To access this program, you need a
referral from a family physician. If you do not have a local family physician,
please browse and contact a doctor on this list of
physicians accepting new patients to discuss this program.
The Health Check Class is intended for patients who have
been referred to the Wood Buffalo PCN for primary prevention (risk reduction and
education) or secondary prevention (post-event). This means that each class
will be a mix of patients who have had heart events or strokes, and patients
who are at risk for such health problems.
We group these two subjects into one class, Strokes and
Cardiac Events (e.g. Heart Attacks), because both are complications caused by
vascular disease, damage to the veins and arteries.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about Heart
Disease and Stroke, associated risk factors, as well as risk reduction
strategies. Other WB PCN services that can help to reduce risk and to recover
from one of these health events will also be discussed in detail.
The Health Check class is taught by a wide variety of
healthcare professionals who all have expertise in different areas of heart and
stroke care. Your class may be taught by a combination of pharmacists, nurses, dietitians, and an exercise specialist.
To participate in the Health Check Class, ask your family physician if you are eligible for a referral.
Contact us for more information.