Ridgeview Medical Centre

Ridgeview Medical Centre is dedicated to keeping you healthy. Our team cultivates strong relationships with patients of all ages, serving as health care advocates. We help educate on preventative care, offer the proper screenings, and diagnose ailments and other health concerns. If you need specialized care, we can refer you to specialists in Canmore, Calgary and beyond.

CALL: 403 609 8333

October 16, 2020

COVID-19 SWAB CLINIC UPDATE

Unfortunately, Ridgeview Medical Centre is no longer able to offer COVID-19 testing. 

Online booking options are available for the Cochrane AHS Assessment Centre via https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17058.aspx (Alberta Health number required).

For up-to-date information on local Bow Valley testing options, please visit the Bow Valley Primary Care Network’s website at http://bowvalleypcn.ca/Pages/default.aspx


September 30, 2020

COVID-19 SWAB CLINIC UPDATE

We regret to advise that Ridgeview Medical Centre will be ceasing our COVID-19 swab clinic operations on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

The safety of our physicians, staff and patients must take priority and with inclement weather expected just around the corner, we can no longer ensure a safe outdoor testing environment.

We would like to extend our thanks to our regular family practice patients who have been incredibly patient with our physician’s schedules also accommodating swab clinic bookings during this time. We are also grateful to the Bow Valley Primary Care Network for their role in coordinating and championing testing availability among our local clinics.

We are proud to have been able to offer this service to our local Bow Valley community for the past six months, particularly in the noticeable absence of an AHS Assessment Centre within an easily accessible distance.

For more information on COVID-19 testing availability in Alberta, please call 8-1-1 or visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-testing-in-alberta.aspx#toc-2


September 16, 2020

COVID-19 RESULTS... Did you know?

You can potentially gain access to your COVID-19 results sooner by signing up for an Alberta MyHealth Records account?

Albertans aged 14 and over, and who have a valid Alberta ID, are able to create an account in order to access their results. Results are available on MyHealth Records as soon as the Lab has completed their verification process, which is (on average) approximately 48-72 hours after your swab.


 

THE APRIL 1st 2020 HEALTHCARE FUNDING CUTS - HOW THIS AFFECTS YOU   

March 3, 2020

To our valued patients and their families,

As your family doctors, we treasure the relationship that we have built with our patients over the years, but in light of Health Minister Shandro’s unprecedented cuts to family medicine, we are being forced to make some tough choices in order to keep serving you.

Due to Minister Shandro’s proposed cuts, as of April 1, we will have to change how we deliver our medical services to you. These changes will likely include:

  • routine visits will be booked for 10 minutes, therefore we may need additional appointment to address all of your concerns
  • prescription refills will not be issued via phone or fax
  • appointments will be needed in order to review results
  • seniors will now be charged for driver’s medicals as this is no longer covered
  • enforcing charges for uninsured services such as sick notes, forms, letters for insurance, etc.

The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) and the medical profession understand the hard economic realities in Alberta, and we have worked hard to provide solutions that do not compromise medical care. At the time that these cuts were announced, the AMA had found solutions to cover 75% of the savings the government required, and had another proposal on the way. In addition, the AMA proposed to go to arbitration to find a solution that was acceptable to both sides.

Despite this, the government is moving forward with their proposed cuts, without consultation or negotiation with the medical profession. These cuts focus on family medicine, rural medicine and the ability to spend more time with patients.

We ask for your support in calling on your elected officials to return to the negotiating table with the AMA. Let them know that their attack on family doctors and the medical home is not acceptable.

Please feel free to contact your MLA, Miranda Rosin: Phone: +1 403 609 4509  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
and our Health Minister, Tyler Shandro: Phone: +1 780 427 3665  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sincerely,

Your Bow Valley Family Physicians

Ridgeview Medical Centre

Dedicated to your health.

CALL: 403 609 8333

UPDATED COVID-19 Business Hours (effective July 1, 2020)

Please note: Due to COVID-19, we have had to reduce our clinic hours.  Although we are not currently operating our evening walk-in clinic, we are pleased to have amended our walk in policy to temporarily allow walk-in bookings over the phone; however we are still only able to offer these appointments on a same-day basis, as availability permits. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, please DO NOT attend the clinic in person.  Please be aware that due to increased phone activity, our phone lines are extremely busy.  If you cannot get through, please try calling back later.  
 
