In accordance with the Canada Health Act, Alberta has a publicly administered and funded health care system that guarantees Albertans receive universal access to medically necessary hospital and health care services. All new and returning Alberta residents must register for Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) coverage to receive insured hospital and physician services.
Albertans are responsible for the cost of prescription drugs provided to them outside hospitals, auxiliary hospitals and nursing homes. Alberta Health recommends that all Albertans obtain and maintain insurance coverage for prescription drugs.
Ministry of Health
7th Floor, Federal Building
9820 – 107 Street
Edmonton, AB T5K 1E7
Tel.: 1 (780) 427-7164 (Toll free in Alberta, first dial 310-0000)