Health Care

QUICK FACTS

 

Big Country Hospital
312 3rd Street East
Oyen, ab. T0J 2J0
Phone (403) 664-4300
Fax (403) 664-4325


Ambulance Emergencies 911


Oyen Medical Clinic
314 3rd Avenue East
Oyen, Ab. T0J 2J0
Phone (403) 664-3577


Community Health Services
314 3rd Street East
Oyen, Ab. T0J 2J0
Phone (403) 664-3651
Fax (403) 664-2934


Oyen Dental Clinic
313 3rd Avenue East
Oyen, Ab. T0J 2J0
Phone (403) 664-3774
Fax (403) 664-2845


Oyen Optometry Clinic

103 1st Avenue West
Oyen, Ab. T0J 2J0
Phone (403) 664-3300
After Hours (403) 972-2007


Oyen Pharmacy
101 1st Ave. East
Oyen, Ab. T0J 2J0
Phone (403) 664-3732
Fax (403) 664-3171

The Oyen Health Services encompasses Acute Care Continuing Care, 24 Hour Emergency Services, Community
Care, Public Health, Dental, Optometry and other related services. We are very fortunate to be able to provide so many services locally.

 

BIG COUNTRY HOSPITAL

 

312 – 3RD. St. East
Oyen, Alberta T0J 2J0
Phone: 403 664-4300
Fax: 403 664-4325

 

VISITING HOURS
Medicine
General Public 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Pediatrics
Parents anytime
General Public 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Maternity
Maternity Fathers 6:00– 12:00 a.m.
Grandparents, Siblings 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
General Public 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

Big Country Hospital has been serving the health needs of Oyen and the surrounding areas for many years. The facility has 10 acute care beds providing care to medical patients, pediatrics, low risk obstetrical patients, palliative care respite care as well as Rehabilitative Care. We have a 24/7 Emergency Department with access to high levels of care with ground ambulance and/or air services. The Out-Patient Department in conjunction with the Emergency provides minor surgical procedures, medical procedures and some nonemergent services are provided on an appointment basis. A physician is “on call” 24/7 for Emergencies.


PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Acute Care Beds – 10
24 hours Emergency
Palliative Care/Respite Care
Diabetic Education
Dietary Counseling/Clinical Nutrition (in-patient/out-patient)
Diagnostic Imaging (X-ray)
Laboratory Services
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy Services two days per week
Physical Therapy Assistance – 5 days per week
Continuing Care Beds – 30
Continuing Care Recreation Therapy Program
Pastoral Care Program
Continuing Care information available at office

 

AMBULANCE - EMS
The ambulance service in Oyen serves the town of Oyen as well as Acadia Valley, Bindloss, Buffalo, Cereal, Chinook, Empress, Esther, New Brigden, Sedalia, Sibbald, Special Areas and all rural areas responding to about 200 calls per year. The service has two of the newest units in Southeast Alberta. The ambulance staff also helps out at Oyen Big Country Hospital assisting with inpatients as well as outpatients. The service is very involved in the community, putting on such things as the teddy bear clinics for young children. We will do care seat inspections, and provide an ambulance for events in town such as rodeos and hockey games. We currently are a BLS services (Basic Life support) with access to ALS support but we are trying to recruit Paramedics so we can become an ALS service. Albert Health Services is interested in training community individuals who would like to be involved in EMS.

 

LABORATORY SERVICES
A new modern laboratory with excellent equipment offers on site analysis for a broad spectrum of tests. A number of large referral laboratories are utilized for many tests not available in Oyen. The lab is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays for routine outpatient services. Laboratory staff is on call for emergent services after hours and on weekends.

 

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
New diagnostic imaging equipment including a modernized PACS system is part of the refurbished digital Diagnostic Imaging Department at the Big Country Hospital. General radiography for routine outpatients is available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Some specialized ultrasound services are available through our local physicians. Referral arrangements for other diagnostic imaging services can be made through the medical clinic. Staff is on call for emergent services after hours and on weekends.

