Important Links
The following links provide important health care related information.  As the Lakeland PCN discovers links that we feel are important to our visitors these links will be added.

Alberta Health is the ministry that sets policy, legislation and standards for the health system in Alberta. The ministry allocates health funding and administers provincial programs such as the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan and provides expertise on communicable disease control. The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health provides direction and guidelines on public health policy to Alberta Health Services, and gives information to the public about communicable diseases and public health programs. The Chief Mental Health Officer was appointed to help victims of the recent floodings in Alberta cope with the emotional and psychological consequences of the disaster. Health services in Alberta are delivered by Alberta Health Services. Some public health services may also be provided by private health care clinics, for example, dentists' offices.
Our Mission: To provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
Alberta’s physicians are committed to a health care system that facilitates wellness and delivers patient-and family-centered care. Alberta Medical Association can also be followed on; • Twitter: • Facebook:
Alberta Supports offers information and assistance to Albertans on a range of social-based services offered by the province, including Health Benefits, Disability and Community Supports Programs, services for Seniors and much more.
As a nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.
FluWatch is Canada's national surveillance system that monitors the spread of flu and flu-like illnesses on an on-going basis. FluWatch reports, posted every Friday, contain specific information for health professionals on flu viruses circulating in Canada. The FluWatch program consists of a network of labs, hospitals, doctor's offices and provincial and territorial ministries of health. Program objectives include to: ◾Detect flu outbreaks across the country as early as possible ◾ Provide timely up-to-date information on flu activity in Canada and abroad to health professionals [and interested Canadians] ◾ Monitor circulating strains of the flu virus (like H1N1) and assess their sensitivity to antiviral medications, [such as Tamiflu and Relenza]. Antivirals, when used by doctors to treat flu, can help reduce the severity of the illness and the recovery time for a patient ◾ Provide information that the World Health Organization can use to make its recommendations on the best vaccine to use for seasonal flu shots.
Health Link Alberta Health Link Alberta provides health advice and information through a toll-free phone number to all Albertans. Access is 24 hour, 7 day a week and support is provided by experienced registered nurses and other health-care professionals. Contact Health Link Alberta Anyone in Alberta with a health question or concern can call: Toll-free: 1-866-408-5465 (LINK) Edmonton: 780-408-5465 (LINK) Calgary: 403-943-5465 (LINK)
Health Canada believes that prevention and health promotion can hold health care costs down and improve quality of life in the long term. To this end, the Department is committed to meeting the challenges of tomorrow by supporting research and fostering partnerships with researchers across the country and the world. We also work collaboratively with the provinces and territories to test ways in which the Canadian health care system can be improved and ensure its sustainability for the future.
Our Mission : To be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.
Our healthcare and hospital services can be complex and confusing and Open Arms is dedicated to helping you get the answers you need. Our volunteers can provide support and assistance to you and your family if you want to make a patient complaint but don’t know where to start, you need an independent person to support you when speaking to medical professionals, or you need help in getting answers or in obtaining documentation.
In 2003, Alberta Health (formerly Alberta Health and Wellness), the Alberta Medical Association and Alberta’s Regional Health Authorities (now Alberta Health Services) established the Primary Care Initiative (PCI) to improve access to family physicians and other frontline health care providers in Alberta. The purpose of the PCI is to develop Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and support them in meeting the objectives of the program.
The role of the Public Health Agency of Canada is to: ◾Promote health; ◾Prevent and control chronic diseases and injuries; ◾Prevent and control infectious diseases; ◾Prepare for and respond to public health emergencies; ◾Serve as a central point for sharing Canada’s expertise with the rest of the world; ◾Apply international research and development to Canada’s public health programs; and ◾Strengthen intergovernmental collaboration on public health and facilitate national approaches to public health policy and planning.
The Saddle Lake Health Centre is located on the Saddle Lake Cree Nation approximately 164 KM North East of Edmonton, AB. Housed in a beautiful medical clinic setting. There is a total of 54 staff on hand as all times through out all other Health Departments. If you happen to be in the area please stop in, have a coffee and check out our facility, the staff would be happy to help you out.