Resources Related to Health
Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan
The Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) is a publicly administered and funded health care system that guarantees Albertans receive universal access to medically necessary hospital and medical services. AHCIP forms, information on premium and drug assistance, answers to common questions are available on the website.
Alberta Seniors Benefits
The Government of Alberta provides seniors with premium-free coverage for prescriptions drugs and other health-related services not covered under the AHCIP. They work with Alberta Blue Cross to provide Coverage for Seniors. For more information on eligibility and applying, see the website.
The Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors program is based on income and provides low to moderate income seniors with financial assistance.
Alberta Health Link is a province-wide toll free telephone number that you can call for telephone advice and information on health related topics provided by registered nurses, including specialized dementia nurses. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call Toll Free 811 or visit myhealth.alberta.ca/811