Youth to Adult Healthcare Transition Resources
AHS Transition Supports
A consultative service for adolescents (11-23 years of age) struggling with complex adolescent issues such as body image, peer relationships, sexual health, substance use, chronic illness and mental health concerns.
A cross ministry initiative that supports coordinated and integrated care for adults with intellectual disabilities, mental health concerns and complex service needs.
ACH Diabetes Clinic
Resources to help youth and young adults transition from the AB Children's Hospital to an adult diabetes clinic.
Apps - Health Trackers
Tracks your mental health, physical health, symptoms, health conditions, sleep, energy levels, fatigue, pain, chronic illness, menstrual cycle, wellbeing, happiness, productivity, habits, nutrition, steps, heart rate, medication, stress, exercise, screen time, caffeine, alcohol, emotions & much more to help you understand how your habits, treatments, & lifestyle choices impact your health. Important note: App requires a monthly or annual membership fee.
Stores and tracks information on medications, symptoms, mood, weight, blood pressure, and more. Also allows sharing of information with doctors & other supports.
Apps - IBD Specific
Offers checklists for what you need to know and do to transition to an adult inflammatory bowel disease doctor.
Helps with finding a public bathroom or restroom.
Helps people find the closest available washroom, anywhere in Canada.
Enables you to track, understand, and manage your journey with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
Tracks symptoms, flares, bowel movements, medications, and more. Offers education on sleep, medication, wellbeing, lifestyle, physical activity and living with symptoms. Also available for apple devices - https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/my-ibd-care-crohns-colitis/id1257828274
A very reasonably priced app for apple devices that logs & tracks bowel movements.
A poop tracker that monitors frequency of constipation, diarrhea, IBS, or other gut-related discomfort, and also provides indications of severe symptoms and causes. App requires an annual membership fee for full access to features.
A very reasonably priced app for android devices that logs, tracks & analyzes bowel movements.
Free app for android devices that finds the nearest, most suitable restrooms based on customer's location.
Apps - Medication Management
Tracks all medication doses and schedules. Their Medfriend feature can be used so you know when a loved one misses a dose.
Offers reminders about medications, treatments, measurements or exercise to help you stay in control of your health. Also allows you to lean on others for reminders and support when you forget.
Apps - Stress Management
Offers a combination of podcast-style lessons, and both seated and active meditations, to facilitate skill development for a healthier, happier you.
Offers guided meditations, soundtracks, talks, or a customizable meditation timer.
Helps you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of anxiety.
A free tool developed by psychologists and educators, to help learn and practice skills that build mental fitness and resilience.
Helps develop a meditation practice to bring increased mindfulness into daily life.
Provides dental care for adults with special needs or medical concerns which preclude them receiving treatment in a community practice.
How to get dental care in the Calgary Zone.
A fully mobile dental hygiene service in homes, offices or care centers in Calgary and the surrounding area.
Public Health - Dental Treatment Services
Provides reduced-fee dental treatment services by qualified dentists to families in financial need and without access to dental insurance.
Supports low income Albertans to ensure they have access to pescription drugs, dental services, optical services, emergency ambulance and diabetic supplies that are essential to health and well-being.
A drug benefit program available to all residents of Alberta under the age of 65. Non-Group coverage is premium based and provides access to supplementary prescription drugs not covered by the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan.
Provides residents of Alberta with full coverage for medically necessary physician and some specific dental and oral surgical health services.
Dial 310-0000 then 780-427-1432
Medical Equipment/Supplies/Mobility Aids/Assistive Devices
A Rocky Mountain Brace & Limb
Specializes in pediatric and geriatric prosthetic limbs and custom orthotic orthopedic devices.
Helps Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic illness or terminal illness to maintain their independence at home, in lodges or group homes by providing financial assistance to buy medical equipment and supplies.
Dial 310-0000 then 780-427-0731
Assist Health Supplies
Offers home health care solutions.
Specializes in orthotic care for children and adults with special needs.
Offers a variety of home health care equipment and medical aids.
Colman Prosthetics & Orthotics
Offers orthotic and prosthetic services at two locations in Calgary, with the goal of increasing people's mobility and quality of life.
403-270-2941 / 403-225-9303
A short term loan program that provides health equipment to individuals dealing with illness or injury.
Creates customized assistive devices for people with physical disabilities.
Preparing for the Transition to Adult Healthcare
Information for parents about how to prepare their teen with diabetes for the transition to adult healthcare.
An online resource intended to help teens take control of their own JIA (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis) management.
Information for parents about how to prepare their teen with Crohn's Disease for the transition to adult healthcare.
Information for parents about how to prepare their teens with Inflammatory Bowel Disease for their transition to adult healthcare.
Information for parents about how to prepare their teens with Ulcerative Colitis for the transition to adult healthcare.
Information for patients with diabetes about how to prepare for their transition to adult healthcare
Information about how patients with sickle cell disease can prepare for their transition to adult healthcare.
Self Advocacy & Self Management
A way to help you think about, talk about and document your wishes for health care.
Provides medication services for patients.
Information, education, techniques, and support to help improve your health and quality of life with a chronic condition.
Describes ways for young people to be more involved as they move from the pediatric to adult health care world, including skills they will need to be successful.
Helps you explore ways to manage your health and live your life, one step at a time.
To help children with asthma manage their health and take control of their asthma, allowing them to lead full, active and normal lives.
National Institute of Health video about why and how to prepare for medical appointments.
Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine
An app designed to empower parents to keep track of their children\'s health information, begin a dialogue with them about important health topics, and help them manage their own health.
Health Quality Council of Alberta
Resources to help you take an active role in your healthcare (since you are the most important part of your healthcare team)!
Supports for Physical Health
Provides a Mobile Collection Service for patients who face significant medical challenges that prevent them from accessing Patient Service Centres / Community Collection Sites for blood collection. Mobile home collections may be requested only by authorized providers.
Provides on-site medical support to high-risk adolescents.
Information for parents from Canada's paediatricians about helping your teen with special health needs move to adult care.
Provides assessment and treatment for clients who have complex medical conditions of a musculoskeletal nature that requires specialty rehabilitation services not available through other community resources.
A rehabilitation program for adults who recently experienced a neurological event. A medical referral is required.
The purpose of this clinic is to decrease exacerbations of chronic conditions and acute care admissions and emergency department presentations through intensive disease management by medical specialists and family physicians. Medical referral required.
Provides 24/7 health advice and information to all Albertans.
Offers support and care from healthcare providers to people in their homes.
Provides trustworthy, non-emergency health information to Albertans.
Offers free and confidential telephone advice 24/7 to the public and health care professionals on poisons, chemicals, medicines, and herbal supplements.
Improves access to sexual and reproductive healthcare for women who do not have a family physician by providing cervical cancer screening in the context of a "well woman" visit.
Provides reliable health information for teens and their parents.
Provides support & health services to vulnerable Calgary youth ages 12-24.