Prescription to Get Active


 

 

The Edmonton and area Primary Care Networks (PCNs) have partnered with local recreation facilities in a unique venture where local family physicians and their health care teams prescribe physical activity to patients who would benefit from increased activity.

In addition to utilizing partner recreation facilities, the Prescription to Get Active program encourages participants to engage in activity such as using community trails for walking, running and biking, public tennis courts, boating clubs, outdoor fitness parks, local ski hills, cross country skiing trails, mall walking and at-home programs as ways to get active. See the Prescription to Get Active website (www.prescriptiontogetactive.com) for ideas on how to participate. 

With each “Prescription to Get Active”, PCN health professionals are able to prescribe the amount of activity you need to help improve your health and prevent disease. The participating facilities are supporting you by providing certain services when you bring a prescription to them. It might be a tour, some free access passes or a free month of access to their facility.

Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, and Parkland County residents may wish to attend at the TransAlta Tri-Leisure Centre or they may wish to utilize another participating recreation facility - click here for a list of participating facilities in your area.  They may offer a tour and orientation or additional access passes. For specific details, please see the Prescription to Get Active/Participating-facilities website for information on what each participating facility is offering.

There is no time limit for when you choose to use your prescription. However, when you do use it for the first time, the facility will keep the prescription in exchange for the services they provide. The same prescription cannot be used more than once.

 

 

PCN PMO Government of Alberta Alberta Medical Association Alberta Health Services

101, 505 Queen Street, Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada   T7X 2V2

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