Ministry of

Health

Sets policy and direction to achieve a sustainable and accountable health system to promote and protect the health of Albertans.

Key services

In focus

Dental fees in Alberta

The 2018 dental fee guide will help you save money during your next trip to the dentist.

Valuing mental health

Valuing Mental Health: Next Steps outlines the actions being taken to strengthen the addiction and mental health system in Alberta.

Alberta's opioid crisis response

How Alberta is responding to the increase in fentanyl- and opioid-related deaths in our province.

Our responsibilities

The Ministry of Health works to ensure Albertans receive the right health care services, at the right time, in the right place, provided by the right health care providers and teams.

Alberta Health is responsible for:

  • setting policy, legislation and standards for the health system in Alberta
  • allocating health funding
  • administering provincial programs such as the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan
  • providing expertise on communicable disease control
  • implementing and ensuring compliance with government policy

Health services are planned and delivered by Alberta Health Services. Some public health services may also be provided by private health care clinics, for example, dentists' offices.

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