Non-urgent advice at your fingertips

June 2, 2020

Family physicians in the Calgary area can access non-urgent advice from more than 30 new specialty groups thanks to a rapid expansion of the services available via Specialist LINK and eReferral Advice Requests.

Three new groups have been made available through eReferral - via Alberta Netcare - in 2020, while 30 have been added to Specialist LINK. Four new pathways have also been posted at, while five have been updated. There are now 22 eReferral Advice Request services available, 50 Specialist LINK tele-advice lines and 29 pathways.

Non-urgent advice is available via eReferral Advice Requests within five calendar days, while Specialist LINK connects physicians with specialists in real time within one hour.

For a complete list of the non-urgent advice services available in Calgary and the surrounding areas, please click here or the image below.


Services added since January 1, 2020, are also listed below:

eReferral Advice Request:

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology (paeds)

Specialist LINK:

  • Cardiology: Cardiac Electrophysiology, General Cardiology
  • COVID: COVID, COVID Pediatric ID, Maternal Family Medicine OB Pandemic Support
  • Dermatology
  • Oncology: Medical Oncology, Breast, GI, GU Tumour, Lung, Hematology
  • Medicine: General Internal Medicine, Hematology, Infectious Disease
  • Pediatrics: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Pediatric Otolaryngology 
  • Psychiatry: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Surgery: Cardiac Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery (General): Colorectal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery, Hepatobiliary, Surgical Oncology, Upper GI Bariatrics
  • Women's Health: Breasfeeding IBCLC, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics Gynecology

The follow pathways have also been added to or updated:

  • New! COVID care pathway; hospital discharge pathway; Geriatric Medicine access; Orthopaedics Access
  • Updated! Dyspepsia, GERD, Helicobacter Pylori, Suspected Essential Tremor, Suspected Parkinson's Disease

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