Addiction Recovery and Community Health

Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone

The Addiction Recovery and Community Health Team strives to improve health outcomes and health care access for patients with substance use disorders. This team delivers specialty consult services to emergency department patients and hospital inpatients. This team also provides patient-centered, evidence-based, and trauma-informed care. By using a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach, the team supports patients at every step in their recovery journey.

The ARCH ( Addiction Recovery and Community Health ) Team, works with a patient's care team in the emergency department ( ED ) or inpatient setting, and assists with:

  • complex withdrawal management
  • treatment and recovery planning
  • counselling, peer and psychosocial supports
  • overdose prevention
  • referrals to wraparound addiction recovery supports
  • linkage to primary and community-based care
  • connections to housing, healthcare coverage, income supports and identification
  • other health promotion interventions

Key Provider: addiction counsellors, doctors, educational coordinators, evaluation consultants, nurse practitioners (NPs), peer support workers, registered nurses (RNs), social workers
Yes, For inpatients who have an active substance use disorder and / or be dealing with social inequity.
Application Process
Service Access: Professional Referral Required, Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.
Referral Process: N/A

Waiting Period: N/A,
Interpreter/Translation services
Fee: N/A
Fee Reduction: N/A
Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: Yes - On major bus route and lifts on site.
Other disabled access: N/A -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
October 10, 2023
Peter Lougheed Centre; 3500 26 Avenue NE
Calgary, AB, T1Y 6J4

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

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Hours of Operation
08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Phones are answered Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.