Alberta Health Services

Calgary Zone - Best Beginning

Offers support for pregnant teens and women with low incomes to prevent low birth weight, promote prevention of injuries and promote maternal mental health by low social isolation and making connections with community supports

Provides information and support to pregnant females, which includes:

  • one-to-one and group support
  • facilitated discussions of prenatal, postnatal, parenting and nutrition topics
  • referrals to community support agencies, if needed
  • food coupons, bus tickets, and referrals for food hampers, if needed
  • dental referrals and family planning counselling, if needed
  • childcare at group sessions with Preschool curriculum

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

Affiliation: Calgary Interfaith Food Bank; Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS); Immigrant Services Calgary; Neighbour-Link Care Connect; Women in Need SocietyKey Provider: dietitians, first language multicultural workers, registered nurses (RNs), social workers
Yes, Pregnant women with a low income or pregnant teens.
Application Process
Service Access: Professional Referral Required, Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.Self referral or other community agency may refer.To book an immunization appointment only, dial 811 Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
403-228-8221 (To register)
403-944-7200, 811 (immunization appointments only)
Interpreter/Translation services
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: N/AMembership Fee: No
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: N/A -
Last Updated On
February 12, 2020
127 First Avenue
Cochrane, AB, T4C 2E7
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