Public Health Services (Health Unit)
Public Health Nursing includes services such as well baby immunization clinics, travel clinics, prenatal classes, new baby home visits, breastfeeding support, school immunization programs, community nutrition, sexual health, and much, much more. Book and video rentals are also available on baby and child development, and many other topics, free of charge.
Dental Health Services offers cleaning, fluoridation, oral hygiene and dental sealant clinics.
Environmental Public Health provides food safe courses, and bacterial and chemical water testing.
Community Care (Home Care) offers a variety of services for individuals in their home setting, including nursing, personal care, respite care and referral to other services and programs.
Speech-Language Pathology identifies, assesses and treats many communication disorders and is available both through school and in our clinical setting. For more information on public health programs contact the Hanna Community Health Centre at 403-854-5236.
Hanna Health Centre has been serving the health needs of this community and the surrounding rural population of East Central Alberta since 1922. The Acute Care facility has 18 beds that accommodate minor surgical procedures, medical care, obstetric services for low risk mothers and babies, and palliative care. The outpatient department is utilized for after clinic hour care, surgical procedures, intravenous medication administration and 24-hour emergency care staffed with a registered nurse. The majority of Hanna's registered nurses are additionally certified in: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Trauma Nursing Core Courses and Neonatal Resuscitation. The Hanna facility is a training hospital for many schools in Alberta. Students in Medicine, Nursing, Dietary, Physiotherapy and Ambulance all can do practicum training in Hanna.
Hanna Continuing Care has 61 beds; 49 Long Term Care, one of which is used for respite care, and 12 Assisted Living beds. The aim is to provide the best quality of care to the residents and to provide the community with whatever needs arise such as Geriatric Day Care or Night Care. The vision is healthy people living in health communities. The Recreation department has a wide range of activities and programs designed to suit the needs of the residents. The programs range from large group activities such as bingo, birthday parties, tea socials, down to individual activities such as hand massages, card games, and one-on-one conversations.
Mental Health Clinic
Community Mental Health Clinics provide clinical community based mental health services to individuals of all ages who reside in the province of Alberta. Treatment services from the various programs are provided free of charge. Services offered at the Hanna Community Mental Health Clinic, David Thompson Health Region includes: Assertive Outreach, Adult Therapy, Child and Adolescent Program, Geriatric Program. For addition information regarding the services offered at the Hanna Community Mental Health, please call 403-854-5276.
Physical Therapy is the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal, neurological and respiratory conditions. Treatment may include the manual therapy, modalities, education, exercise or any combination of the above. The Hanna Physical Therapy department employs two full-time physical therapists, as well as two part-time therapy assistants. All physical therapists have a four-year university degree and are licensed with the College of Physical Therapists of Alberta. The department provides services in Acute Care, Continuing Care, Outpatients and Home Care.