Patient Services

Patient Services

CVFP delivers care in a team-based model which includes empowering our staff to use their full scope of practice. Our team of registered nurses provide patient assessment, triage, and direct patient care. Other team members include a nurse practitioner, pharmacist, psychologist, respiratory and diabetes educators, and a dietician, all working on-site in a collaborative and efficient model.

Patient Education Centre

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Preventative and Health Screening
General Health Information
Men's Health
Women's Health
Children's Health
Senior's Health
Medications
Tests and Procedures
Booking a lab test
Nutrition
Heart
Lung
Urinary
Digestive
Nerves
Bones
Skin
Caring at Home


Preventative Health and Screening

The Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health - Learn more about important preventative health measures and guidlines.

Screening for Life - Not sure if you need to be screened for cancer? Visit this website to learn more abour when screening is right for you.


General Health Information

What is the single best thing we can do for our health

23 1/2 hours - what is the single best thing we can do for our health?

Living Well: A program for people with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic lung disease, chronic pain and other long term illnesses.

View the website

ABC's of Diabetes

ABC's of Diabetes

A Doctor-Professor answers the old question "What is the single best thing we can do for our health" in a completely new way and explains the ABC's of Diabetes.   Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health.

MyHealthAlberta  - Alberta Health and Wellness

myhealth.alberta.ca

Your Health Matters!  Alberta Health has put together a comprehensive website for Albertans.  Explore these topics for relevant, evidenced-based information.

  1. Health A-Z: find common health topics, topics by gender, by age and by body part, a symptom checker and other health tools.
  2. Healthy Living: find information about fitness and exercise, healthy eating, healthy weight, dealing with stress, travel health, aging well, healthy kids, mental health, and sexual health.
  3. Tests and Treatments guides: find out why and how the test is done, how to prepare for it, how it feels, potential risks, results, what affects the test, and what to think about.
  4. Medication guides: find out how and how well they work, why they are used, potential side effects, and important things to keep in mind while using the medication. There is also information on the impact on children.
  5. Health services: find an Alberta health professional, services and program details and locations.
  6. Health Alerts: warn you about potential health issues in Alberta, tell you about restaurant inspections, and travel health advisories (information on disease outbreaks around the world).
  7. Decision tools: these tools can help you make a decision about a treatment option (ie should I get an insulin pump?) and decide how you want to care for your body (i.e should I breastfeed my baby?) These tools use both facts and feelings to help you make decisions about your health.
  8. Health checkup tools: these are personal calculators that can help you figure out how you're doing (i.e. if you're a healthy weight, if you're at risk for heart attack) and make changes in your lifestyle that can improve your health and manage health conditions.
  9. Healthy U - Alberta Health and Wellness - Encouraging healthier living for Albertans through active living and healthy eating.

 

www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

Health Encyclopedia - Medical resource provides comprehensive and reliable information from trusted sources in patient-friendly language.
www.healthopedia.com

Merck Manual Online - Click on the Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for the free online edition.
www.merckmanuals.com

Healthfinder - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - "Live well, learn how" This website provides an encyclopedia of over 1,600 health topics from the most trusted sources.
www.healthfinder.gov


Men's Health

Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness & Promotion - Immunization information backed up by current research. Learn more about misconceptions by clicking on the article "Immunization: get the facts" under the Vaccine Safety tab.
www.immunize.ca

Participaction - Get informed!  Get inspired!  Get moving!  Ideas for physical activity for all ages.
www.participaction.com


Women's Health

Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness & Promotion - Immunization information backed up by current research. Learn more about misconceptions by clicking on the article "Immunization: get the facts" under the Vaccine Safety tab.
www.immunize.ca

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) - Evidence-based education on specific websites.
Menopause and osteoporosis www.menopauseandu.ca
HPV Infections www.hpvinfo.ca
Endometriosis www.endometriosisinfo.ca
Sexual Health www.Sexualityandu.ca

Participaction - Get informed!  Get inspired!  Get moving!  Ideas for physical activity for all ages.
www.participaction.com


Children's Health

Canadian Paediatric Society - Information for parents from Canada's paediatricians. Some topics include healthy bodies, keeping kids safe, behaviour and parenting, and "when your child is sick".
www.caringforkids.cps.ca

Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness & Promotion - Immunization information backed up by current research. Learn more about misconceptions by clicking on the article "Immunization: get the facts" under the Vaccine Safety tab.
www.immunize.ca

Participaction - Get informed!  Get inspired!  Get moving!  Ideas for physical activity for all ages.
www.participaction.com

Healthy U - Alberta Health and Wellness - Encouraging healthier living for Albertans through active living and healthy eating.
www.healthyalberta.com

From picky to healthy: a guide for parents   - You've tried everything and your picky eater is still picky. Here's help www.pickyeating.ca


Senior's Health

Health and Age - An informative site based on scientific research for 55+.
 www.healthandage.com

Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness & Promotion - Immunization information backed up by current research. Learn more about misconceptions by clicking on the article "Immunization: get the facts" under the Vaccine Safety tab.
www.immunize.ca

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) - Evidence-based information about menopause and osteoporosis.
www.menopauseandu.ca

Osteoporosis Association - Excellent information on current treatments for osteoporosis, including a calcium calculator and a checklist to assess for fracture risk. Great information for all ages--just click on "Osteoporosis and You" tab.
www.osteoporosis.ca