 

CLINICAL NUTRITION
The Clinical Dietitian offers individual guidance and coaching for all aspects of nutrition and associated diseases on an outpatient and inpatient basis. The dietitian also teaches the nutrition component of diabetes education to outpatients. The dietitian also works in continuing care to assess and monitor the ongoing nutrition status of the residents.

 

MEALS ON WHEELS
Meals on Wheels are offered at reasonable cost on week days, by the Food Services Department to seniors, people convalescing from surgery and other medical conditions, or people who need moral and nutrition support for a time. These meals are delivered by volunteers in the community. Please call Community Health Home Care Services at 403-664-3651 or to the Food Services Supervisor at 403 664-4306.

 

PHYSICAL THERAPY
(403) 664-4300
We offer full physical therapy services including assessment and treatment with various modalities including laser treatment ultrasound, TENS, physical exercises and stretches, heat/cold and acupuncture. You do not need a physician’s referral to come to physiotherapy. You can contact us directly to book an appointment.
Our hours of operation:
Monday 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Physical Therapist is here on Tuesday and Thursday and the Assistant is here Monday through Thursday.

 

CONTINUING CARE

Continuing Care - Your family, Home Care Nurse, the Hospita and your Physician can make an application for admission on your behalf. After your application has been approved and a room is available, we ask you to make arrangements with the
Nursing Supervisor for a suitable time and date for admission.
If a room is not available, your name will be placed on a waiting list and you will be contacted as soon as one becomes available. In the continuing care unit there are both private and semi-private rooms. The account information is managed at the front office on the acute care unit. A comfort fund can be set up for incidental purchases and hairdressing. Services provided are: personal care, medications, flu/pneumococcal vaccine, doctor’s visits, management of life threatening illness, family conference, recreation programs, tuck shop, meal service, pastoral care, television, telephones, hairdressing services and laundry service.

 

OYEN & DISTRICT HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION
Phone: 403-664-4300
Box 150
Oyen, Alberta
T0J 2J0


The Health Foundation is committed to improving the quality o healthcare in the Oyen Big Country Hospital and through the local health programs by providing and updating equipment and necessary items unique to the needs of rural medicine. The Foundation is a volunteer organization representing the large area/district surrounding the Big Country Hospital. Each member is a direct liaison to the area/district they represent and they speak to the variances and diversity of area needs. I is a charitable organization engaged in fundraising to support the ever rising costs of medical equipment. Official tax receipts are issued for all donations. 100% of the funds raised by the Health Foundation remain in the community. None of the donations are used in administration or for fundraising expenses. Donor information remains confidential at all times. Further information and/or donations may be made to the above address.

 

OYEN MEDICAL CLINIC

 

314 – 3rd Ave. East
Oyen, Alberta T0J 2J0
Phone: 403 664-3577

Hours of Operation:
Monday -Thursday 9:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Closed: Noon to 1:00 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., Statutory Holidays and weekends

 

As well as our doctors, Oyen has one Primary Care Nurse four days per week.

COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES

 

314 – 3rd St. East
Oyen, Alberta T0J 2J0
Phone: (403) 664-3651
Fax: (403) 664-2934

 

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Home Care

(403) 664-3651
The goal of Home Care programs in the Region is to assist Individuals to achieve and maintain optimal health, well being, and personal independence in their own homes, or supportive living environment. Services are provided to individuals of all ages. Any individual, with a demonstrated need, is eligible to receive Home Care services.

The programs work in partnership with the client, family, other health care professionals, and community agencies to provide clients with a consistent, comprehensive, client-centered approach to care. Services provided to clients include nursing services, early hospital discharge, palliative care, respite care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work and home support services (personal care),
nutrition services and coordination of meals on wheels. The program also administers the Alberta Aids to Daily Living program for the authorization of equipment and supplies, based on assessed need.


