Alberta Health Services

Provincial Health Services - Health Link Dietitian Service


Description
Telephone service with dietitians available to answer nutrition questions.

The Health Link Dietitian Service provides a variety of services including:

  • Answering caller's nutrition-related questions
  • Providing callers with nutrition education resources
  • Directing callers to credible online nutrition resources
  • Referring callers to community nutrition programs
  • Coordinating a referral for 1:1 nutrition counselling

The Health Link Dietitian Service covers a variety of nutrition-related topics including:

  • healthy eating
  • pregnancy
  • breastfeeding or infant formula
  • feeding your toddler or young child
  • health conditions such as: Diabetes, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, kidney disease, celiac disease, irritable bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis, cancer, obesity, malnutrition, long-COVID-19
  • eating after discharge from hospital
  • eating after surgery
  • weight gain or loss
  • digestive symptoms such as: Heart burn, constipation, diarrhea, or vomiting
  • nutrition supplements to provide extra protein and calories
  • vitamin and mineral supplements
  • food allergies
  • other
Affiliation: Health LinkKey Provider: dietitians
Eligibility
No
Application Process
Service Access: Telephone Information Line, If a patient has a nutrition question, they can call 811 and a Health Link RN will make a referral to the Health Link Dietitian Service. A dietitian will make 3 attempts to contact the patient.
  • The first attempt is made within 2 business days.
  • A second attempt is made within the first week.
  • A third attempt is made the following week.
  • One voicemail is left with a direct number to call the Health Link dietitian back.
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
811
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: N/A
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: N/A -
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
October 20, 2021
Hours of Operation
Mon
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tue
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wed
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thu
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fri
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM