Chumir Health Building

Central Family Medicine Teaching Centre

Located in downtown Calgary, the Central Family Medicine Teaching Centre is a member of the West Central and Foothills Primary Care Networks.

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Address

Sheldon M. Chumir Health Center
8th Floor
1213 4th Street SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0X7

Directions

Located in the SW of Calgary's downtown, on 4th St SW across from Central Memorial Park. Take the elevator up to the 8th floor.

Phone

Phone: 403-955-9300

Fax: 403-476-8766

Hours

Monday to Friday

8:15AM - 4:30PM


Our Physicians

  • Dr. Sara Bates
  • Dr. James Dickinson
  • Dr. Debbie Ferguson
  • Dr. Chris Gorrie
  • Dr. David Keegan
  • Dr. Martina Kelly
  • Dr. Rabiya Jalil
  • Dr. Charles Leduc
  • Dr. Sonya Lee
  • Dr. Kerry McBrien
  • Dr. Stephen Mintsioulis
  • Dr. Jodie Ornstein
  • Dr. Sandra Peacock
  • Dr. Sydney Pearson
  • Dr. Behi Raissi
  • Dr. Anila Ramaliu
  • Dr. Jean Rawling
  • Dr. Suzanne Sawyer
  • Dr. David Topps
  • Dr. Jim Vantanajal
  • Dr. Sonja Wicklum
  • Dr. Bobbi-Jo Whitfield
  • Dr. Albert Woo
  • Dr. Deidre Young

Appointment & Clinic Policies

What you need to know as a patient of Central Family Medicine Teaching Centre

When calling for your first appointment, please tell us the reason for your visit and have your Alberta Health Care number ready.

Family members may come with you, but if they need to be seen by the doctor, we ask that they make a separate appointment.

Before your appointment, please check in with reception so we can update your information and inform the module staff that you have arrived. We will need:

  • Your current address
  • Your phone number
  • Emergency contact number
  • Two pieces of ID, including one photo ID

Call at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot make your appointment. This frees up your visit time for another patient.

If you’re going to be late for your appointment please let us know. In some cases there may be a delay or you may be asked to reschedule your appointment.

If multiple appointments are missed without cancellation, you may be asked to seek medical attention at another facility. If you are a new patient and you miss your first appointment, another appointment will not be made with any physician in the clinic in the future.

If we have not seen a patient in greater than three years, our reception team will reach out to them to inquire if they are still a patient of ours or not.

Prescription Refills

  1. You may contact your drugstore for the status of refills that may be left on your prescription.
  2. If there are no refills left, call the clinic early to arrange an appointment to review your condition and medications.
  3. Your community pharmacist can extend most prescriptions for a short time to last until your next appointment. Exceptions are narcotics, triplicate order medications, antibiotics and steroids.
  4. Please bring all your medications in the original containers to your visits at the clinic. This will assist greatly in your conversation with your physician regarding the amount of medication being ordered, and the number of refills before your next visit. Book the next visit before leaving the clinic, to ensure that the timing of your next visit will prevent running out of medication.

Referrals and Special Tests

You must see your family physician to get a referral to a specialist. Referrals will be processed by the referral staff. You will be called about the date and time when it is con­firmed. If you are not able to attend the appointment time or date given, please call the specialist’s of­fice to re-book.

Test Results

Please do not assume “no news is good news”. When tests are being ordered, partner with your physician in planning what follow-up is needed regarding results. This could result in another visit – if so, book that next visit before leaving the clinic. Your physician can advise how long results would usually take to arrive, and can suggest when the best timing for a follow-up visit would be.

Vaccinations

CTC offers the following vaccinations

  • Influenza
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide (Pneumo-P)

 

Uninsured Services

Certain services are not covered by Alberta Health and a fee will be charged for these services. The exact amount will depend on the service:

  • Driver’s Medical Exam
  • Insurance Forms
  • 3rd Party Request Exams
  • Sick Notes for work or school
  • Travel Advice

Please Note:

If you have financial concerns, please discuss these charges with your doctor.