The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected every city across Canada and around the world. The City of Calgary continues to work tirelessly with the provincial and federal governments and Alberta Health Services to help flatten the curve and minimize the impact on lives and livelihoods.
For more information on Calgary's response to COVID-19, here are some helpful resources:
Calgary is a safe, clean and healthy city that is ranked the 17th highest city in North America for personal safety.
In Alberta, health care is completely free – you don’t even pay a monthly premium. The city makes a significant investment in Calgary’s security and protective services including police, fire, bylaw and emergency medical services.
If looking for a specific health, safety or social service in Calgary, please dial Health Link at 811 or visit the Inform Alberta website.
The provincial department responsible for health care provision in Calgary is Alberta Health Services (AHS). AHS operates five large acute care hospitals in Calgary – Foothills, Rockyview, Peter Lougheed, South Health Campus and the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
All of Calgary’s acute care general hospitals provide 24-hour emergency care and operate as trauma centres for southern Alberta, southeast British Columbia and southwest Saskatchewan.
There are other outstanding health care facilities and services in Calgary including the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, dozens of care centres, community and continuing care sites, assisted living homes, nursing homes, and walk-in clinics.
To find a full list of Calgary hospitals, other healthcare facilities and/or programs and services, please access Alberta Health Services or call the Health Link at 811 or 1-866-408-5465.
Looking for a family doctor? Patients in the Calgary area can find one at www.calgaryareadocs.com. This interactive website lists more than 1,200 physicians and was developed by seven local primary care networks and doctors in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS) to allow patients to search which physicians and clinics in Calgary, and surrounding communities, are accepting new patients.
This service can also be accessed by calling Health Link at 811.
Creative Commons City of Calgary Fire Department by davebloggs007, Flickr.
The city continues to make a significant investment in personnel, equipment and technology for Calgary’s security and protective services, including fire, police, emergency medical services and STARS Air Ambulance.
The emphasis on personal security shows.
Calgary is ranked as one of the top 32 cities in the world for overall quality of living.