Catch a Break Program

Alberta Health Services - Provincial Health Services


Description
An osteoporosis prevention program for patients who have had a bone fracture. The goal of the program is to improve bone health and prevent another fracture.

Catch a Break is a prevention program offered by Alberta Health Services through Health Link, and Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network. Patients who have had a fracture that could be associated with osteoporosis are identified, based on information from emergency departments and cast clinics. Patients who are 50 years of age and older who have had a recent bone fracture receive information in the mail about bone health and osteoporosis. Health Link staff will then follow up with a phone call to encourage individuals to talk to their doctors about their bone health to determine if underlying bone weakness may have contributed to the individual's fracture. An additional follow-up call is scheduled for 12 months. The goal of the program is to help Albertans prevent future bone fractures caused by bone weakness that may be related to osteoporosis.


Affiliation: Alberta Bone and Joint
Eligibility
Yes, Adults age 50 years and over who have recently had a bone fracture.
Application Process
Service Access: See below, Catch a Break toll-free line: 1-855-454-2663 Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.
Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: Yes,

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.


Toll Free
1-855-454-2663
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: N/A
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
November 6, 2023
Hours of Operation
Mon
09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Tue
09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Wed
09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Thu
09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Fri
09:00 AM to 06:00 PM