Home Care programs are the single access point (coordinated access) for individuals seeking either community or facilitybased continuing care services. Home Care programs are responsible for assessment for continuing care and for coordinating with various interdisciplinary members (e.g. physicians) to complete the assessment before the client is approved for continuing care.

 

Immunization

(403) 664-3651
Immunization clinics are offered free of charge at all Community Health Centers throughout Palliser Health Region. The immunization schedule recommended by Alberta Health and Wellness is followed by Public Health Nurses to protect the health of all residents.

 

Travel Clinic Immunization
Travel immunizations are not provided free of charge. Fees are based on the cost of the vaccines

 

Parenting Support Programs

  • Baby and You - A nutrition program from Community Nutrition

Regional Home Visitation

  • Best Babies - A prenatal nutrition program offering information and support to expectant mothers and to mothers and babies up to 9 months postnatal.
  • Building Blocks - A home visitation program for families that promotes health and social development of children ages 0-6 years.
  • Healthy Start - An in-home support service provided to families with a newborn or those expecting their first child.

Children's Health and Developmental Services (CHADS)

  • Kids In Between - A seven-session program for children ages 6 - 7 years who have experienced parental separation or divorce.
  • 1-2-3 Magic - A no-nonsense method of child discipline which enables parents to take charge of their home without arguing, yelling or spanking.
  • Kids In Contro l - A seven-session program for children ages 4 - 7 years who could benefit from anger management and emotional expression training.

 

Pre-Natal

(403) 664-3651

 

Mental Health
(403) 664-3651
Mental Health Workers available in Oyen twice a weeks
by appointment only.
(403) 664-3577
Primary Care Councillor available Monday to Thursday in Oyen and Fridays in Empress.
Appointments made through doctors office.

 

Health Promotion

(403) 664-3651
Researches, develops and delivers a wide variety of programs and services promoting good health and well being in our community - anything from car seat safety, in school programs (such as health fair days and drive to life) to senior’s wellness days.
Services include: Advocacy for health improving changes in community, education for students, staff and community members, social marketing programs, marketing assistance for community partners and education resources in a variety of formats.

 

Annual Mobile Mammography Clinic
Watch for date in local paper

 

Speech Language and Hearing Services
Contact (403) 664-3651
Fax (403) 664-2934
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Speech, Language and Hearing Services is a regional community-based program in Oyen offering education and therapy for children who have speech or language delays or disorders. Our Registered speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) assesses and treats young children at the pre-school and school age level. Our Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant works under the supervision of the SLP to provide treatment to young children. Typically, these services are provided one on one with the child or in small groups.

 

OYEN DENTAL CLINIC

Dr. Rita Flynn
313 – 3rd. Ave. East
Oyen, Alberta T0J 2J0
Phone: 403 664-3774
Fax: 403 664-2845

 

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Oyen is fortunate to have dental services within the Town to service our community. Dr. Rita Flynn splits her practice between Medicine Hat and Oyen.

 

 

OYEN OPTOMETRY CLINIC

Dr. Jackie Hagens
103 1st Avenue West
Oyen, Ab. T0J 2J0
(403) 664-3300
Emergency (403) 972-2007
www.oyenoptometry.com

 

 

We are pleased to provide comprehensive full scope eye care needs including contact lenses, sunglasses, same day eyeglasses on many prescriptions, ocular and health assessments as well as medical management related to the eye (i.e. eye disease and injury). Our office and staff stay up to date with the latest technology and equipment such as the OCT and Optimal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OYEN PHARMACY

Leslie Rosadiuk, Pharmacist
101 1st Avenue East
Oyen, Ab. T0J 2J0
Phone (403) 664-3732
Fax (403) 664-3171

Oyen welcomed Leslie and her husband Steve to Oyen in 2008, when they bought the Oyen Pharmacy. The Oyen Pharmacy is a vital part of the Medical Services provided in Oyen, and we look forward to having Leslie and Steve as part of the overall medical services team.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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