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Calgary has four major adult acute care hospitals and one major pediatric acute care site: the Alberta Children’s Hospital, the Foothills Medical Centre, the Peter Lougheed Centre, the Rockyview General Hospital and the South Health Campus.

Calgary is also home to the leading cancer centre in Alberta, the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. The four largest Calgary hospitals have a combined total of more than 2,100 beds, and employ over 11,500 people.

In addition to these centres, you will find many other care centres, as well as hundreds of smaller medical and dental clinics operating in the city.

One of the first steps you need to take after arriving in Calgary is finding a family doctor or specialist who has experience with a specific condition.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta provides a very handy online search tool that you can use to find a doctor in Calgary.

If you are unable to find a family doctor, you can go to one of many general non-emergency walk-in clinics in the city and also register with the Primary Care Network for Calgary for assistance.