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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 specialistlink.ca 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, www.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.

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 www.specialistlink.ca for more details.


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