Social Work Support

Edmonton North PCN has a Social Worker available to patients who are looking for guidance, information, advocacy, help, counseling and support when applying for and accessing a range of services relating to your needs.

This service is offered at:

  • Services at the Edmonton Community Health Hub North require a referral from your family doctor, who is a member of the PCN.
  • You can also self refer if you have a T5W, T5A or T5W postal code.  

Our social worker can help you with:

  • Applying for on-going or temporary financial benefits if your income does not meet your needs
  • Looking for courses on financial literacy to help you build essential money management skills
  • Applying for financial and health benefits if you have a permanent and substantial mental or physical disability that limits your ability to work
  • Finding supported independent living or shared residential living if you have a mental or physical disability
  • Providing information on where and how to access food hampers and community meals to meet your short term food needs
  • Offering resources for food services and programs to support you in stretching your food budget
  • Assistance in applying for limited and short term relief for small household goods, personal hygiene items, clothing and work boots
  • Supporting you in finding emergency shelters and short term housing if you are who are homeless or have an urgent need for safe housing
  • Supporting you in finding permanent housing programs if you are low income
  • Offering resources for seniors struggling with compulsive hoarding or are looking to downsize and/ or relocate
  • Providing information on where to apply for jobs and job placements
  • Coaching if you are looking for work, changing careers paths or planning for retirement
  • Information and training on searching for work, resume and cover letter development, interview technique, computer skills, career planning, understanding and managing conflict, change management and career transitions
  • Offering options for financial assistance to support full or part time studies (including apprenticeships) if you are looking for work, wanting to upgrade or to change careers
  • Immigration and government issues, referrals and applications
  • Information on translation services and English language courses
  • Orientation and linkage to healthcare, housing, income support, food, transportation, recreation, employment and education systems and services
  • Mentorship and introductions to Canadian ways, norms, values and history along with the local community
  • Offering options for financial assistance for purchasing medical equipment and supplies needed to maintain independent living
  • Providing information on prescription drugs, optical services, emergency ambulance, diabetic supplies, psychological services, home nursing care, prosthetic and orthotic benefits, mastectomy prosthesis and hospital accommodation not covered by the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan if you have low income and are without supplemental insurance
  • Information, education and services on reproductive and sexual health and parenting
  • Information on abuse, domestic violence and safety planning if you are a victim of abuse
  • Individual counseling, group programs and other services for you if you have been the victim of or have been exposed to abuse
  • Individual counseling and group programs for you if you have been abusive to others and would like help
  • Providing options on legal advice and representation for landlord-tenant, immigration, human rights, employment, debt, financial support or small claims issues if you are low income
  • Informational resources and public education sessions on common legal problems
  • Information on recreational programs, events and services
  • Assistance applying for access to recreation facilities and attractions if you are low income

If you have an appointment with our Social Worker, please bring the following with you:

  • Two forms of identification (at least one with your current address on)
  • Income tax (Notice of assessment for previous tax year)
  • Social insurance number
  • Record of landing (if applicable, must be within 10 years)
  • Last three months paystubs or bank statements
  • List of medications (for 12 months)

Classes at the PCN

At the Edmonton North PCN, we offer a number of classes to help you meet your health goals.

If you are in crisis, the following resources are available:

  • Access 24/7 provides walk-in mental health support and crisis intervention. In-person services are available at the Edmonton Community Health Hub North, 13211 Fort Road or by calling 780-424-2424.
  • The Distress Line provides crisis intervention, emotional support and resources to people in crisis or distress Call 780-482-4357, support is available 24/7.

How to Register for Classes?

Edmonton North PCN

This class is open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

 

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-473-7131.
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.
  3. You can also download the class materials from the class description, there is a link there.

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-473-7131 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Edmonton Southside

This class is open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

 

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-395-2626.
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.
  3. You can also download the class materials from the class description, there is a link there.

Edmonton Southside workshops: www.edmontonsouthsidepcn.ca/workshops

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-395-2626 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Leduc Beaumont Devon

Classes are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-986-6624.
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.

Leduc Beaumont workshops:
lbdpcn.com/events

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-986-6624 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Westview

Classes are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-960-9533 Ext. 3
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.

Westview workshops:
www.westviewpcn.ca/classes

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-960-9533 Ext. 3 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Sherwood Park Strathcona County

Classes are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-410-8000
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.

Sherwood Park Strathcona County workshops:
www.sherwoodparkpcn.com/events-calendar

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-410-8000 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Edmonton O-day'min

Classes are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-453-3753 Ext. 142
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-453-3757 Ext. 142 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

St. Albert Sturgeon

Classes are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-419-2214
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.

St. Albert Sturgeon workshops:
www.saspcn.com/events

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-419-2214 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Edmonton West

Classes are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-443-7477
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-443-7477 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

This class requires a referral!

This class requires a referral from a primary care provider who is a member of the Edmonton North Primary Care Network. 

Steps to get a referral:

  1. Book an appointment with your primary care provider
  2. Ask for a referral to this class
  3. Our staff will contact you once we receive your referral to book you into this class

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-473-7131 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.