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Health Home - Athabasca

Aspen PCN Health Home in Athabasca is conveniently located right across the street from the Family Health Centre. Our team on site includes Nurses, a Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Foot Care Nurses and an Exercise Specialist. 

INDIVIDUAL SERVICES

  • INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING – REQUIRES PHYSICIAN REFERRAL
    • Health counselling to facilitate successful self-management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, dyslipidemia, heart disease, COPD, etc.   
    • Behavioural counselling to facilitate successful self-management of issues related to stress, anxiety and depression.
  • INDIVIDUAL DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES – REQUIRES PHYSICIAN REFERRAL
    • Diabetic Foot Assessment 
    • Diabetic Foot Clinic 
    • Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Exams (by referral to Westlock Health Home) 
    • 24 HR. Blood Pressure Monitoring and Reporting 
    • Level 3 Sleep Studies (by referral to Westlock Health Home) 

VISITING SPECIALIST CLINICS – REQUIRES PHYSICIAN REFERRAL

The PCN accommodates various specialists within the Health Home in both Athabasca and Westlock in order that our patients do not have to travel to a large municipal centre to see a specialist – instead we bring the specialists to our PCN!  In Athabasca  these include:

  • Visiting Cardiologist

Athabasca patients can be referred to the following visiting Specialists who come to the Westlock Health Home:

  • Pulmonology Specialist – Healthy Lung Clinic, Breathe Easy Program
  • Visiting Surgical Specialist – referrals for general minor surgery and for diagnostic testing  such as colonoscopy, gastroscopy;  any resulting surgical treatments are performed in Barrhead 
  • Visiting Opthamology Specialist – pre and post appointments for cataract surgeries done at Westlock Health Care Centre
  • Visiting Cardiology and Endocrinology (diabetes) Specialist
  • Visiting Hearing Practitioner

 

GROUP PROGRAMS

  • FITNESS FOR LIFE - $5.00 drop in fee - Conducted at the local Athabasca Regional Multiplex - An exercise class designed to encourage participants to safely increase their physical activity levels to improve strength, balance and aerobic endurance.
  • FOREVER YOUNG - Exercise program for folks 60+ enables participants to increase physical activity levels, and improve strength and balance.   Conducted on site at:
    • Pleasant Valley Lodge, Athabasca  Mondays & Thursdays 9:15 - 10am (For Lodge Residents)
    • Senior Citizens New Horizon Drop-in Centre, Boyle  Mondays 1:30 - 2:30pm (open to public - $5.00 drop in fee)
  • HEALTH BASICS – COST $20.00 for participant manual – 8 week group session where participants learn and practice making small steps that lead to big changes.   Participants learn to choose healthy eating, become more active, and find balance in life.

 

Located at: 
4919 52 Street Athabasca, AB T9S 1H1

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm   

Phone: 780.675.9812

Fax: 780.675.9824

Email: athabasca@aspenpcn.ca