As the major urban centre, Grande Prairie is the regional hub for health and medical services in Northwestern Alberta.

Grande Prairie is home to many health services such as emergency and ongoing medical care, paramedical services, labs, and diagnostic imaging, bringing the best of healthcare to residents of the northwest part of the province and beyond.

The new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital  will help more northern patients receive specialized and complex care, closer to home and with shorter wait times. Functioning as a regional referral centre, the new hospital will provide health services to residents from all over northwestern Alberta. The new hospital is anticipated to begin accepting patients at the end of 2021.

The existing Queen Elizabeth II Hospital will continue as a health care facility, providing ambulatory primary care, outpatient mental health and community health services. The redevelopment provides an opportunity to support integrated, accessible and family-centred care. 

Family Physicians

Grande Prairie is currently served by over 50 General Practitioners at approximately 24 medical clinics. The Grande Prairie Primary Care Network makes it easier and quicker for residents to connect with doctors taking new patients.

Community Programs

Various community-based health programs are available in Grande Prairie such as immunizations and chronic,  disease management programs, home care, addiction and mental health services including child and youth mental health services and opioid dependency, among many others.

Stars Air Ambulance

Grande Prairie is served by the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS), a non-profit, community-based organization that provides airborne intensive care to critically ill and injured patients.

Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society (PARDS)

PARDS specializes in equine therapy to help people feel healthy and whole. They have a wide range of programs that seek to impact lives in many positive ways. PARDS offers several programs that include riding horses and programming without sitting in a saddle, that bring their clients in close contact with horses.