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Health Care in Hanna

Acute Care

Acute Care: (403) 854-3331
Hanna Health Centre has been serving the health needs of this community and the surrounding rural population of East Central Alberta since 1922.

The Acute Care facility has 18 beds that accommodate minor surgical procedures, medical care, obstetric services for low risk mothers and babies, and palliative care.

The outpatient department is utilized for after clinic hour care, surgical procedures, intravenous medication administration and 24-hour emergency care staffed with a registered nurse.

The majority of Hanna’s registered nurses are additionally certified in:  Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Trauma Nursing Core Courses and Neonatal Resuscitation.  The Hanna facility is a training hospital for many schools in Alberta.  Students in Medicine, Nursing, Dietary, Physiotherapy and Ambulance all can do practicum training in Hanna.

Lab & Diagnostics

Lab & Diagnostics: (403) 854-3331

Both the Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging departments offer a wide range of services including on site lab testing and general radiography as well as services like mammography and ultrasound that are offered on a scheduled basis.

Laboratory Services On-site analysis for a broad spectrum of tests can be conducted at Hanna’s Laboratory. The lab is open from 8:15 am to 4:15 pm for routine outpatient services and lab staff is on call for emergent services after hours and on weekends.

Diagnostic Imaging The Diagnostic Imaging department at the Hanna Health Centre offers a wide range of services. The facility provides general radiography, mammography, ultrasound, ECG and other cardiac monitoring services to the physicians and one chiropractor within our community. As well, physicians to the northeast (Castor, Coronation and Consort) utilize our services. The DI department serves non-emergency patients for general x-rays and ECG’s from 8:15 am to 4:15 pm, Monday to Friday. Staff is on call for emergent services after hours and on weekends.



Ambulance: 9-1-1
Ambulance services in Hanna are provided by Alberta Health Services. Staffing is made up of Emergency Medical Responders and Emergency Medical Technicians. A number of services are provided to the community such as emergency response, inter-facility transfers and community event standbys.

The Hanna Ambulance also has ties with numerous First Responders (E.M.R.’s) in the outlying areas belonging to Dryland Emergency Medical Services Association (D.E.M.S.A.).  The E.M.R.’s from D.E.M.S.A live in the rural areas and are called on by the Hanna Ambulance Staff or community members to provide rapid response and stabilization of patients, prior to the arrival of the ambulance in the remote areas served.

Continuing Care

Continuing Care: (403) 854-3331
  Hanna Continuing Care has 61 beds; 49 Long Term Care, one of which is used for respite care, and 12 Assisted Living beds.  The aim is to provide the best quality of care to the residents and to provide the community with whatever needs arise such as Geriatric Day Care or Night Care.

The vision is healthy people living in healthy communities.  The Recreation department has a wide range of activities and programs designed to suit the needs of the residents.  The programs range from large group activities such as bingo, birthday parties, tea socials, down to individual activities such as hand massages, card games, and one-on-one conversations.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy: (403) 854-3331
Physical Therapy is the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal, neurological and respiratory conditions.  Treatment may include the manual therapy, modalities, education, exercise or any combination of the above.  

The Hanna Physical Therapy department employs two full-time physical therapists, as well as two part-time therapy assistants.  All physical therapists have a four-year university degree and are licensed with the College of Physical Therapists of Alberta.  

The department provides services in Acute Care, Continuing Care, Outpatients and Home Care.

Mental Health Clinic

Hanna Mental Health Clinic: (403) 854-5276
Crisis: 9-1-1
Community Mental Health Clinics provide free clinical community-based services to individuals of all ages.

For information regarding the services offered at the Hanna Community Mental Health Clinic, please call 403-854-5276.

The following are some resources available through Alberta Health Services (AHS):

 Ways to Wellness, an online mental health challenge, provides seven different tips and ideas to encourage you to engage in physical activity, eat healthy foods, practice gratitude and have fun as some small steps to improve your mental health and help to reduce stress.

 Help in Tough Times, has resources and services available to help you or someone you know who may be struggling. It has information, resources, tools and important contact information to help you, including self-help tips to ease some of the stress you may be feeling.

AHS wants Albertans to remember if you are struggling, whether it’s day-to-day stresses, a loss of a loved one, home or job, or a family crisis, you are not alone. There are supports in place to help you cope. Help can come in many forms and for some of us we may need more support than others.

For more information on addiction and or mental health services near you, call Health Link at 811 or visit: Alberta Health ServicesAlberta Health Services

There is also a private clinic in Hanna.  You can reach Dr. Jane Gainer at (403) 307-7232.