Alberta Health Services

Edmonton Zone - Pet Therapy


Description
Pet therapy is a referral based program in which trained therapy dogs are integrated into a pediatric patient's psychosocial treatment process. It is a goal directed intervention delivered by a health care professional.

Pet Therapy is utilized to:

  • increase participation in therapies such as physical, occupational, speech or psychological treatments
  • help in coping or compliance with tests or procedures
  • help improve mood, decrease anxiety and/or fear of hospitalizatoin or illness
Key Provider: child life specialists, dog trainers / handlers
Eligibility
Yes, Call for information.
Application Process
Service Access: Professional Referral RequiredReferral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

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

Telephone
780-407-6818
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: N/AMembership Fee: N/A
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: Yes - Parking stalls, ramps, elevators and washrooms.
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
October 4, 2017
Address
8440 112 Street
Edmonton, AB, T6G 2B7

This facility provides a range of healthcare services for children including a 24/7 emergency department.


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Hours of Operation
Mon
07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tue
07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wed
07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thu
07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fri
07:00 AM - 04:00 PM