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Most medically necessary health services in Edmonton are covered by the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP). For prescription drugs and medical services not covered by AHCIP Albertans are advised to obtain supplementary health insurance.

For a list of hospitals in Edmonton, click here.

Edmontonians, like most Canadians, experience long wait times to have a non-emergency visits to a specialists or to have surgeries – patients have to wait for weeks or for months. For wait time information on medical procedures and diagnostic tests click here.

In emergency situations call 911 or General Emergency Services, 780-496-3800. On its website Alberta Health Services posts real-time estimated wait times for the emergency departments in the Edmonton zone.