Participaction - Get informed!  Get inspired!  Get moving!  Ideas for physical activity for all ages.
www.participaction.com


Medications

Poison Control - For possible poisoning call 1-800-332-1414.  See website for more information.
www.albertahealthservices.ca/5426.asp

Prescription

MedLine Plus - A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Learn about prescription drugs
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html

Over the Counter

Be MedWise - Set up by the U.S National Council on Patient Information and Education, the site promotes safe and appropriate use of over-the-counter medicines.  
bemedwise.org

MedLine Plus - A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Learn about over-the-counter medicines.
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html

Herbal preparations

PADIS - Poison and Drug Information Service - PADIS provides a medication and herbal advice line.  Free, confidential and available 24/7. Call 1-800-332-1414

MedLine Plus - A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Learn about herbs and supplements.
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html


Tests and Procedures

Alberta Health - Click on Tests and Treatments and enter the required test in the search.  Extensive information including why it is done, how to prepare, how it is done, how it feels, risks, results, what affects the test, what to think about, and references.  
www.myhealth.alberta.ca


Booking a lab test

Calgary Lab Services - On-line appointment booking, and information on tests and procedures will save time and aggravation.  Have your yellow Calgary Lab Services requisition available and click on the "Click 2 Book" icon.
www.calgarylabservices.com


Nutrition

The My Healthy Weight Action Plan™ is a free, easy-to-use plan for getting to and keeping your healthy weight. Experts in the weight-loss field developed it using the most up-to-date scientific research. In this program, we'll coach you every step of the way. https://www.heartandstroke.ca/hwplan.asp?media=hw _

Osteoporosis Association - How can my diet today prepare my bones for the future. Check out the "Calculate my calcium" and then see the information under the "Nutrition" tab.  
www.osteoporosis.ca

Dietitians in Canada - Assess yourself through tools such as Nutri-eSCREEN, an eating habits questionnaire for older adults to find out how well you are doing with daily food choices that help you stay healthy and active.  Also check out the Nutrition A-Z for resources on a wide range of topics.
www.dietitians.ca

Healthy U - Alberta Health and Wellness - Encouraging healthier living for Albertans through active living and healthy eating.
www.healthyalberta.com


Heart

Heart and Stroke Foundation - Explore health information on Stroke, Heart Disease, and Healthy Living, including recipes and multicultural resources. heartandstroke.ca

Heart and Stroke Health Check Program - Find nutrition information, recipes, and shopping advice from their team of registered dietitians.  www.healthcheck.org

Canadian Heart Failure Network - Click on "Patients and Caregivers" tab to learn about heart failure and how to manage it.  www.chfn.ca

Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada - Discover the latest in cardiac health promotion, rehabilitation, and health news.  www.cardiachealth.ca


Lung

The Lung Association - The Lung Association focuses on all issues that affect the ability of Canadians to breathe every day.  For information on Asthma, COPD, Lung cancer, sleep apnea, tuberculosis, as well as infectious diseases, such as seasonal flu and pneumonia. Lung Protection through Smoking Cessation, pollution control, and germ control is also discussed.  www.lung.ca

The Asthma Society of Canada - The vision is to emplower every child and adult in Canada with asthma to live an active and symptom-free life. www.asthma.ca

Calgary COPD & Asthma Program - Dedicated to Respiratory Care, Eduction & Research.  www.ucalgary.ca/asthma


Urinary

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) - Evidence-based information about menopause, osteoporosis, and bladder health.
www.menopauseandu.ca

The Kidney Foundation of Canada - Click on the tab "Your Kidneys" for information on kidney disease and treatments.
www.ccfc.ca


Digestive

Dietitians in Canada - Assess yourself through tools such as Nutri-eSCREEN, an eating habits questionnaire for older adults to find out how well you are doing with daily food choices that help you stay healthy and active.  Also check out the Nutrition A-Z for resources on a wide range of topics.
www.ccfc.ca

Crohn's and Colitis Foundaton of Canada - Current information about living with inflammatory bowel disease.
www.ccfc.ca

From picky to healthy: a guide for parents  - You've tried everything and your picky eater is still picky. Here's help www.pickyeating.ca


Nerves

Brains Matter - Neurological Health Charities Canada - Organizations that help people with a variety of brain conditions have joined together on this website. Click on "Education" for information and links to the various organizations.  
www.mybrainmatters.ca


Bones

Osteoporosis Association - Excellent information on current treatments for osteoporosis, including a calcium calculator and a checklist to assess for fracture risk. Great information for all ages--just click on "Osteoporosis and You" tab.
www.osteoporosis.ca

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) - Evidence-based information about menopause and osteoporosis.
www.menopauseandu.ca


Skin

Canadian Dermatology Association - Click on "Skin, Hair & Nails" for information. The InfoSheets provide concise information on topics such as Teen acne or eczema.
www.dermatology.ca

Skinsight - Excellent photos of various skin conditions are found using the Skin Condition Finder.
www.skinsight.com


Caring at Home

Care-Ring Voice Network - Information and support for caregivers and their families through tele-learning.
www.careringvoice.com

The Family Caregiver - Canada's Home Care and Family Caregiving Resource. Click on the Alberta tab for Alberta specific information and resources.
www.thefamilycaregiver.com

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