140 Riverside Dr E, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y4

Update on Clinic Access during the COVID 19 Pandemic

The team at Drumheller Associated Physician wishes to extend the following information to the community regarding ongoing clinic access to care during the COVID pandemic:

As a result of increasing case numbers in our immediate and surrounding area, we are encouraging virtual care clinic practices whenever possible at this time. In the recent weeks we had been starting to open up care for more in person assessments, however as our area has seen more COVID cases we are wanting to ensure the clinic remains as safe as possible and utilized for essential care only. Your doctor is still available to touch base with you by phone or video visit, and if deemed necessary can and will still see you in clinic.

Thank you all for your understanding in this as we try to do our part to keep the clinic a safe access point.

Preventative Measures April 13, 2020

Please be advised as of April 13, 2020, Drumheller Associated Physicians is taking preventative measures to protect our patients and staff with in the Clinic from the spread of COVID 19 pandemic. We ask if you are coming to the clinic for our Walk-In services after you have been screened and checked in, you will be asked to wait in your vehicle until it is your time to see the Physician. This will help us maintain proper Social Distancing with in the clinic. If you have any symptoms such as, fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat, or runny nose please don’t come to the clinic call 811 for assistance. The Physicians at Drumheller Associated Physicians are also able to book phone appointment or Virtual Care appointments please call the clinic to book these types of appointments at 403-823-3345. If you are in a medical emergency please call 911.

Assistance for Women’s Care

Assistance for Obstetrical Patients and those who think they may be pregnant or want to be sure they do not become pregnant

With the Corona virus pandemic and request to socially isolate this can be a stressful time to be pregnant. Calling 811 with your questions is always an option and if you have a medical emergency go to the hospital. Otherwise you can call the clinic and speak with your doctor or call a new number and speak to an Obstetrician and Gynecologist to see if your problem can be handled over the phone or if you really need to go to the hospital or other appointments until it is considered safer. 403-334-0370. This phone number does not replace any other existing phone numbers or resources but it meant to provide another option in these stressful times. Stay healthy and listen to the self isolation recommendations.

Town Hall Meeting

All Drumheller Physicians would like to invite you to a Town Hall Meeting To discuss recent changes in the Government policy concerning Health Care and how it will impact Health Care and may impact the services in Drumheller. On Friday February 28th, 2020 at St. Anthony’s School, in the auditorium. The Doors will open at 4:00 pm with the meeting starting after 4:30 pm.
For more information on Alberta’s New Framework for Health Care visit the Incompetence and Consequence article here

Phone line February 18, 2020

UPDATE: The issue with our line has been fixed. We are again available by dialing 403-823-3345.

We are currently having issues with our phone lines. We are having Telus working on this issue. We are currently able to be reached at 1-877-399-5243.

We apologize for the inconvenience

Models Needed for Ultrasound Course

The Drumheller Associated Physicians are looking for Volunteers to participate in an Emergency Department Echo (Ultrasound) course that the Physicians in Drumheller are taking here at the Drumheller Health Centre October 5 & 6, and November 2 & 3.

Everyone is welcome and can come for multiple days if willing. Blanket criteria for males and female participants are as follows:

Must be over 16, not Menopausal, and not have had a Hysterectomy.

Must be over 16 years, and need to be comfortable being shirtless.

What will happen during this course: As one of the healthy volunteers, you will show the doctors what a normal person looks like ( on the inside) so that they can recognize the abnormal pictures more quickly.  While you are with us, the doctors will put an ultrasound probe on your tummy and move it around. THIS WILL NOT HURT AND IT IS NOT DANGEROUS. It can get a little gooey, though, as we have to use a special kind of gel to make contact between the probe and your skin.

  • On October 5 we will need 15 Females available 12:15pm-4:50pm and 15 Males available 8:00am -11:45am on this day these models would need to be on the thin to average size as this helps to see the anatomy clearly and quickly.
  • On October 6 times required for models to be available is either at 8:00am, 10:00am, 1:00pm, or 3:00pm. Each time will have a group consisting of 8 models. Each group will need to be available for 2 hours. On this day models of any stature are welcome.
  • November 2 we are in need of 26 Females and 6 Males and November 3 we will need 10 females and 2 males (times required for these days to be confirmed).

Please note that there is a fair amount of dead time when other people are being scanned, so you should bring a book or other entertainment.

Your participation is very important and we appreciate very much your taking the time to help us.

Proof of participation will be given which participants may use on resumes and towards volunteer hours.  RN and LPN’s can participate as auditors and will be given a certificate which can be used for their yearly education allotment.

We ask that anyone interested in participating to please contact the Drumheller Associated Physicians Business Manager, Sunday Welsh at 403-823-3345 ext. 310 or to be given all the information required for the event during the clinic hours 8:30 to 5:00 Monday to Friday.   This is open to anyone to participate.