Oki! Siksika Clinical Services provides primary care and diagnostic services, including laboratory testing and x-ray imaging. Clinical Services play an important role at every step of managing health conditions, from diagnosis to monitoring, screening, and prognosis.
To book an appointment for lab testing, x-ray, or ultrasound, call 403-734-5667.
Please note a requisition from a doctor or nurse practitioner is required.
Hours of operation are 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday.
Health care at the Siksika Medical Clinic is provided by family physicians and visiting specialists, both in-person and virtually via TeleHealth.
Three of our family physicians are from Blackfoot Confederacy Nations. Specialist care includes Rheumatology, Dermatology, Internal Medicine and prevention of chronic kidney disease. Each year, more than 5,500 patients are seen for primary care and specialty clinics.
The Siksika Medical Clinic also provides diagnostic services, including laboratory testing, x-ray, and ultrasound. Siksika Health’s diagnostic services are accredited with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. All diagnostic services require a requisition from a doctor or nurse practitioner.
To ensure that Siksika Nation members have access to wide-ranging primary care services, Clinical Services has established unique partnerships for service delivery with other service providers such as Alberta Health Services, Alberta Precision Laboratories, Mayfair Diagnostics, Metrocity Medical Clinic, and Harp Hearing.
Digital Health and Virtual Care
As privacy is of a high priority and legally recognized, privacy impact assessments (PIA) are completed for all electronic medical records used by the Siksika Clinic and other Siksika Health Services departments. Records are registered with the Office of the Privacy and Information Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC).
Electronic medical records ensure safety and security for Siksika Health Services’ patients and clients. This includes unnecessary duplication of testing, checking for misuse of medications, and ensuring children and adults do not have duplicate immunizations. The electronic medical records also ensure privacy of health information for Siksika Nation members in accordance with the Health Information Act of Alberta.
Siksika Health Services is a premiere site for eHealth and other projects across Canada. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Siksika Health has enhanced its virtual care offerings, including telephone calls for physican appointments, integrating more telehealth equipment at the Health Centre, and use of laptops and tablets to discuss issues with patients. These evolutions have helped minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread for patients. When necessary, patients are seen in person.
In 2018, in partnership with Alberta Health Co-Management and First Nations Technical Services Advisory Group, another eHealth initiative was initiated, aimed at providing better care for residents of the Siksika Elder’s Lodge. The project includes a remote presence technology that allows a doctor or nurse practitioner to observe and speak with patients with health issues virtually, and determine if they need to see a medical professional in-person, or perhaps go by ambulance to the hospital. A goal of the project is to reduce the number of ambulance trips required, and support the after-hour’s staff at the Siksika Elder’s Lodge.