Tele-advice holiday schedule for 2019-20

December 9, 2019

Family doctors in the Calgary area will be able to continue to access tele-advice throughout the 2019-20 holiday season.

Just four of the 21 tele-advice specialties or groups offered by Specialist LINK -- Anesthesiology, Endocrinology, OB Internal Medicine and Respirology -- will take a break from Monday, December 23 to Friday, January 3.

The other 17 tele-advice service offered by Specialist LINK will be available during normal business hours, which are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (chronic pain until 4 p.m.) from Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. The stat days this holiday season are Wednesday December 25, Thursday December 26 and Wednesday January 1.

A complete list of the tele-advice specialties available from December 23 to January 3 is below. To request tele-advice, please visit or call 403.910.2551. Calls are returned within one hour.

  • Chronic pain
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynecology
  • Hepatology
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Palliative care
  • Pediatrics (Paedlink)
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Refugee Health (beginning August 7, 2019)
  • Rheumatology
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery

*Click here to download a one-page quick reference guide to the specialty services available via Specialist LINK and eReferral Advice request. In addition to offering tele-advice, 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

About SPecialist LINK

Specialist LINK was launched in 2014 as part of a collaboration between Calgary and area Primary Care Networks, specialists and Alberta Health Services. A non-urgent tele-advice line for family physicians is available Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for chronic pain), excluding statutory holidays. Call 403-910-2551 or toll-free at 1-844-962-5465. Calls are returned within one hour. Clinical care pathways are also available. Please visit for more details.

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