Northern Alberta Wildfires Information – June 19, 2019

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Important information around Northern Alberta wildfires

We at CPSA extend our sympathy and support to those whose families, friends, homes or businesses have been affected by the wildfires in Northern Alberta.

The latest wildfire emergency updates can be found through the Government of Alberta’s Active Emergency Updates website and through the AHS Wildfire Resource website.

Physician Information

To our members, we sincerely thank you for everything you are doing to look after your patients during this emergency. Where practise advice is required, we offer information just a phone call or email away. You can reach us 24/7 on the CPSA wildfire emergency line at 1-888-729-4393 (toll-free), or email us at info@cpsa.ab.ca.

CPSA Council and staff care about you, your loved ones, and your patients. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s any way we can support you. Thank you for continuing to fulfill a vital role in the Alberta health care system during this emergency.

Patient Information

CPSA understands this can be a very stressful time for patients. Please know there are resources and services available to help you and your loved ones cope with health care needs during this difficult time.

The Northwest Health Centre in High Level is open, with all emergency, laboratory, X-ray, mental health and community health departments open.

For health advice or information on health services, including mental health services, call Health Link at 811 or 1-866-408-5465. AHS has mental health supports and resources for those impacted by the Alberta wildfires. Visit ahs.ca/wildfire or call the Mental Health Line 24/7 at 1-877-303-2642.