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Hours

We are taking patients at all of our 17 clinics locations around Alberta. Please visit our locations page to view the hours of the clinic closest to you.

Vulnerable Patient Hours

During Wednesdays, our Sunridge clinic takes additional precautions to protect the vulnerable patients in our Maternal Fetal Medicine Program. These patients are at a higher risk of developing serious symptoms of COVID-19, so we appreciate your understanding to keep these patients safe.

Services Currently Available

X-ray:*With the safety of our patients being top priority, we’ve enhanced the way we provide X-ray service. While CDC still accepts walk in X-ray at all of our clinics with X-ray service, you now also have the option to book appointments for these to reduce the time you might spend waiting in the clinic, which enhances COVID safety. Please note that STAT exams will always be prioritized to be done the same day, however, appointments are otherwise given first priority, so we encourage you to book an appointment if you can. ​

Pain Management (Injections):*We recommend that all Pain Management Injections should be done no less than one week before or after receiving a COVID vaccine shot. While there is no direct evidence that the low dose of corticosteroid associated with pain management injections interferes with the safety or effectiveness of COVID vaccination, we do suggest one week spacing primarily to avoid confusion between potential side effects from vaccination or pain management with COVID symptoms, and reduce the chance of being asked to rebook either type of appointment.

Screening Mammograms:*We recommend that all screening mammograms should be done 4-6 weeks after receiving a COVID vaccination shot. This recommendation is from the Canadian Society of Breast Imaging and the Canadian Association of Radiologists, due to the increased chance of enlarged axillary lymph nodes (swollen glands in the armpit) following COVID-19 vaccinations. This is a normal immune response that can also happen with other vaccines, but has the potential to interfere with the interpretation of your screening mammogram and may require follow-up appointments to ensure the enlarged lymph nodes resolve and are not related to an underlying issue in the breast. If you are having a diagnostic mammogram or breast ultrasound due to a new symptom such as a lump, pain, or discharge, do not delay your appointment.

**Available only in Calgary

We have implemented specific protocols and procedures to keep patients and staff as safe as possible, while attending to those with medical needs.

Canada Diagnostic Centres is in full compliance with the May 3, 2020 CMOH order 16-2020 pertaining to medical practices in Alberta, and is an active participant in ongoing discussions with the Alberta Society of Radiologists, Canadian Association of Radiologists, AHS, and CPSA regarding best practices.

At each of our clinics we have committed to the following actionable tasks, among others:
• All patients are screened per up-to-date Alberta recommendations for ILI/RTI symptoms.
• Wait-rooms and other areas have been modified to provide physical distancing.
• Clinics are operating at reduced capacity.
• Hand sanitizer is available at front reception and throughout the clinic.
• We highly encourage all patients and visitors to the clinics to wear a mask. All patients arriving without a mask are provided one.
• All staff and physicians wear a mask at all times, and additional PPE as indicated.
• Touch surfaces throughout the clinics are regularly sanitized, and any extraneous items such as magazines and toys have been removed.

Standards and requirements are subject to change based on updates provided from government and health agencies.

The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. We will continue to provide leadership and exceptional patient care.

Should you have any further any further information on COVID–19, please visit: www.ahs.ca/covid

For protection of staff, you as the patient, and your family member, we allow one companion in the room to see the ultrasound effective September 14, 2020. We will not be accommodating anyone additional, including children into the exam room for any part of the exam. This one companion will need to fill out the screening questionnaire as well, and this will be scanned to the patient file who is getting the OB exam.

We will not permit the capture of still photos or recorded video, nor can you video the sonographer performing your exam; please note, this is to ensure we are compliant with privacy policies.

We will also print a photo of your baby for you to take home; you may purchase a CD of additional baby photos if you choose.

Please take note of the following information prior to arriving at your appointment:

  1. Due to COVID-19 we may require you to wait outside the clinic or in your vehicles in order to limit the number of people in our clinic at any given time. Our front desk staff will provide you with direction.
  2. You are encouraged to wear a mask. If you don’t bring your own mask, we can provide you with one upon arrival.
  3. You will be required to sanitize your hands and remove any gloves you have on.
  4. You will be required to fill out a screening questionnaire before checking in for your appointment.
  5. If you bring a companion that is not needed for the exam they will be asked to wait outside to help with physical distancing.