To slow the spread of COVID-19, and to ensure health resources are available to support the urgent needs of all Albertans, AHS has made the decision to delay non-urgent cancer screening at this time. This includes the Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic visits to the Onoway Heritage Centre from May 6 - 8, and the Mayerthorpe Healthcare Centre from August 9 - 14.
AHS recognizes some residents may be anxious over these postponements. However, the risks associated with delaying these diagnostic tests are low. This decision will support social distancing measures, and allows AHS to prioritize patients with the most urgent needs, preserve and protect the front line workforce, and create capacity in the health care system.
The County asks all residents to practice social distancing and/or isolation (if required) and postpone all non-urgent visits to their Primary Care Provider until further notice.