Clinical Service

Inpatient Consultation Services

The Division offers consultation services to all acute-care facilities in Edmonton, including the University of Alberta Hospital, the Cross Cancer Institute, the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospitalthe Misericordia Community Hospital, and the Grey Nuns Community Hospital.

Outpatient Consultation Services

Timely consultations for a variety of infection-related problems are provided through the ambulatory care facilities at the regional acute care hospitals. A significant proportion of these consultations are for HIV/AIDS and for chronic viral hepatitis, and are coordinated through the Northern Alberta HIV Program and Hepatitis Support Program (see below).

Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

The UAH/MAZ/KEC Antimicrobial Stewardship Program is a multi-disciplinary endeavour, collaborating with Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (Microbiology), UAH/MAZ/KEC Infection Prevention & Control Program, and UAH Pharmacy amongst others. A clinical inpatient service consisting of ID specialists and ASP pharmacists was established in 2018 to perform Prospective Audit and Feedback of high impact antibiotics. The Covenant Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Program provides Antimicrobial Stewardship (AS) oversight and services to the Grey Nuns and Misericordia Community Hospitals in Edmonton along with six rural acute care sites within the province of Alberta.  It is a multidisciplinary, accredited program that develops quarterly educational newsletters and performs audit and feedback on key infectious diagnoses (eg. C. difficile and S. aureus bacteremia) as well as a number of high impact antimicrobials. [Read More]

Federal and Provincial Prison Clinics

The Division provides care to inmates with HIV, HCV and HBV infections in federal institutions in Northern Alberta (Edmonton Institution, Edmonton Institution for Women, Grande Cache Institution) and to adults in provincial correctional facilities across Alberta. The Division also provides assistance with treatment and follow up of STIs in provincial and federal correctional facilities and serves in medical leadership for Infection Prevention and Control in provincial corrections.   

Hepatitis Support Program

The Hepatitis Support Program in Edmonton provides comprehensive care to Northern Albertans with hepatitis C and hepatitis B infections. Physicians from both Gastroenterology/Hepatology and Infectious Diseases participate in this program, with a Medical Lead representing each Division. Several members of the Division of Infectious Diseases are certified in performing FibroScan™ (transient elastometry). [Read More]

HIV Program

The Northern Alberta HIV Program and its affiliates are the main source of care to all HIV-infected individuals in northern Alberta, currently over 2,500. The clinic population is highly varied, and we aspire to provide a welcoming environment to indigenous patients, immigrants and refugees, men who have sex with men and people who are street involved or use drugs. [Read More]

Infection Control

Infection Prevention Services provides expertise and support to meet the needs of all individuals associated with the Royal Alexandra Hospital, with regard to the prevention of healthcare-associated infections. [Read More]

Occupational Infectious Diseases

Dr. Curtiss Boyington provides administrative and clinical support for infection-related occupational health issues in the Covenant Health System, and Dr. Robyn Harrison provides those services for the rest of the Captial Region. [Read More]

OPAT Services

The Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) clinics provides intravenous antimicrobial therapy and follow up care to ambulatory patients, with consultative support and oversight from members of the Division of Infectious Diseases at multiple sites in the Edmonton Zone. [Read More]

Transplant Infectious Diseases

The Transplant Infectious Diseases program is the largest such program in Canada. It provides consultation to the Multi-Organ Transplant program and the Cross Cancer Institute. [Read More]

Travel Medicine

Dr. Stan Houston is a regional consultant for travel medicine. Febrile returning travelers who are screened through our regional Travel Clinic are "fast-tracked" to see the attending physician on the Inpatient Consulting Service. [Read More]

Tuberculosis Program

The TB program comprises three components: outpatient clinics, an inpatient isolation ward on 5C3 Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Center, University Hospital; and a consultation service that functions either in person (locally) or by phone (for the rest of the province, excluding Calgary). [Read More]