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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.

COVID-19 Testing in the Bow Valley

Prior to calling a local clinic, visit to complete an 
online COVID-19 screening questionnaire or call 811.

AHS Cochrane Testing Centre

 (Open Monday-Friday from 9:30 am - 5 pm)

Eligible patients will be forwarded to an online schedule where they can book testing. Those without current Alberta Healthcare coverage can call 811 for assistance.

Banff residents and those without current Alberta Healthcare coverage should call 811 for assistance.

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.

Local Primary Care clinics offering testing:.
You must call in advance to book an appointment

Alpine Medical Clinic (Banff)                 403-762-3155 
Bear St. Family Physicians (Banff)       403-762-4846
Lake Louise Medical Clinic                 403-522-2184
Stoney Health Services* (Morley)         403-881-3920            
*open to Nation members only

Local pharmacies offering asymptomatic testing:
(if you have COVID-19 related symptoms, do not go to a pharmacy)

Grassroots Pharmacy (Canmore)          403-609-4100

Rx Drug Mart (Banff)                           403-762-2245

Shoppers Drug Mart (Canmore)             403-678-8750

Three Sisters Pharmacy  (Canmore)      403-678-2220

For more information related to COVID-19, visit

 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, call 403 675 3000 or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

        Websites & Phone Numbers


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 Mineral Springs Hospital (Emergency Department)


Canmore General Hospital (Emergency Department)

Lake Louise:


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