COVID-19 relaunch status map and notifications
Alberta Health Services have developed a COVID-19 status map for Albertan’s to learn about the regional relaunch status in their area and sign up to be notified if there is a change in their area.
As a part of your daily screening process, the ADA&C encourages all members and their staff to download the Alberta Health ABTraceTogether App. This is a mobile contact tracing app that helps to let you know if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 – or if you’ve exposed others – while protecting your privacy.
As Alberta settles into Stage 2 of the Alberta Relaunch we want to thank all of our members again for your commitment to the oral health care of Albertans throughout the last few months. We know that there have been difficulties and stresses both professionally and personally.
Taking care of yourself remains critical.
The Wellness Program Committee members are your colleagues and will talk or confidentially assist you in getting the help that you need. The Wellness Program also offers clinical counselling, accessed by telephone, for dentists and their family members that are experiencing problems – and the ADA&C will pay for the first six appointments. The clinical counselling is done through the independent counselling firm Canniff and Associates.
The Members’ Assistance Program provides confidential counselling and related support services to all dentists, their extended families and staff members at no cost.
Outside of the ADA&C there are many other resources for people struggling, whether it’s with addiction, depression or violence at home.
First and foremost, if you are in urgent need of assistance, call 911 or go to an emergency department. AHS has a dedicated Addiction Helpline that can be reached at 1-866-332-2322. They also have a Mental Health Helpline at 1-877-303-2642. Both lines are available 24/7.