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Patients and Families

There is so much health information on the internet that it can be a challenge to know who to trust. The following organizations provide trusted, accurate health information for families.  We've also included resources about children's emergency care that are created by experts and based on evidence.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to expand this Patients and Families section of our website. Please click here if you'd like to know more about our Parent Advisory Group.

The information provided on TREKK.ca is not meant to replace the advice of a health professional. The information provided on TREKK.ca is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and their own physician or healthcare provider.

Useful Websites


Welcome to the HEAL (Health Education and Learning) program, a resource aimed at providing families across Alberta easily accessible, reliable information about common minor illness and injuries in children. The content provided in the HEAL program comes directly from the Pediatric Emergency Medicine experts at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and Stollery Children’s Hospital. While children with coughs, fever, ear pain, vomiting, diarrhea, minor head injuries or nosebleeds can feel very uncomfortable, they are most often safely and best cared for in their own home; the majority of these illnesses and injuries do not require a visit to the Emergency Department.