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Alberta Health Services (AHS) is Canada’s first and largest province-wide, fully-integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to the over four million people living in Alberta, as well as to some residents of Saskatchewan, B.C. and the Northwest Territories. Alberta is the fastest-growing province in Canada. In 2014, Alberta’s population growth rate more than doubled the national average (2.9 per cent and 1.1 per cent, respectively).

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has over 108,000 employees, including over 99,900 direct AHS employees (excluding Covenant Health staff) and over 8,200 staff working in AHS wholly-owned subsidiaries such as Carewest, CapitalCare Group and Calgary Laboratory Services. We are also supported by over 15,600 volunteers and almost 9,300 physicians practicing in Alberta, more than 7,700 of whom are members of the AHS medical staff (physicians, dentists, podiatrists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons).

Students from Alberta’s universities and colleges, as well as from universities and colleges outside of Alberta, receive clinical education in AHS facilities and community locations.

106 acute care hospitals, five stand-alone psychiatric facilities, 8,471 acute care beds, 23,742 continuing care beds/spaces and 208 community palliative and hospice beds, 2,439 addiction and mental health beds plus equity partnership in 42 primary care networks.

Programs and services are offered at over 650 facilities throughout the province, including hospitals, clinics, continuing care facilities, cancer centres, mental health facilities and community health sites.

The province also has an extensive network of community-based services designed to assist Albertans maintain and/or improve health status.

Chinook Regional Hospital link: 

Milk River Health Centre:


Milk River and District Hospital:

Phone:(403) 647-3430

Fax:(403) 647-3435

The primary location of AHS services is the Milk River Health Centre, located in the south-east part of the town. The facility houses:

• 21 Long term care beds,
• 3 Community support beds (respite, palliative, infirmary), and

In addition to these services, the Health Centre is also the location for:

  • Community Rehabilitation Services,
  • Home Care Services,
  • Public Health Services 
  • Mental Health Services, and
  • Emergency Medical Services (ambulance) personnel 

Milk River also has ambulance service at a Basic Life Support service level which is augmented by Advanced Life Support paramedic service available to the whole GHD. There is also access to fixed and rotary wing Air Ambulance services.

Milk River Medical Clinic:

Phone:(403) 647-3599
Fax:(403) 647-3534

The Milk River Medical Clinic is a community practice with several doctors.  The office is open five days a week except for statutory holidays, with hours of 9:00 am – 12 noon, 1:00 – 4 pm. 

Milk River Dental Centre:

Phone:   (403) 647-CARE (2273)

Within the Town Hall complex, this family and emergency dental clinic is open 3 days a week.

Dental Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 8am-4pm
Wednesday 9am-3pm
Doctor Brad Cornish look forward to serving you!

Massage Therapy:

Within the community there are a number of qualified Massage Therapists, including a Therapist located in Milk River Town Hall (see the Business Listing in this site for contact information).  Prices are very reasonable, and sometimes covered by employer benefit plans.  Get a massage – you and your body deserve it!

Chiropractic Therapy:

Phone:    (403) 647-2175

Within the Town Hall complex, Dr. Harold Murray practices in Milk River on Wednesdays and Fridays each week.  Come visit him to get out all of your aches!