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Allergy medicine added to Specialist LINK

July 7, 2020

CALGARY – Allergy medicine tele-advice is now available to Calgary-area physicians via Specialist LINK.

The service is the latest addition to the specialty and sub-specialty options that can be accessed online at specialistlink.ca or by calling 403-910-2551 during business hours. Advice is available for physicians who have questions about both adult and pediatric patients. Some examples are listed below: 

  • Allergic disorders
  • Testing and screening
  • Assistance with medication options for patients suffering with severe symptoms
  • *Please note: Acute anaphylaxis is a life-threatening medical emergency and warrants emergency care; please do not contact Specialist LINK for these patients

With the Calgary Zone now in Stage 2 of its relaunch strategy, several changes have also been made to COVID-19 tele-advice services. The Maternal fetal medicine obstetric pandemic support line has been discontinued; questions related to maternal fetal medicine can be directed to that service. Meanwhile the main COVID-19 line will now be staffed by infectious disease, which can be used for COVID-19-related questions, as well as infectious disease enquires. Weekend coverage has been discontinued due to a lack of demand.

Requesting tele-advice is simple; doctors or their team members can visit specialistlink.ca and click on the relevant button/service, or call 403-910-2551. Physicians can expect to receive a call-back within one hour. Those who prefer to request the service by phone can click here to view the phone tree, which acts a quick reference guide to the services available and how to access them.

More information about tele-advice, including which services are available and how to make the most of your call, is available in our tele-advice guide. A one-pager that lists the non-urgent advice options available in the Calgary area via Specialist LINK and eReferral Advice Requests can also be downloaded here.

In addition to offering tele-advice, specialistlink.ca is home to pathways and other resources for family physicians. For any technical issues related to Specialist LINK, please call 587-774-9740 or email specialistlink@cfpcn.ca.


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