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Bow Valley Primary Care Network


Bow Valley Primary Care Network

At Bow Valley Primary Care Network we offer programs and services to help you manage your health. Around fifty family physicians in the Bow Valley work with our inter-professional healthcare team to address your wellness concerns and help you achieve your health goals. The Bow Valley PCN serves residents of the Bow Valley: Banff, Canmore, Dead Man’s Flats, Exshaw, Harvie Heights, Kananaskis, Lac des Arcs, Lake Louise and Morley.

Local COVID-19 Immunization Sites

As of March 15, 2021 over 250 Alberta pharmacies have provided COVID-19 immunizations with either Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.   Currently, the following groups are eligible:
- Albertans 65 years of age and older (born in 1956 or earlier)
 - First Nations, Metis and Inuit people 50 years of age and older (born in 1971 or earlier)
- Staff and senior residents of licensed supportive living facilities not previously eligible
- Those born between 1957 and 2005 with high-risk health conditions. See the full list of conditions here
-Starting April 12, part of Group 2C can book their appointments. Click here for a list of who is eligible.

Appointments must be booked in advance. No walk-ins will be permitted.

Below is a list of local participating pharmacies:

Bow Valley Locations:

Vaccine type: Astrazeneca
Gourlay's Pharmacy (Canmore)                         403-678-5288
Grassroots Pharmacy (Canmore)                      403-609-4100 
IGA Pharmacy (Banff)                                        403-762-5370
Rexall (Canmore)                                               403-678-4301
Safeway (Canmore)                                           403-609-2983
Three Sisters Pharmacy (Canmore)                  403-678-2220 

Vaccine type: Moderna
Save on Foods Pharmacy (Canmore)               403-678-6394
Shoppers Drug Mart (Canmore)                        403-678-8750

To see additional pharmacy locations visit: https://ab.bluecross.ca/news/covid-19-immunization-program-information.php

COVID-19 Testing in the Bow Valley

Alberta Health Services Testing Sites

Bow Valley residents with access to personal transportation should visit ahs.ca to complete an online COVID-19 screening questionnaire.  If eligible for testing, then the patient will be advanced to an online schedule to book an appointment.   Two locations are most accessible to Bow Valley residents:

Banff COVID Testing Centre (Mon-Fri from 10 AM - 4.30 PM) 

Cochrane COVID Testing Centre (Mon-Fri from 9:30 AM - 5 PM) 

If you have a family physician, it is critical that you enter their name at the time of scheduling your appointment.  This will facilitate communication of test results to your family doctor.

Patients without current Alberta Healthcare coverage can call 811 for assistance.

Local Primary Care Clinics with COVID testing:

Patients must call in advance to book an appointment.  Note that same day appointments are not necessarily available:

Alpine Medical Clinic (Banff)                     403-762-3155 
Lake Louise Medical Clinic(Lake Louise) 403-522-2184
Stoney Health Services** (Morley)            403-881-3920            

*open to Lake Louise and Banff residents only

**open to Nation members only

Receiving your COVID test results:

Test results can now be sent via text and to the patient's MyHealth record online. At the time of testing, patients should select their preferred notification option.  For more information or to register for MyHealth, click here.

Patients who test positive for COVID-19 are encouraged to reach out to their family physician.   Patients should note that calls from physicians/clinics may come in an unknown number or 'no caller ID'.  Patients are encouraged to answer these calls. 

Bow Valley residents needing a family physician are directed to www.bowvalleypcn.ca    Albertans needing a family physician should visit www.albertafindadoctor.com

For more information related to COVID-19, visit ahs.ca

For COVID-19 vaccine information including eligibility, safety and more visit here


 Community Class Update

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, in-person group programming has been postponed until further notice.  Online learning sessions are being offered.  See below for class listings.

 Community Class Listings:

 

Mental Health Resources

Has COVID-19 affected your mental health?  

If so, click on the PDF file below for a list of local and provincial resources!  

Perhaps you wish to talk to a counsellor or wonder what websites are credible resources?  How about trying a wellness app - we have a list of recommendations for these as well.  

This resource has a healthy dose of resources to help you! 

Mental Health Resources - July 2020.pdf


No Referral Required - Click or Call for Virtual Classes & Consultations

Did you know that you can register for our classes, workshops or consultations with our Bow Valley PCN health professionals without needing a referral from your family doctor or clinic? What's more, classes and consultations are free!

You can sign up to join the Active Living Exercise Program, BACKtivity Program, Best Weight Program and Chronic Pain Program. You can make an appointment to meet one-on-one with our Active Living Consultant, Behaviour Change Specialist, Lactation Consultant, Pharmacist, or Registered Dietitian. 

As well, although in-person group workshops are suspended, due to COVID-19, we are developing online learning sessions and materials, aimed at helping you achieve your health goals. These include Happiness Basics and nutrition sessions, exercise topics and more. We regularly update the list on our website, so visit often, or follow us on social media to check what's on offer, what's new and what might be just right for you. 

It's up to you and all it takes is a click or a call.  To register or for more information, visit our website, email us at info@bowvalleypcn.ca, call 403 675 3000 or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


        Websites & Phone Numbers


COVID-19

COVID-19 Self-Assessment

Bow Valley Information - 211

Health Link Alberta  - 811

Poison & Drug Information Service - 1-800-332-1414

Alberta Quits Helpline - 1-866-710-7848

Kids Help Phone - 1-800-668-6868

AHS Addiction & Mental Health Services - (403) 678-4696 Option 2

Walk in Counselling / Urgent Mental Health

Banff Mineral Springs Hospital or Canmore General Hospital: 

7 Days a Week, 2:00 - 9:00 p.m.


Naloxone kits (for opioid / fentanyl overdoses) are available at the following locations (no prescription or ID required)

Banff:

Banff Mineral Springs Hospital (Emergency Department)

Canmore:

Canmore General Hospital (Emergency Department)


Lake Louise:

Morley:

For more information, visit BowValleyDrugRisks.ca