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					Community & Practice Profile                                                                                                      Sylvan Lake                                                                     Vehicle Mandatory:                                    Yes      No
Distance/direction from Edmonton:     200 km SW                                                                                                                                         Population:                9000
Modes of transportation to community:   Motorcoach/Bus                                                                 Via Rail      Air                                                Community Served:          13000
                                                                                                                                                                                        Regional Health Authority: David Thompson
General Comments: Very unique practice, portraying how to work in a rural community without a hospital.
                                                                       **Important Note**: No hospital in Sylvan Lake. Nearest hospital is in Red Deer.

                                   # of clinics in community: 3                                        • Clinic Name & Address:                                      •   AADAC: No                                                         •   Cardiology: No
                                   # of physicians in this practice: 6

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Specialists Available
                                                                                  Medical Facilities
Family Medicine Practice Profile

                                                                                                                                                   Health Programs
                                                                                                         Sylvan Family Health Centre                                 •   Community Health Services: Yes                                    •   Internal Medicine: No
                                   • Anesthesia: No, none                                                4936 50Ave                                                  •   Family Counselling: Yes                                           •   Obs/Gyn: No
                                   • Emergency: No, staffed by ER physicians in                                                                                      •   Mental Health Services: Yes                                       •   Opthalmology: No
                                     Red Deer                                                          • Hospital/Public Health Centre:                              •   Social Services: No                                               •   Orthopedics: No
                                   • Obstetrics: Yes, 30 deliveries/year                                 Red Deer Hospital
                                                                                                                                                                     •   Home Care: Yes                                                    •   Pediatrics: Yes, available in Red Deer
                                   • Pediatrics: No                                                      Active Treatment Beds: 309
                                                                                                         Auxiliary Beds: 0                                           •   Other(s): No                                                      •   Podiatry: No
                                   • Surgery: Yes, in Red Deer                                                                                                                                                                             •   Radiology: No
                                                                                                         Nursing Home Beds: 318 long-term care;
                                   • Other: No                                                                                                                                                                                             •   Surgery: No
                                                                                                         15 beds at Bethany Care Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           •   Urology: No
                                                                                                       • Laboratory: Yes, Community Health                                                                                                 •   Other: No
                                                                                                         Centre Laboratory.

                                   • Sylvan Lake Lighthouse                                            • Activities/Amenities                                        • Child Care Facilities:                                              • Town Website(s):
                                   • Churches: Catholic, Adventist, Alliance


                                                                                                                                                   Family Matters
Attractions & Events

                                                                                                                                                                         Razzle Dazzle Childcare Centre                              
                                   • Library                                                           • Things to do in Sylvan                                          Sylvan Lake Kindercare, Day Care Play-
                                                                                                                                                                         school & Kindergarten                                             • Business Directory:
                                                                                                       • Visitor Information & Tourism
                                                                                                                                                                     • Schools:                                                            • Community Newspapers:
                                                                                                       • Seasonal: Resort town - summer activi-                          Separate                                                              Sylvan Lake News
                                                                                                         ties, lake associated activities, golf,                         Public
                                                                                                         camping. Winter Activities

                                                                                                                                                                     • Kids’ clubs/organizations/youth groups
                                                                                                                                                                         Youth Centre, Teens and Tweens,

                                                                               This information is updated annually by member(s) of the community.
                                                                                     Questions or comments regarding this information can be directed to:
                                                         The Office of Rural & Regional Health, 205 College Plaza, 8215 112 St NW, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB Canada T6G 2C8
      Ph: 780/ 492-0678                                Toll Free: 1-866-492-0678 Fax: 780/ 248-1163 E-mail: Rural& Website: