St. Joseph’s General Hospital offers diagnostic imaging for emergency patients, inpatients and outpatients.
Our emergency department diagnoses and treats health emergencies 24 hours a day, every day. If you have a life-threatening illness or injury, call 911.
For health concerns that are not an emergency, phone:
- your family doctor
- Health Link (811) to speak to a registered nurse
We see the sickest patients first, regardless of when they arrive.
How long you wait can depend on the time of day and how busy we are at the time.
What to bring to the emergency department
If possible, bring:
- your provincial health care card
- a list of your medications
- contact information for your doctor
Our Podiatry Clinic offers services to help you with foot and ankle issues.
- orthotic casting and molding services for special braces and footwear inserts
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is for patients who have been diagnosed with heart disease or need to decrease their heart risk factors.
We will teach you and your family about heart disease and give you tools to help you manage your condition and improve your heart health.
People who take part in cardiac rehabilitation are less likely to return to hospital and are more likely to improve their quality of life (NCBI).
You will need a doctor’s referral to take part in the program.
The Northern Alberta Renal Program provides hemodialysis for people who have kidney conditions. Treatments help remove waste from your blood, restore your electrolytes and remove extra fluid from your body.
Most patients need three treatments per week, depending on their needs. Each treatment usually lasts around four hours.
We offer interpretive services for patients and families who prefer to communicate in a language other than English. You may request services in person, through live video or over the phone.
To arrange for an interpreter, speak to a member of your care team.
St. Joseph’s General Hospital offers laboratory services for emergency patients, inpatients and outpatients.
Lung and breathing clinic
Our respiratory clinic offers care for outpatients who have lung and breathing issues.
- home oxygen assessments
- arterial blood gases (ABGs)
- respiratory education for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- smoking cessation
- artificial airway management
- tracheostomy change
- pulmonary rehabilitation
Our clinic hours depend on when our respiratory therapist is available. Call our office to confirm.
We offer inpatient and outpatient mental health services.
Inpatient mental health
We offer care for adults who need to be in hospital for acute mental health issues.
We will assess, treat and stabilize your condition. And we will work with you to prepare for your return to the community.
Outpatient mental health
We provide mental health services to adults in the community.
You will need a referral from your doctor or a mental health professional to use these services. Contact us for more information.
If you are in crisis, go to your nearest emergency department. Or call Access 24/7 at 780.424.2424.
We help people who have had an illness or injury learn, relearn or maintain skills for carrying out daily activities. You may receive services either at your home or in our clinic.
- education (i.e., learning to live with a disability or manage a chronic disease)
- end-of-life care
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Our hospital provides holistic, comfort-based palliative care for people with life-limiting conditions and their families. We offer care tailored to your wishes and needs.
- medical care
- spiritual care
- education and resources
- support for your family
Learn more about palliative care through the Palliative Institute.
Your family and pets are welcome to visit anytime.
Your healthcare provider may contact us to have you admitted.
Our social workers provide services to enhance your mental health and well-being and help you work through challenges and concerns.
- supportive counselling
- financial assessment to help you and your family with problem solving and planning
- coping support for families and caregivers
- mediation and conflict resolution to support patient and family goals
- help with legal decision-making documents
- connection to community programs and resources
Our team offers spiritual care services to our patients and families, regardless of faith, background or tradition. We honour each person’s wishes and unique journey.
Our chaplain is on-site to respond to a wide range of needs. They may:
- support you with end-of-life concerns, including ceremonies, memorial planning and decision-making
- help you explore meaning and purpose in life
- support you during grief and loss
- explore ethical concerns facing patients and staff
- provide religious care (prayer, requests for sacraments or visits from faith leaders)
- help you explore your understanding of God or the Divine
- arrange a quiet space for you in the chapel
Monday and Wednesday, 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Ask a member of your care team to connect you with our chaplain.
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Stop the spread of germs
- For the safety of our patients and residents, we encourage you to clean your hands when you visit. See A Guide to Clean Hands for information on protecting yourself and your loved ones.
- If you’re sick, wait and visit your loved one when you’re feeling better. If you must visit and you’re coughing or sneezing, consider wearing a mask to protect your loved one.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and then discard the tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your upper sleeve or elbow.
- Clean your hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer, especially after coughing or sneezing.
We ask visitors not to use the washrooms in patient rooms for the safety and health of our patients. Public washrooms are available throughout the building.
Free visitor parking is available, including accessible parking stalls, at the front of the hospital.
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Inside the front lobby
Emergency and after-hours admitting
West side of hospital, attached to the Emergency Department
Our cafeteria is on the main floor. Vending machines are located at the front entrance.
Open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily.
We have a chapel for quiet reflection and prayer. It is located on the main floor.
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