Sessional Clinical ARP compensation is based on an hourly rate for the delivery of direct and indirect clinical services within an organized program to a defined patient group by a physician.

The sessional model is intended for part-time participation by a physician up to an equivalent of two days per week on average over the fiscal year. This model primarily applies to small, specialized programs and services.

Sessional Clinical ARP set up

Once the Sessional Clinical ARP has been approved, the authorized representative is required to register and operationalize the Sessional Clinical ARP.

Complete and submit forms:

Forms to set up ARP online services (for example, in order to submit invoice hours):

  • AHC 2214 (PDF, 249 KB) – access administrator application, agreement and authorization
    • set up an individual to act as the administrator for the Clinical ARP
  • AHC 2215 (PDF, 260 KB) – external user ID application access request
    • create an account for users external to the Alberta government to access applications, if not already assigned
  • ARP 008 – Letter of Participation (LOP) (PDF, 1.5 MB)
    • complete one for each participating physician

Clinical ARP forms

Physician information

Individual physicians should use the forms above to apply for or terminate relationships.

Physicians not registered by the Alberta government must apply to the practitioner registry and acquire a practitioner ID before registering with a Clinical ARP.

Required application documents are:

  • AHC 11234 – Practitioner Information Form (PDF, 109 KB)
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) practice permit and registration of undertaking and acknowledgement.
  • Specialty letter, if applicable. Physicians can obtain a copy from the CPSA.

The authorized representative of a Clinical ARP has the right to terminate a participating physician or locum physician by signing a LOT on their behalf.

Mail original copies of completed LOPs, LOTs and locum letters to the ministry.

  • Copies of the letters are accepted for process.
  • Copies of the letters must also be sent to Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Medical Association.


Connect with the Alternative Compensation Delivery Unit:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-643-1436
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-5208
Email: health.arpinfo@gov.ab.ca

Alberta Health
Alternative Compensation Delivery Unit
Provider Compensation and Strategic Partnerships Branch
PO Box 1360, Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 2N3

Connect with the ARP Physician Support Services:

Phone: 780-453-3130
Toll free: 1-866-953-3130
Email: arpinquiries@albertadoctors.org

ARP Physician Support Services
12230 106 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5N 3Z1