Antenatal Community Care Program

Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone


Description
A community nursing program that offers 7 days a week, in-home pregnant patient monitoring, and fetal health surveillance to those with high-risk pregnancies that are medically stable.

Services include:

  • daily (physical and psychosocial) assessment of patients in their homes or over the telephone
  • fetal monitoring (non-stress tests) as ordered on referral
  • 1:1 perinatal education and teaching about their high-risk pregnancy condition(s), and other health concerns
  • teaching is provided about self-monitoring and when to seek urgent / emergent medical care
  • nutrition services are offered 1:1 for general nutrition, weight issues, special diets, supplement review and food security issues
  • referrals to community support resources as needed
  • closed loop communication with the Most Responsible Healthcare provider (MRHP)

This service provides in home care for antenatal patients who might otherwise be cared for in hospital. Patients remain under the care of their own obstetrician, or family physician, or midwife (with OB consult).

See Appendix F: ACCP Only - Routine Nursing Standards, Prenatal Nursing Practice Manual for routine Antenatal Community Care Program (ACCP) care.


Key Provider: dietitians, registered nurses (RNs)
Eligibility
Yes, Patients must:
  • be stable with reassuring fetal/maternal status and normal NST
  • have a medically high-risk pregnancy condition that meets admission criteria
  • not work outside of their home
  • have access to a working telephone or cell phone
  • reside within Calgary and surrounding area
  • be referred by Most Responsible Healthcare Provider (MRHP)
  • be willing / able to participate in the program
Application Process
Service Access: Professional Referral Required, Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information. Call to book an immunization appointment only.
Referral Process: N/A


Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
403-955-1210
Telephone
403-944-7200 , 811 (immunization appointments only)
Fax
403-955-1211
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: No,

No fees for clinical services. Possible purchase of a recommended blood pressure monitor may be required for treatment of hypertension concerns.




Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: No


Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: Yes - Ramps
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
April 2, 2024
Address
4715 8 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB, T2A 3N4
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Tue
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Wed
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Thu
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Fri
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Sat
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Sun
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Services are provided in patient homes and occasionally at clinic sites.

To book an immunization appointment only call 811 Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM