Walk-in clinics are for non-emergencies and for individuals and families who do not have a family doctor or do not have an appointment with their family doctor.
Available walk-in clinics in Grande Prairie include:
- PrimeCARE Health Medical Clinic
- Primacy- GP Medical Clinic
- Walk-In Clinic at Walmart Grande Prairie by Jack Nathan Health
- College and Community Health Centre
Finding a Doctor
There are tools available to help you find both specialist and family doctors in the area. Having a family doctor has many benefits including building a relationship with a medical professional, receiving complete care and tracking medical history.
To find doctors in Grande Prairie you can:
- Ask a friend or relative for a referral
- Call Health Link Alberta at 1-866-408-5465
- Visit the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) website
- Visit the Alberta Primary Care Network website
For dentists, use the "Find a Dentist" feature on the Alberta Dental Association and College website.
In an emergency, call 9-1-1 or check into the Emergency Room (ER) at the nearest hospital. There is one hospital in Grande Prairie, the QEII Hospital, located at 10409 98 St.
Public health insurance is provided free to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents. It provides access to basic medical services such as medical exams, medically necessary surgery and drugs administered through the hospital, for example. In Grande Prairie this coverage is provided through Alberta Health Services. To register for your Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) coverage, visit a participating registry agent. Changes to coverage can be made at any time free of charge.
Once you have registered, you will receive a government-issued health card which you will need to bring with you every time you access a medical service. Note that all provinces and territories will provide free emergency medical services even if a person does not have a government health card.
Restrictions may apply for public insurance for immigrants. The Interim Federal Health Program offers temporary coverage to eligible immigrants.
The Government of Alberta also offers a variety of supplementary health benefit plans in addition to AHCIP. These include programs for seniors and low-income families. For information on these programs and services, visit their webpage.
To receive coverage for health services not insured under AHCIP, you may considering starting an insurance plan with a private insurance company. Many employers also offer health benefits to their employees.