  • Monday:

    9am - 7pm

  • Tuesday:

    9am - 7pm

  • Wednesday:

    9am - 7pm

  • Thursday:

    9am - 5pm

  • Friday:

    9am - 4pm

    (closed 12pm - 1pm)

  • Saturday:

    10am - 4pm

  • Sunday:

    10am - 2pm

Statutory / Civic Holiday Hours 2020

Monday, August 3 - Civic Holiday - Walk-In Clinic, 10am-2pm

Monday, September 7 - Labour Day - Walk-In Clinic, 10am-2pm

Monday, October 12 - Thanksgiving - Walk-In Clinic, 10am-2pm

Wednesday, November 11 - Remembrance Day - CLOSED

Thursday, December 24 - Christmas Eve - 9am-12pm

Friday, December 25 - Christmas Day - CLOSED

Saturday, December 26 - Boxing Day - CLOSED

Sunday, December 27 - Walk-In Clinic, 10am-2pm

Thursday, December 31 - New Year's Eve - 9am-12pm

Friday, January 1, 2021 - New Year's Day - CLOSED

THE APRIL 1st 2020 HEALTHCARE FUNDING CUTS - HOW THIS AFFECTS YOU   

March 3, 2020

To our valued patients and their families,

As your family doctors, we treasure the relationship that we have built with our patients over the years, but in light of Health Minister Shandro’s unprecedented cuts to family medicine, we are being forced to make some tough choices in order to keep serving you.

Due to Minister Shandro’s proposed cuts, as of April 1, we will have to change how we deliver our medical services to you. These changes will likely include:

  • routine visits will be booked for 10 minutes, therefore we may need additional appointment to address all of your concerns
  • prescription refills will not be issued via phone or fax
  • appointments will be needed in order to review results
  • seniors will now be charged for driver’s medicals as this is no longer covered
  • enforcing charges for uninsured services such as sick notes, forms, letters for insurance, etc.

The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) and the medical profession understand the hard economic realities in Alberta, and we have worked hard to provide solutions that do not compromise medical care. At the time that these cuts were announced, the AMA had found solutions to cover 75% of the savings the government required, and had another proposal on the way. In addition, the AMA proposed to go to arbitration to find a solution that was acceptable to both sides.

Despite this, the government is moving forward with their proposed cuts, without consultation or negotiation with the medical profession. These cuts focus on family medicine, rural medicine and the ability to spend more time with patients.

We ask for your support in calling on your elected officials to return to the negotiating table with the AMA. Let them know that their attack on family doctors and the medical home is not acceptable.

Please feel free to contact your MLA, Miranda Rosin: Phone: +1 403 609 4509  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
and our Health Minister, Tyler Shandro: Phone: +1 780 427 3665  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sincerely,

Your Bow Valley Family Physicians

Contact Us

If this is a medical emergency, call 911

  •    (403) 609 8333
  •    (403) 609 3666
  • After hours cancellations:
       (403) 609 9596

After Hours

For after hours health advice or information
about health services in your area, call MyHealth.Alberta.ca  

    Toll-free at 811

Address

Suite 212,
1240 Railway Ave.
Canmore, AB
T1W 1P4

- Located on 2nd level
- Disabled parking available
- Elevator access

Please note:  Phones may be switched off from 12-1pm on weekdays, or if busy during walk-in clinic hours.  If you receive the closed message during advertised open hours, please either attend the clinic in person, or try calling back later.

Walk-In Patients Welcome

COVID-19 UPDATE:  Please note that while COVID-19 remains a concern, we have amended our walk-in clinic availability.  While we continue to run our weekend walk-in clinic, we have had to cancel our evening weekday clinics. 

Where availability exists in our regular weekday schedule, we will now accept same-day 'walk-in' appointments via phone.  New patients are required to have completed a New Patient Form and emailed it, along with a copy of their Provincial health card, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to calling to book.

If you are do not have any symptoms related to COVID-19, and do not meet any of the criteria for self-isolation, you may still attend the clinic in person to enquire about appointment availability.

Weekend walk in appointments are booked on a first-come, first-served basis and can currently be booked via phone or in person.

 

All new patients are required to fill out a new patient form and provide a copy of their valid Provincial Health Card, and/or photo ID. 

Complete our New Patient Form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance for a speedy intake!

  • Monday to Thursday:

    No walk-in clinic

  • Friday:

    No walk-in clinic

  • Saturday:
    10am - 4pm
  • Sundays and Statutory Holidays:
    10am - 2pm

It is important that you bring your Provincial Healthcare Card and photo ID for your appointment. You may need to pay appointment fees up-front if you do not have adequate proof of provincial coverage. https://www.alberta.ca/ahcip.aspx   NOTE: Under no circumstances will Narcotics be prescribed during walk-in appointments. Should you wish to obtain a narcotic prescription, we recommend you schedule an appointment with your family physician.

Foreign Citizens Traveling in Canada:

Physicians at Ridgeview Medical Centre are able to see non-Canadian citizens on a walk in basis. The base fee for non-Canadians is $125 per appointment. Additional fees may be charged based on the complexity of the appointment. Please note, we do not do x-rays or lab work on site. We do not accept travel insurance.

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