From the Minister
Behind every Albertan waiting for a donation, families are waiting too.
Alberta is leading the country in rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations. But we urgently need more doses from the federal government.
It is possible for those living with dementia to have a good quality of life.
Finding ways to run our health-care system more efficiently while improving patient care is more critical than ever.
Alberta’s COVID-19 response
- Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency. New measures are in effect to bend the curve on rising COVID-19 cases, including mandatory restrictions on social gatherings.
- The COVID-19 status map shows the level of risk in regions across Alberta and information about local health measures. Learn more about the regional status in your area and sign up to be notified if there is a change in your area.
- Isolation and quarantine requirements. Learn what to do if you have symptoms or are exposed to COVID-19, or if you enter Alberta from outside Canada
- Guidance is available to help businesses, communities and organizations reopen operate safely. General guidance and sector-specific information is available to identify and implement measures to reduce the risk for staff and customers.
It’s influenza season
- All Albertans are encouraged to get an influenza vaccine (flu shot). Albertans 6 months of age and older, are eligible to be immunized, free of charge.
- This year, Alberta Health Services is working with pharmacists and physicians to offer immunization. Find out more about how to access immunizations this year.
- The flu shot won’t prevent COVID-19, but it will reduce your chances of getting sick with influenza and spreading it to others.
Accessing health care
- Find a family doctor or a Primary Care Network in your area. You can also call Health Link for help
- Sign up for a MyHealth Records account to self manage and track your lab results, immunization and medication information and get COVID-19 test results.
- Find a hospital or health care facility in your area.
- Learn about the Health Advocate and Mental Health Advocate, what they do and your role in your health care
Health services and benefits
Find a range of health benefits and drug programs for Albertans. Some examples include:
- The Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) provides eligible Alberta residents with full coverage for medically necessary physician services, and some dental and oral surgical health services.
- Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) helps Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic or terminal illness to pay of basic medical equipment and supplies.
- The Coverage for Seniors program provides seniors with premium-free coverage for prescriptions drugs and other health-related services not covered under the AHCIP.
- The Alberta Child Health Benefit covers children’s health expenses for families with low incomes.
Alberta’s budget is focused on protecting lives and livelihoods, investing in health care, preparing for recovery and spending responsibly.
By signing up for MyHealth Records you'll be able to self-manage and track your lab results, immunization and medication information.
Services and resources to help you in stressful times.
Before you head to emergency or your doctor's office, call Health Link at 811 for trusted health advice.
Minister Shandro was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-Acadia.
A husband and father to two young children, Shandro has been an active member of his community for years. Previously serving a member of the National Parole Board, the Municipal Government Board, the Criminal Injuries Review Board, the University of Calgary Senate, the Calgary Parking Authority, and the Calgary Police Commission.
After the devastating 2013 floods, Shandro was appointed to the Disaster Recovery Committee by the Minister of Municipal Affairs on matters related to disaster recovery assistance. His public service record continues further, as he has been a volunteer for the Calgary Stampede's Promotion Committee, an instructor and evaluator for CPLED (the Legal Education Society of Alberta's bar admission course), a volunteer mentor for the Law Society of Alberta, and a volunteer lawyer for Student Legal Assistance at the University of Calgary. Shandro was a former director of a number of non-profit organizations, including the Calgary Ukrainian Festival, Digital Alberta, the Canadian Police Governance Association, and the Alberta Media Production Industries Association.
Tyler Shandro was appointed as Alberta’s Minister of Health on April 30, 2019. He will apply his strong record of public service to addressing the challenges currently facing Alberta’s health-care system. He is committed to ensuring key pledges are met, including reducing wait times, and ensuring that all Albertans have access to a publicly funded, universal and reliable health-care system.