Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
AIDS / HIV SERVICES
Toll free: 1-800-772-2437
Provide counselling/referrals for persons living with AIDS / HIV or for their families.
780-672-4786 Elaine / Joy 373-2364
Provides fellowship for relatives and friends of alcoholics and assists them in coping with the problems of living with an alcoholic. Mon. - Alliance Church (5804 - 47 Ave.). Wed. - Lighthouse/Church of God (4722-55 St.) call Joan @ 608-1783.
Mon. 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Wed. 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Alberta Health Services - Camrose Home Care
4615 - 56 St. Camrose, AB T4V 4M5
Health and Support Services offered to assist individuals of any age, living in home or community settings, to maintain independence. Services may include: nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, personal care. Home Care staff assess for eligibility for equipment through AB Aids to Daily Living for persons with a chronic or disabling condition. Home Care also provides Palliative Care for the terminally ill, and coordinates access to continuing care services. Referrals may be made by anyone. An assessment will be done to determine if the client's needs meet current program criteria for admission.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Alberta HEALTH SERVICES - Community Addiction & Mental Health
Brenda Nelson (Manager, Central Zone East)Phone:
Addictions: 672-1181 Toll Free: 1-866-332-2322 / Mental Health: 679-1241(Adult/Seniors) 679-1764(Child & Adolescent)Fax:
Addictions: 679-5088/Mental Health: 679-1740
4911-47 St. AB T4V 1J9
Mental Health & Addiction professionals provide voluntary community based counselling/treatment (including psychiatric consultation as required), information & referral to all ages who present with a clearly definable mental illness &/or alcohol, drug, tobacco or gambling problems. Additional programs include:
Promotion & prevention around brain safety, client consultation, & education specific to an acquired brain injury.
Mental health & emotional wellness activities & education to increase awareness & understanding & reduce stigma. Programs consist of Suicide Prevention, Mental Health First Aid & Men at Risk
Prevention, education & information services are also provided through presentation to schools, agencies & community groups as well as through the office resource library & other resource materials within the addiction service stream.
Addiction: Mon-Fri, 8:15am-4:30pm Closed 12-1pm; Mental Health: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Services are provided free of charge.
Alberta Health Services - Communty Rehab/Healthy Living Centre
Edgeworth Centre Suite #3, 4512 - 53 St. Camrose, AB T4V 4E3
The Healthy Living Centre is an innovative health service designed to be a central point for the community to access health information, programs and services in the areas of prevention and promotion, clinical rehabilitation and chronic illness. Focus is on facilitating client self management of their health, injury or illness. Services include occupational and physical therapy, speech pathology, respiratory, kinesiologist, dietician and a registered nurse.
Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 am - 5:00pm; Fri. 8:00 am - 4:15
Depends on Service
ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES - PUBLIC HEALTH
5510-46 Ave. AB T4V 4P8
PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING: Promotes health and prevention of injury/illness through well child clinics and parenting support group. The Maternity Visiting Program offers information and resources to new parents including breastfeeding support. School Health programs include immunization for grade 5 & 9 students as well as catching up immunization for grade 1 students. Provides communicable disease control and health education. Yearly Influenza campaign offers immunization to all eligible individuals over six months. Public Health nursing offers clinics for adults to update routine immunizations in addition to counselling and immunizations for those travelling outside the country. ORAL HEALTH: Provides fluoride varnish for pre-school children 12-35 months of age who are at risk of dental decay, and for students in Kindergarten, grades 1 & 2; as well as sealant application to students in grades 1 & 2 of targeted schools. EARLY INTERVENTION (EIP): Supports families of children (0 - 3 1/2 years) with developmental delays or disabilities using a home-based, family-centered approach by connecting families to community resources, providing information on development, and assisting to meet goals. GENETIC SERVICES: Free confidential counseling; referral to Northern Genetics clinic; information to families and individuals who have questions about genetic risks or identified/suspected genetic disorders. Prenatal counseling available for pregnant women who may have a genetic concern. Supports individual choice. SEXUAL HEALTH CONSULTANT: Information/support, resources and presentations on sexual health to adults, youth, parents, professionals, community groups and schools. Issues addressed include sexual decision making, parent/child communication, birth control, sexually transmitted infections, menopause, sexual orientation and pregnancy. ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM: Public Health Inspectors inspect, monitor and provide education on food safety within commercial food establishments; drinking water supplies; rental housing accommodations including lodges; recreation and personal service facilities. HEALTH PROMOTION: Develops, supports, promotes and coordinates community based initiatives that support health and reduce or prevent injury or chronic illness. Initiatives address local needs & may include motor vehicle & pedestrian safety; tobacco, alcohol & drug reduction & prevention; workplace wellness; chronic disease screening; injury prevention; creating healthy school environments, active lifestyles, etc. NUTRITION SERVICES: Registered Dietitians provide nutrition expertise by collaborating with key AHS stakeholders to implement health promotion programs that influence food choices. Provides general nutrition information, resources and support to other health professionals, organizations and general public.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.