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Emergency Department Wait Times

Life-threatening emergencies

For life-threatening emergencies please call 911 or go directly to your nearest emergency department.

Know Your Options Before You Go

Emergency departments are for those who are seriously ill or injured, with potentially life-threatening conditions. If you need emergency care, go straight to the nearest emergency department or call 911.

Know your options so can you can get the care you need when you need it:

Health Link

Family Doctor

Urgent Care Centres

Ambulatory Care Centres

Family Care Clinics

Community & Public Health Centres

MyHealth.Alberta.ca

Pharmacists

Walk-In Clinics

Emergency Departments

Calgary

Please note: Calgary emergency department wait times will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from Oct. 27 at 6.p.m. until the afternoon of Oct. 28.

Edmonton
Lethbridge

 

Medicine Hat

 

Red Deer

 

Note

The estimated waiting time to see a physician in Emergency is approximate and is for informational purposes only. Please remember, we provide care to the most critical cases first. Estimated wait times are updated every 2 minutes (see the disclaimer).

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Disclaimer: These emergency department wait times are being provided for general information only. Please be advised that the wait times can change significantly and immediately, without warning and therefore are not guaranteed. Patients will be seen in the emergency department based on their medical condition and the severity of their situation.

Due to changing demands in emergency departments, these wait times may not be the time you will need to wait once you arrive at the emergency department. The provision of the wait times on the AHS website are not medical advice or a recommendation of one emergency department over another.

Alberta Health Services expressly disclaims all liability for the use of this information and for any claims, actions, demands or suits arising from such use.

AHS does not assume and is not responsible for any liability whatsoever arising from any person’s use of this website or from any person’s decision to access any of the services referred to in the website.

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